A study was just completed that suggests that members of both major US political parties ignore the facts when making their arguments. Its all based on emotion versus rationalization, with the emotion engine powering up every time someone doesn’t agree completely with something a politico says or does.
I’m not completely sure where the results of this study are headed from here. It is going to be difficult for either party to use it for finger pointing purposes, so you can imagine that both sides will be denoucing it as bunk. It usually happens anytime someone offers a middle view. If you can’t imagine that course, just start reading partisan blogs.