LOL the GOP are a bunch of idiots although I'm surprised (and terrified) they are actually close to 50.
I don't know. They seem idiotic, but somehow they've managed to get themselves in power. Either people are even stupider, or they've learned how to take advantage of people's ignorance (or both).
I'm going with "both".
They just know they have a good 30% of the voters loyal to them regardless what unpopular things they do.
I'll count that as "both" :)