tommy1808 wrote:ztarizona wrote:Dems better learn how to speak to these people if they want a hope or a prayer EVER winning ANY of the middle states again or the senate.
short of vocally supporting bans on abortion, more capital punishment and a seasoning of copying bills straight out of the Bible that may get somewhat difficult.
We already know that, when broken down into actually policy ideas, their ideas often have majority support among Republicans... sometimes very clearly (universal background checks with ~80% for example). But as soon as their is a (d) next to someones name, what they say is completely irrelevant. Then it is straight to DemonRats taking guns away and wanting to introduce communism, regardless of what the actual proposal is. .... how many Republicans believe that "defunding the police" means literally no law enforcement anywhere, despite that being a fringe position outside the Democratic party....
We see it clearly at the moment..... some 70~80% or so of Republicans believe there was wide spread election fraud and the Presidency was stolen from Trump. Despite Trumps own lawyers not, not once, claiming anything like that in any of the cases their brought and explicitly pointing out that they don´t allege fraud and there is no evidence for fraud. Even Trumps own legal Team and Trump appointed judges don´t move the believe even the slightest bit.
Howard Dean was right Defund the police is the absolutely wrong message. As he says what they mean to say is "reform the police" and move some of the money to social workers and crisis teams who can help people to get off of addictions or off the street into some kind of affordable housing. Defund the police cannot be proclaimed in middle America or suburbs. It just cannot win. I dont even need a political science degree to know that.
Move some of the money to retraining programs so we can have the police force we need not trigger happy types we are seeing on the news of late. Sometimes its not even minorities who end up being killed (ie Ryan Whitaker in Phoenix AZ). Its just a culture of shoot first.
Unfortunately we are now a heavily militarized society and its celebrated. Per your point it is actually interesting trump confiscated bump stocks (weapons attachment) and there was little to no outcry from Rs of "cOnFiScAtIoN!"