So - your boyfriend has these theories of how things should work, but let's look at fucking reality.
[quote]Republicans try to suppress voting anywhere they can and gerrymander to keep themselves in power.
So? Democrats want to let more and more people across the border so that they can get more blue voters and get more power.
[quote]Republican administrations have single-handedly blown up our deficit every time they're in power, then when they're not in power, say we have to be more budget-friendly and not spend so wrecklessly.
True. The last president to balance the budget was Bill Clinton.
[quote]Republicans have not offered a single policy to help the lives of the middle and lower classes in the last 20 years - just block it.
What have Democrats done?
[quote]Republicans are AGAINST healthcare access for all and want to reduce or eliminate Social Security and Medicare - yes, they do.
Because it costs money, especially when the cost of healthcare has become exorbitantly high. But some Republicans would rather replace social security with UBI.
[quote]And look at their base. Racists, Fascists, White Supremacists, People who want to ban books, people who are anti-gay.
There are Democrats that want to ban books as well, like To Kill a Mockingbird and Huck Finn. And the Democrats have their own extremists, like the “peaceful protesters” of 2020.
[quote]Why would a gay man look at that party and who it's filled with and say - yep, that's the one for me! Particularly a gay man?
Why would a gay man look at a party that wants to medically transition proto-gay children and think, “Yep, that’s the party for me.”
Your boyfriend sounds like a rose-tinted idiot, if I can be honest. He believes in political theory more than actual practice and what is currently going on.