Some days I wonder if I'm qualified to express opinions about American politics anymore. See, I'm not particularly angry, and I also doubt that voters in general are any more worked up than usual. Voter outrage is mainly a media trope. Even at Donald Trump rallies, there's a whole lot of sheer entertainment and play-acting.
Not that make-believe outrage can't have actual, even deadly, results. But does anybody really believe Mexico will pay for Trump's imaginary wall? Not really, but it makes people feel daring to play "let's pretend."
Sure, it's a presidential election year, and people do get excited. However, people also work themselves into temporary frenzies over the NCAA basketball tournament, but everybody shows up for work after their team loses. Thankfully, for most Americans, politics is a lot more like sports than civil war.
Back during Bill Clinton's first term, I often suspected that what was really bugging the Rush Limbaugh listeners was that they spent so much time stuck in traffic.