The Obvious Downside to the Breakdown of Societal Trust

While both Pittman and Bridges may sound like idiots, they’re actually shrewd political strategists, for the promise of tax cuts for the rich is hardly an effective platform for rallying the Republican Party base in a midterm election year. The promise of the Ten Commandments, however, is how you get a person without healthcare to vote for the party whose platform is based on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

via Bible barons: How the GOP uses religion to keep voters captive to corporate ideology – Salon.com.

Watching the fervor with which the Tea Party wants to shot themselves in the face to spite their nose is….I’m not sure there’s a good word for it.

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