That is generally true. The left is always manipulated by the power elites who have the true reason, and they create the public reason so that it complies with one previously established political correctness tenets that gets the emotional response from their unknowing base. In the past, especially with obama and the Clintons, they simply charged the republicans/conservatives for the reason why they (the liberal power elites) wanted to make the change that would benefit them. The liberal base attacks the republicans, but eventually loses. Thus the liberal power elites get a win-win, make billions and leave their base defeated. Now, the republicans power elites also do the same thing, and it recently became apparent when various republican senators would not support some legislation. Guys like McCain. It has recently been referred to as the "swamp". But, the difference is that the republicans can figure it out and get rid of the deceptive congressmen. The democrats never figure it out, because they will sell out for anything that they can get from the politicians. That is why they are liberals.