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Response to Betty88 (Original post)

Tue Feb 28, 2012, 10:28 AM

54. Semi-converted Republican here

and I'm strongly considering voting for Obama/changing parties. For me, it's a number of issues that have finally brought this situation to a head.

One, I'm an atheist, but even before I became one, I was strongly opposed to the comingling of religion and government. Two, I'm a social liberal as far as gay rights, reproductive rights, etc go. Third, while I'm probably more fiscally conservative than most on here, I'm not nearly stupid enough to think a completely laissez faire economy is a good idea. Unlike my brethren, I've taken a few economics courses. Regulation and a social safety net is needed.


I was able to vote for John McCain, even if it meant putting up with that high-voiced shrieker. But between the Ron Paul nut jobs and the fundies, I'm almost literally being shoved bodily from the party.

Sincerely,
the local registered repuke

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