Skip to comments.Conservatives in Pennsylvania should register Democrat by Monday Primary Deadline
Posted on 03/21/2008 9:27:05 PM PDT by TheEaglehasLanded
DEADLINE to Register is March 24th in Pennsylvania
BY JULIE BENAMATI The Tribune-Democrat
As Mondays deadline fast approaches to sign up to vote in Pennsylvanias presidential primary, elections offices in Cambria and Somerset counties report a significant increase in Democratic registrations.
Political party leaders say the contest between Democratic hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton is bringing new voters to the polls and causing some to change party affiliation altogether.
Cambria Countys election office has seen 955 new voter registrations since October, and 377 voters have changed parties in the past four weeks about 90 percent of those from Republican or other party to Democrat.
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The country knows who Hillary is and what she is and if they put her in power the country will get what they got coming.
Obama is a marxist/socialist that has bought into this racist anti-jewish, anti-white liberation theology after we saw him defend this week. This is what many black people have been sold on TV and in their churches.
Barack could not change his congregation or his pastor in 20 years, the only changes he will probably make are bad.
I also supported him over her earlier. No more!! At least we know what we are getting with her.
What has happened to so many Conservatives?
When did the vote--the most sacred building block of democracy---become a mockery?
Plus some of the media has seen how ruthless she can be toward a fellow democrat. That has changed their impression of her and her husband quite a bit. They will still support her in the general but the drive bye media won’t be nearly as enthusiastic as if she had wone easy.
I think Rush’s Operation Chaos has already succeeded. No need for further action!
Don’t know if they have Saturday registration sessions.
Am I reading Democratic Underground?
I am voting for shirley ellis - the name game
Yep. That's why it's time to vote for Obama.
No need to vote for either. They will rip each other to pieces without our help.
I disagree, if Hillary wins big in PA, IN, and NC she could close the gap on pledged delegates and end almost in a tie when you factor the superdelegates. Plus the campaign will carry on thru June.
If Barack loses PA close he will maintain his margin with proportional splitup. He will be able to say he has been tested and still has a large lead.
Operation chaos should be to dump Clinton v Obama on their lap. Have one candidate win popular vote and another win delegate race or visa versa. Plus having Michigan and Florida not vote is hypocrisy on top of hypocrisy.
Carville and Daschle were arguing the other day. Carville says Hillary is ready to take on Obama in Florida and Michigan. They can’t even cobble a 2 candidate primary together in 2 months. It’s a joke.
We should assist this any way possible.
Yes!!! We want Obama to win, because he stands absolutely no chance in the General election.
Hillary has a good chance. It all depends on turnout.
First of all, White voters in the swing states will vote for McCain over Obama, but Hillary over McCain. There are a TON of them.
Second, think of McCain as a 3, Hillary a 2, and Obama a 1 on the political spectrum. If Hillary wins the nomination, she will retain her own supporters plus most of Obamas. Obamas supporters will not go +2 to vote for McCain.
However, if Obama wins nomination, Hillary’s people (especially White ones if all this pastor stuff keeps up) will split, with majority going for Obama but quite a few going for McCain. It is less of a stretch for Hillary’s people to go +1 to vote for McCain.
Why don’t the radio and TV talk shows get this??????????
All I can say is that if Obama wins, I can convert a TON of Democrats to McCain. If Hillary wins.....not so much. Union people will still vote for her.
I'm with you on this. Hillary has no intention of quiting but no one on our side should vote for the bitch and encourage her.
I agree = There's a dishonesty about it.
The privilege we have to vote is not a game
That's gamble I'm not willing to be part of - we can beat the hillderbeast - she is no where near being liked like bubba - not that I could ever understand his 'charm'
No one on our side should be voting for either one 0 this game playing is dishonest and one day it will snap back on us...this leaves us all without the slightest idea who really supports who...
It was simultaneous with the GOP becoming a mockery of the once-proud, conservative party it was in the days of yore.
