Americans are fond of saying that we are getting smarter. However, the seemingly suicidal attraction many poor working-class white christians have for the Republican Party belie that belief. It is incomprehensible that the aforementioned group would support a group led by wealthy men who only support policies that lead to more wealth for the rich to the detriment of everyone else.
Furthermore, this blind obedience to a repressive party leads these same people to hate and spew venom at the Democrat Party and a President who work the most to help them.
One of the fascinating characteristics of some humans is the need to love and protect their abusers. Women who identify with the policies of GOP Conservatives do not believe that right-wing Republicans in state and federal legislatures are engaged in an assault on women. They seem incapable of recognizing policies fostered by Republican politicians that deny women the right to personal freedom, personal dignity, and personal choices about their sexual health.
Where Republicans control local, state, and federal law-making bodies, the social and economic welfare of working-class Americans and their children suffer--indiscriminately of race, sex, religious belief, or ethnic background. And before you get all riled up about the use of the word welfare and start spewing GOP talking points about the abuses in welfare, welfare is not a bad word. It is a bad word hands of politicians who demonize everything good for poor and not-so-poor working class citizens who are not wealthy.
Welfare is "the state of doing well, esp in respect to good fortune, happiness, well-being, or prosperity."-Merriam-Webster's Collegiate DictionaryEleventh Edition. And even though it also means supplying aid to citizens in need, that doesn't make it a bad thing even if many of our governmant agencies can and should be made more efficient.
And yet, many Americans who need and accept welfare assistance from both local, state, and federal government services will vote for Republican candidates who would get rid of all public assistance if they could.
A political party that claims not to believe in evolution does in fact appear to believe in natural selection and survival of the fittest. Thus, anyone--white, black; male, female; Anglo, Latino; young or old--who cannot make it on their own should die and go away.
Right wing conservative policies short range and long range view is to wreck the tax structure so badly that government cannot help the poor and needy members of the working class. And if the country is destroyed in the process, don't worry, they will be alright. They will simply stay in their special enclaves, protected from the suffering hoards by para-military forces who will kill you if you threaten their masters. Or they will simply move to another country where they don't have to deal with you.
But I digress. The truth is, in America You have a right to vote for whomever you choose--even for those who behave as if they hate you. And don't worry, the children of wealthy politician, pundits, and corporate predators will do just fine even after their parents have destroyed every system and agency that protect you and your children.
At least you will have the comfort of knowing you got what you deserved. You will not, however, be able to say that about your children.