Skip to comments.Today I became an Independent voter
Posted on 01/10/2014 9:19:01 PM PST by uscga77
A Republican no more
Welcome to the independent fold.
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.
Refuse to Serve the Uniparty
what took you so long? Welcome to the party, pal.
You must have read my tag line!
All we need now is a second party.
Good for you. May many more join us.
btw...you should be sure to let the GOP know what you did and why the next time they call you seeking contributions.
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?
Congrats. Now you can’t vote for Tea Part candidates or against GOPe in primaries.
true, and I wonder if it would really be allowed to take root?
Not if Pubbies and Dems stop it.
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.
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.
Amen and peace be with you!
“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.
Bush fought hard for amnesty. He wasn’t fighting for me.
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 Einsteins definition of insanity:
INSANITY IS DOING THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND EXPECTING DIFFERENT RESULTS.
Better late than never.
It does not ever matter in texas as far as national ticket goes because its always over by the time texas comes around.
Oh I see. Ok then! Good move.
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.
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.
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!
‘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.
I don’t care about “Republicans” who might have a chance to beat a Democrat. I care about conservatives who do.
My Wife and I did that after the last elections.
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.
El Priebus speaks! The GOP version of Pajama Boy, unless he grows up soon.
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.
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. ;-)
Good analogy. I didn’t think of that but its very accurate.
“, I can just refuse to vote. “
Obama and the Dems thank you.
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.
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.
No it doesn't. Not when the primaries are all but wrapped up before it even reaches the conservative states.
In the presidential election, yes. There are other elections to consider too, tho.
Why would they thank me? My refusal to vote for either lefty had zero affect on the election.
A independent vote is a vote for a democrat.
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.