Vote for her to keep the fight on the Democrat side going! A fight by the Democratic candidates for POTUS all the way to the Democratic Convention in Denver in August would be priceless! It also helps to take away all of the negative attention that otherwise would be aimed at “wussy, older than dirt” RINO McCain by all of the MSM.
Trust me on this, the fight between Obama and Hillary will go on without any help from us.
This is my greatest fear. How would it feel to wake up and hear President elect Hillary Clinton. Talk about chaos.
By the way I've been to Maine. It's a beautiful state.
We may actually get a real dialogue on race in this country, but not the kind that the Revs. Jackson, Sharpton, et al had in mind. Bring it on!
Re: Post 18. Good points!
The fault is truly in multiple layers for a variety of reasons: 1.) The Republican Party at every level stopped truly being a overall conservative party (always being the party of smaller government and always being the party of fiscal restraint) a few years back, even with the Republicans dominating everything important politically, and this also upsets many of the conservative voters base in the process while Republicans in general truly still continue to move even more to the “political left” everyday; 2.) All political correctness including, but not limited to, all of the “dumbing down” of people continues to get even worse everyday all over the world, and this has affected who the final candidates for POTUS will end up being for both major political parties (The continuous political bias in the MSM all over the world is also a part of political correctness.); 3.) There presently are too many Republicans at every level who want amnesty for illegal immigrants for either cheap labor purposes, for the creation of new voters, or for both reasons, and this issue alone has upset a majority of conservatives all over the U.S. knowing that allowing these things to really happen will truly destroy the country and turn it into a third world mess forever; 4.) Globalization also continues to make things worse on a variety of issues all over the world instead of better and also continues to upset many conservatives at the same time.
I agree = There's a dishonesty about it. The privilege we have to vote is not a game.
Thank you so much for responding. I was really beginning to worry that all Conservatives had lost their collective mind.
best "lobstahs" in the world. ;o)
It was simultaneous with the GOP becoming a mockery of the once-proud, conservative party it was in the days of yore.
I agree with you that the GOP needs to reconnect with its roots....but making a mockery of the vote itself will not lead us to this path.
I hope Conservatives can reassemble under the banner of principle and not under the banner of political circus. Our future demands no less of us.
It was not by our hand. It was by the hands of those non-Republicans who chose John McCain as our nominee before the vast majority of us ever had a chance to vote.
In a broader sense, the fact of the primary schedule rendering the majority of the primary vote moot is a key element of the problem that has existed for quite some time.
Iowa is a fine state, but I don’t want to be required to move there to have a say in the process.
It's past time.
However, the first dialog needs to be between the conservative black leaders and these militant ones - because Whitey, at this point, won't be allowed to say anything of substance without being shouted down as racist = not to mention how many would loose their jobs and positions. Think of the many who have already - good grief, remember a few years ago the man that was fired because he used the word "niggardly" in a sentence, a word having absolutely NOTHING to do with any race?
So the first dialogs need to be between the two black factions.
We have many good and decent blacks, most called Uncle Tom's, and there are some black ministers every bit as fiery as Rev. Bullfrog - but diametrically apposed ideologically - who could give these militants a run for their money.
Here's a link to one - he gets really good after the fist 30 seconds or so.
Not all of us has.
Thank you so much for such a thoughtful reply. I have read every word of it.
But, IMHO, no reason you have given nor could give justifies turning the sanctity of the vote...for which millions have died and shed blood...into a circus act.
Our first principle as a Conservative is that the voice of the people must be heard——not manipulated or toyed with.
If the only way we can win an election is by tortouring the true voice of the people...then we deserve the political loss and any win we accomplish as a result is a political fraud.
Electoral loss often gives rise to greater electoral victory. If we’ve the faith in who we are and what we stand for we will not surrender to our darker angels and turn democracy into a circus where all faith in her glory is diminished.
This may be a Democrate cycle. If so...we’ve GOT to have faith in who we are and what we stand for and believe that a greater triumph awaits us.
Think Jimmy Carter. Then remember Ronald Reagan.
