We really do live in strange times.
Imagine just creating your own alternative universe, where facts don’t matter, and your beliefs– no matter how far-fetched— are constantly being reinforced to you by your ideological soul-mates.
Welcome to conservative America.
“Even as Hillary Clinton’s popular vote win over Donald Trump tops 2.8 million and (still) counting, a majority of Republicans do not believe it to be true.
Respondents’ correct understanding of the popular vote depended a great deal on partisanship. A large fraction of Republicans — 52 percent — said Trump won the popular vote, compared with only 7 percent of Democrats and 24 percent of independents. Among Republicans without any college education, the share was even larger: 60 percent, compared with 37 percent of Republicans with a college degree.
Whether Republicans truly believe Trump won the popular vote or whether they are reacting with spite towards the questioner is unclear. Do they truly not know? Did they tune out after election day, paying no further attention beyond reading the next-day headlines? Or is the apparent refusal to recognize reality a pathologic choice, rather than an ignorant one?” [Source]
I can’t really say that I am surprised by this. We are talking about the same group of people where a majority actually believe that the president was born in another country, and that there were actually WMD’s in Iraq.
Is it any wonder, then, why we can’t get a consensus on climate change in this country?
The president- elect has one of the most powerful false-news pushers at his side, and he is himself prone to read more Alex Jones than he does The Economist. (Yes Donald, it is “unpresidented”)
It’s cool to feel sorry for these folks from a distance and write about them on blogs. But when they start occupying the halls of power, and acting out their sick delusions in real life, then it all starts getting just a little bit too scary for yours truly.
Finally, speaking of scared, if you are not worried about trump, and the people he is surrounding himself with to lead our country, please take the time to read what Michael Lewis (The Big Short) had to say about the dangerous con that trump and his pals are playing on America.
This of course only applies to those of you who don’t reside in wingnut world. If you happen to be living in that particular right-wing bubble, don’t waste your time. I am sure that you honestly believe that everything is just fine.
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