don't try talking about facts to these rubes. things are only bad when the political side they don't like does them.
facts mean nothing to fools.
and beside...one of the few things these rubes *do* understand is, that they are absolutely helpless to do anything about the national debt or the wars or overpopulation or the mex coming across the border or the climate or the joblessness or anything, really. they understand that they, just like the rest of us, don't matter any more than a f*rt in a whirlwind. we're all just dust in the wind...ants on a floating log, with niagara falls dead ahead, and the current's picking up.
so don't try to talk any sense to 'em. complete waste of time. and ignore the bullsh*t they rant and rave. none of it matters...nothing matters, but it makes 'em feel better for a little while, so good on 'em.