No, it's the old silent majority. It never left.It's the New Birtherism. The New Silent Majority. They've been conditioned into unwarranted fear & disdain for the rest of America.
Again and again and again they show there's nothing so holy as the Almighty Dollar.I think this article fits in the general theme of this thread. People keep looking for someone to save the GOP from itself. Problem is they are their own worst enemies.
Paul Ryan can’t save the GOP — he is still a huge part of the problem | Salon.com
Liz Cheney's latest comments came in an off-the-record interview with former House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. Ryan, you'll recall, now sits on the board of Fox News, where one executive told Vanity Fair in 2019, "Paul is embarrassed about Trump and now he has the power to do something about it."
Paul Ryan may have the power to do something about it, but unlike Cheney (who at least voted to impeach Trump) he hasn't. Instead, he's been cashing in at the right-wing network and watched as Tucker Carlson has risen to the top spot by spewing barely diluted white nationalism. Ryan wouldn't even say anything after Trump celebrated Mitt Romney, the man Ryan ran on a presidential ticket with a few short years back, being booed by his hometown crowd. The media-supported myth that Ryan was a serious, responsible lawmaker propped up this malevolent character for far too long.
This is the incentive problem in the so-called conservative movement that no one seems to want to grapple with. A similar, but not identical, incentive structure led the Washington Post to host Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley for a livestream on Tuesday, where the Republican defended raising his fist in solidarity with a mob that would eventually rush the Capitol armed with weapons and in search of his colleagues. He went on to complain that he was being canceled when a Post reporter merely attempted to correct the record about his continued mischaracterization of the election in Pennsylvania, a state that was specifically targeted with misinformation by the Trump campaign. It's why CNN's Don Lemon hosted Pennsylvania's former Republican senator, Rick Santorum, after the conservative pundit baselessly asserted that Native American culture is not American culture.
Thanks! As far as why Republicans are unable to rationally deal with reality, I believe it is due to cowardice. We were all made to feel worthless as children, and that can vary by intensity and degree. The major way in which it happens is that our parents know long before we did the danger of being different.one of the best moonbeam posts ever. 10/10 would read again.