In the Intelligence Field, it’s “Us” and “Them”. In Washington, it’s Us, the Us who are with Us, the Us who are not sure about Us, and the many Us-es who don’t care.
The other team, our mortal enemies, are also Us, it’s just that they happen to be against the Us that is Us; they’re the other Us and they have other Us-es who are against Us, then their own huge numbers of people who don’t care one way or the other and finally, between the two Us-es, there are thousands who aren’t sure yet and are waiting for a signal from the new Administration, about which Us is really their Us.
I should add that each Us is always 100% right and has never, ever acknowledges a mistake in judgment, interpretation, execution, or public relations.
Dysfunctional as hell, but at least you can say this – it doesn’t work.