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A Liberal Sees the Light!
July 3, 2012 | Vanity

Posted on 07/03/2012 6:35:06 AM PDT by Freestate316

A lifelong liberal sees the light


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KEYWORDS: liberal; sister
My older sister, a lifelong liberal, came to visit me yesterday. Less than a year ago she made the statement that a family should not be allowed to own more than one car. This illustrates the lunacy of her thinking. We were talking, and she told me that she was outraged that Obamacare was upheld. My eyes widened. She proceeded to say that she realized that Obamacare was taking away personal freedom, and she was worried what other personal freedoms Obama and the left would try to take from us. I was speechless! She expressed serious regret about voting for him in 2008, and said she will DEFINITELY not be voting for him this time. She actually admitted that she started watching Fox and especially likes Sean Hannity. By this time I thought it must have been a strange dream. Still, this makes me wonder how many other liberals will experience a similar epiphany and reject Obama and his far left policies. Needless to say, I am very happy with this recent development.
1 posted on 07/03/2012 6:35:18 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Freestate316

A conservative is a liberal who got mugged last night.


2 posted on 07/03/2012 6:37:01 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Freestate316

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound . . .


3 posted on 07/03/2012 6:38:22 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Freestate316

Share writings by Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, Walter Williams, Mark Steyn to further her education.


4 posted on 07/03/2012 6:41:56 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Freestate316

Very awesome, thanks for sharing. Please ask your sis to talk to my mom. (sigh)


5 posted on 07/03/2012 6:42:20 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: Freestate316
Excellent news!

She actually admitted that she started watching Fox and especially likes Sean Hannity.

Hmmm, I guess FOX does serve a purpose after all...a sort of rehab for Liberals.

6 posted on 07/03/2012 6:44:03 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: listenhillary

Excellent suggestion!


7 posted on 07/03/2012 6:45:10 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Freestate316

Good for your sister. However, watching Hannity for ideas on conservatism is comparable to learning from Chef Boyardee to become an executive chef.


8 posted on 07/03/2012 6:46:38 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Redleg Duke

There is hope. We need many many more of these epiphanies. Did you explore with her how it happened? We might be able to learn from it how best to get the word out.


9 posted on 07/03/2012 6:47:10 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: listenhillary
I know a lot of folks are already familiar with this, but it's an EASY read that's very effective. Written so anyone (even a lib) can understand...


10 posted on 07/03/2012 6:48:49 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: libertarian27

I always tell liberals that Fox is not far right. It’s merely more balanced than blatant leftist propaganda channels like CNN or MSNBC. Compared to them, Fox looks very far right. Hannity is not a real thinking man’s conservative, but he is a good intro for someone coming out of liberalism!


11 posted on 07/03/2012 6:49:51 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

That is true, but it’s a start!


12 posted on 07/03/2012 6:51:15 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Good Line.
Hannity is kindergarten for emerging conservatives. Probably just what his sister needs. Or maybe he is Magic Mike to awakened female liberals.
The guy is so repetitious and cliched.


13 posted on 07/03/2012 6:51:28 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Freestate316
I have had 2 liberals tell me they regret their vote for obozo. One is a California liberal of the hippie generation and they other is a gay guy. They both acted ashamed of their vote and told me in sort of a shy way of their feelings. I didn't comment just acknowledged that I heard them. It has not been mentioned again.
14 posted on 07/03/2012 6:56:16 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Freestate316
Congratulations on your sister's move to realville. May you never be separated by delusion again!
15 posted on 07/03/2012 6:59:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Freestate316

Good News! I am happy for you, I wish I could say the same for MY sister (county social worker). But I am not getting my hopes up.


16 posted on 07/03/2012 7:03:12 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: Freestate316

Some where an angel just got their wings.


17 posted on 07/03/2012 7:03:21 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Springfield Reformer

We’ve had many political discussions over the years, and I’ve always presented facts in a calm non-confrontational manner. I’ve always encouraged her to not be swayed by what the mainstream media says. Over the past few years I’ve asked her why she supported Obama, and she always gave cliched answers—”He’s for the little guy,” and so on. I challenge all Obama supporters to thoroughly research him, his history, his record, his words and values, and than honestly assess if you can still support him. She did this, but I think that Obamacare is what pushed her over the edge.


18 posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:06 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: libertarian27

Hmmm, I guess FOX does serve a purpose after all...a sort of rehab for Liberals
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19 posted on 07/03/2012 7:04:27 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Freestate316

Congrats! Now remember, baby steps. Newly minted conservatives still spook pretty easily.......


