People who don't understand the political issues and who don't try to find out about them before they vote are behaving in a very irresponsible way. Would they go to buy a new car without asking a few questions? Would they want to have a surgical procedure done by a doctor they knew nothing about? Would they want their son or daughter dating a person they knew nothing about? Would they start eating an unknown dish of food without asking what the hell it was?
Of course, nowadays far too many Americans listen to Faux News and rightwing talk radio. They think Bush is "one of them." They think he's "keeping the nation safe because we haven't had any more attacks." Utter bullshit! What can you do? Not much at this juncture, except keep on trying to actually change the minds of those who still have them. Unfortunately, lefty, your friend seems to have given hers away without so much as a smidgeon of resistence.