This is a bullshit dichotomy perpetuated by an archaic political system predicated on dividing us into camps.

The supposed positions of each side are arbitrary and inconsistent. 

Take prohibition. A true conservative would not support prohibition because the law is government reaching into personal lives and negates ‘personal choice’.

There are no positions in our politics any more, just sides. And if you’re on one side you automatically argue against the other. If they change their mind, you change yours to keep arguing. Unless it plays well in your electorate; then you just nod and smile you’re best endorsement. 

Point scoring is the only metric. Re-election the only goal.

Divide and conquer. Politics of fear. Welcome to the new Holy Roman Empire where the only views are tomorrow’s headlines and the afterlife.