Appalling, yes. Ignorant, yes. Naive, totally yes. Surprising, not at all. Send 'em to Jesus! Jesus will keep them from fucking!
Anyway, in browsing the comments I came across one that I really liked:
It does, however, succinctly incapsulate the real philosophy of the Republican Party: "I don't give shit about anyone else, screw them if they're not as smart as me or as clever at making money (more likely: weren't lucky enough to born into opportunity and privilege as I was) -- I've got mine so f**k you. Oh, but I do want everyone to help pay for a gargantuan army and police force to protect me and all my shit -- and to provide oil for my car."
The head of that nail never had a chance.