“More likely to see evidence of cartel infiltration, to see plans for battling the cartels as well as some internal statistics related to how infiltrated the local governments, law enforcement and military really are.”
“Did you know that a recent poll revealed that more Louisiana Republicans blame Obama for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina than blame George W. Bush?
The GOP can say anything and their base will swallow it.
They don't need to worry about credibility.”
I agree with everything you said. I KNOW these people. Add the evangelical component to their way of thinking and you've got a pretty radicalized bunch that is absolutely incapable of changing their minds.
No evidence, no statistics, no reports, nothing on earth will ever change their minds about these things. Its truly cultural at this point.
Then again, my father who was an officer in the Air Force, a Vietnam Vet, an evangelical preacher, a Texan AND a staunch Republican completely changed his political beliefs during the Bush/Kerry election thanks to the Swift Boaters passing out those mock purple heart bandaids at the RNC.
That was IT!
It was as if someone flipped on the lights and he could finally see. And his opinions on so many things from reproductive rights to health care reform to welfare completely followed suit. I always say that if he can change, its possible for others. But I think it is extremely unlikely. When it comes down to it, my father has always been astoundingly generous, forgiving and kind. He never really fit in with the conservative folks and the nastier they got, the more inevitable it was that he change.”
DIdaho on Oct 15, 2013 at 22:35:24
“What a great testimonial. I know some of the same - who gave up the facade when Kerry got attacked. There are thresholds, and I hope this is one of them. When a party will destroy an entire country's credit rating simply because it can. It's what they wanted to do, it's what they were elected to do, and they're doing it, so there's really no excuse.
We got what we asked for. Now we have to ask whether that's what we want.”