“You see Dad, it seems you have forgotten that you have two daughters and a wife.”

Or, perhaps you’re murdering your Dad (and your relationship) by overanalyzing.

Trump voters, as far as I can tell, are aware of Trump’s rhetorical warts. Trump is a man who seems to verbalize mysogeny, (I say “seems”, because men who are Trump’s age used to say a LOT of things that today’s hypersensitive youth interepret as “racism” or “mysogeny”…..but at the end of the day, for them, it was just talk.) but at the same time, it is his daughter, not his sons, who manages the largest and most successful parts of his empire.

I suggest strongly you ask your father WHY he is voting for Trump, and then SHUT UP and LISTEN. I suspect, again strongly, that he’ll tell you he’s doing it for YOU.

HUH! you say? How can that be?

Well, simply put, I am sure your father believes that despite all the irresponsible jabber that comes from Trump’s mouth and his tweeting fingers, that the economic path we are on looks like destruction to him. (Remember, he’s seen this before, in the 1970’s; it not exactly the same, but a variation on a theme.) And he wants his children and grandchildren to life and grow up in an America with opportunity, not one where a master’s degree is required to avoid flipping burgers.

You would undoubtedly counter with BUT DAD…..what about my husband? What about health care? What about this and that and that and this?????

Most likely response? “Pfft. That’s all talk to get votes from certain sectors. Both parties do it to gin up the base. We are a nation of laws, and no existing protections are going anywhere. You worry too much, honey. I’ve seen a lot of campaigns, and they all go the same way.”

Have the conversation.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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