• Gormadt
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    1 month ago

    My mother is planning to vote Republican this year because she “doesn’t pay attention to that political crap”

    I keep telling her that she really needs to pay attention because she’s on disability, gets medical benefits from the government, food stamps, etc.

    Yet she still refuses to get informed.

    I’ve tried talking to her about politics, I’ve tried showing her what Republicans are doing, I’ve tried asking her what she’d do if her benefits went away, etc. all she does is get angry about trying to bring politics into a discussion.

    At this point I’ve told her that if the worst should happen with Republicans getting their way and she loses her benefits I don’t plan to help her at all. She’ll be at the mercy of her own decisions. (Something her and my dad have said to my siblings and I a lot growing up.)

    Edit: She votes Republican straight down the ballot every single election. And for positions where people don’t declare their political party she doesn’t vote for those positions because she, “Won’t trust a rat who won’t say who they are.”

    Edit 2: I accidentally a word or 2.

    • Nougat
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      331 month ago

      She votes Republican straight down the ballot every single election. And for positions where people don’t declare their political party she doesn’t vote for those positions because she, “Won’t trust a rat who won’t say who they are.”

      “Doesn’t pay attention to that political crap”

      So that was a fucking lie.

      • Gormadt
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        81 month ago

        Exactly

        She’s straight up got the Republican brain worms bad.

    • Joxnir
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      111 month ago

      At this point I’ve told her that if the worst should happen with Republicans getting their way and she loses her benefits I don’t plan to help her at all. She’ll be at the mercy of her own decisions. (Something her and my dad have said to my siblings and I a lot growing up.)

      I’m curious, what did she say to that?

      • Gormadt
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        61 month ago

        “They wouldn’t do that.”

        You know, the thing they constantly say they’re going to do.

        She doesn’t even consider it a possibility so me saying that I won’t help her if it happens is a non-thing.

        And if you’re curious, her opinion on the repeal of abortion rights is also shitty. “I live in a state where I can get one so it’s not an issue.”

        And when I mention that it’s a possibility that if Republicans gain power they’ll pass a national ban she again shoots it down as something that they wouldn’t do.

        • Joxnir
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          21 month ago

          Sounds like she’s in denial. Does she also change the subject when losing an argument?

          Anyways, I think you have better chances addressing her denialism than to argue any other political point. As long as someone won’t argue in good faith, all other arguements and debates become pointless diversions.