In this post in the thread “How far away are Americans from the “breaking point”?” Agnostic Pagan makes a sage point which I find intriguing:
Is this true, even a truism of American politics?
It’s not true here in Australia. This may be because that with compulsory voting and preferential/proportional voting the middle is clearly enfranchised with the political power. If you like, the middle speaks softly but carries the big stick.
Conversely I don’t believe that applies in the UK where neither those two factors of psephology are in play.
Is American politics a shouting match between the Right and the Centre Right, and governed by compromises that neither protagonist finds satisfactory?