I recently posted (I think?) a link to John Cleese being funny and insightful on politics. It turns out that that was a slightly reworked small subset of a much longer bit. The thing about politics is that it's an emergent part of human nature - watch this thing (bear through the beginning, which isn't quite so universal and because it's about British politics it might not mean a lot to you).
His rules of British politics and characterisations of debates, despite all the players being different across the pond here, should feel familiar.
- No other party's ideas are any good
- Parties represent special interest groups
Note that it is humour on behalf of a political party/alliance that became the Liberal Democrats
, a smallish centre-left party in the UK. Unlike our rather sickly democracy in the US, small parties are typically not useless over there, so they have some seats in the parliaments.