20 posted on 07/03/2012 7:06:16 AM PDT by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: barmag25

I heard Mark Levin give a real good mention of FreeRepublic last night too! encourage her to listen to him


21 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (OBAMA MUST BE STOPPED ROMNEY/GINGRICH)
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To: Redleg Duke

Has she softened on that car rule (looking out the window at 3 sitting in our driveway LOL)


22 posted on 07/03/2012 7:09:57 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Freestate316

Same story with my dad. He and my mother raised three conservative boys but still voted democrat for years because that’s the union told them to. Even after they retired. I can remember the arguing in the family when none of his boys would vote for Clinton. Having him politically awake the past few years has made family get togethers so much more enjoyable.


23 posted on 07/03/2012 7:10:09 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: Freestate316
You can be her "CC Sponsor" (Conservative Citizen)

Altering a Q&A on AA Sponsorship:
A CC sponsor is a person who has been Conservative for a long period and who is prepared to support a newly conservative member. The sponsorship idea is an integral part of the Conservative Citizen set up, and part of its social support network.

:>)

24 posted on 07/03/2012 7:24:47 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: Freestate316
She actually admitted that she started watching Fox and especially likes Sean Hannity.

At that moment, did you hear someone strumming a harp?

;^)

25 posted on 07/03/2012 7:28:03 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

My liberal brother watches Fox more than I do. I’m hoping it will eventually work it’s way through his hatred of conservatives.


26 posted on 07/03/2012 7:36:05 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Freestate316

[ My older sister, a lifelong liberal, came to visit me yesterday. Less than a year ago she made the statement that a family should not be allowed to own more than one car. ]

I own TWO vehicles, GASP!!! And I am the only one who drives them!!!!

I am so evil!

I own a Car and a late 80’s Chevy pickup truck.

I almost always drive my car everywhere, to work, to get groceries shopping etc... Because it gets good gas mileage and has air conditioning!

I only drive my truck when I need something moved or am helping friends move something like I did the other day. Because it gets mediocre gas mileage.

I am “Greener” than a DOPE who drives around an SUV all the time like a car and only uses the UV part of it once in a blue moon.

Of course I don’t care if an SUV owner wastes extra gas as it is their money.

Also when my car has broken down a time or two I have “A BACKUP VEHICLE!” Something single SUV owner doesn’t heh!

This farm girl is FULL of common sense!


27 posted on 07/03/2012 8:07:12 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: GraceG

I’m a carpenter/contractor, so I need a full size pickup truck for business reasons. I work all over the metro DC area. My wife works as well. I drive a 4WD F150 Supercab and my wife drives a Subaru Forester. I asked her how we can own one vehicle when I may have to be 25 miles away by 7:30 AM, and my wife needs to be in her office at 8:30 AM. She said, “You’d figure it out if you had to.”


28 posted on 07/03/2012 9:00:45 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Disambiguator

Yes. Sean took a few minutes away from saying “That’s unbelievable!, that’s beyond the pale, and you’re a great American, as well as plugging his latest book to personally play the Hannitization theme. He is pablum, but she’s not ready for conservative solid food yet.


29 posted on 07/03/2012 9:06:31 AM PDT by Freestate316
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To: Freestate316

I challenge all Obama supporters to thoroughly research him, his history, his record, his words and values, and than honestly assess if you can still support him. She did this, but I think that Obamacare is what pushed her over the edge.


I’ve tried to point out the the Insurance and Pharmaceutical companies supported Obama; then they were rewarded with the Health Care bill (yes, for them it is a reward).

All I got back were blank stares.


30 posted on 07/03/2012 9:07:57 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: Freestate316

This is my prayer and my greatest hope for saving of America. I pray that middle-class liberals who work and pay taxes will wake up and come over to the side of freedom and away from socialism.

This is fabulous news. We have to take them one at a time. One down and 80 million to go.


31 posted on 07/03/2012 9:08:22 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Scotswife

You’ll have to ask Freestate316!


32 posted on 07/03/2012 10:01:26 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Hey Hannity has contributed lots to the cause of conservatism. As for Pill O’Reilly——not so much.


33 posted on 07/03/2012 5:39:27 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Hey Hannity has contributed lots to the cause of conservatism. As for Pill O’Reilly——not so much.


34 posted on 07/03/2012 5:53:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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