Mostly, I just 'don't get it' when it comes to rethugs, and their financial sponsors. Now, 'union busting' has been a rethug 'staple' forever, but how, in the middle of the worst economic period in 70 years, do they get so much more traction than they have had in the past? I realize the 'big lie' tactics being used, but are we, the American people, that ignorant? How do the zillionaires and their corporations expect workers to buy anything, if they are very poorly paid, and how can they expect high productivity and worksmanship from half starved, poorly treated 'serfs'?
How can the rethugs expect to win any elections, when they actively work to alienate and humiliate the female 51% of the population. (And encourage unequal pay as in Wisconsin) (And BTW, men are also 'invested' in contraception, paternity suits are messy.)
How can they keep up the facade of 'climate change denial' in the face of overwhelming evidence? (I know, the polluters have very deep pockets, but still...)
And finally, how could five men, invested with lifetime appointments, charged with "preserving and defending the Constitution", decide to throw the nation's politics (and democracy itself) away, to the highest bidder? (What one of our Kossacks has succinctly called the "Crankocracy".)
The rethugs must be crazy, or is it just me?