Gunnar wrote: ↑
Fri May 12, 2023 4:49 pm
With people like Trump, Marjorie Taylor Greem, Lauren Bobert, George Santos, Jim Jordan, DeSantis, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, etc. and so many other increasingly obvious liars and hypocrites in the party, why are there still so many people who still support it? It boggles my mind!
Because the GOP has transformed from a party into a cult, people don't use common sense for judgment. They act on idiotic beliefs, like "Trump was a great president," for instance. You know; complete and utter nonsense.
It seems to me the GOP base prefers to be aggrieved and misled than to be realistic and educated. You'd like to have a discussion with a reasonable Republican, but they're impossible to find. They have gone the way of the dodo bird.
I heard a Republican who intends to run for the President talking to Bill Maher say, "We just need to sell the voters on our platform. We have a great product to sell." It's hard to have a reasonable conversation with people who are obviously unreasonable.
A great product... this guy thinks saying "no" to all Democrats and saying "so?" regarding all GOP politicians' corruption is "a great product." He thinks a federal ban on abortion is "a great product." He thinks wasting taxpayer money on bogus politically motivated investigations is "a great product." He thinks whining about practically nonexistent voter fraud and a stolen election that was never stolen is "a great product." He thinks making sure we never take measures to ensure gun safety is "a great product." He thinks banning books is a "a great product." He thinks systemic bigotry is "a great product."
The GOP product is only great for GOP pols who want to capriciously wield power, Putin, and a handful of oligarchs. It's damned awful for everyone else.
I really have a hard time not viewing Republican voters as damned stupid as gnat crap.
Religion is for people whose existential fear is greater than their common sense.
The god idea is popular with desperate people.