“We just need to find a way to get past the short-circuiting of that debate by the endless propaganda campaign that convinces blacks that Democrats are their “friends” and Republicans the “enemy”.”
Perhaps there is a better way to go about this. You will not be able to convince him that Republicans are not his enemy... so don’t try.
There is a serious third party movement here on FR. The GOPe are fleeing conservative principles, so why defend them?
Tell your father-in-law that there needs to be a third party. Highlight what the Dems do. But you must first construct another way for him go. He will not fall into the arms of the “Republican Party.” They are the Enemy to him.
Liberals think with their emotions, not logic. Don’t argue logic with a liberal. Engage their emotions. Describe how it will FEEL when the President spends all of America’s money and “there isn’t any left.” Make it simple.
Then lay out this third party that should exist. I’m not saying there will be one (I think there will be one soon) but by putting another piece on the table perhaps you can start to shake his thoughts about what side he is on.
Yes, I could much more easily get away with telling all of my friends and family that I'm voting third party. Even the Libertarian Party is not the dreaded "Republicans". Unfortunately, there is no viable third party as of yet, and I don't see one developing any traction any time soon.