The left and right both have their share of fanatics on the fringe. Both sides try to portray extremists on the other side as mainstream. This is the mess that our two party system has gotten us into.
On the left there’s antifa, abolish Ice, and government-sponsored heroin injection sites.
On the right there’s “blood and soil,” neonazis, beatings at Charlottesville, and the claim that the “caravan” of starving children from Honduras is actually full of Isis fighters sponsored by George Soros…and the 56 yr old stripper who wants to “make America great again” while living in a van with his mom down by the river.
None of these ideas/policies are mainstream with educated, moderate liberals and conservatives. Anyone who portrays them as such is stoking the fire of identity politics and doing a disservice to our country.