. . . and neither does "the Bible". See below.
I think I can safely assume that everyone reading this is aware that the extreme Right have fashioned a fantasy world for themselves, full of conspiracy theories and attitudes which, really, are to get them through the day without throwing themselves under a train.
It extends a lot farther than many people think, however.
The Evangelical Right, for instance, do not believe in the Bible. They believe in "the Bible" - a cherry-picked collection of quotes from Leviticus and gospel verses out of context, as well as misquotes cloaked in King James syntax.
"The Bible" tells them that God hates anything that makes them feel uncomfortable and will punish anyone that they don't approve of.
"The Bible" is their personal justification. All the things they want and believe in, that Society says is wrong and stupid and uncivilized? Turns out that it's Society that's wrong, and that Society is going to be destroyed and thrown into The Pits Of Hell. So there.
And then there's politics. The Tea Party seem to be very deluded by many, forgiving haters and lunatics and continually voting for them. In actuality, what they are doing is voting for "The Statesman".
The Statesman agrees with all their opinions, and both understands and shares their fears. His vision is clear, and his ethics, morality, and patriotism are beyond reproach. He is wise, and far more intelligent than any Leftie, and most of all he has a Plan - the blueprint for a New America which is all the things the Tea Partiers want it to be, and which somehow works, even if the Left and the MSM and the Experts and the Tea Partiers themselves cannot figure how.
When you look at poll numbers for Sarah Palin, you are not seeing support for an ex-governor from Alaska - you are seeing support for "The Palin", who, like "The Rubio", "The Paul", "The Perry" and "The King", are The Statesman with a face drawn on.
Scandals cannot touch them. "The Statesman" doesn't commit crimes or sins; therefore, all such stories are smear jobs by jealous lefties and the MSM. Supporters of these people desperately want and need politicians like this to vote for, and will project The Statesman onto any politician that offers up the correct catchphrases.
Fear of the alternatives cause the Right to continue their support through any scandal, save one - support for a Wrong Policy. When that happens, they scrape the offender's face off The Statesman and move on.
All this means that you cannot change their minds in any usual way. "The Bible" and "The Statesman" are their personal touchstones - their hope that all the things they hate and fear will not overwhelm them, and that they will triumph in the end.
Only soothing their fears and changing their concept of paradise will solve anything.
It's not impossible. Obamacare won out mainly by shoving the truth into their faces until it became clear that Obamacare is good. Democrats need to do the same thing with the Environment, Science, and the Economy.
It needs to give people Hope - in a better life, a safer community, a bigger paycheck. Then maybe they won't need a Statesman building a moat across Texas.