Here's a graphic of some poll results about why people in Iowa like Ben Carson, from MSNBC, via Crooks and Liars. If you are still not quite sure how utterly deranged the Republican base is, this should pretty well answer the question:
2. He is a racist religious fanatic
3. He is willing to tell any monstrous lie that pops into his head
4. He is willing to prostitute his own race, and deny healthcare to tens of millions of people, to help large corporations make profits.
That is certainly a list of recommendations, isn't it? This is how far the Republicans have gone in recent decades to breed a hate-filled, irrational, greedy, ignorant base. With one of our two parties depending on people like this, we are sunk. And yet there seems to be no way to break through the impervious barrier of smug, self-satisfied stupidity which allows them to continue to exist.
Well, it's Saturday. Have a nice day.