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EmilyAnne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-29-08 02:21 PM
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14. My parents voted for Barack Obama today! This is the first time they are voting for a democrat.
I know, I know, they are idiots for having supported Bush. Its more important that THEY know they were idiots. They are pretty simple people who would get all of their information from Fox News and didn't have internet to check up on things until a few years ago. Suddenly, they start reading blogs, start double checking those stupid RW email smear campaigns on Snopes and realize that they have been lied to about so many things. Its like they have finally woken up! They were between Hillary and Barack until last week, but finally made up their minds. Not only is this the first democrat vote they have cast, but its also the first time they have voted in a primary.

I'd like to add that my 83 year old, Mexican grandmother and all of my West Texas family (they're farmers) have already voted for Barack. They proudly refer to themselves as Yellow Dog Democrats and they are absolutely not Hillary haters nor are they latte drinkers. None of them have college degrees.
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  -THIS is what's happening in Texas! I am truly amazed and uplifted. sparosnare  Feb-29-08 01:56 PM   #0 
  - Very cool  CPschem   Feb-29-08 01:58 PM   #1 
  - That is both beautiful and uplifting.. thank you for sharing ! K&R  K Gardner   Feb-29-08 02:00 PM   #2 
  - Great story!  Scurrilous   Feb-29-08 02:01 PM   #3 
  - Kick! n/t  Kukesa   Feb-29-08 02:01 PM   #4 
  - An involved electorate. Whodda thunk?  BushDespiser12   Feb-29-08 02:03 PM   #5 
  - Silver Lining  AlbertCat   Feb-29-08 09:26 PM   #102 
  - That's really nice! Thanks for posting. :o) n/t  caseycoon   Feb-29-08 02:05 PM   #6 
  - Thanks for sharing!  Obama_for_our_future   Feb-29-08 02:05 PM   #7 
  - I can ALMOST hear the whining AFTER the elections by the obama supporters..............  Double T   Feb-29-08 02:09 PM   #8 
  - You really like sucking on rotten eggs, don't you?  Connie_Corleone   Feb-29-08 02:11 PM   #9 
  - Do YOU actually believe the rethugs are going to vote for obama in the GE?  Double T   Feb-29-08 10:48 PM   #113 
     - After 7+ years of this nightmare, a goodly number of them will.  argyl   Mar-01-08 01:25 AM   #140 
     - I know they will. I have two good friends who own a yacht sales  rateyes   Mar-01-08 06:54 AM   #148 
     - I believed the same way you do....until a few weeks ago  Jacobin   Mar-01-08 07:01 AM   #149 
        - That's what I was saying awhile ago..  zidzi   Mar-01-08 02:06 PM   #180 
  - I talked to the man. He was not trying to dupe anyone.  sparosnare   Feb-29-08 02:11 PM   #10 
  - If YOU truly believe the rethugs are going to vote for obama in ANY numbers..........  Double T   Feb-29-08 10:45 PM   #111 
     - Ah right - they'll all vote for Hillary  Pluvious   Mar-01-08 12:11 PM   #172 
  - Do you folks PM each other to see who gets the honors of puking on Obama threads?  IDemo   Feb-29-08 02:15 PM   #12 
  - rethugs are NOT voting for obama in the GE. Get a GRIP!!  Double T   Feb-29-08 10:50 PM   #114 
  - I believe they will  marn999   Mar-01-08 08:07 AM   #156 
  - A lot of them are.  bearfan454   Mar-01-08 10:05 AM   #166 
  - I am.  gorfle   Mar-01-08 10:21 AM   #168 
