Just last week, Trump told Fox News that the Capitol siege posed a “zero threat” to US lawmakers who are working to validate the election results that day. Meanwhile, Wisconsin GOP senators like Ron Johnson are busy selling the notion that Trump supporters won’t hurt a fly, but the real danger with Black Lives Matter protesters is because the obvious – Trump supporters are overwhelmingly white . Not a bit of racism there.
Obviously, the GOP can get away with this stuff simply because Republican voters insist on continuing to be the most gullible group of lemmings man knows. The information is out there. The videos are being compiled. The footage of Trump encouraging his supporters to go to the Capitol at a rally that same day and “fight like hell and if you don’t fight like hell you will have no more land ”is there for everyone to consume.
But it’s just way too much to ask Trump supporters to open the door to reality enough to let even a touch of light shed into the dark corners of their minds.
In the same poll, 59% of Americans said Trump had some responsibility for the deadly attack on the Capitol. But the Republicans were – exceptional – with only three in ten agreeing with the statement.
“Republicans have their own version of reality,” John Geer, an expert on public opinion at Vanderbilt University, told Reuters. “It’s a big problem. Democracy requires accountability and accountability requires evidence. “
Accountability also requires a level of personal responsibility that far too many Republican voters fail to exhibit.