stitchface wrote:gflore34 wrote:UMFan83 wrote:
I thought about this a bunch, almost replied a few times but at the end of the day I can't or at least not to this point. His audience is very low and there's no way a facebook argument is going to convince him he's a moron. He's literally the most stubborn person I've ever met even before all this so I pick and choose my battles with him. He's done a lot for me (obviously) so I have to find a way to reconcile his support of a president who has harmed all other Americans to some degree.
Completely understand if others feel a lot differently but my childhood was extremely volatile and he was the one stable thing in it so that's just how I choose to feel about the situation.
I'm hoping if Biden is elected the corruption of Trump and those around him can be exposed, it may not work with your father. But, if what the GOP is all about is finally laid bare in simplest most understandable manner it'll open some people's eyes.
Dems need to change the paradigm. Someone said above - take back the flag. The GOP has managed to convince many that the Dems are anti-American when the opposite is more true. They need to change the conversation from guns and abortion to healthcare and the corruption of the GOP.
Yeah, I had a long and rambling post about the term pro-life that I didn't post on here. The Democrats have let the GOP control the language for as long as I can remember. There is nothing pro-life about forcing a woman to have a child and then not offering high-quality medical care, support for nutrition and safe housing, a living wage to support the child, high-quality early childhood education, and on and on.
The flag stuff is not as important to me, because it's just a symbol and Democrats have the flag in the background all the time. They just don't try to hump it. I'd rather not have flag humping Democrats. I'd rather they talk more about the right to vote, wages, and living standards.
I don't really know what to do about the covert and overt racism other than calling them out on it.
For guns, they should put insurance companies in the mix and require gun insurance. They should work on the margins like the GOP has on abortion, and like the government has on tobacco. They should tax ammunition and accessories beyond normal sales tax. They should require proof of gun safety classes and gun safes for storage for any purchase of a firearm. In short, they should drastically increase the cost of gun ownership. I'm a gun owner and avid hunter. I can't even find any ammunition for hunting this year. I personally know people who have over 5,000 rounds of ammunition that is going to sit and rust. They need to be smarter and attack them in the wallet.