  - I really think they do - honest.  Laurab   Mar-01-08 02:22 AM   #144 
  - That is just disgusting. Welcome to my ignore list.  The Anti-Bush   Feb-29-08 02:19 PM   #13 
  - I'm honored. rethugs voting for a Liberal Democrat in the GE is pure fantasy.  Double T   Feb-29-08 10:52 PM   #116 
  - What - do you want McCain to win?  RiverStone   Feb-29-08 02:25 PM   #18 
  - One thing I'm POSITIVE of; rethugs don't vote for LIBERAL DEMOCRATS.  Double T   Feb-29-08 10:54 PM   #118 
     - You seem to be saying the same thing over and over.  mwb970   Mar-01-08 05:50 AM   #146 
  - I can ALREADY hear the whining of Clinton supporters about how badly she gets beaten in primaries.  JVS   Feb-29-08 02:32 PM   #29 
  - Yep. Specially when RW and LW are joining forces to destroy her.  Double T   Feb-29-08 10:56 PM   #119 
  - Are you from Texas?  blogslut   Feb-29-08 03:13 PM   #44 
  - Texas Republican Voters Received This Letter  BeatleBoot   Feb-29-08 06:09 PM   #75 
     - Republicans are idiots and don't realize that they want to run against Hillary!  theboss   Feb-29-08 06:18 PM   #78 
     - But a lot of Republicans are afraid of Hillary...  CaliforniaDreaming   Feb-29-08 11:56 PM   #132 
     - But if you click on the link, you will see  WatchWhatISay   Feb-29-08 08:00 PM   #95 
     - Ahem, *cough*bullshit*cough*  blogslut   Feb-29-08 09:19 PM   #101 
     - If a lot of Republicans do this, it will backfire -- especially in Texas  theredpen   Mar-01-08 09:59 AM   #165 
  - You ought to get those "voices" checked out. n/t  burythehatchet   Feb-29-08 03:38 PM   #53 
  - He can't help it, he's a native New Yawker n/t  48percenter   Feb-29-08 03:39 PM   #54 
  - He doesn't...  Johnny Noshoes   Feb-29-08 07:11 PM   #91 
     - Good for you!  48percenter   Mar-01-08 12:32 AM   #135 
  - fucking useless nt  stop the bleeding   Feb-29-08 06:21 PM   #79 
  - stb!  Emit   Feb-29-08 11:49 PM   #130 
  - I can almost hear the whining by the Billary  darboy   Feb-29-08 06:25 PM   #80 
  - So many come to Jesus (Obama) stories and so little time to post them all LOL  papau   Feb-29-08 07:04 PM   #89 
  - amen.  Double T   Feb-29-08 11:02 PM   #120 
  - You can "ALMOST" hear it, but not quite, eh? GREAT!!!!  George II   Feb-29-08 09:42 PM   #106 
  - YOU and I haven't even seen an attack YET. It is going to be REALLY UGLY........  Double T   Feb-29-08 11:06 PM   #122 
     - Well, that makes lots of sense...  George II   Feb-29-08 11:21 PM   #125 
     - So far, every attack that Billary and the Repugs have thrown...  WVRevy   Mar-01-08 08:58 AM   #162 
  - Sad, dude. Some Rethugs will...  krkaufman   Feb-29-08 11:39 PM   #128 
  - There is the sound of the Hillary Campaign sucking enthusiasm and hope out of the air  earthlover   Mar-01-08 07:19 AM   #151 
  - Bingo.  Rockholm   Mar-01-08 07:20 AM   #152 
  - Thanks for an uplifting post!  Shine   Feb-29-08 02:12 PM   #11 
  - My parents voted for Barack Obama today! This is the first time they are voting for a democrat.  EmilyAnne   Feb-29-08 02:21 PM   #14 
  - I'd like to give a belated welcome to DU to you!  ellisonz   Feb-29-08 02:42 PM   #35 
     - If my parents voted for Barak Obamania I'd kick them out on the street. But they voted for Hillary  pingzing58   Feb-29-08 06:17 PM   #77 
        - Excuses. Excuses. Excuses.  ellisonz   Feb-29-08 11:10 PM   #123 
        - You'd kick them out on the street?????!!!!!  Madam Mossfern   Mar-01-08 08:26 AM   #160 
