Had a lovely family dinner to celebrate my sons 18th birthday this week. Unfortunately, we could not avoid the politics or pandemic debates and equally unfortunately, I am the only progressive liberal in my immediate family. I was, however, happily surprised to learn that both my parents chose to write in their vote this year, saying Trump was a bully and an idiot and they couldn't bring themselves to vote for him again (which was their initial plan) after watching the debate. But, of course, they equally dislike Biden, so their vote wasn't given to him, either.
Who did they write in, you ask? God. "Because that is what this country needs more of."
As with most family gatherings, I came away from it further convinced that I, indeed, was adopted.
I know the feeling, my entire family is low information with the exceptions of myself and my daughters.
Does this president have to go on a killing spree and start eating his own waste on TV before we use the 25th amendment?
All I can say is the Republicans will NEVER recover.
They were obviously stupid back when that idiot Reagan was president, they got away with it so they pushed the envelope, it got worse and worse, at one point G.W. Bush was as bad as it could possibly get then Trump said "hold my beer."
I have voted Republican in the past, I even registered as a Republican to support some needed local reforms in Long Beach Ca.
But all that's over, I still don't call myself a Democrat, but I'll NEVER vote Republican again.
For now I say I'm Progressive, but if they go off the rails I'll block them too just like the Republicans.
Political parties need to keep their policies sane or they need to die of neglect.
If any of my Trumper friends are having second thoughts, they've been quiet about it. Pretty sure they are just doubling down since they get such heavy doses of pro-Trump rhetoric on their Fox TV and social media bubbles. I would love it if even one of my Trumper friends would give up on that administration. I think we are in for some October Surprise yet to come and I worry it will get even uglier than it is now.
Yes. Two women, both voted for Trump in the last election. Both are religious — ones practicing non-denominational, ones non-practicing Catholic. The Catholic will probably be voting third party, the other says she will “probably vote for Biden.” The debate was the final push for both of them.
We're in the same boat with the exception of my children, though my son is dating one. She never brings it up but I've seen her families posts and she is quiet when discussion happens. You just know these things.
I know Thanksgiving will be difficult but that's why visits are short, I don't stay with my mother, and I rarely go there. My cousins, etc, they're all hateful.
Sorry, I know how heartbreaking it is.
I personally don't know anyone who voted for Trump last time that won't be doing so again.
They seem dead set. I'm in the strange position of not wanting Trump to win but also not wanting to vote for Biden.
I'm seriously considering Jo Jorgensen but who knows
Glad your family hasn't let politics get in the way of actually being a family.