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Which Republicans do you support?
« on: October 17, 2020, 04:00:39 pm »
On a different thread, Sparky made the observation that the majority of posts were against Donald Trump. So, I thought we could "bring balance to the Force" with a discussion about Republican officials we support.

I'll start:

I support Senator Mitt Romney. I voted for him in the 2012 Presidential election. I voted him for him to represent Utah in the Senate. Out of all elected representatives at the national level, Romney most closely aligns with my own values as a citizen.

I approve of Amy Coney Barrett for Associate Justice on the Supreme Court. Unless the direction changes in the next few weeks, we will likely have a liberal majority in the House of Representatives, maybe a liberal majority in the Senate, and probably a Biden White House. I'm grateful for a conservative balancing force in the separation of powers. Like Romney, Barrett's values around family and faith issues most closely align with my own.

On the state and local level, there's not much to say. I received my ballot by mail yesterday. Many positions have unopposed Republicans running. In the Governor's race, I'm supporting Spencer Cox (Republican.) His Democratic opponent, Chris Peterson, has some good ideas about education. Spencer Cox has actual plans to improve public education. And, Cox's commitment to supporting families and to preserving religious freedom are crystal clear.

Locally, I support our very Republican mayor. He's probably the busiest person in Santaquin. He has a fulltime job. He serves as Mayor on Fridays for the paltry sum of $6K per year. He's a Stake President. He has a family. And, with all of that, he worked shoulder-to-shoulder with me volunteering to dig post holes at the Girls Camp. 

So, with the whole picture in the frame, I support Republicans the vast majority of the time. It's interesting that because I won't be voting for Donald Trump, I'm suddenly a baby-killing Socialist who wants to take away free speech and destroy America.  ::)

Setting aside Donald Trump, which Republicans do you support and why?
All grown-ups were once children...but only few of them remember it. ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, "The Little Prince."
 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 04:38:24 pm »
When we lived in California. I have voted mostly Republican for state and local elections to balance out the some of the left wing loopiness. 

When we lived in Utah, I voted mostly Democrat to counteract the right wingnuts prevalent there. 

Here in Alabama, once again votuing a straight Democratic ticket is tho only moral option.

Basically, I usually end up voting for the party not in power
 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 04:45:34 pm »
I think Mitt Romney is generally a person of principle. Yes, he is a politician, & that often shows, but overall, I think he puts expediency behind trying to do what is right.

I wish Jeff Flake had not chosen to retire from the Senate. His calling out of what he saw as erroneous was a voice that we often needed to hear.

If the GOP had dumped Donald & put up Pence as the candidate, it would have made the choice more complicated. He does have some extreme views based on religious beliefs, but he is a more principled person than Trump, whose only principle is "What's in it for me?" Pence has prior government experience, while Trump backed into the White House with no public service background at all, because again, he serves only himself. Pence is a more reasoned, less mercurial person, & I think he would be more likely to pay attention to expert advice in whatever field if Donald were not around pulling his strings.

Someone who should probably come back into public life, because there is a place for her, is Condoleeza Rice. If she had challenged Donald this year, his hieney would have been grilled ham & maybe Biden's as well.

As for California, we have Republicans like Devin Nunes & Kevin McCarthy. What can I say?  ::)

(edited for vocabulary because it didn't occur to me before that American slang doesn't always translate well elsewhere. :o )
« Last Edit: October 17, 2020, 09:24:16 pm by Curelom »
 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 09:35:35 pm »
I agree that Condi Rice should return to the public sphere.  She'd have my backing.
 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 12:46:26 pm »
I really like Mitt Romney and voted for him in 2012 and would do so again in a heartbeat. I just mailed in my absentee ballot this past week and it was a thorough mix of Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. I didn't vote for Trump, but I didn't vote for Biden, either.

I really like Ballotpedia as a fairly unbiased source for information on candidates and issues.

I have been unaffiliated with a political party since after the 2016 election. I can't stand what the gormless 'team spirit' does to us as a nation and refuse to be a part of it anymore.

For an analogy: I went to the University of Oklahoma at the end of the Switzer years (and the beginning of whomever came next, coach-wise). I see the ridiculous levels of support of some political candidates akin to the ridiculous levels of support given to the football players at my school. Money/gifts under the table to circumvent NCAA rules. Looking the other way with clear issues with violence, cheating, and sexual assault. All for the holy and almighty 'team.' They win games. They get a pass.

I won't put up with it anymore. I vote for candidates and issues I feel I can believe in and I feel will represent me well--not against others. Not for a team.

In this light, I am careful as to what arguments I put up with on social media. I try to avoid creating an echo chamber, but if the source is specious or the argument uses fallacious logic, I scroll on by. If the poster posts those kinds of things repeatedly or with vitriol, they get snoozed. 3 snoozes, they get unfollowed permanently (if family) or unfriended. I have snoozed people from both sides of the aisle--but I have realized that most people I know violating those rules these days are on the right, so most of the snoozing or unfollowing happens with people on the right.
 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2020, 01:42:15 pm »
Why are more people not replying here?

We know many Nauvoodles have strong responses to Trump, & some people have complained that he isn't being treated fairly by some others. Roper is giving everyone a fair chance to identify Republicans they would support, but not many people are answering. Does this mean that 1) Few of us see many good, promising people in the GOP?, or 2) People who support Trump only support Trump & don't see any other acceptable figures in the party?

Either way - whether people see few good alternatives or see only Trump as a good alternative - it doesn't bode well for the Republican party as presently constituted.

« Last Edit: October 21, 2020, 03:07:53 pm by Curelom »
 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2020, 03:08:53 pm »
I have praised John Kasich here on many occasions. He's not perfect, and I certainly don't agree with all his positions, but he actively seeks to work across the aisle, and de-politicize certain polarized social issues as not needing to be 'owned' by one party or the other. If he had been the Republican candidate in 2016, I would have EASILY voted for him. I voted for him in the primary. As things turned out in the General, I voted third party in 2016.

As for lack of responses, I think it has to do, also, with one's State, and the specific politicians being presented there. I'm in Georgia, and that isn't giving me very good praiseworthy options right now. Although I'm convinced if I were in another state, I might have much more to say.

 
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Re: Which Republicans do you support?
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2020, 04:38:37 pm »
I'm in Georgia, too (wave to Taalcon!) and I really don't have a lot of things to share about it. My comment on the other thread which led to this one getting started was a little tongue-in-cheeek, though I'm pretty sure that didn't come across. I should have said so on the other thread. I appreciate Roper starting this one up as a counterbalance, but I really don't have much to say. :(
 
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