Regular readers of Blue Louisa and our local paper the Central Virginian may recall an earlier commentary which covered the pervasive and corrosive influence that FOX news has on its viewers particularly those over 65, along with the subsequent wave of vitriolic responses it generated.
Generating a host of comments spread over several letters ranting about how liberals “blame the religious right, the Tea Party, and folks over 65 for not understanding,” or how they are trying to “silence them with vicious attacks”. To being offended by the observation that conservatives are “consistently on the wrong side of moral and social progress”.
To claiming that that “Fox News is the most fair, accurate, and balanced news organization in existence today”, the “only news outlet that has not been co-opted by this government” To ending their letters with “thank God for Fox News”, and “God bless the USA!”
Comments to which the comic Ron White once remarked, “You can’t fix stupid”.
It should be noted that those responses came from the same folks who voted overwhelmingly for Brat; considerably older, whiter, staunchly religious, rabidly conservative who viscerally reject the idea of any compromise.
They don’t want any of that old school backroom deal making, nor do they want the pretense of it either. They want continuous confrontation, stonewalling, brinksmanship and repeated government shutdowns, preferring to live in a state of permanent dysfunction, and racial balkanization because it feels more “honest.”
And here in the 7th district being a know-nothing isn’t just a political opinion; it’s a way of life.