Taking sides in a conflict has its risks.
Margaret Thatcher said "Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides”.
If both sides are extreme and unwilling to compromise the only reasonable place to be is in the middle. Right? I am not sure. Political research says most Americans, yes a majority, are in the moderate middle when it comes to social and political positions. We all know or have a family member who is far right or far left in their thinking. They are many times the minority at a family gathering, taking hard positions on this or that topic often times raising minute issues that in the end represent extreme positions. When our Democratic process provides only extremes to vote for what are we to do? Vote independent? Not vote? Get involved.