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CanOfWhoopAss Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 02:16 AM
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Seeing red in a red state? Vote in Republican Primaries... here's why-
Edited on Tue Jan-31-06 03:02 AM by CanOfWhoopAss
***This is a repost from months ago and I still believe it can help, though it may again fade into the abyss. HOLD YOUR NOSE AND VOTE IN REPUKE PRIMARIES! ***

If you live in a Red "crossover" State, vote Republican in the primaries. Are you listening Ohioans? Vote to win open seats and vote out Republican incumbants in all contested Republican primaries. I'm a registered Democrat in GA but I can vote in either primary. Unlike say NY where you can only vote in the primary of the party with which you are registered. If you live in a hopelessly red state, district, county or city don't skip the election. You can still make a difference by voting in the other primary. Vote for the weakest republican the one least likely to generate interest. The poorest candidate who is not a professional politician and is least likely to explain away voting irregularites due to having a solid base and experienced co-conspirators.

Vote out the incumbant and you vote out the experienced candidate and his co-conspirators who know the ins and outs of the system. This forces the losing Repug to believe he should have won. These self serving bastards will now be at one another's throat because the incumbant will be forced to use his Diebold machine against his own party. This creates more opportunities for mistakes as well as more disgruntled co-conspirators and potential whistleblowers. Vote in Republican primaries! A lot of Incumbant Republicans in Georgia were Democrats a few years ago. That will add fuel to the fire when a "true" Republican has to take a back seat to a convert. Anything similar happening in your state?

Think this won't work? It has... Republicans did it to Democrats as recently as the last 2 elections. In 2002, Cynthia McKinney(D) of GA was voted out of office because of the "crossover" vote and a few Diebold Machines. She didn't lose the general election she was an incumbant that lost the primary. She spoke out against B*sh, about 9/11 and about Saudis going home in planes during 9/11 when the rest of the country was grounded. These Saudis may have had answers to some questions and McKinney spoke out about it. Republicans knew they would never win this Democratic district but they banded together to affect it's outcome. As a result the Repukes targeted her and used Diebold machines to get rid of Roy Barnes, Max Cleland and McKinney all in one year. Of course they credited it to the crossover primary votes but we all know they used Diebold to gain the difference. In 2004, McKinney won back her seat by babysitting each Diebold machine in her district among other reasons.

Georgia is a very red state but it is 40% minority. There is no way it can be as red as they would lead us to believe. That is why we have the new Voter ID law. It also means that Georgia is in danger of becoming the Blue State Anchor of the South if Florida hasn't beaten us to it. Georgia will be the South's version of California in the West or NY in the NE. ATL is already considered the "Little Apple" by some.

Above all if you don't live in a crossover state but you are hopelessly seeing red then... register republican and you can still help screw with their primarys.
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Ammonium Donating Member (289 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 04:27 AM
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1. Yes
Remind me when this comes up and I'll be sure to be there! I live down in buckhead in Atlanta so I know exactly what you're talking about. I saw Bob Barr give a speach onetime and had to walk out before I said something and got thrown out.

You would think Georgia would be more blue than we are but now that they have the new ID law so much for the minority/poor vote.
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CanOfWhoopAss Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 06:17 AM
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2. Georgian's have seen it work against us...
Edited on Tue Jan-31-06 06:32 AM by CanOfWhoopAss
But I can't get a nible on this topic for or against. I'm glad you remember. At least 2 of us will be able to fight for the minority/poor/disabled/elderly voters in GA. Atlanta Dems are meeting up Feb. 8th at Park Tavern. Attend if you can. /

Meeting Date: Wednesday, February 08, 2006
Meeting Time: 07:00 PM
Meeting Location: Park Tavern, Downstairs

500 10th St NE

Atlanta , GA 30309

(404) 249-0001

Corner of 10th Street & Monroe Drive (where 10th dead-ends into Monroe)
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CanOfWhoopAss Donating Member (776 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-31-06 11:15 AM
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3. BTW, Welcome to DU
:hi: Assuming you haven't changed tags
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f-bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 02:39 AM
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4. Good job, I've done this for years!
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