I don't hate republicans. They're dead wrong on every single issue but I don't hate them for it, their error is usually one of too much caution.

I don't hate them at all. I do hate the people who are manipulating them into voting against their own best interests. All of my many Republican friends are R voters because of stuff the leaders and financiers of the Party promote that actually hurts my friends. I fell sorry for them, much like you would feel for somebody so caught up in a long con that they can't admit to themselves the "Nigerian Prince" is just a crook and their bank account has been drained.

There are just a huge number of people who are against higher tax rates because they don't want to pay a lot of taxes when they win the lotto! The obvious connection between rich people paying less and them paying more is "fake news". (Which we know is real news they don't want to hear.)