Anyone who makes large blanket statements about the their polar opposing group, is not helping. The particular issue at hand is not really relevant: Democrat, Republican; Christian, Muslim; Mac, PC; iphone, android; etc. I think it may all stem from the same underlying issue - millions of years of evolution as a dominance hierarchy-based tribal species. A part of our primate brain evolved for tribal loyalty and for following leaders. Part of the solution is to first recognize the problem. In addition, remember that power corrupts and you are probably naive if you think your favorite political group/politician or yourself is immune. People should be judged for their individual merits, not by the classification under which they are labeled. This is just a way to "turn off" the brain in order to simply decisions, by choosing loyalty to ones tribe (e.g., political group).