Not the people, the rhetoric:
[K]now-nothingism—the insistence that there are simple, brute-force, instant-gratification answers to every problem, and that there's something effeminate and weak about anyone who suggests otherwise—has become the core of Republican policy and political strategy. The party's de facto slogan has become: "Real men don’t think things through."
This comports with my Wills professor, ten years ago, who called stupidity "the omnibus explanation." Yep.