Not Republican or Democrat, but in house differences and conflict.
Aristotle used the word Πολιτικά (politika), in reference to “affairs of the city”.
Our use of Politics involves intrigue or maneuvering within a political unit or social group in order to gain control or power. The often internally conflicting interrelationships and behavior by which a group makes decisions. Politics are a necessary function of civil governments, but politics are also found in the interactions of corporate, academic, and certainly religious institutions. Much depends on the skill and strength of leadership to protect and guide healthy directions of these relationships.
The quest for Power and Control (the ol’ P & C) among individuals is normally the point at which the institution is challenged and its goals and purposes compromised.
“Unlimited power is apt to corrupt the minds of those who possess it.”
— William Pitt the Elder (1770)
In this world you have to be oh-so-smart or oh-so-pleasant.
For years I was smart. I recommend pleasant.
– Harvey the Rabbit
Politics is Perception