For partisans, politics is a morality play, a struggle of good versus evil. But most Americans just see two angry groups of people bickering over issues that may not always seem pressing or important.
It is easy to think that “most Americans” are somehow wise to not follow politics closely enough to identify the issues of the day. In fact, these inattentive “nonpartisans” are being irresponsible citizens.
Articles like this make me wonder if the authors intend to bolster, rather than merely to point out, the “both sidesism” that leads people to disengage with civic life.