At the Hartford Courant, Francis Wilkinson points out that denial is a fundamental tenet of today’s Republicans. A snippet; follow the link for the rest.
Republicans increasingly see things as they are not. This is not simply a matter of values shaping vision. Belief in God, questions of whether the U.S. should prioritize maintaining its superpower status and a host of other issues rely on value judgments. Individual mileage may vary. However, 37 percent of Republicans saying there is no solid evidence that the Earth is getting warmer, and another 18 percent saying they are unsure, is not a value judgment. It’s a war on thermometers.