Non-Original Rants tells the tale of the day. Not about the Iowa Caulk-us, but about Critical Thinking.
I worked with a perfectly nice lady @ TMCCC who, whenever an election would proffer itself, would announce loudly that she was only voting for (fill in space with a party with which you disapprove) because everyone knew that THAT OTHER party was a bunch of thieving crooks and murderers, and anyone who would vote for THEM was an idiot!
Issues? Personal character? Research? Didn’t matter. Her mind was made up, regardless (although, she probably would have said irregardless).
Now, I’ll admit, if someone prima facie says they are (for example) a big government, income-redistributionist, that probably means I won’t have to look far to determine I’ll be voting against them. But, I will look.
Hell, I’d vote for Bernie Sanders if he said he was pro-Second Amendment and less government, if, of course his voting record proved his spoken position. But, I’d research it, before voting.
Go read what Midwest Chick has to say further about this. And choose to think critically, not just jerk knees.
h/t Midwest Chick