We are all of the same mentality, and the fact is we do get use to our own stink.
When we first got to Alaska my wife and I both smoked. The Native kids would come over to the house and tell us ‘your house stinks.’ Native kids are refreshingly unabashed - they say what they think.
Our house was always clean, and at first we were somewhat resentful; because when we visited the Native houses there would be dried, smoked salmon on the counter, a chunk of moose quarter sitting on the floor in a cold corner of the room and perhaps muskrats being skinned in a tub in the kitchen floor.
It is the same thing in politics: our own opinions are reasonable and everybody who doesn’t agree with us is actually stupid or else conniving – looking out for themselves at the expense of others.
So where does that leave us?
I actually do believe that most people that vote Republican are on the down side of the IQ scale – or looking out for their own personal interest at the expense of others.
I know that what I think is true, because my shit doesn’t stink as much as everybody else’s.