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Today I became an Independent voter

Posted on 01/10/2014 9:19:01 PM PST by uscga77

A Republican no more


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: gopbootlickers; ntsa; paleolib; randsconcerntrolls; stfu; troll; uniparty
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Today I took the plunge. I changed my voter registration from Republican to Independent. I have been a faithful Republican for more than 50 years but no more. I will vote Republican when I see good conservatism but otherwise abstain or vote for someone else. Until I move from California to Texas that probably means I will abstain. So be it. The Republican party has lost me. I like the sound of it-Independent!
1 posted on 01/10/2014 9:19:01 PM PST by uscga77
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To: uscga77

Welcome to the independent fold.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 9:20:53 PM PST by doc1019
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To: uscga77

I can understand that. A vote for the Republican Party now means a vote for Amnesty among other small acts of treason. The Democrats at least tell you to your face that they are your enemy.


3 posted on 01/10/2014 9:21:28 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: uscga77; Finny; GeronL; RKBA Democrat

4 posted on 01/10/2014 9:22:12 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: uscga77

Welcome.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 9:22:19 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: uscga77; KC_Lion

BUMP

Refuse to Serve the Uniparty


6 posted on 01/10/2014 9:23:09 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: uscga77

Congrats!


7 posted on 01/10/2014 9:23:10 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: uscga77

what took you so long? Welcome to the party, pal.


8 posted on 01/10/2014 9:23:27 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: uscga77

You must have read my tag line!


9 posted on 01/10/2014 9:24:24 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: GeronL

All we need now is a second party.


10 posted on 01/10/2014 9:24:50 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: uscga77

Good for you. May many more join us.


11 posted on 01/10/2014 9:25:15 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: uscga77
I did the same thing back in 2007 right after Bush said, "See you at the bill signing". And not once have I regretted it.

btw...you should be sure to let the GOP know what you did and why the next time they call you seeking contributions.

12 posted on 01/10/2014 9:25:40 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: uscga77

The only viable courses of action are: 1) Take over the Republican Party and make it a Constitutional party; 2) Destroy the Republican Party and replace it with a Constitutional party.

Where does becoming an Independent fit into either of the above plans?


13 posted on 01/10/2014 9:26:05 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: uscga77

Congrats. Now you can’t vote for Tea Part candidates or against GOPe in primaries.

Smart move.


14 posted on 01/10/2014 9:26:21 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Jack Hydrazine

true, and I wonder if it would really be allowed to take root?


15 posted on 01/10/2014 9:27:22 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

Not if Pubbies and Dems stop it.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 9:29:44 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: uscga77

Where I am, if you tell them you’re independent, they’ll sign you up for the Independent party. Telling them no affiliation works better.


17 posted on 01/10/2014 9:33:02 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

Bingo.


18 posted on 01/10/2014 9:33:21 PM PST by Fungi
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To: uscga77

The one advantage of staying R in some states is that this is required for you to be allowed to vote in R party primaries. So you get your voice in which candidates they run.


19 posted on 01/10/2014 9:34:28 PM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: uscga77

20 posted on 01/10/2014 9:35:45 PM PST by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: uscga77

Amen and peace be with you!


21 posted on 01/10/2014 9:36:19 PM PST by juan_galt (De oppresso liber - Quien es Juan Galt?)
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To: South40

“I did the same thing back in 2007 right after Bush said, “See you at the bill signing”. And not once have I regretted it.”

FReepers weren’t happy about that.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1848223/posts


22 posted on 01/10/2014 9:37:44 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: uscga77

23 posted on 01/10/2014 9:39:33 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: Moonman62

Bush fought hard for amnesty. He wasn’t fighting for me.


24 posted on 01/10/2014 9:41:59 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: uscga77

The Obama Administration Culture is based on lies, persecution of political opponents, and violating the US Constitution.

Under the leadership of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House John Boehner, the GOP Establishment Congressional Culture is based on becoming more like the Obama Administration Culture.

By design, the Congressional GOP Establishment has become a doormat speed bump for Obamacrat politicians on the very wide, and well lighted Highway to European Socialism.

Without the capable cave-in expertise of McConnell and Boehner, the successful fundamental transformation of America into a weak, financially devastated, morally corrupt, unreliable, former World Power would not have been possible.

To those US Senators and House members who still support McConnell and Boehner, remember Einstein’s definition of insanity:

“INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.”


