Well since we're resorting to ad hominem attacks, I'm going to accuse you of being a cliche conservative who has just as much a myopic view as the people you denegrate.
Newsflash for you... o/~I'm not even American.o/~ I follow a *variety* of news sources, particularly ones from Europe, where the news is a hell of a lot less partisian than the shit that gets served in the US.
And I know all about the bullshit with the Democratic party. Both with the DNC as well as the protestors. It's down right embarassing and shameful. But unlike you typical Americans who are unable to think about anything without resorting to a black/white, either/or you-bad/me-good mindset, everyone else in the world are looking upon you as the laughing stocks that you are.
What the rest of the world sees is that the Democrats are now hopelessly corrupt, but the Republicans are not only just as corrupt, but openly xenophobic and brazenly anti-intellectual as well. The only reason Democrats are even considered an option is because the Republicans are flat out worse. And Trump managed to tap perfectly into that I'm-ignorant-and-proud-of-it base with his word salad speeches.
You think we need "leftist sources" spreading supposed "lies" to stoke fears?
How god damn fucking stupid do you have to be to ignore the fact that Trump himself repeatedly said things like wanting to build a wall to block Mexico? Or wanting to deport all the Muslims? Or the fact that he pointedly did *not* denounce the support from a variety of white supremacist terrorist groups? Or wanting to instigate trade wars with China that are all but guaranteed to slam the US into a depression? Or the countless other things he said for the express purpose of riling up ignorant masses?
Or maybe we should talk about the cabinet Trump is assembling, full of extreme right-wing people who personify the worst that the right has to offer? Like a rabidly anti-gay VP? Or the "we should abolish public education" Betsy Devos for the Education Secretary?
There is real, honest to god fear out there, and it's a direct result of the hateful things that YOUR beloved party is saying and doing.