Really interesting, from everybody...
Now, my political bent is far-left. I admire a democratic socialism.
I asked the question originally because I was hoping to see why a genuinely nice person would embrace Republican values as they are RIGHT NOW (not an idealistic version).
It was sort of answered for me, but I was hoping for a more personal approach (JacktheMotie gave me one, but even he is for past values, not necessarily the present-republican reality).
My main concern is: Why wouldn't anyone want to support major social safety nets like universal healthcare or a safety net for the least among us? Being an F it doesn't make any sense to me. If your society is crumbling around you, so what if you have tax cuts to make you (a wealthy-ish person) even wealthier? What's good about despotism?
So I just don't understand why nice people are republicans in the US NOW. I can see why a sociopath would be one, easily. But someone who has feelings and understands that we all affect one another? It's hard for my mind to grasp deciding to choose what's best for the top small percentage, halt progressive infrastructure and social projects, and watch more and more poor people fall into dire poverty.