First of all, we need two vibrant parties in this country. Robust debate and different points of view strengthen the nation.
But a big change is taking place. The term 'loyal opposition' in politics is now devolving into just 'opposition.' The 'loyal' has left the building.
In President Trump's case, no matter what he does, there are some Democrats who will oppose him and that is harmful to America.
Also, there is deception.
Last night, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi held a town hall.
The subject of illegal alien violence was raised.
LAURA WILKERSON: "In 2010, one of the illegals slaughtered my son. He tortured him, he beat him, he tied him up like an animal. And he set him on fire. And I am not a one-story mother. This happens every day. (choking up) Because there are no laws enforcing the border."
NANCY PELOSI: "There is nothing, I'm sure that can compare to the grief that you have. And so I pray for you. ((EDIT)) But I do want to say to you, that in our sanctuary cities, our people are not disobeying the law."
That is flat out untrue. A deceit that is outrageous.
Congresswoman Pelosi well knows that in San Francisco, her hometown, an illegal alien deported five times is charged with murdering 32-year-old Kate Steinle.
That man, 54-year-old Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez, will be put on trial soon but the verdict on San Francisco is guilty of failing to hold Sanchez even though the feds asked for him to be detained.
Somebody tell Nancy Pelosi.
All over the country, Americans are outraged that a beautiful woman like Kate Steinle was gunned down by a foreign felon who had illegally crossed into this country six times.
Yet Mrs. Pelosi has the gall to say that in the sanctuary city of San Francisco, our people are not disobeying the law.
Again, that is a bold lie.
If one of the most high profile leaders of the Democratic Party is that arrogant, that dishonest, what does this say about the party in general?
And Mrs. Pelosi did not stop there, continuing to criticize our economic system.
NANCY PELOSI: "We're capitalist. That's just the way it is. However, we do think that capitalism is not necessarily meeting the needs with the income inequality that we have in our country."
So Americans who are not ideological hear this kind of stuff - that sanctuary cities are acceptable and capitalism is not quote "meeting the needs of our people" - and they turn away.
But the Democratic leadership does not seem to understand that.
In fact Senator Tim Kaine, who ran with Hillary Clinton and was not a factor in the vote, pretty much disappearing during the campaign, is proud of his party's rebellious stance.
SEN. TIM KAINE (D-VA): "What we've got to do is fight in Congress, fight in the courts, fight in the streets, fight online, fight at the ballot box, and now there's the momentum to be able to do this. And we're not afraid of the popular outcry, we're energized by it and that's going to help us do our job and do it better."
Senator Kaine says he's not afraid of the popular outcry. Well he should be.
Talking Points wants a strong Democratic Party as well as a vibrant Republican Party. That's the way our nation functions best.
But right now, there is political civil war that is actually harming the USA.
And until politicians stop the deceit and embrace policies that help all Americans, the war will continue.
And that's "The Memo".