One of the most puzzling things about humans is our preference for being right in our opinions over being happy in our daily lives. And, having to be right is, literally, the thing keeping us from being happy.
We do not tell each other what we want and need but then hold each other in contempt for not giving it to us. It's time to be honest about your wants and needs and to look for a way to approach the world through agreement instead of dissension.
This is not to say that political conservatives have a lower IQ, it is that people with lower IQ's tend toward political conservatism. And for the record, I am a moderate independent myself.
Many of us are troubled by events and circumstances in our lives, but we have a way to find peace within ourselves; it starts with the knowledge that we are loved.