Help Me Understand Conservatives
I am swing voter who has just concluded a five-day debate with a long-time friend. She is a conservative who believes that voting for a Democrat is akin to voting for abortion. Our debate began when she posted a graphic on her Facebook wall claiming that 200+ years of Presidents combined (including G. W. Bush) have accrued as much debt as President Obama in his first three years of office. I pointed out that her facts were wrong and, as a Christian, we should all investigate first so that we do not spread misinformation.
The discussion descended into madness from there. HELP! I recognize that this is a site supporting President Obama, but I truly need help understanding why and how "conservatives" have built up so much venom for a president that has obviously done some good for the country (we may disagree about healthcare reform, but he actually got something through Congress; we are out of Iraq, as he promised; his actions led to the successful elimination of bin Laden; the economy hasn't yet healed, but marathon reforms are required, not sprint reforms).
So...can someone out there please help me understand this?? The individual in question does sincerely believe that voting for a democrat is a vote for abortion. I always thought it was a vote for a woman's right to choose--God alone judges us all.
Thank you for any and all comments...please help me find some peace with this, if such a thing exists when considering the positions of ultra-right wing conservatives.