I have from time to time noticed that one mark of a really good idea is that, once someone else thinks of it, it seems blindingly obvious.
Driftglass and Bluegal point out, in their latest podcast, that, thanks to the Fox News/Wingnut talk radio bubble, the hate-full Republican base likely believe they are the majority, even though they are not, because they have insulated themselves from other views.
Hence the coming rage when their candidate loses.
I got a dollar to a doughnut that the husband in the second letter here is a Fox News devotee. Takers? (Krispy Kreme only, please. Delivery directions upon request.)