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flashl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-09-07 04:59 PM
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What do you think? FL dems switch to GOP to vote primary
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A Call for Floridians to Join Me: Switch to GOP!

I read Orlando Sentinels Democratic columnist Scott Maxwell todayand it inspired me to answer his call for me and my fellow Floridians to join the GOP!

Maybe I should explain before I lose my TU..

First, unless youve been living in the cave with Bin Laden, you know that the DNC has voted to take away the votes of all Florida Democrats. Why? Because the GOP-controlled state legislature voted to move the primary from late March to January 29.

(After the Supreme Court took our right to vote away, we are a tad sensitive about things like that.)

I know Dean is upset that us Dems here think we should have at least as much clout as South Carolina, the most GOP state in the union, and the right, white states of Iowa and NH, but the answer should be a better primary system, like a regional or national primary-NOT to disenfranchise the voters of an important state by taking ALL of our delegates away.

But Den didnt stop there. Dean strong-armed the candidates to agree not to campaign here to really stick it to Florida. AND LEST YOU THINK this is all about principle, the DNC says its perfectly acceptable to take as much campaign money as they want from the state. Nice.

The GOP, seeing the internal strife and backlash, decided to cut their delegates by 50%.

So Floridians are faced with a choicehave our vote count some, or have our vote count for nothing.

The solution is simple: GO to your election supervisors and switch your party registration for the upcoming GOP primary!

Vote for the GOP candidate you can at least stand, OR, vote for the GOP candidate you think will MOST LIKELY BE DEFEATED by the Dem candidate (thats my plan). At least youll be making a difference.

Since the top-tier candidates agreed to not campaign here but take our moneyIm not too keen on voting for any of them in the Dem primary. And it wouldnt count anyway.

AFTER the primary, switch back to being a Democrat. This is not only legal, according to state elections supervisors, this is a movement that they are currently experiencing. You can switch as much as you want.

If enough Floridians do this, this will make our point, our vote will count for something, and then we can go to work to doing what we should be doing in the first place: Working with the DNC to stop the GOP from winning the states 27 electoral votes!!!

If the DNC would wise up and target the GOP instead of their own foot soldiers in a major, swing state , (for the crime of wanting a say in our next leader), we might just pull off 2008. My fellow activists have worked their tail off to require paper ballots for 2008, to get good people to run, and to fight the GOP machine here. I hate having to fight my own party leadership-especially one that promised they would "count every vote."

Im switching my affiliation tomorrow, and then back to Dem the day after the primary. If you live in Florida I invite you to join me.

Things are getting weird in Florida!

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  -What do you think? FL dems switch to GOP to vote primary flashl  Sep-09-07 04:59 PM   #0 
  - It does bother me to see florida's dems invalidated once again,  daninthemoon   Sep-09-07 05:07 PM   #1 
  - Ah, so you believe the "Dean stole your vote" thingy?  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 06:18 PM   #14 
  - Ok, I'm not in florida, so PLEASE forgive my "gullibility" So, who  daninthemoon   Sep-09-07 06:42 PM   #15 
     - The Florida Dems have the media on their side. No one else has been defending the DNC  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 07:43 PM   #22 
  - Dean didn't take anybody's vote  tkmorris   Sep-09-07 07:39 PM   #21 
  - Hopefully cooler heads will prevail and a compromise will be reached!  IndianaGreen   Sep-09-07 05:08 PM   #2 
  - If they don't get this fixed  kdmorris   Sep-09-07 05:10 PM   #3 
  - How about Tom Tancredo?  seasat   Sep-09-07 05:15 PM   #4 
  - I can not believe the DNC is being blamed for following rules..  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 05:18 PM   #5 
  - This will be Hillary's party by Feb.  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 05:21 PM   #6 
  - And it will be your fault for supporting the disenfranchisement of Florida and Michigan Democrats  IndianaGreen   Sep-09-07 06:12 PM   #13 
  - Florida decided 2000.  aquart   Sep-09-07 05:36 PM   #7 
  - That is such a slanted point of view  whopis01   Sep-10-07 09:33 PM   #32 
  - I think that is a great idea. the republicans have been doing it for years (voting in our primaries)  robinlynne   Sep-09-07 05:37 PM   #8 
  - I think it is bad idea to blame the one who followed rules...  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 05:43 PM   #9 
     - you have it backwards. The poster is suggesting voting repub becuase of what florida is doing.  robinlynne   Sep-09-07 06:57 PM   #16 
     - The "Rules" aren't written by Political Parties. Ever heard of, um, the CONSTITUTION?  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 10:46 PM   #33 
  - why change back? you can vote for anyone you want  ellenfl   Sep-09-07 05:59 PM   #10 
  - Vote for Ron Paul in the Repiglickin' Primary  AndyTiedye   Sep-09-07 06:00 PM   #11 
  - Need to vote for the worst "frontrunner"... I'd say McCain for sure.  Labors of Hercules   Sep-09-07 07:05 PM   #17 
     - My Strategy is Damage Control. Ron Paul Would do the Least Damage if He Wins  AndyTiedye   Sep-09-07 11:28 PM   #27 
  - I am puzzled ...  flashl   Sep-09-07 06:04 PM   #12 
  - Because then they couldn't pretend to be victims.  KaptBunnyPants   Sep-10-07 02:35 AM   #28 
     - Can't wait till your state needs something  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 10:53 PM   #34 
  - a little clarification  gnvresident   Sep-09-07 07:06 PM   #18 
  - The plan as of now is that there will be a primary  tkmorris   Sep-09-07 07:34 PM   #20 
  - Florida Dem have options  flashl   Sep-09-07 07:54 PM   #24 
  - Here is the just the right republican to vote  illinoisprogressive   Sep-09-07 07:15 PM   #19 
  - dems may be throwing florida away  democratsin08   Sep-09-07 07:47 PM   #23 
  - Then blame the Florida Dems.  madfloridian   Sep-09-07 07:59 PM   #25 
  - You should be worried  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 10:57 PM   #35 
  - All Florida Democrats should do this!!  gnvresident   Sep-09-07 09:02 PM   #26 
  - I'm seriously thinking about doing this  FloridaJudy   Sep-10-07 03:11 AM   #29 
  - I don't vote in Democratic local elections because the Florida Dems  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-10-07 06:24 AM   #30 
  - That's bullshit...  rateyes   Sep-10-07 06:49 PM   #31 
     - Rules or Constitution?  Dinosaur   Sep-13-07 11:05 PM   #36 

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