I get it, if believed that this is what the Democratic party stood for, a party that has the support of over half the US populace, I would be just as scared. I encourage you to not be duped by the internet. Half the items on your list are either flat out not true or a caricature of reality.
Open borders with free health care to those that come through.
-no serious Democratic platform is asking for open borders, this is fear mongering. Providing healthcare to the undocumented goes beyond human rights or altruism. It’s about public health. This isn’t really an issue for reasonable people.
Abortion on demand
-really? This is a concern for you? I yield to women on this and support all legislation that gives them the autonomy and authority to act on behalf of their own bodies. You know, over 25% of women have had an abortion. It’s often a very difficult decision but it’s theirs to make.
-this is a standard that we are sadly far away from. We spend far too much as a country on healthcare, mostly through tax subsidies to insurance companies that are incentivized to bill and to provide a minimal standard of care. We spend so much money as a country on the woefully ill rather than on preventative care. This is a standard that we should all vie for. The debate should be centered on how best to implement it.
Reimagine our Police forces (DEFUND)!
-we ask too much of our police and then we’re surprised when we see suboptimal outcomes. Many police officers and union leaders are on record stating the need for reform. Defunding is an absurd tagline that has only hurt folks on both sides of the debate. There’s a way to enforce the law and maintain order without infringing on the rights of the poor - that should be the conversation we should be having.
-Dems want a return to prioritizing detaining and deporting/prosecuting violent undocumented criminals. If past failures of ICE leadership makes a shift in priorities untenable, there’s no reason why this responsibly couldn’t be absorbed by current (or a new) law enforcing agencies.
How about free college! There ain't nothing like the word "FREE" to suck someone in!
-our education system is a mess. If you weren’t born to wealthy parents, it’s a real uphill battle. We need a massive overhaul, but not just at the collegiate level. Everything from childcare to pre-K and public schools. This is a top 3 issue for me.
Hell yes we are coming for your guns, all on stage applauded! And that is just the tip of the iceberg!
-more fear mongering
Sue the NRA into oblivion!
-the NRA has been poorly managed and involved in self-dealing for far too long. However this plays out, I hope the new version of this gun rights advocacy is centered more on propagating a fun lifestyle/hobby than on scaring us to believe that teachers should carry guns in school.
Tax increases by the trillions!
-the past 2 Republican administrations have completely thrown out the conservative playbook on spending and taxes. The divide on tax policy among the parties, and how it affects YOUR bottom line, is more a fantasy than reality. That is, unless you’re making more than $400k. My friends in this tax bracket live comfortably and are uniformly fine with paying a bit more on taxes for public services that they too benefit from. Maybe you shouldn't be so concerned about them.
The Green New Deal which is a nuclear bomb of wacko regulations that will bring the economy to it's knees along with devastating hardships.
-more fear mongering. The stock market isn’t a benevolent entity that acts for the good of us all. Regulation, when thoughtfully applied, ensures that everyone benefits from what the land has to offer, not just a handful of corporations and their shareholders. The market spurs innovation and incentivizes useful risk. It’s important that we use regulation appropriately to direct this in a mutually beneficial and sustainable direction. It may come as a shock to you, but this is what we call capitalism, not socialism.
Ask them how much they support the Outdoor Sports? Every single anti hunting, anti shooting, anti fishing, anti trapping, animal rights group in this country support Democrats! How much do these activities matter to you?
-I’m heartened by the recent ideological merging of outdoors groups. Hunters, hikers, mountain bikers, birdwatchers, camping, etc all want the same thing. HuntingNY.com can play a role in giving all outdoors people a unified and more influential voice.
Trade deals that stick it to our own workers! Kiss their ass foreign policy!
-This is probably where Trump has been the weakest. His reckless abandonment of global allegiances and trade deals have not benefited America. Social issues aside, this is where Biden will have a clear edge. Trump talks a tough game that appeals to some but you’ll see where the labor unions fall on this.
Tearing down our history!
-I certainly don’t hold a romantic view of the confederacy and there’s no reason to exalt past leaders who were on the wrong side of history. It’s important to be clear-eyed about our past and to not conflate learning our history with celebrating all aspects of it. This is one of the areas that we can actually learn something from the Germans.
No Law and Order! ANARCHY IS OK! All one needs to do is take a look at Democrat controlled cities, Chicago, NY, Portland, Minneapolis, Seattle, St Louis, Baltimore, it is all out there to see if one takes the time to take a serious look!
-again, fear mongering. Democratic leaders denounce rioting and violence. Yes, urban centers have a denser population and so we expect to see more crime. These are also places where it’s hard to deny or hide from the results of our racial history and I look forward to having a president that can navigate and lead the nation through this difficulty territory. Another place where Trump has clearly failed.