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Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:15 PM

Lifelong Republican Voting Straight Democrat for the first time

I talked to a lifelong Republican today and he has NEVER voted for a Democrat in his life. We had a short conversation at an art fair in Rochester Hills, MI and he allowed me to record his intention to vote a straight Democratic ticket.

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Reply Lifelong Republican Voting Straight Democrat for the first time (Original post)
bfealk Sep 2018 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 #1
apkhgp Sep 2018 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 2018 #12
liberalnarb Sep 2018 #2
Sneederbunk Sep 2018 #3
blue-wave Sep 2018 #4
yuiyoshida Sep 2018 #5
Ohioboy Sep 2018 #6
airplaneman Sep 2018 #7
Power 2 the People Sep 2018 #8
Stuart G Sep 2018 #9
apkhgp Sep 2018 #11
marble falls Sep 2018 #13
Sucha NastyWoman Sep 2018 #14

Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:18 PM

1. Well, good for him!

He has not drunk the kool-aid!

I hope there are many more who will do the same.

They will help our Blue Tsunami!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 11:03 PM

10. Blue Tsunami

Up until I saw your reply just now I was calling it a Blue Wave. I am now going to change it to Blue Tsunami. I want to thank you for helping me out on that one.


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Response to apkhgp (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 11:23 PM

12. You're very welcome, but I didn't invent it! I don't know who did.

I thought it was very appropriate!

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:20 PM

2. Everyone has to vote straight Dem ticket this year.

If you dont you are further enabling the apocalypse.

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:25 PM

3. It's called sending a message.

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:28 PM

4. I welcome him with Open Arms!

Heck, is it possible that 40-50% of republicans, who possibly have the ability to think cognitively, might do the same this election? I'm hoping.

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 05:30 PM

5. DON'T BOO! vote!!

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 06:08 PM

6. They won't be letting him stand behind Trump at the next rally.

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 06:38 PM

7. I have a co-worker that says the same thing

He was a life long republican that was going to vote straight democratic "to save our democracy"
I told him he gave me hope. He went on to say he wanted to see Paul Ryan as our next president. One step at a time I think. It does give me hope we can win in the end.
The end is just taking too long.
-Airplane

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 06:42 PM

8. Good for him. Let's hope it's a trend.

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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 06:52 PM

9. Of 8 people talking about on this thread. 2 have met people who are voting Dem for the first time.

.The original post.
and ... airplaneman post number 7

What does that mean?? The answer is,...................................................................................
If this holds true, that even one in ten Republicans, who have never voted for the Democratic party, changeand do vote for the Democratic party, then the Republican party is in trouble.

Why would they do that?....As the fellow said..He doesn't agree with the direction the Republicans are going. He is a .."a centrist " .. his words...and party has sold him out...

What he doesn't say is ....Trump has sold him out with the way he leads the party. Trump is their leader.Trump is the biggest liar and asshole of them all. If one in ten Republicans do this, or
don't vote at all..and we all vote, then guess what??...you answer that one..

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #9)

Sat Sep 8, 2018, 11:10 PM

11. Repukelican Party in trouble

They were in turmoil from the Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan loss in the 2012 Election. It was through the Russian criminal activity that they put their candidate in OUR White House. They have to look over their shoulder at what is coming.



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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2018, 10:06 AM

13. Get used to it, been voting straight Democratic since '96. Didn't take much ...

longer to realize after that where my interests were being covered.




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Response to bfealk (Original post)

Sun Sep 9, 2018, 01:40 PM

14. I met one in Starbucks this morning -in Texas

He was sporting a Beto t-shirt and I just had to ask him if he was a Democrat or Independent. It didnít even occur to me to include Republican as a choice. So I was delighted when he told me that he had previously considered himself a Republican, but he just couldnt support this current bunch and that he would voting Democratic in this election.

In the past month I have seen several Beto yard signs and bumper stickers. The only Cruz sign I have seen went up just a few days ago in a public right of way on the side of a road. Apparently no one wants to put a sign on there car, property or clothing. I am beginning to believe this could really happen.

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