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Posted on 05/29/2007 2:19:35 PM PDT by RaisingPaine

I'm a Democratic-leaning independent voter that has lurked on the site for some time. Although I don't agree with the viewpoints of many here, I've learned quite a bit from the research necessary to fairly appreciate both sides of the issue. Pretty much the same reason I listen to Hannity and Rush.

I also belong to DailyKos but likewise rarely find myself in lockstep agreement with the left, either, on any issue. I'd be the first one to admit that both sides often have valid points. I just wish politicians would do a better job of acknowledging that, instead of unmercifully demonizing the other side in playing to their constituencies.

Hopefully, questions I ask along the way may enlighten other non-conservatives who occasionally browse FreeRepublic.


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1 posted on 05/29/2007 2:19:37 PM PDT by RaisingPaine
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To: RaisingPaine

Is it pronounced KOSe or KOSs?


2 posted on 05/29/2007 2:21:37 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Forty on the highway, forty in the driveway.)
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To: RaisingPaine

Welcome...you’re a brave soul!


3 posted on 05/29/2007 2:22:01 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: RaisingPaine

IB4TZ?


4 posted on 05/29/2007 2:22:08 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (Jack Bauer would just whack him!)
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To: RaisingPaine

Welcome...

for now.


5 posted on 05/29/2007 2:22:13 PM PDT by toast
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To: RaisingPaine
Good luck with that, if you've been lurking for "some time I'm sure you realize you won't be here long.

So Hi and goodbye.

IBTZ

6 posted on 05/29/2007 2:22:25 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: RaisingPaine; darkwing104; Darksheare

And you post a vanity for your first post. I get the feeling your stay may be a short one here. JMO


7 posted on 05/29/2007 2:23:04 PM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: r-q-tek86

Watching....


8 posted on 05/29/2007 2:23:26 PM PDT by bannie
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To: RaisingPaine
"Democratic-leaning independent voter" == a Liberal who is afraid to admit they are a Liberal, and want Conservatives not to think too badly of them.

Sorry. It's another name for a Moderate. Middle of the road. When you're in the middle of the road...

9 posted on 05/29/2007 2:23:26 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: RaisingPaine

Are you series?


10 posted on 05/29/2007 2:23:32 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona....)
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To: RaisingPaine
Welcome. No doubt you will be challenged, and learn a lot.
11 posted on 05/29/2007 2:23:32 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: RaisingPaine

At least you can spell.


12 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: RaisingPaine
"I'm a Democratic-leaning independent voter..."

I used to be a democRAT, but then I turned 20. What is your excuse?

13 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:19 PM PDT by lormand (Michael Wiener - faux Conservatism for faux Conservatives.)
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To: RaisingPaine

Your post doesn’t say much was it really necessary to announce yourself?


14 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:27 PM PDT by Williams
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To: RaisingPaine

Cindy, is that you? LOL!

j/k... Welcome!


15 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:44 PM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: RaisingPaine

IB4TZ?


16 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:47 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: RaisingPaine
"Democratic-leaning independent voter"

Rudy or Mitt?

17 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:55 PM PDT by Enosh (ć)
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To: RaisingPaine
I'm a Democratic-leaning independent voter

So only 99% of everything is Bush's fault?

18 posted on 05/29/2007 2:24:57 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys - Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat - But they know what's best.)
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To: r-q-tek86

Too much bloodlust...

Not enough kitten pictures!


19 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:01 PM PDT by RabidBartender (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kerMm0HG1mk)
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To: r-q-tek86

Not zot material (but then I’m not a moderator). Just seems like one of those lost souls standing in the middle of the road. You know, a moderate.


20 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:02 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: RaisingPaine

Welcome to FreeRepublic! You have lasted longer here than any conservative who tries to post on KOS or DU!


21 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:09 PM PDT by Don Carlos (No 8 Do)
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To: RaisingPaine; mware

*groan*

Great.
A Kos Kiddy here.
Your guyy Edwards suggested some crap to do on Memorial. day, and guess what:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1841315/posts
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1841321/posts


22 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:16 PM PDT by Darksheare (The Windows Error dialog box. Windows' way of saying, "Look at ME!")
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To: Williams
Your post doesn’t say much was it really necessary to announce yourself?

Preemptive Opus?

23 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:34 PM PDT by Egon ("If all your friends were named Cliff, would you jump off them??" - Hugh Neutron)
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To: RaisingPaine

Post vanities under ‘General Chat’ & keep an open mind. :o)


24 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:43 PM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: InvisibleChurch

I think it is intended to be Cause.


25 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:45 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: Bosco
Sorry. It's another name for a Moderate. Middle of the road. When you're in the middle of the road...


