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    'For The Love of God Don't Vote For My Dad!'

    'Please for the love of God do not vote for my dad': Republican's daughter voices opposition

    Robert Regan blames daughter’s ‘socialist university’ but says he’s ‘happy she feels confident’ to oppose him publicly

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    It’s not the usual rallying cry one might expect from a political candidate’s child as their father runs for office, but the daughter of a Republican candidate has urged people in Michigan to “please, for the love of God” not vote for her father.

    “Tell everyone,” Stephanie Regan wrote in a viral tweet – which has now been liked more than 180,000 times on Twitter.

    In a follow-up tweet, she called on voters to research the background of her father, Robert Regan, for themselves, writing: “I don’t feel safe rn sharing further information regarding his beliefs, but please look him up and just read for yourself.”

    Regan is running in Michigan’s primary for a state house seat this August.

    Stephanie Regan’s words seem to have come as a blow to her father, who has espoused a commitment to his family on his campaign website, using multiple photos of himself and his children to support his campaign.

    Robert Regan has spoken on local TV since his daughter sent out the tweet, blaming her liberal college education for her views.

    “When they go off to college, quite frankly they get involved with these Marxist, socialist universities ,and they start getting indoctrinated with things that are completely polar opposite from where you raised them,” Regan told local TV.

    Regan, who describes himself on his own website as “so conservative [he] makes Rush Limbaugh look like a liberal,” says he and his daughter have disagreed on systemic racism, white privilege and Black Lives Matter.

    “She’s a big believer in that,” he told the Hill. “The only place where I really see systemic racism would be the abortion clinic, because they seem to target the African American community.”

    His tone seems to have taken a turn since Thursday, when he posted a lengthy statement to Facebook that seemed appreciative of his daughter’s political engagement.

    “I am happy that she feels confident enough in our relationship to express her opposing thoughts so publicly” while encouraging her and others to voice their own opinions, he said.

    'Please for the love of God do not vote for my dad': Republican's daughter voices opposition | US news | The Guardian

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    “When they go off to college, quite frankly they get involved with these Marxist, socialist universities ,and they start getting indoctrinated with things that are completely polar opposite from where you raised them,”
    What, like education? Was he raising her to be barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen or something.

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    "I don't buy into this whole systemic racism thing at all” - Robert Regan

    “I’m not saying there’s not hurdles to overcome. We all have hurdles to overcome. You know, as a quote-unquote rich, white, Christian male, people look at me a certain way. And it’s not always good. So, everybody has obstacles to overcome,” he also said, while adding he thinks President Trump has "done more for the black community than any president we’ve had in the last 20 years."

    The state House candidate added when discussing his and his daughter’s political differences that on a scale of 1-10, “I’m like the right wing, a 10, and she’s like a zero.”

    He also said, unlike his daughter, he doesn’t believe white privilege exists and said he thinks their differing opinions on the matter could have also prompted her tweet. Regan said his daughter recently sent him an article about the topic but he said “there’s no scientific data behind it.”

    “It’s like, really?” he said. “A known fact like man-made global warming? No, these things are debatable all day long. We need to have a debate.”

    A number of lawmakers and advocates have pointed to racial disparities seen in areas like health, incarceration and the economy recently amid rolling demonstrations against racial injustice across the country.

    The Pew Research Center said in a report in May that Black Americans “remain far more likely than their Hispanic and white counterparts to be in prison,” even as it found the rate of imprisonment among the racial group has decreased at record levels.

    The White House also acknowledged earlier this year that African Americans were dying of COVID-19 at disproportionate rates in the country amid the ongoing pandemic, with Trump vowing then to do “everything in our power to address this challenge.”

    Regan said in the interview Thursday that although he and his daughter haven’t spoken since her recent tweets, he was “happy that she’s willing to speak out and express her opinion on things.” He also noted that he has received supportive messages from others since the tweets went viral.

    Stephanie Regan in her follow-up tweets urged followers to research her father's campaign positions. Among the issues listed on his campaign page, there is one section advocating for making “English the official language in Michigan,” another calling for the restoration of a “constitutional Militia to the state of Michigan” and others spanning topics like immigration and abortion restrictions.

    On his Twitter page, Regan has also shared tweets labelling Black Lives Matter a “Marxist” group and expressed support for the “Thin Blue Line,” a reference to the police, as protests against racism and police brutality have continued in parts of the country following the police-involved deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other African Americans.

    Robert Regan in the interview Thursday invoked biblical scripture while likening the situation with his daughter to the "prodigal son," with the father figure "always standing at the doorstep waiting for his son to return.”

    “But I always just drop a line in the water and send them a card,” Regan said about his four children. He emphasized that he doesn't “hold any animosity" toward his daughter following her tweets

    Regan is one of three Republicans running to represent District 73 in the Michigan state House. The seat is currently being held by state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (R), who is running this year to unseat Rep. Justin Amash (L-Mich.).

    Michigan candidate's daughter urges people not to vote for him in viral tweet | TheHill

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    Probably divorced the mum and the daughter is bitter.

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    "I don't buy into this whole systemic racism thing at all” - Robert Regan

    “I’m not saying there’s not hurdles to overcome. We all have hurdles to overcome. You know, as a quote-unquote rich, white, Christian male, people look at me a certain way. And it’s not always good. So, everybody has obstacles to overcome,” he also said, while adding he thinks President Trump has "done more for the black community than any president we’ve had in the last 20 years."
    ...this is reading more and more like satire or a parody.

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    Regan said his daughter recently sent him an article about the topic but he said “there’s no scientific data behind it.”
    This sounds very much like arguments we've read here: that there is no proof George Floyd or anyone else was treated as they were [even partly] because of their ethnicity.

    Scientific data: the rock on which christianity is built.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    This sounds very much like arguments we've read here:
    So does this:

    “I’m not saying there’s not hurdles to overcome. We all have hurdles to overcome. You know, as a quote-unquote rich, white, Christian male, people look at me a certain way. And it’s not always good. So, everybody has obstacles to overcome,”
    'I made it owing to an accident of birth giving me advantages others didn't get, why can't they too!? I'm the real victim here!'


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    God?
    Which God....?

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    *sigh*

    Thanks for taking the time.

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