Uh yup. It’s amazing how everyone seems to fail to understand how that works. But it simple, you spit in a guy’s face, he’s going to strike you or punch you back. These parties (the people in them anyway) are seriously at war with one another, while the politicians are just a bunch of conartist sand puppet masters, pulling strings and pushing buttons.
But the people on both sides are mad as all hell. And yeah, they are going to continue to throw the same set of destructive behaviors back at one another, of course. You do this loud obnoxious destructive thing, when it’s my turn, so of course I’m going to do this loud, obnoxious, destructive thing when it’s your turn. Action and reaction, like clockwork every time.