One of the classic study elements of all anthropology students is the ghost dance/cargo cult. While examples come in a multitude of forms from various cultures the all have similar elements. If the cultural distressed people perform a dance or ceremony or act in a certain way their ancestors will rise up and deliver the good life or sweep their enemies from the land.
As I watched the Republicans doubling down on the message Tuesday and Wednesday I could not help but be reminded of a ghost dance. If they were more conservative in their values a white majority would come and sweep the benefit class off the land/away from the polls and a proper president would be delivered into office.