Why do people vote for Republicans?
by zenful6219, Tue Sep 16, 2008 at 08:19:21 AM EDT
My sister and brother-in-law, who make a total of $75,000 a year, are going to vote for McCain even though they know he is not talking about them when he says he'll cut taxes. Their 14-year-old son, who is a self-proclaimed Republican, claims that the Republican party has made their lives better. I love my sister, but, in my opinion, she and her husband have successfully brainwashed my nephew. When you ask any one of them for specifics on how the Republicans have improved their lives, they can't answer you.
I do not completely understand the strange power the Republican party has over people, but I believe some people support the Republican party because it makes them feel morally superior. They may be losing their house, but at least women will not have the right to an abortion. It may have been a few years since they last received a raise from their employer, but at least people will not have the right to burn a flag. They may have no health care insurance, but at least they know their children will not receive sex education in public school. They may lose their job to outsourcing, but at least gays, lesbians, and trans-gender individuals will not have rights and protections that they themselves enjoy.
In the face of overwhelming evidence that modern Republicans cannot govern, why do so many people still vote for them? Is it because it makes them feel morally superior? What do you think?