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I'm quiting the GOP and registering as a Democrat.
2-22-2013 | Trteamer

Posted on 02/23/2013 6:21:42 AM PST by Trteamer

After a lifetime of being a Republican, I'm leaving the GOP and registering as a Democrat. Why? I've tried to change the GOP from within, wiht little luck, so I figure it's time I help to change the Democrat Party from within....


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Yep, I'm leaving the GOP and joining the Democrat Party. Why? I figure I can do more good by being a Democrat and helping their party swing more to the conservative side and away from the radical leftist side that has taken them over. Now I will be able to go to their caucus, vote against the leftist candidates, ask embarrasing questions about their ideas and the Constition, remind them the country is broke, and help them to send candidates with no chance of being elected as their choice. In addition, I will get them to waste their campaign funds on sending me junk mail, waste their time by calling me, and I get a chance to chew on any Democrat cadidate who calls me asking for my vote. What the heck, I figure I am doing the country a favor by helping to nullify the leftists control. Thoughts?
1 posted on 02/23/2013 6:21:52 AM PST by Trteamer
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To: Trteamer

You CAN’T change the Democratic Party. It is what it is.

Why not join the Nazi party to change that from within?


2 posted on 02/23/2013 6:23:54 AM PST by vladimir998
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To: Trteamer

Yeah, good luck with that. Don’t bring back anything catching.

TC


3 posted on 02/23/2013 6:24:03 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Trteamer

If you live in a solidly blue state( eg. MD MA NY go for it. If you are in a purple state maybe, but if you live in a red state don’t do it.


4 posted on 02/23/2013 6:25:35 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Trteamer

Some smart guys on FR have concluded that the Dems have declared victory, and don’t even worry about Republicans anymore.

Which leads to eating their own.
Examples:
Feds prosecute “Chicago’s Own” Jesse Jackson Junior
NYTimes runs story attacking Elon Musk “electric dream car”

So you could help add fuel to the fire.
Interesting.....


5 posted on 02/23/2013 6:26:02 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Trteamer

You can also agree to show up to help at functions and either not go or go and be a boob and turn off democrat voters. Maybe not a bad idea.


6 posted on 02/23/2013 6:28:00 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: Trteamer

You’d have better luck joining an Islamic mosque and trying to change that (Islam ) from within.

Democrats ALL of them are and always have been evil socialists. it is religion to them , their God is government and everything democrats do is to grow government power and at the same time reduce our rights and freedom. Name just a handful of democrat politicians ,or even one that has abolished ONE government agency , one tax, one government program , name one


7 posted on 02/23/2013 6:28:06 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Trteamer

It will drive you mad...but good luck


8 posted on 02/23/2013 6:28:35 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: Trteamer

Well good, because obviously you aren’t very good if you can’t change the GOP.


9 posted on 02/23/2013 6:28:58 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: vladimir998

“Why not join the Nazi party to change that from within?”

According to the Dims, that is the Tea Party isn’t it?... Sarc.


10 posted on 02/23/2013 6:29:16 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Trteamer

Sure.

Rush Limbaugh tried this with operation chaos, to help Hillary against Obama.

How’d that work out?

I can’t see how a solitary individual doing this makes any sense. If millions did it, maybe. But you have to understand. The dems are in thrall to their hardcore left groups that support them with hard money. Gays, enviromentalist wackos, pacifists, Muslims, Communists, Socialists, Union thugs, reverse racists, illegals, radical “feminazis” etc etc.

You have nothing to offer them. They are not into “ideas” so much as they are into power and control, from the STATE (FEderales), over the lives of the “little people”, the great unwashed in flyover country.

But if it makes you feel better to believe you’re “doing something”, go jump into the pit.


11 posted on 02/23/2013 6:30:18 AM PST by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear..."(Glenn Beck))
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To: central_va

I’m in Colorado, which is rapidly gone purple and heading blue. After the Democrats took control of our House, Senate, and Governor, it is getting bad. With the recent gun control votes and the inability of the GOP to do a darn thing about it, the only change I can see is to mess with the Democrats from within.... :)


12 posted on 02/23/2013 6:31:25 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Trteamer

Is this notion a “thought experiment” or a serious proposal?


