So you’re saying that American politics is governed by American standards? Say it ain’t so!
Way to miss the whole point, however. This is just a variant of the “American exceptionalism” argument beloved by conservatives, because “we don’t care what the rest of the world is doing” avoids embarrassing conclusions like having to acknowledge being the only country in the developed world without universal health care while being burdened with the highest costs, or the one with the worst rates of gun violence, etc.
The point being that looking at other developed countries for context and for policies that lead to good outcomes is a much more constructive strategy than isolationism and some sort of “exceptionalism” fantasy. The only reason that certain voters reject such comparisons is, as I said, because of how unfavourable many of them are. They seem to be mostly Republicans; Fox News watchers who have been brainwashed into believing that most of Europe (and Canada and Australia) are poverty-stricken communist hellholes.