|GOP ers LIVE IN A BUBBLE|
Here's the reason why the right-wingers in America are so screwed up:
The Republican electorate tends to be old, racially homogenous, rural, and in most cases under-educated (the states that have the lowest rates of high school and college degrees are all red states, and 8 of the 10 most educated states are blue states). Each of those factors can be agitated pretty easily –you've been abandoned, they're coming for you, you're neglected in favor of the cities and they think you're stupid, respectively. These factors can also be easily piqued by a dogmatic politicized religion.
In combination, this creates a group of people who are paranoid, resistant to evidence and facts, and who have a preference for simple explanations and solutions.
Exploiting this phenomenon, is an amoral, highly educated, wealthy class willing to use these preferences for their individual gain. These people are in no way stupid, they're just without scruples. They have vast resources and are willing to rely on both the light and dark side of the force to achieve their continued primacy. Easiest way to do that is to manifest these resources into blaming whatever it is on the group they find most threatening.
So, when this body of people is presented with evidence that undermines what they think they know, they feel immediately threatened. These fears are stoked by their overseers so that the immediate response is hostility, rather that the more appropriate response of discovery. It also clouds everything when there is a ready-made smoke and mirrors scheme designed to pump doubt onto complicated evidence. When a scientist is proved wrong, they "were lying." When journalists deliver unwelcome news, they "have a liberal bias." When expert findings (such as science or economic analysis) are demonstrably correct but threatening to the right-wing doctrine, their methods are asserted to be flawed, or are otherwise marginalized. This makes thee GOP pro-actively reactionary.
Teapublicans live within their own convoluted bubble, a bubble so out of touch with reality, that during our latest presidential election, our country flat out denied these fruit loops the opportunity to reverse 50 years of progression.
Watch Maddow show you what we missed when we voted to deny the GOP the White House.
For starters, to survive as a party, the teapublicans need to welcome people who believe in different things than they do, like science and math.
The GOP is imploding as we speak, from Ann Coulter, to Glenn Beck, to Karl Rove, they are all coming unglued at the seams, which at the end of the day is a good thing - for nothing is better than a pissed off tea bagger. This is what happens when one lives in a bubble.