I have a WWII vet friend who is an ex Republican Precinct Commander, a devout Christian and is a fierce defender of all things Ronald Regan.
I am none of the above and yet we are friends, I cherish our friendship and we have the grandest discussions on politics. (Only once have we actually angered each other while debating politics, doing so again is NOT an option).
In recent discussions I point out how his GOP is undermining our democracy wholesale by restricting those who can vote, thereby restricting Democrats by and large from voting.
His response is that this effort by the GOP is not happening and almost in the same breath he asks me what I have against voter ID cards
Ok so what I seek in advice from the DU here is: An easy counter argument that refutes his assertion that the GOP is not deliberately attempting to prevent millions of Dems from voting.
I have already demonstrated to him that President Bush spent millions of tax dollars on a program seeking out these fictitious Democratic voters and came up with less than a hundred fraudulent votes nationwide. (He doubts my numbers btw.).
Again, this is a friend, a very dear old friend. There are likely many of us DUers who have Republicans as friends who would like help-assistance in our never ending struggle to drag our blinds friends out from the darkness.
In my case, this man fought for our democracy in WWII. I believe if I have any chance to wake him up it will be from the angle of our right to vote. He does not like romney but he hates President Obama.
That said, this kindly old man would pick up a gun and defend our democracy with his life AGAIN if needs be. Defending our right to vote should imo be the trigger that switches him away from the GOP.....and millions of voters like him.