...the very gods themselves contend in vain. -- Friedrich Schiller
When you spend decades carefully and deliberately breeding a political party base where paranoia, rage and malignant ignorance are actually rewarded to the point where they can no longer metabolize reality, you have no business being surprised by headlines like this (from Vox) --
Most Republicans now think colleges are bad for America-- or leaders like this:
They don't think much of the media either.
Most Republicans think colleges are bad for the country, and the vast majority think the news media is too, according to new data from the Pew Research Center. The Pew study, conducted from June 8 to 18 among more than 2,000 respondents, found that Democrats and Republicans are growing substantially more divided in their opinions on public institutions...
Now I'm gonna pull up a comfortable chair, put my feet up on my busted air conditioner, pour myself a cold one and wait for one of those fancy professional ladies and gentlemen of the Beltway media to toddle on by and explain how Both Sides are to blame for this.
Behold, a Tip Jar!