        - You're parents must really love you!  IronLionZion   Mar-01-08 12:13 PM   #173 
        - I take the word "sane" with a grain of salt when  D23MIURG23   Mar-01-08 12:23 PM   #176 
        - Wow. What an angel you are...  Shae   Mar-01-08 02:06 PM   #181 
  - Great story, sparosnare!  No Surrender   Feb-29-08 02:21 PM   #15 
  - Yesterday at the Elgin (TX) Public LIbrary,  janeaustin   Feb-29-08 02:22 PM   #16 
  - going to the caucus? let us know about that too  grantcart   Feb-29-08 02:25 PM   #19 
  - Of course!  janeaustin   Feb-29-08 03:04 PM   #39 
  - This does my heart good!  Lone_Star_Dem   Feb-29-08 02:31 PM   #28 
  - I miss Elgin sausage terribly.  thevoiceofreason   Feb-29-08 02:53 PM   #38 
  - Since we moved out here,  janeaustin   Feb-29-08 03:05 PM   #40 
  - Hey, I have a friend who lives in Elgin!!  48percenter   Feb-29-08 03:40 PM   #55 
  - PENCILS used on the ballots?  Greyskye   Feb-29-08 04:24 PM   #64 
  - Those kinds of ballots served us well for years  lastliberalintexas   Feb-29-08 10:08 PM   #108 
     - Oh I have nothing against that kind of ballot  Greyskye   Feb-29-08 11:31 PM   #126 
  - Hi from Manor  catrose   Feb-29-08 05:48 PM   #70 
  - Howdy Elgin! (g pronounced like God not gin!)  powergirl   Feb-29-08 08:37 PM   #98 
  - I love the personal stories (even if they are from Clinton folks)  grantcart   Feb-29-08 02:24 PM   #17 
  - Absolutely - got my voucher when I voted today.  sparosnare   Feb-29-08 02:27 PM   #22 
     - So in Texas you get to vote twice?  ieoeja   Feb-29-08 02:41 PM   #34 
     - Bill Clinton  Celtic_88   Feb-29-08 06:39 PM   #85 
        - I suppose you could, but I don't imagine many do.  Viva_La_Revolution   Feb-29-08 08:38 PM   #99 
     - Explain voucher please  bigbrother05   Feb-29-08 03:13 PM   #45 
        - You get in by showing your voter card to them. It should have been stamped with  texas_indy   Feb-29-08 03:24 PM   #48 
        - Thanks, cute video, don't know the words  bigbrother05   Feb-29-08 03:53 PM   #58 
        - I didn't have my voter registration card - used my DL.  sparosnare   Feb-29-08 03:25 PM   #49 
           - Thanks  bigbrother05   Feb-29-08 03:54 PM   #59 
  - Thank you, that warmed my heart :)  KLee   Feb-29-08 02:26 PM   #20 
  - Who knew that Texas was a festering cauldron of ... liberals!  Oregonian   Feb-29-08 02:26 PM   #21 
  - We've never gone away.  Perragrande   Feb-29-08 03:29 PM   #50 
  - we're here!!!!!!  MrsBrady   Feb-29-08 08:24 PM   #96 
     - We're here, yes! We're Fearless! Get used to it!  Bongo Prophet   Mar-01-08 07:54 AM   #153 
  - Thanks for sharing!  RiverStone   Feb-29-08 02:28 PM   #23 
  - I came away from this POST feeling optimistic about the future of our country.  Kristi1696   Feb-29-08 02:28 PM   #24 
  - Howdy, Plano Texas here - same thing and WHAT A CHANGE!  powergirl   Feb-29-08 02:29 PM   #25 
  - Plano Signing in! ( East side :) )  snooper2   Feb-29-08 04:07 PM   #61 
  - Hello Plano snooper2!  powergirl   Feb-29-08 04:22 PM   #63 
  - Hi, powergirl!  tanyev   Feb-29-08 07:59 PM   #94 
     - Howdy to you tanyev! More Plano checking in!  powergirl   Feb-29-08 08:35 PM   #97 
  - Wonderful post  donheld   Feb-29-08 02:31 PM   #26 
  - Thanks for this!  blonndee   Feb-29-08 02:31 PM   #27 
  - A dying breath has to matter, doesn't it?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Feb-29-08 02:32 PM   #30 
  - This has been such a great experience for Texas Democrats.  Lone_Star_Dem   Feb-29-08 02:34 PM   #31 
