The great question of Republicans and if they are stupid or evil is not an either/or question. The answer is stupid and evil. The fact of the matter is that there is a great number of Republicans who are stupid.
adjective (stupider, stupidest)
having or showing a great lack of intelligence or common sense
A significant number of Republicans believe that Hillary has had ~50 individuals assassinated because they got in the way of her lust for power, Trump will get Mexico to pay for the “beautiful wall” he’s going to build, Obama is a Kenyan and/or Muslim, 3 million illegal aliens voted in the election, and all sorts of other BS that ranges from the just weird to the bat-shit insane. Just go to this article in an Atlanta paper about Hillary supposedly being involved with JFK Jr’s death:
And if you need to have your faith in the human race crushed like a bug, just read some of the comments left there.
So yes, as a group, Republicans are among the stupidest on the planet. The swallow BS unquestioningly, and then regurgitate it as gospel. They are the most susceptible and vulnerable to “evil” individuals who take advantage of their stupidity. Yes, there are stupid people across the political spectrum and no, not every Republican is stupid (some didn’t vote for Trump), but just as you go to South Africa if you want to mine for diamonds, if you want to find stupid, you go to the GOP.
Over the next several days I’ll post some first hand and real-world examples of Republican stupidity why they gravitate towards the GOP, and a list of practical actions anyone can take to counter this stupidity (spoiler alert: it’s a short list).