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Anecdotes: Do you personally know someone who admits to voting for Obama and now regrets it?
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Posted on 10/10/2010 3:51:59 PM PDT by Artemis Webb

Well...do ya?


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1 posted on 10/10/2010 3:52:02 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

I know at least 5 who voted for Obama, who now hang their head in shame.


2 posted on 10/10/2010 3:54:11 PM PDT by teancumspirit (The name is pronouced Tea-anc-um)
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To: teancumspirit

and rightly so...


3 posted on 10/10/2010 3:55:02 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes


4 posted on 10/10/2010 3:55:32 PM PDT by JSDude1 (DARE TO DREAM THE DREAM...Work like you want 100 Seats on November 2! -J.S.)
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To: teancumspirit

Yep, one of my best friends, a life long conservative, voted for him, I wouldn’t talk to her until recently when she emailed me and told me she was sorry she voted for the POS and didn’t know why she did in the first place.


5 posted on 10/10/2010 3:56:49 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes, at least one.


6 posted on 10/10/2010 3:57:13 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Artemis Webb

Notta one.
To do or say that would require both introspection, courage and honesty........
Remember, we’re talking about D E M O C R A T S !!
Not happening.


7 posted on 10/10/2010 3:57:52 PM PDT by Flintlock
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To: Artemis Webb

I do not know anyone who voted for Obama who cares to discuss it.


8 posted on 10/10/2010 3:57:58 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Artemis Webb

Only one - he worked on the campaign. can’t stand him know.


9 posted on 10/10/2010 3:58:10 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes, but only one.


10 posted on 10/10/2010 3:59:03 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes. A 60 year old Jewish lady.

Now she is livid in her hatred toward him.
When I asked why she voted for him, she said that she couldnt stand Palin.

“So you voted for a black Muslim shyster named Hussein?”
No answer


11 posted on 10/10/2010 3:59:14 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Artemis Webb

They no longer talk about Obama one way or the other, but they’re still ranting against conservatives.


12 posted on 10/10/2010 3:59:49 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I only know one lady who voted for Zero. She doesn’t discuss the subject these days.


13 posted on 10/10/2010 4:00:05 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Artemis Webb

Our black friend, a former neighbor, was smitten and now is FURIOUS with Obama. Haven’t queried the other Obama voters, but since I am a musician, there are a good number (the musicians are lefties, at least here in Kollyfornia).


14 posted on 10/10/2010 4:06:18 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Artemis Webb

No one I know has ever admitted it, so I don’t know if they regret it.......


15 posted on 10/10/2010 4:07:39 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: Artemis Webb

No. Not publicly, anyway.


16 posted on 10/10/2010 4:08:46 PM PDT by workerbee (FAIL, BABY, FAIL!)
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To: Artemis Webb

At least two of my co-workers realize he is a dope at this point, but a couple others say he needs time to clean up the mess.


17 posted on 10/10/2010 4:12:02 PM PDT by omega4179 (Rino hunt 2010!)
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To: Artemis Webb

I only know one guy who voted for obama. He is my liberal that I use to overhear current talking points. I told him about 6 months into the ‘Ones’ term that all he had to do when he was ready was come to me and say three times, “Holy crap! This guy’s a freakin’ Marxist!” and that all would be forgiven. Haven’t heard it yet, but I expect it every time there’s a knock on my office door.


18 posted on 10/10/2010 4:12:10 PM PDT by davius (You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Being a Leftist means never having to say you’re sorry.


19 posted on 10/10/2010 4:14:28 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: Artemis Webb

I know someone who knows someone who feels pretty stupid about voting for O, but she prides herself on her intellectual superiority so it’s difficult for her to actually admit it.


20 posted on 10/10/2010 4:15:43 PM PDT by Silentgypsy
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To: Artemis Webb

Please don’t abuse me..... I have a headache. Yes, I’ve been honest on this site...... I voted for him & so did my brother & we regret it w/ every fiber of our being. I also hear from others that they have family members who also regret it.

Hugest regret I have in all my voting life..............


21 posted on 10/10/2010 4:17:01 PM PDT by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: leaning conservative

Wow!
You’re brave to admit that (seriously).
Well if Jesus could forgive those who nailed him to the cross I imagine you can be forgiven too. :)


22 posted on 10/10/2010 4:19:29 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Only one who has publically admitted it and she did so fairly early into his term. She had always presented herself as a conservative so a friend and I kind of gave her a bad time when she finally turned against him.

Have had a couple of other Obama friends who have grumbled about him but haven’t admitted their mistake yet.


23 posted on 10/10/2010 4:19:48 PM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes, most of my neighbors. I voted for McLame only because Gov. Palin was on the ticket. Told them all that Obama would be (is) a disaster.


