Three American Universal Political Precepts:

1) We are better, in every way, than our enemies.

2) Therefore, we alone deserve to govern.

3) Anything that helps us, this moment, is GOOD. Anything that hurts us, this moment, is EVIL.

This is all you will need to understand American Politics. Every U.S. politician of every stripe has subscribed at some point in his or her life to these sentiments, and the Left still clings to them with the tenacity of a Chihuahua on the cuff of someone’s jeans.