There are those who think that for Democrats to win national elections, they need to “reach out across the aisle” with some kind of “bipartisan appeal” wackaloonery. Cutting right through the bullshit, Driftglass said this a couple days ago, concerning the keening shrieking wackaloon nutjobs who vote Republican over and over and over:
They are barbarians, and in 2004 we finally had to confront the terrible, irrefutable fact that what is wrong with America is not the fault of a handful of DeLays and Bushes and Roves, but millions of our fellow citizens, who are soul-sick in a way that can never be cured because their tiny, angry, lizard brains simply do not work like ours.
Interestingly, some dude named Jonathan Haidt had this to say about what is appealing to many people about Republican lies and propaganda:
[O]ne of the main reasons that so many Americans voted Republican over the last 30 years [is that] they honestly prefer the Republican vision of a moral order to the one offered by Democrats.
Put these equally reasonable analyses together and what you come up with is the following inescapable conclusion: Many Americans are racist, woman-hating jesus-loving godbothering wackaloon fuckwits who allow all that fake-ass three-card-monte “conservative values” bullshit to hoodwink them into voting for their own demise.
These people are irredeemable moral degenerates, and there is nothing we can do about it except work our fucking asses off to ensure that they have as difficult time as possible recruiting new people into their sick depraved world view, and let attrition do its work.