  - Preach it!! I voted recently, and it was the same way.  TexasObserver   Feb-29-08 02:36 PM   #32 
  - I know you hate my questions but how do you think the Clinton ad will effect the TX vote?  loveangelc   Feb-29-08 02:37 PM   #33 
     - Hey, that's OK! That's a different question. That ad will change nothing.  TexasObserver   Feb-29-08 03:07 PM   #42 
        - haha thanks for answering. i dont think it will change much either.  loveangelc   Feb-29-08 03:14 PM   #46 
           - In Texas, I don't believe there are 2% undecided. Some lie when polled.  TexasObserver   Feb-29-08 03:17 PM   #47 
  - 2 hours in line!  ellisonz   Feb-29-08 02:43 PM   #36 
  - Amen.  AtomicKitten   Feb-29-08 02:45 PM   #37 
  - There were at least 20 people in line  tammywammy   Feb-29-08 03:06 PM   #41 
  - A two hour wait in early voting  bigbrother05   Feb-29-08 03:08 PM   #43 
  - kcik  BuyingThyme   Feb-29-08 03:36 PM   #51 
  - K&R...!  Imagevision   Mar-01-08 08:10 AM   #157 
  - Thanks for the update SOS. Terrific news!  48percenter   Feb-29-08 03:38 PM   #52 
  - Awesome and thank you !  RBInMaine   Feb-29-08 03:45 PM   #56 
  - My conservative brother-in-law even had nice things to say  osaMABUSh   Feb-29-08 03:46 PM   #57 
  - I've said the same exact thing  George Oilwellian   Feb-29-08 11:37 PM   #127 
     - How about an Obama-Woods ticket?  mwb970   Mar-01-08 05:54 AM   #147 
  - Many thanks to you, sparosnare  yellerpup   Feb-29-08 03:56 PM   #60 
  - Fired up and ready to go!  FrenchieCat   Feb-29-08 04:18 PM   #62 
  - Nice change from "I don't follow politics....."  jazzjunkysue   Feb-29-08 04:27 PM   #65 
  - When I caucused in the heart of Red state  Q3JR4   Feb-29-08 04:32 PM   #66 
  - Might have seen you there, Q3JR4  IDemo   Mar-01-08 11:09 AM   #170 
  - Very VERY glad to read this!  Dbdmjs1022   Feb-29-08 04:37 PM   #67 
  - Welcome to DU, Dbdmjs1022!  IndyOp   Feb-29-08 06:02 PM   #74 
  - I voted at a Houston library yesterday and had a similar experience!  DuaneBidoux   Feb-29-08 04:41 PM   #68 
  - Repug voting Dem.. hmmmm  Spangle   Feb-29-08 05:41 PM   #69 
  - Maybe just maybe  NOLALady   Mar-01-08 11:11 AM   #171 
  - that's really nice  natrat   Feb-29-08 05:50 PM   #71 
  - Fantastic!!!!  Hepburn   Feb-29-08 05:51 PM   #72 
  - It's the Perfect Storm, sparosnare!  zidzi   Feb-29-08 05:54 PM   #73 
  - What a beautiful story!  RazBerryBeret   Feb-29-08 06:15 PM   #76 
  - those are some nice stories, and I lived thru the same thing in  onethatcares   Feb-29-08 06:26 PM   #81 
  - Why! It's a.....new......um....American Revolution!  Sequoia   Feb-29-08 06:26 PM   #82 
  - No, no! This is awful and bad!  tabasco   Feb-29-08 06:29 PM   #83 
  - Here is the early voting line where I worked as poll greeter today.  crispini   Feb-29-08 06:34 PM   #84 
  - Nice photo crispini!  sonias   Feb-29-08 07:07 PM   #90 
  - Thanks for that report sparosnare!  sonias   Feb-29-08 06:59 PM   #86 
  - Just the fact that the Democratic Primaries are causing such excitement and  applegrove   Feb-29-08 07:01 PM   #87 
  - I'm hoping that someone in Lubbock is going to have the same  fight4my3sons   Feb-29-08 07:03 PM   #88 
  - I suspect that it takes about a 10% edge for the people to outvote the machines--  Peace Patriot   Feb-29-08 07:15 PM   #92 
  - Two hours in line for early voting?!?! The damned DREs are not only insecure, they're SLOW!!  Fly by night   Feb-29-08 07:31 PM   #93 
