We’re all sick of it, the parade of articles about how the forgotten Real Americans of Trumplandia feel about their dear leader a year in. It’s a well-worn joke that newspapers and broadcasters won’t stop until they talk to each of them. So yes, let’s be done with them soon. At least they’re real people who are somewhat honest about their wants, needs, and beliefs. Ignorant, bigoted people, but you know, they pass for real.
However, i want more. Next time some Republican or one of their flying monkeys has some message to get out, i want them to be treated with the respect their behavior merits. Let’s not listen. The thing is, we know what they’re going to say. They’re going to lie. Obamacare is a job killer, Democrats want to flood the country with ‘illegal aliens’, Hillary Clinton personally killed our troops in Benghazi!!!!
They are exceptionally disciplined at picking a message and hammering it and i am sick of our media and by extension us just lining up to receive it. i no longer feel like i need to hear both sides, the other side is no longer beholden to facts and no longer tries to even sell their ideas on whatever merit remains. It’s like Jon Stewart’s lamentation in his famous, epic televised murder of Tucker Carlson, of why reporters line up to go to ‘spin alley’ after a debate. Why do you bring Republicans on TV when you know what they’re going to say ahead of time, and you know it’s not true. All you’re doing is amplifying that untruth, and we know too well that weaponized, amplified lies become their own sort of fact.
So can we not? Can we just stop listening to Republicans altogether?