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.
Indeed they are, and they don't mind putting their cards on the table. Quite a remarkable development, really. And the further they go with this, the more they have at stake and the more outlandish their behavior.
However, the Repubs are used to this headwind. They have dealt with it since that "dumb, inarticulate" Eisenhower ran against "smart, sophisticated" Adlai Stevenson.
Stevenson had a metrosexual taste in ties, like Obama. What's that about?