  - In my very red area the rethugs and Democrats voted in the same  Maestro   Feb-29-08 08:52 PM   #100 
  - WA  Beregond2   Feb-29-08 09:37 PM   #103 
  - Primaries are fine, but...  enemy of the people   Feb-29-08 09:38 PM   #104 
  - maybe this will help...  stillcool47   Feb-29-08 10:41 PM   #110 
  - Those tactics don't work like they used to  think4yourself   Mar-01-08 09:06 AM   #163 
  - K&R n/t  ORDem   Feb-29-08 09:41 PM   #105 
  - goodbye hilllarymccain.  Tom Joad   Feb-29-08 09:57 PM   #107 
  - buzzflash has the mccain ad in January  zidzi   Feb-29-08 10:52 PM   #115 
     - Rumours are going to fly, and Joe Lieberman is going to be so jealous...  Tom Joad   Mar-01-08 12:27 AM   #134 
     - at least by Wednesday, Obama can fully concentrate on McCain  Tom Joad   Mar-01-08 12:35 AM   #137 
        - Hope so..there's still a  zidzi   Mar-01-08 02:08 PM   #182 
  - Thanks so much for sharing this!  NanceGreggs   Feb-29-08 10:08 PM   #109 
  - A good friend  List left   Feb-29-08 10:46 PM   #112 
  - Will he vote for him in November?  liberal N proud   Feb-29-08 10:53 PM   #117 
  - Yes, it's incredible  egarcia76   Feb-29-08 11:03 PM   #121 
  - "Lopsided Democratic turnout has been seen across Texas in counties large and small"  rainbow4321   Feb-29-08 11:15 PM   #124 
  - I noticed it was very lopsided at the courthouse in Austin  kwenu   Feb-29-08 11:45 PM   #129 
  - Now that's a Republican I could love!  hisownpetard   Feb-29-08 11:54 PM   #131 
  - very nice  lisainmilo   Mar-01-08 12:26 AM   #133 
  - Great News, Tuesday Partner!!!  VolcanoJen   Mar-01-08 12:33 AM   #136 
  - wonderful sign - thanks for sharing!  JustinL   Mar-01-08 12:51 AM   #138 
  - Similar Experience in Houston  raventattoo   Mar-01-08 01:19 AM   #139 
  - Welcome to DU! That was a long wait...glad you stayed and  snappyturtle   Mar-01-08 02:22 AM   #143 
  - I think you experienced a UNITED stes of America. It's gonna be great.  cooolandrew   Mar-01-08 01:57 AM   #141 
  - I voted today for the first time in Texas  lobointexas   Mar-01-08 02:07 AM   #142 
  - All of my very conservative family members have been  Quakerfriend   Mar-01-08 04:03 AM   #145 
  - Thanks OP for posting that  davidpdx   Mar-01-08 07:08 AM   #150 
  - 04 in Ohio they had tow trucks lined up in front of black presincts discouraging parking...  Imagevision   Mar-01-08 07:54 AM   #154 
  - I and my friends genuinely support Obama also/nt  Imagevision   Mar-01-08 07:56 AM   #155 
  - rec 99!  helderheid   Mar-01-08 08:14 AM   #158 
  - Where's The Loyalty ?  Maxdee55   Mar-01-08 08:16 AM   #159 
  - Don't they poll registered Democrats?  think4yourself   Mar-01-08 09:10 AM   #164 
  - Maybe she lost some of their loyalty with the  NOLALady   Mar-01-08 10:13 AM   #167 
  - rec #100!  DemReadingDU   Mar-01-08 08:31 AM   #161 
  - So I was at Walgreens here in Colorado Springs  Psst_Im_Not_Here   Mar-01-08 10:37 AM   #169 
  - Thanks for sharing your experience!!  Jokinomx   Mar-01-08 12:14 PM   #174 
  - Big K & R !!!  WillyT   Mar-01-08 12:17 PM   #175 
  - " if he doesn't know the answer, he'll go to the right people to get it." that's how we got  kelligesq   Mar-01-08 12:57 PM   #177 
  - The excitement you experienced is catching fire everywhere.  xxqqqzme   Mar-01-08 01:03 PM   #178 
  - I went to the Dallas Obama rally that filled Reunion Arena to  Texas Explorer   Mar-01-08 01:03 PM   #179 
 

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