2. It's a big block of idiocy that holds the country back
They need to be denigrated.
Letting one fear or another rule them like that.
No thinking whatsoever.
Do you REALLY want a pack of people like that in your party?
The key is continue getting people more knowledgeable about things to counteract that monkey-brained reactionary crap.
And there's enough people of some knowledge to keep these fools from influencing national elections anymore.
We never know everything but we don't have to know nothing.
Once the more knowledgeable folks get rooted in that'll leave less space for the willingly ignorant to hide in.
Either they'll freak out & remove themselves from the national dialogue by default
OR they'll start using the brains God gave them & become more knowledgeable.
Just because the foolish ones have great numbers don't mean you want a bunch of thoughtless people as the bedrock of your political movement.
That very thing is what's bringing down the Republican Party right now.
They got in bed with a bunch of know-nothing ignorant fear-bound bigots.
You quarantine that crap you don't invite it.