R202: If you are, in fact, a gay man, you should have genuine fear & concern over the Republican Party's policies, both historically and what they would do if given the opportunity, on gay rights. The fact that you do not speaks volumes about the type of person you are, in my opinion. That's not being a one-issue voter. That's being a reasonable person who has empathy and care for others. It is realizing & accepting that a group of people's human & civil rights should trump (no pun intended), or at the very least be equal to, your economic concerns.
How you believe Trump is better equipped to handle the economy, just based on his business record, is baffling to me. As for taxes, unless you're wealthy, Joe Biden's tax plan, from what I've read, isn't considerably different from what you pay in taxes now. If you make more than $400,000 annually, you probably should pay more in taxes. Particularly for my geographic location (Lancaster, PA) and its cost-of-living, I am probably considered upper middle class since I have a white collar job, hold advanced graduate degrees and earn a lower six-figure salary per year. I am likely in the extreme minority here, but my personal philosophy on taxes has always been: if the government needs my money more than I do, and it's going to help others less fortunate than I am, then they can have it. As long as I can pay my bills and live comfortably, money is not the most important thing to me. Also, that slow recovery in 2008: who, exactly, caused that financial crisis? It certainly wasn't Obama/Biden. I seem to recall it was, as usual throughout history, Republicans. Even if everyone agreed with you that it was a slow recovery, I would rather be known for a slow recovery than causing the crash in the first place.
I do agree with you that some on the left have gone too extreme. I, myself, am a Clinton/Obama Democrat, i.e., fairly centrist. However, the extreme left is not the mainstream. They're just a very vocal minority. I would be perfectly happy with a President Harris and/or a Biden/Obama third term. How was your life so terrible under President Obama and Vice President Biden? And how is the United States headed in Communism, exactly? Another Republican scare tactic. Also, this "erasure of history" shit is so tired. For example, removing statues to the Confederacy, who were traitors of the United States, is not erasing history. You can still read all about them in history books, encyclopedias, Wikipedia, countless websites, learn about them in history class, etc. If black people dislike looking at statues of people who owned, and/or fought to continue to own their ancestors, why is your "respect" for history and desire to not "erase it" more important than their desire to not look at statues commemorating it? Once again, Republicans are all about I/me: I don't want to "erase" history, so tough shit to the black people if they don't want to look at a statue of a Confederate Army General. And I say this as someone who really does not care either way; I'm not Southern nor am I black, so it doesn't affect me directly and my opinion doesn't really matter.
Lastly, why is it necessarily a bad thing for someone to have been in politics a long time? Since when is experience a bad thing? Particularly after four years of Trump, I would think people would value political experience, not view it as a negative. All that said, since neither of us is going to change the other's mind (I don't know about you, but I certainly wasn't trying to), I appreciate, at least, you taking the time to reply to my post, even if I still think most of what you said is bullshit. However, are you a bit bipolar? How do you reply like a semi-normal person with typical Republican talking points at R202, and then at R204 say you're not a Republican? Which is it?