We progressives are much too serious, and gullible.
For nearly a decade we have believed the worst about our neighbors, we thought they hated blacks and gays and women and Muslims and atheists and immigrants. Nothing could be further from the truth. They love all these folks. But they are highly amused at folks who went to college but cant see through the joke. Every time Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh or Bill O’Rielly or Dick Cheney or Sarah Palin or Paul Ryan or Michelle Bachmann or Mike Huckabee or some other “conservative” or a Christian preacher say something completely outrageous, we fall for it, and they laugh.
Sure, they really like lower taxes and less regulation, but they know global climate change is real and largely manmade, they know science is science and religion I religion, they know all people are created equal and deserve affordable healthcare, social security, a living wage. They know woman and black folks should have the right to vote and gay folks should have the same right as everyone else to marry the person they love, they know we should enact regulations to keep guns out of the hands of crazy people, out of the hands of toddlers, out of the hands of really bad people.
Its Comedy. Its a Joke. Come on, you can laugh, too. In fact, you are gonna have to laugh at yourself for taking it serious in the first place. Tea Cakers, Tea Party, Conservatives, Gopers, the GOP, they are comedians. They are trying to add a little levity to the times. The times they know were brought on by their policies gone way awry. It is an effort to take some of the pain away.
Comedy is good for the soul, so is laughter. Quit being so serious. You know you are smart enough to know this has to be a joke. No one could really be that stupid and backward!!!!!….could they?