Perhaps it's just the culture in Utah, but I suspect, having seen the way citizens of this nation conduct themselves on the national news, that it may be a nation-wide thing.
Anyway... Everywhere else where I have lived, while people tend to support one political party or another, they generally don't get so attached to their party that they'll throw logic out, and vote only for their party and against the opposition. And to be fair, most other countries I've lived in have multiple parties, not just two major ones.
Granted I haven't lived that many other places, and I've never been really involved in politics, but that's the impression I've gotten both here and abroad.
So with all that aside, I found the following posting rather interesting...
Well Done America
People might bitch and complain about the leadership in power at any one time, but when you consider the posting above, voter turn out and how money talks louder than the voice of the people, I think it's fair to say we've wasted our shot at democracy.