Originally Posted by SezMe
Thank you. I appreciate the insight.
I'd be more inclined to accept the "non-personal allegory" explanation, if it weren't for a couple of things. First, we weren't talking about the parties, or their rhetoric (real and imagined). We were talking about my thoughts on voting for a Democrat. Second, JoeMorgue invoked this party rhetoric trope specifically to dismiss my idea, comparing me to an abusive spouse in the process. Other members then started riffing on that theme.
So it seems to me that it was a strawman, deployed to dismiss my idea, insult me to my face, and shout down any attempt at discussion.
Tyr gets a minor pass because apparently he has me on soft ignore, and just doesn't trust me anyway.