24 posted on 10/10/2010 4:20:50 PM PDT by captain_dave
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To: Artemis Webb

I know three who admit it, and quite a few who are just quiet. I also belong to a website where we debate politics. Two hard core lefties now can’t stand Obama. One of them is still a liberal and as nasty as ever. The other one is now a conservative. He was actually likable as a liberal. I guess the same characteristics stay within a person. A person is likable or dislikable, regardless of party affiliation.


25 posted on 10/10/2010 4:27:03 PM PDT by doesnt suffer fools gladly (Liberals lie.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Yea my next door neighbor but I still ask ever so often “Hows that Hope and Change thing working for you?”
26 posted on 10/10/2010 4:27:58 PM PDT by devildognc (We've lasted through the preliminary bouts; the main event is coming up. But it's not for sissies.)
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To: Artemis Webb
I have three friends from work who have personally apologized for their vote. Literally, "You were right. I shouldn't have voted for him. I can't believe I did." I expect more.

Regards,

TS

27 posted on 10/10/2010 4:28:22 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: Artemis Webb
Jesus did forgive those who nailed him to a cross...but forgiveness for voting for Obama? He's going to have to give that one some thought.
28 posted on 10/10/2010 4:30:24 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: Artemis Webb

My husband.
We were watching barry last year and my husband stood up and said “what a jackass”. I asked him if he meant the president, he turned to me and said “no me, for voting for him”.


29 posted on 10/10/2010 4:31:31 PM PDT by svcw (Just in case you ever wondered: As of May 2010, it costs ~ $0.0167 US Dollars to mint a penny.)
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To: Artemis Webb

My neighbors across the street. They had an Obama sign in their yard until recently. Mom now has two jobs. Ran out of hope.

My sister’s live in boyfriend. Called me racist when I said I wouldn’t vote for Obama. He changed that tune recently when my sister called to borrow grocery money. Now HE hates.

I let it go. I take no pleasure in seeing people suffer their foolish ways.


30 posted on 10/10/2010 4:31:45 PM PDT by Jacktown
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To: Artemis Webb

>>”Well...do ya?”<<

Are you kidding? I’m still looking for someone that voted for Jimmy Carter!

Seriously though, yes one, My sister-in-law and her brain-dead husband. Why? Not because they liked him, but, and this is an exact quote....”Because he’s a Democrat”.


31 posted on 10/10/2010 4:31:47 PM PDT by panaxanax (IMPEACH THE MUSLIM MARXIST....NOW!!!)
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To: leaning conservative

I forgive you. :)


32 posted on 10/10/2010 4:33:45 PM PDT by Jacktown
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To: Artemis Webb

Just remembered one friend who picked a huge fight with me after the election because I was speaking against Obama. She recently sent out a joke email to me and several friends that was defintely anti-Democrat and anti-Obama.

Another friend who just recently became a citizen lambasted me for being so “negative” about Obama. Now that he is voting in his first U.S. election, he has asked me several times as to how to vote on the propositions in California.

Then another friend, supposedly a registered Republican, voted for Obama because he “wanted a black president” and he “couldn’t stand Sarah Palin.” We had a few yelling matches since Obama got in but now my friend seems a bit angry about his vote. But still, his pride won’t let him admit it to me.


33 posted on 10/10/2010 4:37:09 PM PDT by Irishgirl
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To: Artemis Webb
It doesn't matter what Democrats think of Obama. They could loathe him, spit on his picture, badmouth him all day to anyone who will listen, etc etc.

Come November, 2012, they will vote for him again. Whether the so-called Independents will do the same will probably depend on who is running against him. In an Obama/Palin match-up, Obama would win, but barely.

34 posted on 10/10/2010 4:41:38 PM PDT by giotto
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To: Artemis Webb

I know several...all democrats...and several that have said to me that they will never vote for him again.


35 posted on 10/10/2010 4:46:19 PM PDT by WorldviewDad (following God instead of culture)
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To: Artemis Webb

Yep. He found out that as a black man making $100k he is now a “rich white guy loving Bush tax cuts for rich white guys”.


36 posted on 10/10/2010 4:46:41 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Irishgirl

I was in for a surprise about six months ago. I have a friend who is a prototypical artist— liberal, wild hair and clothes etc. I NEVER dreamed I’d hear what she said. She came to me almost with tears in her eyes and told me she had made a terrible, terrible mistake in voting for The Won. She says she now fears for her country and takes blame for having bought into his stupid line about hope and change.

Honestly . . . I was stunned. I still am. She was about last on my list of people I ever thought would say such a thing.


37 posted on 10/10/2010 4:47:15 PM PDT by Kate in Palo Alto
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To: Artemis Webb

Heard a rumor that several thousand deceased voters in Philadelphia regret that their illegal votes went to Obama, but not sure about the dead in Chicago.


