Unfortunately no one can have that conversation with a lot of the folks pushing the lies that come out of Right wing media. Fighting lies of CRT, lies of charter schools, and the lies about voting access do not work when 67% of the opposition does not believe in the math or the election that occurred in 2020.
It’s the never ending battle of the progressive. It’s very difficult to enact change. The problem is that even when solid, concrete ideas are placed out there…all it takes is the other side saying no. You don’t need a counter point, or a different plan. You just say no. It’s a lot easier to sell people on “don’t you like how things are or used to be?!”
And the misinformation battle is impossible. You can’t win against people who claim every fact, every source, every perspective…is a lie. Except theirs. Congress could spend weeks debating whether or not the White House is actually white. You could present facts, photos, blueprints, even guided tours, and there will still be dissenters who’s only argument is “yea well I heard a guy who knows people who painted it, and they say it’s actually a very light pink”
And above all else, the issue comes down to the government not governing for the people anymore. Look at Joe Manchin, the centrist hero. People in his own state overwhelmingly approved of Biden’s infrastructure plan (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... an-popular
) and YET…Manchin says no. I’m sure it has nothing to do with those lobbyists checks from Exxon, or his daughter being a major player in pharmaceuticals.