I have been a card carrying Libertarian for a number of decades now, unlike the vast majority of my friends.read title and maybe first sentence > make ignorant comment
it's actually part of the mindset the OP is referring to
that being said, projection is a big part of it too
I've seen so many trumpers literally describe themselves and/or trump when complaining about "the left" or "liberals" or whatever
and whataboutism, good lord
I've never seen a group of people so willingly confessing something is terrible by immediately whatabouting it
it's a cult of personality, one like we've never seen before
When discussing politics, I am generally on the side of Rs or Ds.
In recent decades I find less and less to agree with Ds, and nothing for those who are Leftist.
I find the Leftist position to be more and more harmful, mostly supported by individuals incapable of critical thinking. By comparison,Trump supporters are Rhodes scholars. Not all of them of course, but enough.