Abby Johnson: "Here’s another one. I would support bringing back household voting.
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How anti-feminist of me."
“In May of this year, Johnson said she supported a “one vote per household” agenda. When questioned if there was a split between the man and woman, she replied, “Then they would have to decide on one vote. In a Godly household, the husband would get the final say”…”
This is the opinion of a pre-selected, approved guest at the RNC. And since the GOP hasn’t come up with a 2020 platform, it’s arguable that the GOP is now whatever Trump loyalists say it is.
No, I don’t agree with her. But she is entitled to hold and express that view in a party that values independent thought and freedom of conscience. In the Democrat hive, not so much. She’d be bullied into group-think or cancelled.
I just thought it was interesting that you’d consider Democrats as being synonymous with “group think”. Because when I think about the Democratic party and the people who make up that party, I think of diversity. Diversity of people, diversity of thought. I also consider the Democratic party to be pretty open minded and progressive. The Republican party, on the other hand, isn’t as diverse. The platform and policies are far more black-and-white with little room for deviation. Which, in my opinion, makes the GOP much more synonymous with “group think” based on their adherence to conservative, christian values. Which are inherently strict and concrete.
GOP dropped even the pretense of adhering to conservative christian values back in 2016. They are all in for diversity now, which translates into letting anyone (including extremists and loons) say their piece so long as they kneel for Trump.
Do you ever wonder why there isn’t a lot of diversity of opinion on whether we should accommodate ourselves to the law of gravity? Does the prevalent uniformity of agreement about gravity imply necessarily that some group think mind control is in play? Would diversity of opinion re gravity be better than agreement?
Maybe the same conservative values simply work for and make consistent sense to a larger number of people.