Here's a map I saw today of life expectancy in the United States:
Interesting to compare it to the following map, showing the vote in the last election, by county:
I think the point I am making is pretty obvious. The Republican party has whipped its voters up into such a fury that they are willing to vote against their own self interest on so many issues; apparently this extends to their interest in even staying alive. Republican voters throughout the country appear willing to sacrifice up to 20 years of their lives in order to hang on to that preposterous promise that rich people are going to share their wealth with them.
Sad to say, when we have a whole party of mentally disturbed people like this, who are unwilling to put aside their hatred and greed, even to meet their most basic needs, we may have well gone past the point where the country is salvageable.