|From Album 5|
There’s a reason why Thom Tillis sounds a lot like Mitt Romney in asserting that nearly half of us are lazy moochers. It’s because that’s all they’ve got. For a generation or more, the lazy moocher lie wrapped in the tribal myth (“real Americans versus ‘those people'”) is the central tenet/lump-of-coal-heart of the Republican Party. A central tenet that exploits an easily manipulated emotion and, sadly, rather effective motivator, hate.Maybe we could call it base-hate.
And it works for scoring votes…but it’s not so good when you’re trying to govern a civil society.