Everything said about politics in Turkey applies equally to American politics. Believing somehow that American politicians act any different than humans anywhere else on the planet is foolhardy and plays into the hand of every manipulative politician.
If you doubt my premise, read the first several paragraphs of the article and open your eyes just enough to at least squint at the reality of politics. You owe your mind that much.
The Atlantic: The Logic of the Political Purge. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwrrX6wyw