This just in: In California, yesterday, people actually casted votes for Republicans. This means they voted for a person that took away many of their tax deductions and gave that money to the handful of billionaires that run and fund the Republican Party. They voted in favor of more expensive healthcare and against social safety nets.
Why would anyone do this?
I have a few answers…
They are racist. Those that fear America is becoming less white routinely vote Republican. This is especially true in the age of Donald Trump. This is the base of Donald Trump that will not abandon him no matter what he does.
They are Evangelical. These are the folks that “forgive” Trump’s behavior which is, on nearly every measurable standard, the exact opposite of what the Bible preaches. Why? Because they fear that American may becoming a nation that is not what they believe to be manifest destiny… a Christian Nation.
They are uniformed. These people either don’t follow the news or watch Fox News. Studies have actually shown that people that rely on Fox News for all of their news, are less informed than those that watch nothing at all. Fox can pull this off because they know people tune in to hear what they want to believe is true; something that has nothing to do with the facts.
They are single issue voters. These people only care about 1 issue. This could be a Second Amendment issue or an abortion issue of a size-of-government issue. It could even be that the issue is “I have always voted Republican.”
I support none of these issues. With some of these voters, I see room to work. If you want to vote on a single issue, let’s discuss that one issue. If you want to watch Fox News, then let’s have a debate where we both come armed with our own perspective and possibly data.
I have no interest in arguing with a racist or an Evangelical. In my mind, they are the exact same thing.
So there you have it…the world according to Jim.
Up, up and away…