38 posted on 10/10/2010 4:54:12 PM PDT by Seniram US (Quote of the Day: Smile You're An American)
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To: Artemis Webb

My own son. He was thorn between McCain (whom he likes) and Obama and in the end he voted for him

Now he regrets his vote, he doesn’t like that the dems also control both Houses.

Obamacare did it for him, being a doctor.

He still dislikes Bush and Co. and truly thinks that Sarah Palin is a dimwit.

I don’t argue with him anymore, it’s a lost battle and I don’t want to ruin my relationship with my son.


39 posted on 10/10/2010 4:55:08 PM PDT by etabeta
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Yes. My brother-in-law.


40 posted on 10/10/2010 5:00:10 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: Artemis Webb

3 publicly, 2 that won’t say it but won’t defend him.


41 posted on 10/10/2010 5:01:55 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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My sister and her long term boyfriend voted for him. I tell her every time I see her that she “got what she wanted.”
Now she is a hard core tea party supporter. I told her today to vote for the purple one next time. The reason she voted for him to begin with was to be a part of electing the first black president. Maybe a green one would be better. A purple rock would be smarter. How about a bright yellow brick. It would not Lie to us all the time.


42 posted on 10/10/2010 5:02:19 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes, one friend who didn’t come right out and SAY it, but clearly he regrets it now judging from recent conversations. Also several clients of our CPA firm are very regretful, one said he “didn’t know why” he voted for him.


43 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:05 PM PDT by MsMoose
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My sister and her long term boyfriend voted for him. I tell her every time I see her that she “got what she wanted.”
Now she is a hard core tea party supporter. I told her today to vote for the purple one next time. The reason she voted for him to begin with was to be a part of electing the first black president. Maybe a green one would be better. A purple rock would be smarter. How about a bright yellow brick. It would not Lie to us all the time.


44 posted on 10/10/2010 5:04:21 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (Rangers lead the way...... Delta, the original European home land security)
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To: etabeta

Give him time. hell come around. I know many solid conservatives that dislike Palin-I ain’t one of them-but there are a lot.


45 posted on 10/10/2010 5:06:08 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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To: leaning conservative

Welcome aboard. Nothing to forgive IMHO. Former libs make great conservatives once they make the leap into the light. While I was always a conservative, I have seen many gravitate towards conservatism. It is a true rarity to see someone descend into liberalism.


46 posted on 10/10/2010 5:08:37 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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To: Artemis Webb

I know a few, and, though I do not discuss politics with them, I have seen no indication that any of them regret it, sad to say.


47 posted on 10/10/2010 5:19:43 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Artemis Webb

My Step-Brother. He said he was sitting the last election out, but then went to the polls. All he kept talking about back then was how Bush and the Republicans screwed everything up. He didn’t like McCain, but more because he saw his as ‘McBush’ and not for the reasons many of us didn’t like him. Many of us held our nose and voted for the turd, he wasn’t voting for McCain no matter what and he’s always been open to electing Democrats. He wouldn’t admit to voting for Obama, but I know he did. Now, he says that Democrats have had their chance and will be voted out. He doesn’t think Obama will win a 2nd term but he also says that Palin won’t be elected, because we’ve already tried a ‘minority’ president. Women aren’t the same as minorities, but arguing with the naive is pointless sometimes.


48 posted on 10/10/2010 5:29:16 PM PDT by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: MattinNJ

I hope so. Thanks for the encouragement, sometimes I feel like spanking him.....


49 posted on 10/10/2010 5:39:06 PM PDT by etabeta
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To: etabeta
I don't confront friends/family unless it's good natured ribbing. If a serious conversation breaks out, I start with common ground. No one is in favor of unsustainable debt-irrespective of which party incurred it. If for eample, they are adamantly pro-choice, I don't go there.

I have a buddy who is a Naval officer in the reserves. He is a Democrat because his dad was a union guy. Once the budget cuts started to impact fleet size, he started to grouse. I said it's a damn shame we just spent a few 100 million changing street signs in New York instead of maintaining an existing ship and he agreed. We then started talking about all the other cuts we would make and then-bingo- a fiscal conservative was born.

Now I get e-mails from him sending me examples of gov't waste.

Maybe complain to your boy about how excess regulation is negatively impacting your work. He's a doc, so he is under seige from medicare/medicaid/regulations/Obamacare/ etc...He'll start to complain and vent. Don't press it-just listen and nod your head knowingly. They eventually come around if you don't force it. IMHO of course.

Good luck.

50 posted on 10/10/2010 6:22:25 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin. I cannot spare this woman. She fights!)
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