For many years the Republican Party spent their time carefully persuading their right wing voter base that racial and religious intolerance were the sincerest form of patriotism, that women should be grateful to be second class citizens (after all, they could be relegated to third or fourth class), and how hatred for poor people, the disabled, and the elderly poor “welfare queens” was a conservative virtue. This GOP brainwashing of the right wing was phenomenally successful.The unreasonable negativity and resentment cultivated in millions of right-wingers became an efficient political tool used by Republican politicians. But unlike Trump, the Republicans were subtle and maintained a consistent level in the simmering rage they’d created in white conservatives. Right-wingers were told the United States was to be theirs exclusively, but it was the enemies of conservatism keeping this goal just out of reach.
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