We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
One woman to another at a social event tonight: "I've decided that our new addition will have all-electric heat so we don't use oil and cause warming." (I am not kidding. I heard this. Where I live, 100% of our electric is from gas, coal, and oil.)
"I've decided that our new addition will have all-electric heat so we don't use oil and cause warming." General cluelessness like that is, unfortunately, what gives the Goracle whatever clout he might have.