Liberal followers believe Democrats are their "partners" for life. Since the ability to use logic is non-existent within a Lib's brain, any type of critical thinking is not possible. Your fifty-something co-worker is a walking example of which I speak. Our younger generations, those under the age of thirty-five, live in an environment where a "herd mentality" is considered chic. It's now fashionable for a lion's share of Gen-X'ers and Echo-Boomers to demonstrate acts of stupidity on a regular basis in order to command admiration from their peers. Without working brain cells, what else can they do?