On a macro scale, this is what they try to do to Fox News, the NRA, or name-your-villain of the week. As Saul Alinksy would say, “Pcik your target, freeze it, personalize it, then polarize it.”
I must mediate upon this.
Yes! That is the perfect quote. And it all of what they are about.
That is what is so cool about all of this. It is a simple idea, which applied to the unorganized mass of data every Conservative accumulates on Liberal defectieness, can suddenly reorder all of it into a neat framework of understanding.