There is a show on HBO I watch each week called "The Newsroom". It's about a cable news network and drama that surrounds Jeff Daniels as he plays "Will McAvoy".
On this weeks season finale episode, the team is providing election coverage, and Will's charactor is asked, "So do you call yourself a Republican so you can make a claim to credibility when you attack the GOP?"
His answer is: No, I call myself a Republican because I am one.
I believe in market solutions and common sense realities and the necessity to defend ourselves against a dangerous world and that’s about it.
The problem is now I have to be homophobic.
I have to count the number of times people go to church.
I have to deny facts and think scientific research is a long con.
I have to think poor people are getting a sweet ride.
And I have to have such a stunning inferiority complex that I fear education and intellect…in the 21st century.
But most of all, the biggest new requirement, really the only requirement is that I have to hate Democrats.
And I have to hate Chris Christie for not spitting on the president when he got off of Air Force One.
The two-party system is crucial to the whole operation. There is honor in being the loyal opposition. And I’m a Republican for the same reasons you are.
What do you make of that?