13 posted on 02/23/2013 6:33:21 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Trteamer

Republican In Name Only ‘Rino’ -

Definition:

“After a lifetime of being a Republican, I’m leaving the GOP and registering as a Democrat”


14 posted on 02/23/2013 6:34:12 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Trteamer

I am afraid there is only one solution to the liberals, and that solution is being played out by the vastly increased sales of guns and ammo.

Things are highly non-linear, and we will soon have an abrupt change .

I do not agree with what is coming, but to paraphrase others, “Things that cannot go on...won’t.”


15 posted on 02/23/2013 6:35:40 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Trteamer

If it weren’t for Republicans, Democrats would have no tax revenue to show their compassion with.


16 posted on 02/23/2013 6:37:14 AM PST by csmusaret (I will give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt.)
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To: Trteamer

I can’t complain. I openly encourage moderates to become democrats because that’s the party that needs moderating.


17 posted on 02/23/2013 6:38:09 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Trteamer

Leaving the Repubs to become a Democrat? Nowadays is there any difference?


18 posted on 02/23/2013 6:38:30 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Is this notion a “thought experiment” or a serious proposal?

I was thinking the nearly the same thing. Simple thought experiment, or political brainstorming session. But not sincere, Shirley.

19 posted on 02/23/2013 6:40:28 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Trteamer

So why NOT sabotage the party from within? Not with clear, concise thought processes but with civil disobedience? Become the face of the democrat party in your neighborhood but be a boob about it. They give you literature to hand out, you take it and throw it away. Someone asks you about the party, tell them the truth but be a jerk about it. Point your fingers a lot and maybe drool a little bit. If you have to make phone calls, well thats easy to mess up, wrong dates and times. Nothing illegal has to be done just show gross incompetence. Might be worth a try.


20 posted on 02/23/2013 6:41:00 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (the mature Christian is almost impossible to offend)
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To: csmusaret

You are right. There would be very few blood donors too!


21 posted on 02/23/2013 6:42:00 AM PST by Gumdrop
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Lol! Bingo!!


22 posted on 02/23/2013 6:42:33 AM PST by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal! ,)
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To: Trteamer
I remember Henry "Scoop" Jackson, Hubert Humphrey, Harry Truman -- I knew the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party was a friend of America. This is no Democratic Party.

You think that you can change this?


23 posted on 02/23/2013 6:43:30 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Trteamer
Clearly, you have a death wish.
Your mangled body will be found in a dumpster behind the site of the first meeting where you stood to ask those first embarrasing questions.
These Chicago street thugs now in control of the Dems do not screw around!
24 posted on 02/23/2013 6:43:54 AM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
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To: Trteamer

Oh, you sneaky dick!


25 posted on 02/23/2013 6:44:28 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Trteamer

Every single Democrat in this country is guilty of treason. Join the club?


26 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:15 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Trteamer

Better get a lobotomy or you won’t fit in. Course your plan of action leads me to believe that maybe the lobotomy would be overkill.


27 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:22 AM PST by Starstruck (I need a 30 round magazine because liberal whine gives me a buzz.)
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To: Trteamer

Good luck...wish you much success!


28 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:43 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Dysart

Serious proposal. I’m a hard core conservative, so my vote will always go that way, but I can’t resist the urge to mess with my local Democrats a little. Remember, we got John McCain as the GOP candidate partly because of all the Deomcrats that voted in the Iowa caucus. A little back-at-ya might be in order....


29 posted on 02/23/2013 6:45:59 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: Trteamer

“A fool and his money are soon parted.”

You will help yourself part yourself from your own money!

Have fun..........


30 posted on 02/23/2013 6:47:28 AM PST by Chief901 (Tyranny coming to an area near you soon !)
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To: Dick Bachert

Yeah there are plenty of thugs all around, but if you are aware of them, why be skeered?


31 posted on 02/23/2013 6:48:30 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Trteamer

Bring plenty of lubricant. You’ll have enough left over from the GOP for sure.


32 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:21 AM PST by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Trteamer

I have cancer. If/when it gets to the stage that I know the end is near, I also am going to change my party registration to Democrat. If there’s going to be somebody dying, I’d rather it would be one of them.


33 posted on 02/23/2013 6:49:46 AM PST by Past Your Eyes (I've all but given up my crusade to rid the world of foolsÂ…there are, I found, just too many.)
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To: Trteamer; PhilCollins

“Registering” as regards a party in today’s political environment is just plain dumb.

