Although anyone voting for her has got to be thick as a couple planks. I despair at the US' chances. It always seems to be more dire than we (outside the US) could possibly imagine. And that's saying something.

@lightweight I've believed the US systems were broken a long time.

I believe Covid (and moreso the governments lack of response) has broken the spirit of the people to believe they are a nation.

Expect more extreme facades of nationalism as they try to pretend/force a sense of nation, but that will just lead to the opposite.

@LovesTha what seems so staggering to me is that these representatives are so transparently ignorant - they revel in being uneducated and oblivious to the world around them, wearing it like a badge of honour. And still, for reasons I can't begin to fathom, people vote for them. That choice, of course, reflects extremely poorly on them.

@lightweight Every day there's another awful story about her. It is embarrassing that she is one of our reps in my state.

Her district is on the western side of the state which is very rural and I wish they wouldn't have voted for her.

@greyor she seems like quite a horrible person on a whole variety of levels.

@lightweight 100% agree, she's the worst. we have a few like her in the state and I just don't understand it.

I don't know how to combat that kind of nonsense, I feel like you can't logic your way out of it or have a conversation.

@greyor yes, it's like these people and their supporters have totally detached themselves from the rational thought train, and have embraced the abyss of oblivion. The lack of education, objectivity, and appreciation of the difference between anecdote and statistical significance seem to be symptoms. Likewise, their apparent total immunity to irony.

@greyor crazier still, these folks form a voting block across the US. Surely an independent party could easily (trivially) achieve a similar level of support by appealing to people who are at least marginally literate?! The US political scene is a massive disappointment (says this former USian).

@lightweight I would like to see an independent party gain some traction because I'm pretty disillusioned with the two-party system. Agreed.

@greyor the total corruption of both of the oligarchy parties is at the core of the political implosion of the US, in my opinion. And, of course, those two parties have brought it upon themselves.

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