Reed Howard Profile picture
@Georgetown chaplain and @GUPolitics Communications Director. Virginian. Micah 6:8. 🏳️‍🌈
Nov 5, 2020 8 tweets 2 min read
Due to negative partisanship, the only way to truly eradicate Trumpism is from within the GOP.

The vast majority of the 68 million Trump voters are not virulent racists. My aunt, my former pastor, my childhood friend's mom are not the racists progressives say they are. These voters are, however, tired of being called racist by NY/CA liberals & celebrities who have no idea what their lives are like. Understandably, when the left calls everyone center-right a racist (e.g. Romney 2012), GOP voters take it less seriously when Trump is called racist
Aug 19, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
My grandpa enlisted at 17. He spent his life on a ship & planted my family in a Navy town, Virginia Beach. He told me Republicans were better on military issues, so at 15 I became a Republican. I was told the racism & homophobia of certain GOP elements were just fringe because... ...my grandpa was thinking from a Navy perspective, where you treat everyone in a uniform with respect. The GOP nominated McCain when I was in middle school, Romney when I was in high school. Both good & decent men- I didn't get why Dems called these Republicans evil.
Aug 17, 2020 14 tweets 6 min read
I voted Republican all my life until 2016, but I am proud to support Joe Biden in 2020.

I want to share who Joe is with the hope it encourages other disaffected Republicans to do the same. /thread Biden stuttered as a child. Classmates called him “Bye-Bye,” mocking the way he said his name. It taught Joe to "be mindful of ppl in situations where their difficulties do not define their character, their intellect... You can’t let it define you.”
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Jul 4, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
We talk a lot about the Founding Fathers on #July4th, but America is always being refounded. We see leaders throughout our history who inspire us to be that more perfect union we were not at our inception... I'd like to include in the pantheon of our Founders folks like Harriet Tubman. Just like the colonists who broke from England, Harriet Tubman rebelled against cruel laws because she saw a need for justice.