I agree Ben nails it here. Repubs can make all the logical, statistical, valid arguments they want, but Americans don’t respond to that type of message. They respond to “my opponent wants you to starve, because he’s going to take that government check from you.”
Americans, sadly, aren’t that interested in arcane ideals such as liberty, self-determination or rugged individualism. They want to know if the gravy train is going to keep on rolling, and anyone who attempts to stop it is evil.
We are sadly a very badly divided country.
You got it. Gov handouts. Ya can't beat it along with total corruption. The idiot that can't name a US senator or how many there are has a same vote as we do. I'm sure we can see the next prez - the Hildabeast or Jeb. That outcome is assured to go dem.
"If you're a business owner or wage-earner, Democrats want to cut your throat with a machete and take away everything you've ever earned to buy votes from the lazy, shiftless, thugs they call a base."
We can play it that way, but it's going to require a different set of personalities than we currently have in office.