T_Bone0806 wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 am
silverscreenselect wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:36 pm
It's times like this that I really miss having Flock here to defend the President and explain how all of his antics make sense.
I've held back asking this for a while now, but why do you keep calling Flock out, poking at him with a stick in an attempt to get a rise out of him? If he hasn't left this place altogether, then he obviously he not taking the bait. And really, to what purpose do these "debates" serve other than a forum for the two of you to hurl personal insults at each other?
Look, I agree with most of your opinions, and I'm not suggesting gathering around the campfire for a rousing rendition of Kumbaya, but maybe it would be preferable to state your opinions, offer your justifications for said opinions, and not try to provoke someone who is clearly not having any of it into resuming hostilities. Doing so only seems to indicate that you are more interested in a 3 pm schoolyard showdown than an actual debate. If he feels motivated to respond to points you've made, he will. Otherwise, perhaps it's better to continue your posts, and letting those who are inclined to respond with an opposing viewpoint do so.
Food for thought, with all due respect.
You're right that part of my comments are an attempt to get FLock back here into the fray. But part of it is an honest desire to know how intelligent people can continue to support Trump despite all that's gone on. I'm not talking about the yahoos and the bigots, because he got over 70 million votes and most of that wasn't the far right fringe.
I have a friend who attended Georgia Tech with me years ago. He's a few years older because he served in Vietnam before enrolling, but we've kept in touch over the years. We talk a couple of times a week, usually about Tech and Atlanta sports. But shortly before the election, he mentioned that he was still supporting Trump and I found that surprising. Since the pandemic started, he and his wife (both of whom have health issues) have been pretty much locked at home. He hasn't been to a sitdown restaurant since March or gone to movies or other get together. He used to play duplicate bridge once or twice a week (I used to play as well before I got married). Obviously that's stopped as well. He has been to pick up take-out food about a dozen times. He used to be part of a weekly lunch group with several other retired men. He told me that they hadn't gotten together since then and he just learned that one of the members (who he said was in the best physical condition of all of them) died of COVID a couple of weeks ago. So, he takes this virus very seriously and has changed his entire lifestyle.
But he still supports Trump. And his reasoning goes that yes, Trump is an obnoxious jerk, but he's much better for the country than Biden. And I just can't see how someone who has been locked down for six months (much like Mrs. SSS and I have) feels this way. What usually happens is that we change the subject to something safe.
That's part of the reason for wanting Flock back. I'd really like to know what he feels now and how he will justify it if he still supports what Trump has done the last six months.