Sunday, June 25, 2017
(6/25/2017 09:40:00 AM) - Al
We have talked before via email, and you have even printed a couple of my thoughts. Feel free to do so if you wish.
As you know, my wife and I are basically one issue voters, we are strongly pro-life and always vote that way. Almost without fail, this leads us to voting a straight Republican ticket. We voted for President Trump not because we were fans of his language or persona, but because we knew Hillary would never appoint anything but a judge that was pro choice.
We are appalled by the hatred we have seen since the election. My wife has been saying since inauguration day that the president and all high ranking Republicans are in danger. When the shooting happened at the baseball practice, we reacted with "oh, it's finally happened." Pelosi and Warren could not even act civilized for 24 hours before jumping to conclusions, and the blame game began. As you have said, I feel better knowing my beliefs are nothing like theirs, as they are simply terrible people.
My main thought is a short one. We have no doubt if President Trump would be killed or die of natural causes, or become ill and step down, there would literally massive celebrations in our urban areas, possibly like we've never seen before, at least since 1999.
Our question? Why? VP Pence is far more conservative than President Trump, on social issues even moreso. He would immediately name a replacement for himself, and the administration would move to the right. Even more troubling to Dems, Pence is probably more popular now, never mind the incredible sympathy a death would generate.
Do you see it like this?
As an amateur futurist, I would agree with your prediction on all counts. As to your question of why, it returns back to the silliness. It was this way for W too, do not forget. It paused for a bit after 9/11, but it returned. They refuse to admit their ideas and platform have been roundly turned down by all except the northeast and west coast. Their answer has been to move further left, and call those in the middle who have left them stupid rubes who are not smart enough to understand...when, they are plenty smart enough to know they are voting for smaller government, lower taxes, and less regulation.
Seriously, who wants open borders? Obama basically shared Trump's beliefs back when he had to have people vote for him, and just moved further left as he held office. Hillary was not intelligent enough to realize this. Most of us harbor no ill will towards transgender people, but also realize they are a minority of a minority, a rounding error numbers wise. Most Americans favor abortion in limited form, but are very against it after the child is viable.
Their platform? MORE. More for themselves, of course. Where does that come from? Other people. Most folks realize they, in fact are, indeed, "the other people." In the past couple weeks, we've seen lots of calls that many on the left see this, and see the need for change. Let's hope they remain in the minority.
6/25/2017 09:40:00 AM