It’s my opinion that the one over-riding driver of the average American voter is fear. Usually, irrational fear.
Fear of scary brown people, AKA “terrorists”.
Fear of gays getting married and breaking up marriages that can withstand anything else.
Fear that swarthy Hispanics will “take our jobs”. (Or perhaps the corollary, that someone other than white men will be in charge.)
Fear that we’ll LOSE our jobs, leading to sucking the corporate
cock teat cock.
Fear that women will be able to consult privately with a doctor.
Fear that “the church” is losing influence.
Fear of other nations.
Fear of the government spending too much (on people) or too little (on blowing shit up and killing people).
Pants-shitting, abject fear that things will change (Forget about “for the better” or “for the worse”, change itself is “bad”) drives a status quo that gets worse, every year.
I admit to fear, myself. I’m afraid that things WON’T change. That we’re so blinded by “patriotism” that we think we can’t make this a better place to live for EVERYONE (not just our corporate masters.) I’m afraid we’ll watch, like the proverbial slowly boiling frog, until we’re either “dead” (emotionally, at least) or so fed up we realize we have nothing to lose and do something crazy.
So, whattaya think of THAT?