You're putting far too much faith in the ability of people like Steve to recognize that they're nothing more than trained seals applauding such people; they've been raised on Armstrong, Kardashians, and CAAARRRRING!! so while they may like to imagine themselves as intelligent and moral they rarely have the inner core required to look at the situation with their eyes wide open. Germany's citizens weren't even as far gone as ours are, and look what happened there. That's why I'm so convinced that we're in for a worse crash than anyone imagines; as Mark Steyn quips, we're the Brokest Nation in History.
Note that I'm using Steve as the perfect example because he still finds fault almost exclusively with the "Right" (as if there's such a thing) and believes that the Christians are far & away a greater threat than Progressives. He's a truly modern young American man. I wonder if he carries a murse as the Huffpo suggests?