Doing all the things
The Taliban allow limited abortion.
In summary on social issues - you are closer to the D position, but Rs are 'quite tolerant' which doesn't really add up when you look at their voting records, and the Ds are super-mean to me, so I can't support team D. Got it!No, it does not. By any definition, I’m liberal on social issues, though at this point I’m to the right of the Democrats as their positions have become increasingly extremist, absurdist, and illogical.
I favor abortion rights and am ok with a compromise of a European style law.
I favor LGBT and trans rights, though I think women who have undergone male puberty should not compete in women’s athletic events.
I oppose the death penalty (but could live with it in very very severe cases e.g., remorseless serial killer with no doubt of guilt).
I think birth control should be readily available and in a perfect world free.
I wish more Republicans supported positions like these. They’re a lot close to Democratic positions, yet Dems demonize me and Republicans are quite tolerant of these views.
I already assume they’re gone for me - either the age will be raised, they’ll be subject to means testing, or else the country will be too flat broke to afford them. I don’t think I’ll do any better in the U.K. which is even more broke.
The problem is it’s all a bunch of lies. The Dems are in favor of teaching revisionist history, which is no better than banning books or evolution. They want to cancel anyone who disagrees with them slightly and then claim they support free speech. Bodily autonomy sure didn’t apply during C19. It’s like he has forgotten his whole record. Sadly for him no one is this stupid (at least no one who voted Republican).
And there's a good reason not to be a single-issue voter.The Taliban allow limited abortion.
Yep. Voters zone out when you talk policy. You have to hit them with emotionThis is just a short opinon piece from Paul Waldman about Democratic messaging and why it struggles to hit the mark, but I liked the way he explained a couple points:
You might find this interesting: OH GOP operatives are freaking out over JD Vance:Tim Ryan finally stopped talking about China and his voting with republicans and has an anti-J. D. Vance ad.
Representative Glenn Thompson, a Pennsylvania Republican, attended his son’s same-sex wedding days after the lawmaker voted against a bill that would codify the right to have a same-sex marriage into federal law.
Thompson was one of 157 Republicans who voted against the Respect for Marriage Act, which passed the US House last week. On Friday, he attended his son’s wedding.
“Congressman and Mrs Thompson were thrilled to attend and celebrate their son’s marriage on Friday night as he began this new chapter in his life,” a spokesperson for the lawmaker, Maddison Stone, said in a statement Monday. “The Thompsons are very happy to welcome their new son-in-law into their family.”
Never let it be said that Rep. Thompson let his principles stand in the way of his ambition.After the vote on the Respect for Marriage Act, Stone said the measure was a “stunt”.
“This bill was nothing more than an election-year messaging stunt for Democrats in Congress who have failed to address historic inflation and out of control prices at gas pumps and grocery stores,” Stone told the Centre Daily Times.