“How can we understand a Republican mindset?”
It’s not hard to figure out…
Guns, immigration, abortion, political correctness, and taxes.
Other than absolutely ludicrous conspiracy theories, these are the only five things I ever see Republicans talk about (they love the first one and they hate the other four).
It’s tiresome, if I’m being honest. Like they’re stuck in a time machine.
Abortion has been legal for 50 years—get over it.
Guns aren’t going anywhere, and you might’ve noticed that Obama didn’t actually steal your guns or Bibles. To vote on this issue is childish.
Taxes for the rich haven’t been this low in 70 years, but they are somehow terrified of “socialism” despite the sky-high income inequality we’re actually living through. It’s downright bizarre.
Political correctness…for God’s sakes, cultures change overtime. But we’ve been fighting the culture wars since Archie Bunker was on TV. I’ve been watching Meathead vs. Archie Bunker for 60 years, and you’d think people would get sick of getting so worked up about PC-ness after so long.
“These damn millennials want me to call them ‘they’ instead of ‘him.’ This is BS!” …”Great, we can talk about why we have the most expensive healthcare system in the world and yet aren’t anywhere close to the best care? Or why wages have been stagnant for decades? Or why Republicans voted in a huge tax cut at a time when income inequality was already as high as it’s been since right before the Great Depression?”
Republicans must live a pretty good life for these things to be their biggest concerns. But many Americans are actually hurting, and to (repeatedly) disregard that because you’re playing out the same old, tired “the culture is changing and therefore everything must be wrong!” dynamic is just childish.