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Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:52 PM

I became a Democrat today

Don't get me wrong - I've always voted for Democrats (except once, in a local race for Sheriff). It's just that my status has always been an Independent. I've never been a joiner, but I changed my voting status today, and I'm proud to say I'm a member of the Democratic party.

The Republican party is the party of Trump and cruelty and hate, and I'll vote for any Democrat over a Republican.

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Reply I became a Democrat today (Original post)
teach1st Jul 2018 OP
Kahuna7 Jul 2018 #1
Larrybanal Jul 2018 #22
Aristus Jul 2018 #2
MaryMagdaline Jul 2018 #3
TexasProgresive Jul 2018 #4
teach1st Jul 2018 #9
NCTraveler Jul 2018 #16
TexasProgresive Jul 2018 #27
riversedge Jul 2018 #5
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2018 #6
3catwoman3 Jul 2018 #7
teach1st Jul 2018 #10
JHB Jul 2018 #8
Cary Jul 2018 #11
Downtown Hound Jul 2018 #12
teach1st Jul 2018 #14
Maraya1969 Jul 2018 #13
NCTraveler Jul 2018 #15
lpbk2713 Jul 2018 #17
teach1st Jul 2018 #19
lpbk2713 Jul 2018 #20
teach1st Jul 2018 #21
Oppaloopa Jul 2018 #43
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 #18
GetRidOfThem Jul 2018 #23
blue-wave Jul 2018 #24
gulliver Jul 2018 #25
Funtatlaguy Jul 2018 #26
msdogi Jul 2018 #28
yardwork Jul 2018 #29
Cha Jul 2018 #30
NastyRiffraff Jul 2018 #31
George II Jul 2018 #32
bitterross Jul 2018 #33
Different Drummer Jul 2018 #34
H2O Man Jul 2018 #35
FakeNoose Jul 2018 #36
Silver Gaia Jul 2018 #37
Puzzler Jul 2018 #38
KPN Jul 2018 #39
yuiyoshida Jul 2018 #40
Trumpocalypse Jul 2018 #41
Orsino Jul 2018 #42

Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:56 PM

1. Glad you finally joined..

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Response to Kahuna7 (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:55 PM

22. me too

 

but many many years ago...in CA if you register as independent you can not really vote in a primary

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:58 PM

2. Welcome to the party!





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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:59 PM

3. Thank you! And welcome

We are still the party of FDR. When we get it together, that is

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:01 PM

4. Thanks for always voting for Democrats and I understand about the Sheriff.

Welcome. I always vote Democratic but in Texas along with a lot of states one can no register as a member of a party. It gets noted which primary we vote in, so there is that.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:07 PM

9. In my case

the Democratic candidate for Sheriff was a local radio shock jock, Bubba the Love Sponge.

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Response to teach1st (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:21 PM

16. Disgusting pig, imo.

 

I still see “Bubba’s Army” stickers every now and then.

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Response to teach1st (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:03 PM

27. Our sheriff is a good man and the only way he could get elected is to be R

He doesn't act like the rest.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:04 PM

5. now for the work --we MUST #GOTV--and welcome

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:05 PM

6. Welcome aboard!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:06 PM

7. Welcome home!

Got any friends you can bring with you?

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:08 PM

10. I have many former students

And I'm having success with getting them to register. Almost all in the 18-24 year-old age range hate Trump.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:06 PM

8. Thanks for jumping in the pool

Weight of numbers matters

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:09 PM

11. We are awesome!

I don't understand the negativity. We don't deserve that and it does not serve us well.

VOTE DEMOCRATIC!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:11 PM

12. Welcome aboard!

Same thing happened to me. Many years ago, I was an independent who pretty much always voted Dem with a few regrettable forays into the Green Party. This board helped me see the error of my ways, and I've been a registered Democrat for more than 13 years now.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:16 PM

14. At the time

I thought I was to the left of the Democratic party. But I like the big tent and pulling together for our nation's success especially now with the Trump threat.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:13 PM

13. Welcome to the cool kids table!!!





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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:18 PM

15. A little while back I went from NPA to Democratic Party.

 

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:21 PM

17. Do you live in a red/purple area?




You made a statement the (R)s will notice.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:25 PM

19. Florida

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Response to teach1st (Reply #19)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:30 PM

20. Excellent.



We might be neighbors. I live in Lakeland.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:31 PM

21. Tampa Bay area

But you'll never get me on I-4!

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Response to teach1st (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 03:59 PM

43. Me too Clearwater

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:24 PM

18. thank you

we must all take a stand to defend democracy.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:57 PM

23. May I say...

...You are most welcome to the crowd!





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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:58 PM

24. Welcome to the party!!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:58 PM

25. Welcome!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:01 PM

26. Welcome

We are a crazy bunch....but generally kind folk.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:06 PM

28. Glad to have you

I've never had many friends who are republican, but recently the few who were have proudly said they can no longer support that party and have changed their registration to Democrat. I'm sure there are many

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:11 PM

29. Welcome! We're glad you're here.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:22 PM

30. Welcome to the Party, teach!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:37 PM

31. Welcome, teach!

So glad you joined.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:47 PM

32. Welcome, I"m sure many are glad to have you as Democrat, the more the merrier!

Hopefully you'll find that it's much better to work with a Party from within.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:50 PM

33. Welcome!

 

Glad to have you along.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:54 PM

34. Welcome to Blueland! n/t

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 08:59 PM

35. Recommended.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 09:19 PM

36. I did the same in 2008

After 36 years as a registered "independent" I joined the Democratic Party in 2008 because I wanted to voted for Hillary in the PA Democratic Primary. It looked like she wouldn't make it to the general election, but I wanted to give her my vote when it mattered. I have no regrets joining the Democrats because like you, I had been voting blue in every election anyway. But I was tired of being left out of the primary voting and it seemed like a good thing to do to help Hillary.

Now I know I'll never, ever vote for a Republican candidate - ever. I hope the GOP goes down the tubes for good.

Thanks for sharing your story teach1st!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 09:32 PM

37. WELCOME!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 10:10 PM

38. Welcome!

-Puzzler

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 12:53 AM

39. Good for you ... and us. We aren't perfect, like anybody or any thing,

but we are head, shoulders, waist, knees and ankles better than the R Party as far as what and who is best for all people in the nation, plus some. Thanks for joining what is really the only viable option for defeating fascism and achieving equal rights, opportunity and justice for all.

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 09:57 AM

40. If we had 10 of these a day...

Think how far we might be if everyone voted!

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 10:00 AM

41. All I have to say is...

 

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Response to teach1st (Original post)

Tue Jul 24, 2018, 01:17 PM

42. I've long claimed "independence" out of some vague contrarianism, I guess...

...but for a couple of decades the GOP has been evil enough that I've not dared vote for anyone but a Democrat, and that's how I've been registering.

I can't imagine the Democrat so terrible that I would consider voting Republican. Dems offer, if not always the greatest possible platform, the only realistic possibility for the progressive change we desperately need.

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