I appreciated your relatively reasoned, respectful approach to trying to find out how all Democrats (Dems) think. So many Republicans offer a challenge, almost a dare laced with insults, to explain Dems’ contrary opinions to someone who has already made up their mind.
First, I know many Dems. None of them think our trade with China has been fair. Even the public figures acknowledge a serious problem. The main dispute is how it should be addressed. I hope you are right about business coming back after China finds new providers.
Don’t be so sure other countries’ products are inferior. I have been to South America and noted the Chinese are already establishing a good reputation there. The long term answer to Chinese predation is defense.
Second, you miss the point about immigrants. It’s not that we should open our borders to anyone who comes. If those days ever existed, they are gone now. We need to be sure they don’t come to harm us.
Most of them come fleeing persecution or looking for a better life, as the vast majority of our ancestors did. We should treat them as humanely as possible, as guests rather than criminals.
The ultimate answer is to help them solve problems in their own countries. Central and South America are our adopted charges, and we have treated them like unloved stepchildren.
About blaming the inanimate object rather than the person — if you think the person is the only reason so many children are dying in mass shootings, then why don’t Republicans take steps to screen those who want to buy those objects of destruction?
You are willing to dedicate billions of dollars to prevent the real possibility that some immigrant might shoot a real American. You don’t care as long as you can play with your toys and protect the illusion that you can defend yourself against the government if they come for you.
You are right about campaign promises not being lies. They are more like hopes or commitments to try. They only begin to look like lies when they are obviously untrue or no real effort is made to make them come true.
Trump promised to build a wall and that Mexico would pay for it. He has certainly tried to build the wall. A lie is something you know is untrue when you say it.
I don’t believe Dems are “bashing the constitution.” Even if they did want to change the constitution or update it, that is the process that is written into the constitution and has occurred 27 times so far. Refusing service because of someone’s personal beliefs is not something I like, but Republicans or Democrats are not a protected class.
Have you read the Mueller report? I have. Have you noticed how many Trump advisers have been convicted? The perception that there might have been collusion is reasonable, certainly not a lie. Mueller’s take on that was very constrained. It did not vindicate the administration, and there was certainly no proof that collusion did not exist.