26 posted on 05/29/2007 2:25:49 PM PDT by Godzilla (There are 3 kinds of people: those who can count & those who can't.)
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To: RaisingPaine

What do you see in the Democrat Party that makes you lean toward it?

Which Democrats do you support?


27 posted on 05/29/2007 2:26:02 PM PDT by RedRover (Defend Our Marines)
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To: RaisingPaine

Ginger, or Maryanne?


28 posted on 05/29/2007 2:26:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: RaisingPaine
I'm a Democratic-leaning independent voter that has lurked on the site for some time.

It seems you haven't lurked long enough to understand just how poorly a vanity post from a complete noob has always been received. Have fun ... woo-hoo!

29 posted on 05/29/2007 2:26:12 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Williams

Putting the popcorn into the microwave......


30 posted on 05/29/2007 2:26:27 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: RaisingPaine

Coming to a party with an outfit like that??

Let the count down begin...


31 posted on 05/29/2007 2:26:54 PM PDT by sit-rep ( http://trulineint.com/latestposts.asp)
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To: saganite
Just seems like one of those lost souls standing in the middle of the road. You know, a moderate.

I didn't realize those were allowed here.

/s

32 posted on 05/29/2007 2:27:04 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (Jack Bauer would just whack him!)
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To: RaisingPaine

You still have a long way to go before you’re enlightened. Joining up here is a good start though.


33 posted on 05/29/2007 2:27:28 PM PDT by 38special (I mean come on.)
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To: RaisingPaine

whats a stunned beeber?


34 posted on 05/29/2007 2:27:53 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: r-q-tek86

Only if they mind their manners and don’t speak ill of Ronnie. ;^)


35 posted on 05/29/2007 2:28:15 PM PDT by saganite (Billions and billions and billions----and that's just the NASA budget!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Watch it !!!


36 posted on 05/29/2007 2:28:25 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: RaisingPaine

Take this advice from one of the original “Reagan Democrats” (read my FR profile) Keep that open mind – it is not a bad thing – but if you truly have an open mind and trust your instincts, I think you will find you agree less and less with the issues of the Left, Or should I say today’s Left, because this is in no way resembles the Democratic Party of my Father and Grandfather.


37 posted on 05/29/2007 2:28:32 PM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: 1rudeboy

Maryanne. Ginger’s too... glitzy.


38 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:03 PM PDT by Enosh (ć)
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To: RaisingPaine

Why don’t you tell them on DK that you have signed up on FR and are trying to get along with us. Tell us how that goes, will you?


39 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:05 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (When toilet paper is a luxury, you have achieved communism.)
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To: al baby

LOL!


40 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:09 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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Hmmmm.

No responses, no other posts.

Methinks this person is hoping to be flamed so that he can run back to KOS and moan about how mean those fascists over at FR are.

I don't think we should participate in his plan, do you?

41 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:12 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: RaisingPaine
>>>>>Although I don't agree with the viewpoints of many here, I've learned quite a bit from the research necessary to fairly appreciate both sides of the issue.

So, you're a centrist who appreciates liberalism.

You've come to the wrong political forum.

42 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:15 PM PDT by Reagan Man (FUHGETTABOUTIT Rudy....... Conservatives don't vote for liberals!)
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To: RaisingPaine

Welcome. I was once a Democrat, as well, but I recovered. If you really open your mind, I suspect you will also.


43 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:16 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Duncan Hunter in 2008!)
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No posts. This one’s yours....


44 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:37 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Did Dennis Kucinich always look like that or did he have to submit to a series of shots? [firehat])
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To: 1rudeboy

paper or plastic


45 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:38 PM PDT by al baby (Hi mom)
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To: r-q-tek86; RaisingPaine
IB4TZ?

Nah.
Wait and see.
In the mean time, welcome to FR, RaisingPaine.
46 posted on 05/29/2007 2:29:47 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Darksheare; RaisingPaine
Well said Dark....

RP.. seems the left has kicked Cindy to the side of the road.

Amazing that the only sign of compassion for this poor disturbed woman, came from FRee Republic.

47 posted on 05/29/2007 2:30:03 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: saganite
"You know, a moderate."

Either your with us, or against us.

Okay, so I stole it from Caesar.

48 posted on 05/29/2007 2:30:06 PM PDT by #1CTYankee (That's right, I have no proof. So what of it??)
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To: Don Carlos

I lasted exactly one post on DU before I got my tombstone..


49 posted on 05/29/2007 2:30:46 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Every Democrat Party cause eventually becomes a business then it degenerates into a racket.)
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To: RaisingPaine

Now that you’ve made your grand entrance are you planning on taking a bow?


50 posted on 05/29/2007 2:30:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (http://warchronicle.com/TheyAreNotKillers/DefendOurMarines.htm)
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