25 posted on 01/10/2014 9:42:04 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: uscga77

26 posted on 01/10/2014 9:45:20 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: uscga77
Stand and fight Cut and run
27 posted on 01/10/2014 9:53:36 PM PST by Epsdude
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To: uscga77

Better late than never.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 10:04:02 PM PST by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: faithhopecharity

It does not ever matter in texas as far as national ticket goes because its always over by the time texas comes around.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 10:07:13 PM PST by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: carjic

Oh I see. Ok then! Good move.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 10:15:23 PM PST by faithhopecharity (now)
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To: uscga77; cyn

Good for you and all the best. Congress may have two horns like a lamb, but it speaks like a dragon. All are on the same team, wearing the same Destroyer logo. Team Obama is the team of deception and slavery.

Brush off the attacks. When people wake up and flee cults, it always rattles and upsets the members-in-good-standing.


31 posted on 01/10/2014 10:22:52 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: uscga77

I left the party in 2012 when I realized the Republican primaries were fixed. Don’t let people give you grief over your decision. You did the right thing.

Maybe someday we will have a conservative back in the White House. We won’t as long as our choices are confined to two liberal parties.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 10:28:51 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: uscga77

That just means you are voluntarily depriving yourself from the ability to vote for the Republican candidate who might have a chance of beating the Democrat. Congratulations!


33 posted on 01/10/2014 10:33:26 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

‘All we need now is a second party.”

Yes, afterall Ross Perot’s Reform Party worked out so well — he gave us Clinton for 8 years.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 10:34:30 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

I don’t care about “Republicans” who might have a chance to beat a Democrat. I care about conservatives who do.


35 posted on 01/10/2014 10:35:12 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: uscga77

My Wife and I did that after the last elections.


36 posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:15 PM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: GeronL

How many “independents” do you know who won elections?

All they do is split conservatives and make way for the Dems to win. Brilliant move.


37 posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:33 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: uscga77
People like you are what makes it very difficult to primary out the RINOs.
38 posted on 01/10/2014 10:37:29 PM PST by dalereed
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To: sickoflibs

El Priebus speaks! The GOP version of Pajama Boy, unless he grows up soon.


39 posted on 01/10/2014 10:41:43 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Innovative

I am not a Republican. I am happy about it. I am a conservative. If the Republican Party offers up RINO’s and leftists, I can just refuse to vote. The GOPe candidates deserve to lose elections.


40 posted on 01/10/2014 10:42:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: uscga77

I understand your disgust and I no longer self-identify as a Republican, either. I’ve never lived in a state with party registration and I’d be awfully tempted to do as you’ve done, but the one place we have an opportunity to affect change is in the primaries.

If primary voting requires you to be registered with a party, please reconsider. Participate in that, then abstain or vote 3rd party in the general if you end up with an unpalatable RINO on the ticket.

I think it’s important to vote in the primaries tho. Not doing so disqualifies you from complaining about who’s on the ballot. ;-)


41 posted on 01/10/2014 10:44:46 PM PST by Nickname
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To: lee martell

Good analogy. I didn’t think of that but its very accurate.


42 posted on 01/10/2014 10:45:17 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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To: GeronL

“, I can just refuse to vote. “

Obama and the Dems thank you.


43 posted on 01/10/2014 10:46:23 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Give me something to vote for

I owe NOTHING to the Republican Party. They do not own my vote. You can be their bloody poodle if you want, I refuse.


44 posted on 01/10/2014 10:48:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Innovative

They are two sides of the same coin as far as I can tell.

Romney was no better than Obama. Heck, everyone knew he was lying about at least half his “beliefs” during the campaign.

Why would I vote for that?

Even many Romney supporters here admitted he was likely lying about his positions. I am not going to vote for someone who tell me bald-faced lies to my face.


45 posted on 01/10/2014 10:50:48 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Nickname
Not doing so disqualifies you from complaining about who’s on the ballot. ;-)

No it doesn't. Not when the primaries are all but wrapped up before it even reaches the conservative states.

46 posted on 01/10/2014 10:51:59 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: GeronL

In the presidential election, yes. There are other elections to consider too, tho.


47 posted on 01/10/2014 10:53:50 PM PST by Nickname
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To: Innovative

Why would they thank me? My refusal to vote for either lefty had zero affect on the election.


48 posted on 01/10/2014 10:54:56 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: uscga77

A independent vote is a vote for a democrat.


49 posted on 01/10/2014 10:55:50 PM PST by RoarkMan (no tag line entered)
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To: uscga77

I support your decision.

I’ve been a registered Republican since 1971.

Only one time in 43 years have I voted against a Republican - in Oregon, when I voted for a moderate Libertarian against a pathetic RINO for a state office, which didn’t matter since the RINO lost in a landslide.

I’m not sure I’m ready to leave the GOP, but from now on, just like you, if I don’t have real Conservatives to vote for, I’m staying home on election day.


50 posted on 01/10/2014 10:56:57 PM PST by zeestephen
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