I watched the Dude on Jon Stewart's show the other night, and he's really into Zen Buddhism. One like I liked was "we're all in this together".
It reminded me to try and remember this. I hate to sound like a Facebook post but it's true. But it's a little hard when the people who are working so hard to destroy good things do not get this.
The idea, to my mind, is to think of them as wayward children, as opposed to mouth breathing misanthropes. It is very easy to think of them as worthless individuals, and indeed, many of them are. Just the same, these are the people we were meant to deal with.
So deal with them.