Does anyone remember the comedian Flip Wilson, who was often on the telly back in the the 60s?
One of his monologues, included the lines:
He who has nothing shall have less, and that which he has shall be taken from him…and the people cheered: “yay King, yay King.”
The narrative continued, making fun of the fictious King speaking to his people.
I found that absolutely hilarious, back then, and still think of it as extremely appropo now.
My point is that no matter how ridiculous or self-serving the speeches of many politicians are–their followers cheer and echo the position stated.
No thinking required.