Different groups or factions that have certain opinions on issues and attempt to convince the general public that their position is the correct path, in the hopes that they will be chosen to lead their country.
They all have problems. For example, the two major U.S. political parties:
A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost.
She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She
shouted to him, "Excuse me, can you help me?
I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, "You're in a hot air
balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet
above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude
and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.
She rolled her eyes and said, "You must be a Democrat."
"I am," replied the man. "How did you know?" "Well," answered the
balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have
no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly,
you've not been much help to me."
The man smiled and responded, "You must be a Republican."
"I am," replied the balloonist. "How did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you're
going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot
air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you
expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position
you were in before we met but, somehow, now it's my fault."