On critical issues. Like barbecue:

Earlier this month, organizers announced the DNC’s three official barbecue sauces – in tomato-, vinegar- and mustard-style – selling as a $25 set to raise money.

Is there a more perfect metaphor for early 21st century American politics than that? Pandering but not wanting to offend anyone. Would single out the Democrats for criticism here but I’m not sure the Republicans are any better.