Thursday, November 08, 2012

We're All Fantasy Ronnie

One thing I've realized over the years is that conservatives, even the supposedly smart plugged in ones, are much more interested in optics and tribal rituals than policy. Sure they cheer on a set of policies - low taxes for rich people, no abortion, be mean to immigrants and gay people - but fealty to the idea of the policies is much more important than the policies themselves. They want allegiance to and worship of the Conservative God, the fantasy Ronnie in their heads, and their team beating the evil liberals. Policies don't matter much, it's ritual, power, and victory.