And this forces us to ignore unpleasant contradictions or to deny obvious facts outright. It causes cognitive dissonance and we resolve this uncomfortable feeling in our minds and souls in whatever way we can, just to make it stop.
Partisans from both ends of the political spectrum are constantly forced to do this and always have been throughout history. What’s different this time is the degree to which Republicans are being forced to twist their minds into pretzels in order to get through the day. It’s unprecedented. And it’s not just the degree – it’s the sheer amount of times they’re being forced to by their party’s choice for President. No other US President has ever put the members of his party through something like this. The psychological damage will persist long after the constant lies and controversy begin to fade.
Never hold hands
'What are you wearing tomorrow?'
'Red and Black'