Political parties are the biggest joke of all. All they are is a label to make people think there is a difference between politicians. No matter if you are a Republican or a Democrat they are all out for the same thing. They just create a melodrama to beef up ratings and get people riled up. There are twelve old white guys that sit in a room and decide everything that happens in this country so what a Republican does, does not amount to a hill of beans.
It's a sad state when the two parties in a two-party country cannot trust each other. That's the reality though and I honestly don't know if this situation can be fixed. How did the country become so polarized? Was it always this way and nobody noticed? I hope common sense prevails and politicians across the aisle start working together.
No, Democrats cannot trust Republicans. The latest events in North Carolina prove that Republicans are only interested in retaining power and could care less about democracy. Democrats should take the words of Republicans with a grain of salt, and need to be aware of whether or not what they are saying is true.
Republicans at all levels of government have shown that they are more interested in maintaining power and control than in dealing honestly with our society's problems. In North Carolina, for example, Republican legislators called a special session to limit the power of the incoming Democratic governor, whom the people of North Carolina had legitimately elected. This dishonest approach to power gives Democrats little reason to trust the other party.