I wrote yet another screed here about how national politics is making everyone stupid. It's pointless. Trying to explain that issues are nuanced and we should guide our opinions by evidence and reason isn't going to convince anyone to pull their head out of their asses. The left, the right, and the third party wonks all squawk into an echo chamber that convinces them everyone secretly believes what they do, it's a cabal of media elites that keep the whole world from thinking just like them.
When you begin to think about politics beyond the dichotomy of the party system, things get interesting. You'll quickly find that people don't like to have you at parties and that you're always someone's enemy even if they sort-of agree with you.