According to Robert Kirby writing in the sltrib (23 Feb 2012):
I love humanity. You can’t beat us for mindless entertainment. We’re like a huge reality show. Every evening, the Lord kicks back, turns on “World’s Dumbest Creations” and shakes his head in disbelief.
It’s not entirely our fault. It’s the way we’re made. . . [We’re] using the only tool [we’ve] got to figure out everyone else.
There’s a problem with that. According to psychologist Abraham Maslow, if you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Note: Maslow was Jewish. . . It’s an important point if you’re the sort of moron who believes that has any bearing on whether he knew what the hell he was talking about.
[In the case of Christian conservatives], the hammer is Christianity and everyone who isn’t one is a nail. It isn’t whether Obama is a good man (or not) or an effective leader (or not) that matters, but rather what kind of Christian (or not) he may be.
In Utah, the equivalent of this single-tool logic would be determining people’s moral character on whether they’re LDS. As in, “No you can’t play with the neighbor kids. They aren’t members.