The adage that we get the government we deserve seems especially apt at the moment. Part of it is reflected by the current Republican nominee (though not limited to him or his party). But, since his outlandishness highlights much about us as a nation, let's 'pick on him' him to illustrate how we are all responsible for our current political malaise:
"....the Trump fiasco has been more than two decades in the making, going back to Newt Gingrich’s destruction of civility, Bill Clinton’s personal misconduct, a Supreme Court that, in Bush v. Gore, delegitimized democracy, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney squandering the warm courage of national unity after 9/11, a bipartisan cycle of revenge in Congress, angry liberals portraying Bush as a war criminal, the fury and racial animus of the tea party and the birthers, GOP leaders too timid to tamp down the excesses, and Supreme Court decisions that allowed anonymous groups to spend unlimited sums poisoning the airwaves with vicious and false political speech......"
Why Countries Such As Ireland And Finland Rate Higher Than USA On International Goodness Scale: