This is very dubious to me:
". . . people we’re talking to were fooled by others to believe that liberal politics are good and conservative politics are bad; very few are malicious in their intent."
That's only your opinion. It might be argued as well that we are fooled; that liberal is good and conservative is bad.
What's at stakes is our future as a free country. We can't label everybody either good or just bad. Conservatives are mainly citizens who wish to lead. Whether or not they know how.
Liberals are stuck on stupid; but always have a huge political advantage. We have more needy citizens than wealthy citizens to lead in America.