I ran as a Libertarian because I believe both government subsidized parties are beholden to corporate interests and are incapable of representing the people. Running as a third party candidate meant I was always trying to reach both R's & D's. My district contains an amazing cross section economically, socially, racially. It was a fertile field for a riot if the picture MSM paints of political discussion was accurate. IT NEVER HAPPENED.
Only rarely did anyone spout one of the absolutist statements you hear on the radio or TV. When they did, I just asked the person to tell me more about why they believed that--what about that was important to them. Typically that lead to the person immediately moving to a non-absolutist position.
To save this country, we must talk with one another. Agree to listen. Agree to disagree. Facism wins through assumptions that everyone agrees and fear to confront a perceived majority. Talking to one another here on Daily Kos is a great start, but we have to get out of the echo chamber and talk to our friends, neighbors and coworkers.
This is how we defeat fascism, one conversation, one person, at a time.