But it is a technique constantly used by GOP representatives to whip supporters up into a frenzy. I recently watched 'this place rules' and the talking heads whipped their listeners into such a frenzy that Jan 6 happened, yet the talking heads were no where to be found while their listeners were caught because they were mugging in their cameras in their selfies. And I guess that's why newspapers push such superbly stupid narratives, why so many stupid articles contained Trump in the title and use his face as a thumbnail to the point I refused to click on any articles with his face.
The republican bread and circuses show except there is no way republicans would provide a free meal to their supporters.
Why is it no one cares if republicans don't do the job they were elected to perform? They were elected to represent all of us, yet all they do is try to undermine us and our country by providing an embarrassing spectacle for the rest of the world. But, in general, republican representatives don't seem smart enough to understand what they are meant to be doing.
One day on twitter some republicans supporters were attacking me in their usual frenzied stupid way, and their only point was to upset me, I guess they were hoping for tears, I actually have no idea what they wanted or what the topic was because I turned around and said "Is that all you want? really? Because I want is a better world for all of us'. They left me alone after that.
I have no idea what republicans want beyond 'owning' liberals. I guess it's easy to control a group by telling them to hate other groups whether they are 'liberals' or 'immigrants' or especially 'illegal immigrants'. Then there are 'causes' like being anti LBTG or being an anti-abort or pro-guns or ...
It's really all the talking heads want is to 'own' the left. Like upsetting us is their huge victory. Not so that their kids will be happier or better educated or healthier than them or that infrastructure for our country will improve or their daughters will never be worried about being raped or beaten... or that their sons will be good human beings. That their kids could have a future without fear of climate change or gun violence and their kids could happily determine their own lives rather than live to someone else's pigeonhole for them. That they too could enjoy those freedoms and the security that comes with them. That they have access to quality healthcare. True freedom comes with education and acceptance of our differences.
But that is not what the right want. They want people who are easy to muster. Carefully controlled masses who'll go storm the capital. They don't want people thinking freely, knowing what words like socialism actually means rather than a term to scare a mass of people like it's a bogeyman.
There is something of E Roosevelt's quote: Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events and small minds discuss people.
I think a corollary might be: small minds discuss people, ogle other people's misfortune, are curious about stupid things, are easily herded and vote republican. Republicans are generally anti-education because education gives us the ultimate freedom.