Ok this is what makes me question if you actually don’t care about race because you connect backwards with conservative, and then seem to think ireland isn’t backwards anymore because they’ve elected an Indian that is also gay. This is where it makes me think you personally do care about identity politics which is why I call you a lefty as identity politics is an obsession with the left.In American terms? Of course they’re not perfect - far from it and no one in politics comes close. Let’s take the 2024 election: no idea what the Dems are going to do - Biden only won on the back of anti-Trump sentiment and in another 2 years realistically is unelectable for a second term - so either he runs and loses or they replace him - but with who - the VP is normally the natural pick but Harris is basically hidden because she’s unpopular - so who? Buttigieg might be a shot but being gay probably isolates him (it shouldn’t, but it’s conservative / backwards America so it will). They could learn from Ireland, a traditionally conservative and Catholic country who elected a gay bloke of Indian heritage as Taoiseach (PM) because he was the most suitable candidate. But the Dems have a talent problem no matter who from the GOP runs, Trump or otherwise. As for the personalities, I personally think AOC is a bit of a whinger, just as MTG is a nutter. I find CNN/MSNBC a little less crazy than Fox News but clearly biased to the left. At the end of the day it’s the same the world over, lefties in Australia, the UK, the US and everywhere else always bleat about Conservatives and vice versa. For mine most politicians only open their mouth to change feet.
As for the other stuff my other issue is comparing legal guns to abortion. While I get you’re against guns I honestly don’t see the comparison. Yes guns can kill but the 2nd amendment does not protect a single person who decides to murder an innocent person. It’s purely about the right the bear arms whether it be to protect oneself and his family home or to protect themselves from a potential tyrannical government. A very good example is nazi Germany. Prior to hitlers final take over and rounding up the Jews, he banned guns, once the people have no rights to guns the government won’t be scared of a fight back anymore, the early Americans did this with the native Americans, they didn’t let them have guns and were able to completely control them. So the difference is this abortion is killing an innocent life whereas having guns legal is not allowing it but there are bad people who take advantage of freedom. AOC is a whinger and a fraudster. The girl couldn’t even give a few examples of how trump is so bad when questioned. I can put the video up if you’d like I’ve put it up before.
Anyways all this stuff always swings one way or the other the past decades things have been going the lefts way and now a few things are going to the right, there neeeds to be a balance as purple chin man says.