The only thing that registering gets you is constant and irritating requests for YOUR money from people you don’t want in elected office.

Don’t feed the beast...de-register completely regarding “party”.

At the very least, it would de-legitimize the corrupt kabuki theater we call “The Primaries”!


34 posted on 02/23/2013 6:50:23 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (*Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: vladimir998
You CAN’T change the Democratic Party. It is what it is.

YOU CAN'T FIX RETARDED!

35 posted on 02/23/2013 6:51:15 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Trteamer
It is a known fact that a person becomes like the people that they associate with.........
36 posted on 02/23/2013 6:52:21 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Trteamer

at least if you are in a blue state, your congress critters will answer your mail, as they (or their staff strap hangers who actually handle the calls and mail) consider you a “voter” unlike if you are a registered Republican

Personally - “independents” get a lot less junk mail and some elected reps MIGHT think they dont have your vote in the can no matter WTH they do


37 posted on 02/23/2013 6:53:07 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Trteamer
you're molecular biologist??? cause changing their DNA is the only way you will ever change RATS into Americans...
38 posted on 02/23/2013 6:53:52 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dallas59
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39 posted on 02/23/2013 6:53:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Trteamer

I understand how you feel as the similarities between the two major political parties are striking. Yet, one party is far more clever politically than the other, hence they remain in power.

Attempting to change either party (at this point) is a huge challenge as the disconnect between government and the electorate is as great as I’ve ever seen.

I continue to hear the argument (strongly supported by the establishment) that a third party is hopeless. But, I continue to wonder if a third party isn’t now an easier path to representation than attempting to change either the existing Democrat or Republican parties.


40 posted on 02/23/2013 6:54:01 AM PST by Rational Thought
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Quite honestly I have been mulling over the idea of registering as Independent just to shift the polling numbers into the grey.

I am Conservative through and through, but why let them pigeon hole you?

Keep the opposition guessing. That is a valid tactic.

Conversely, it weakens Conservative polling numbers

PS Oh, and liberal chicks are easy.


41 posted on 02/23/2013 6:54:30 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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We all know demorats are so much smarter than everybody else./s

They can only see other peoples problems so you may be able to make some small changes. Could be an interesting op. I say go for it!

42 posted on 02/23/2013 6:54:55 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: central_va

Excellent advice.


43 posted on 02/23/2013 6:55:57 AM PST by lakecumberlandvet
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To: Trteamer

Well the truth is leftists have long infiltrated conservative ranks and institutions; perhaps as one lonely soldier, and given that you play yer cards well on that front in the war, there may be some value. Bring a friend. Good luck and shower often.


44 posted on 02/23/2013 6:56:04 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Trteamer

Like who gives a crap. Just do it and don’t bother me with your life’s choices.


45 posted on 02/23/2013 6:56:16 AM PST by Pit1 (Obama is the pile in the road.)
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My parents were like this. They are distinctly conservative, but vote democrat. They figured that they could “change the party,” but it’s only gotten worse. They’re coming around to my views, but I can’t offer them much when my party is a bunch of bungling RINO’s.


46 posted on 02/23/2013 6:56:16 AM PST by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I want the Democrats to waste their time and money on me. I like that part of it the best. I don’t need the GOP to waste their resources on me, heck, the last election I got 73 pounds of junk mail from the GOP. I saved it all and weighed it. LOL!


47 posted on 02/23/2013 6:57:30 AM PST by Trteamer ( (Eat Meat, Wear Fur, Own Guns, FReep Leftists, Drive an SUV, Drill A.N.W.R., Drill the Gulf, Vote)
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To: txrangerette

Operation chaos was not about trying to have Hillary win the nomination. It was meant to keep her in the Primary so she would keep going after Obama (Rush would say, “bloody him up”) in a way Rush knew the GOP would not. He was right and it worked. He was also correct that the GOP would be spineless jellyfish in the general, so we lost.


48 posted on 02/23/2013 6:59:13 AM PST by Hildy (Did)
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To: Thorliveshere

That makes no sense.

Vote Democrat?
You play them, and influence them in dribs and drabs, but you NEVER vote for the opposition.


49 posted on 02/23/2013 7:00:34 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Trteamer
There is some truth in what you say. If you are activist in party politics you may have an impact.

However, be ready for the smell that shall assault your nostrils when you attend a party function-BAD AIR!

50 posted on 02/23/2013 7:01:03 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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