“The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good,” said Mr. Watts, [That’s JC Watts, not James Watts the Reagan Secretary of the Interior] who was in the area to campaign for Senator Rand Paul. “We are born bad,” he said and added that children did not need to be taught to behave badly — they are born knowing how to do that.
“We teach them how to be good,” he said. “We become good by being reborn — born again.”
“He continued: “Democrats believe that we are born good, that we create God, not that he created us. If we are our own God, as the Democrats say, [Never heard anything like that myself] then we need to look at something else to blame when things go wrong — not us.”
If this is true it explains a lot, but since I believe that people are fundamentally good, I find it terribly demoralizing.
On on lighter note, perhaps it explains very simply why they voted for such a bad, very bad, person. I recall a Reagan cabinet appointee from Alaska for Secretary of the Interior, James Watt, who was accused of being mediocre. I looked hard but couldn’t find any reference to that, but did find his most famous quote. In defense of the diversity of his department he said, “I have a black, I have a woman, two Jews and a cripple.”
Be that as it may, my recollection was that he, or whoever it was, was defended as being representative of the mediocre, “who needed to be represented.”
So if we apply the analogy and realize how profoundly bad people need to be represented, we then understand why they voted for Donald Trump, their ultimate representative!