Wrong, and wrong
What's really going on is that there are two political bases in this country that do not see each other as legitimate.
Wrong. Off by one. There are three political bases in this country that do not see each other as legitimate.
And then there are a bunch of apathetic people who hate those party bases and can't understand why they can't work together to get anything done.
Wrong. To hate a party is not to hate the party's base. Give me an honest conservative local over any FKDP "leader" any day of the week.
And wrong. Having a realistic appreciation of the massive suckitude of Versailles (which BooMan thinks of as hating "those party bases") doesn't mean apathy at all: People can and do work hard at the local level.
I love reading BooMan because he has a pitch-perfect ear for the "progressive" conventional wisdom of the day. Naturally, any Versailles courtier or wannabe courtier would construe any activity not routed through the court as "apathy."