No voting chaos was necessary for his win. America ushered in landslide wins for Ronald Reagan based on principle.
yes--blind ambition... evilness, wickedness, vindictiveness... FBI files, IRS audits and abuse of the Patriot Act... this is what the Clintons will give us... knowing this makes me not want her at any cost... he (Obama) is certainly liberal... but he is not vindictive... she will use every bit of power she has against her enemies--who are conservatives... knowing all this, i cannot believe any conservative would prefer her...
besides, had conservatives stayed out of it, had she lost Texas, we would have both of them falling a part right now... right now, he's falling a part, and she's been brought back to life by conservatives... bad move on our part... stupidity at its peak...
In my mind's eye, Rush has taken a big hit for this showbiz stunt...his stature has gone from giant to dwarf.
The only problem with the idea of a “conservative comeback” in ‘12 is that both the Fairness Doctrine will eventually be fully implemented and illegal immigrants throughout the U.S. will also eventually be allowed to legally vote in all future U.S. elections. These two moves alone will greatly damage the U.S. conservative movement if not kill it off all together. All of the remaining major candidates for POTUS are socialists with Obama being the most socialistic and with McCain being the least socialistic, and all of U.S. conservatism has already lost no matter who the next POTUS is. Also, having the next Congress still controlled by the Democrats will only make things even worse on all of the issues. These will truly be troublesome times ahead for all conservatives throughout the U.S.
Go Hillary the beast!
Of course, you're right. But politics is cyclical. The "D" may be rising. But, fear not and please don't compromise fundamental principles to try and control two or four years of an eternal political cycle.
We have survived a Dimm Congress and President before....and have not only lived through it...but the light at the end of the tunnel was a great Conservative victory.
I was a kid during the Carter years but I remember my life long Democrat family and their friends tripping over themselves to vote for Ronald Reagan. Why? Because they learned that liberalism is a vapid, empty promise.
And they've never voted Dimm again.
We'll triumph, as we ultimately always do, because our principles are sound and right.
We've always believed that a loss in battle is not a loss of the war. We have never stooped to manipulating the sanctity of the vote.
All I'm asking is that we don't do so now.
How does U.S. conservatism truly make a successful political comeback after both the Fairness Doctrine is fully implemented and after illegal immigrants throughout the U.S. are legally allowed to vote in all future U.S. elections?
It isn’t luck, Obama is a complete moron with a sense of entitlement that dwarfs Hillary in her prime.
(I bet you anything that he never takes questions from reporters from now until the general election.)
That’s why we need to attack him on everything we can find now, before he has the entirety of the Democrat Deception Machine to do damage control for him.
>> When did the vote—the most sacred building block of democracy-—become a mockery?
The vote is a tool. It’s the influence wielded by an individual to have a say in the outcome of the democratic process.
As such, using it in the election of your CHOICE (remember that word?) to affect the selection of the leader is perfectly just, as long as it’s done lawfully.
All this implication that it is somehow “mockery” or “treachery” to vote in the “other” primary is a crock of crap.
In the opinion of the Democrat Party, the vote has always been a mockery. As long as there has been a DemocratParty there has been election fraud committed by them.
Our votes should only be used to advance the conservative cause.
In this case, voting for Hillary in the primary is probably the best way to do that.
What if McCain doesn’t win, which one would you rather see in the WH?
it's not working... and it's not going to work... my point is, if conservatives would have stayed out of the Texas primary, both Clinton and Obama would be dead in the water right now... you're thinkg that Clinton will not be supported by Obama supporters should she get the nomination... this is where Rush is wrong... she will get the majority of his supporters... and even his support... i guess i need to say it again--liberals are not people of principle... they will vote for her because she has a "D" next to her name... black voters will not sit out, nor will they cross over to McCain...
now if he gets the nominee, you will have some reluctant Clinton supporters cross over to McCain... if she is the nominee, she will have the media on her side... she does not have that at this point... i don't believe Rush is considering all of the factors...