Not out of spite, but possibly in defense of some. Obviously this wouldn't be the sole reason and certainly not an uneducated vote.phuqueue wrote: ↑Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:22 pmYes, we have already discussed that your choices are informed by spite.DColeKC wrote: ↑Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:31 amTook a few days to reflect on this before commenting because unlike what was mentioned, I do take politics very seriously which is why I get heated. As someone struggling to decide what to do with my vote, everything factors into that decision. I have many friends and family members who are Trump supporters and none of them are hardcore Christians, anti-abortion or blind followers. Most of them live in rural communities and some Lifelong city dwellers like to assume all rural folk are uneducated and Trump flag flying conservatives. About the only thing true about that assumption is the conservative part. So when I see people try to toss all Trump supporters into this stereotype I feel my vote pull towards Trump.
It won't be that bad for whom?Despite all the rhetoric and constant doomsday implications some say will happen if Trump wins, I don’t honestly think it will be that bad and I do think some good can be done. I also think if he loses it could be a good opportunity for the republicans to regroup.
So if Biden is pres and the country is not unified, that is Biden's fault. Trump is already pres and the country is not unified, but that is the fault of the people who don't like Trump. There seems to be a pattern emerging here.With all that’s currently going on with civil unrest, I am truly nervous about having Biden as potus. He’s not going to be able to suddenly “unify” the country. Obama couldn’t do it but Biden will? The defund and decertify the police movement is mostly insane. I do see a value in what some of the defund the police concept means, but that’s not something you do by shifting millions of dollars from one budget to the other in a single year.
The message has already been heard, but a lot of white people don't like what they're hearing -- and have shown little inclination to reflect on that.These protests and riots are getting more and more dangerous. Residential areas were once off limits but now being targeted. You have violent idiots (white and black) who are ruining any chance of the message being heard.
77% of Republicans are afraid to admit they voted for Trump but they're also emboldened?So yes, everything plays into my vote, even these conversations on a forum. One comment said they’re not really worried about my vote because 1 vote doesn’t matter. What you don’t understand is there are hundreds of thousands like me. 77% of those who identify as republican are afraid to discuss politics or admit they vote for Trump. I have been saying it for years. The constant negativity towards Trump supporters over the last 3.5 years has just emboldened them and added to his base.
Trump will probably lose the popular vote and win the electoral college again. The margin in the closest states might be on the order of a few tens of thousands, as it was four years ago. I guess you could (generously) claim that "every single vote" matters in those states. Do you live in one of them? If not then I still don't care who you vote for. You clearly want to go for Trump, so just go be your truest self my dude.2 months ago I thought Biden had this. Now I think it’s going to be very close and every single vote does matter.
Biden doesn't have a magic wand. Obama didn't unify the country and Biden won't put the flames out either. I can't imagine it being all that bad for anyone, but I'm sure you're going to hit back with some generic democratic talking points about minorities and the LGBTQ community.
If Biden wins and the country isn't unified, it's not his fault. It wouldn't be his fault if he couldn't unify it either, but there's a possibility he will not help but hurt the situation while also hurting the economy.
What "white people" don't like what they're hearing? I don't know any white people who don't agree that Black Lives Mater but they may not like the BLM organization.
77% of republicans are afraid to discuss politics or admit who they voted for out of fear of being called out, violated, losing their job etc. By emboldened, I mean emboldened to vote for him again, even though they won't admit they did. They don't want to be scared into voting for someone else.