Last night, Maddow mentioned this little telling anecdote:
Cathy Garnaat, a Republican who supported Amash and the president said she was upset about Amash’s position but wanted to hear his reasoning. She said that she will definitely support Trump in 2020 but that Tuesday night was the first time she had heard that the Mueller report didn’t completely exonerate the president.
“I was surprised to hear there was anything negative in the Mueller report at all about President Trump. I hadn’t heard that before,” she said. “I’ve mainly listened to conservative news and I hadn’t heard anything negative about that report and President Trump has been exonerated.”
Think about what Cathy’s saying for a moment: Cathy supported Trump. Cathy never heard before that there was anything negative in the Mueller report. But she will definitely support Trump in the future.
Okay… That’s the equivalent of saying, “I really like to smoke 2 packs a day. I never heard that smoking 2 packs a day will kill me. But because I never heard it before, I’ll definitely continue to smoke 2 packs a day.”
Even when the conservative news bubble is burst, these people just don’t care. They double down.