FullMoon wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 05, 2022 11:02 am
I'm not too worried about Dems as they're falling apart in rapid fashion. But all the hardships they've promoted weren't necessary a part of the political party and will probably still linger. Dems are just bigoted fools who actually thought that they were so universally and absolutely correct on such important issues that it was OK to weaponize the government to force their agenda and worldview. I think they were tricked themselves and used as a tool. They were just much more amenable to disposing of freedom and liberty. Some nefarious actors are behind it and probably communists. The 'woke' ideology seems the likely attack vector. Hopefully it's also their downfall as we can see patience has run thin on their lies and criminality.
Let’s run down the issues…
Black Lives Matter. Do not have the police using unjustifiable violence. Do not have rural gangs invading minority neighborhoods to commit violence. Do not shoot up minority gathering places. Equality. Lack of bigotry.
Abortion. Do not have religious and moral choices enforced by law. Freedom. Choice. Yet, the Republicans will go against the will of the people to appease their core.
Covid. Prioritize curing the disease over keeping the economy going. Value life over dollars. America did poorly at preventing death, mostly due to Trump’s warped sense of priorities.
The Ukraine. Of late, the Democrats are holing firm on containment, the Republicans have begun to talk of caving in to Putin. After years of presenting themselves using FDR’s idea of containment, when push comes to shove the Republicans want to side with the communists?
Insurrection and the end of democracy. The democrats are against. The Republicans (many of them) are for.
Globalization. Yes, especially during the long unraveling, profits for corporations and the elite were considered more important than the American worker. Campaign contributions from the rich were more important than serving the voter. This is starting to change for the Democrats. Issues such as the above are taken seriously by them now. The Republicans?
The subtle one is working to put your party in power rather than to pursue what the voters want or benefit from. McConnell has his people voting as a block against Biden’s plan. A good tactic, but does he care about America more than power?
The woke philosophy? I never dived into that perspective, but it is basically a secular rewrite of Christ’s commandment to love. You treat everybody well. You can’t really complain about it and claim to be Christian.
“Lies and criminality?” The party of Trump wants to talk about lies and criminality? If you stay loyal to MAGA and Trump, you are on the wrong side of this one too. Make up conspiracy theories at whim? Deny accusations backed up by evidence? Blatantly lie about there being organized cheating in the 2020 election? Get more people in the last administration in legal trouble than ever before? Bringing that up takes a lot of cheek.
It is possible to itemize the Democratic agenda and present yourself on the side of the angels most of the time. Globalization was a mistake. Hillary’s broad brush declaration ‘deplorable’ was at best a mistake that likely cost her, no matter how accurate the characterization. The Democrats were not ideal saints.
Can anyone run down the issues this crisis and present most of them as favorable to the Republican position? It is more usual to switch to personal attacks or remain silent rather than defend what the Republicans are trying to do.