Skip to comments.Today was the hardest day of my life (PUMA Democrat votes GOP)
Posted on 11/04/2008 1:10:44 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Yes I went and voted today. For the first time in my life, I voted for a straight republican ticket. On the way to the polls I kept asking myself if I could vote for Obama as I have always been a Democrat. Could I be loyal to the Democrat party. When I sat down and looked at that ballot, I realized that I had no choice but to vote for the republicans. After I turned in my ballot and left the polling place, I got sick at my stomach. I realized that I was no longer a Democrat but now a Republican. This goes against everything that I have stood for all my life. Yes today was the saddest day of my life. It was like leaving home for the 1st and last time, I cut the strings that attached me to the Democrat party. I am hoping for a McCain victory, but if it does not happen, then I am content with my decision. God Save America
This is how viable third parties are formed.
Every time I see Hillary, I think to myself, it should’ve been you. And that’s why, I cast my vote for McCain.
I was a liberal Democrat until about 1995. In 1996, I sat out the 1996 election b/c I wasn’t crazy about Dole but couldn’t possibly vote for Clinton again. In 2000, I voted Libertarian because I wasn’t comfortable with Bush (but wanted him to beat Gore). Watching the election returns that night was really bizarre, actually wanting a Democrat to lose, but not being used to the feeling.
Changing direction in mid-life is very difficult.
Good find 2DV! How’s your day going?
I seriously believe that this represents most of the “undecided” voters in this election.
Yea... kinda like the feeling I had when I looked in the mirror and admitted to myself that I was not sweet 16 anymore. It’s that way when you finally grow up!
I’m sorry it was so hard..I can understand how you felt...but if this backfires on the media and Obama... it will all be worth it (even for you!)
thank you for the vote!
Aw, God love him. I know it is hard, it was hard for this conservative to vote McCain. But...it was very necessary.
I will say it would have been easy for me to crossover and vote for Zell Miller.
People are realizing that a vote FOR Barack Obama is a vote AGAINST the “American Dream”.
It happened to Ronald Reagan. He got over it.
The time is right.
No, this is how one of the major parties withers away and the other one transforms into something new.
I resolved the conflict about changing (during Clinton) by realizing that my father, who had been a County Democratic Chairman for 40 years, would not have voted for Clinton. Dad was a staunch Truman Democrat and would not stomach Clinton.
And today it is even more pronounced the change that has come over the Democratic party during the last 16 years.
So although I had the stomach cramps back in the 90's, today I have absolutely no regrets about leaving the festering wound in our political system.
The Democratic Party is 99 percent corrupt but don't love the GOP too much. I figure it is about 60 percent corrupt.
Thank you for helping us save our country! We put our lives on the line to save it overseas, now we have to save it here!
You are one fine smart person and again thank you for ALL that you have done!
We are going to win this!!!!
I truly admire the many PUMAs who have allowed critical thinking to guide them, no matter how difficult the change.
Did you ever determine what specifically caused you to change parties in 1996? Just curious as to what tipped your scales.
Are you kidding me?! I would have volunteered to run her campaign! LOL
Well, if it’s any consolation, voting for John McCain is not exactly like voting for a “Republican” -
any more than voting for Joe Lieberman is like voting for a “Democrat”
If and when you really internalize becoming a “Republican” you’ll recognize that!
But thanks for the vote- against Obama!
His Party “left” him. Kind of how we Repubs felt during the last couple of years. Where was “our” Party?
No, sir, it does not make you a Republican. It makes you a human and an American with a choice. You voted for ‘the best for you at this time’. Work hard to get your party back! I know we ‘Conservatives’ have a tough row to hoe.
Fortunately my parents were conservatives and raised me properly, and every time I have even flirted with the idea of changing party affiliation, the democrats declare one more thing that is fundamental to this democracy is their enemy.
When they Boy Scouts are your enemy and the pedophiles are your friend, you will not get my support. When believe a man can go into a womans bathroom just because he decided he is a woman that day.. you will not get my support. When you tell me this country is a force of evil in the world, you will not get my support.
I have voted for individual democrats at various times who I felt were the better candidate, because they were the better candidate. However, rarely do I come to these conclusions.
His Party “left” him. Kind of how we Repubs felt during the last couple of years. Where was “our” Party?
I went through this in 1992. My first Republican vote was for GHWB against Bill Clinton. I have not pulled a lever next to a (D) since.
Please allow me to thank you, and welcome to FR.
Oh, I’d LOVE for the GOP to become the “center-left” party with McCain, and another part right flank them, with the dhimmirats not being at all viable anymore.
At least, this was my opinion BS (before Sarah).
Republicans are more like Democrats and the dem are commufascist now. The Republicans of my youth are all but a memory.
After seeing the video documentary of how out-of-state agitators (ACORN, etc.) and intimidaters STEAL the various caucuses from Hillary in the primaries, along with everything elese we now know (or don't know the full story of) about Obama and his thugs, I can't see how ANY good American can vote for Obama.
Ed, you’re not a republican. You’re a person without a party because there is no “democrat” party anymore. It’s been that way a long time. It just took you a little longer than Reagan to realize it.
I do wonder why Ed felt obliged to vote straight republican.
It must be hard to go against your upbringing and the party you've belonged to all your life.
This is why liberals are such morons. When a Party completely repudiates your beliefs you have no choice but to move on. Why keep supporting a group that despises your soul?
Great Caesar's Ghost, liberals are stupid!!!
It is ok to change. We had all change in one point or another in life. Grew up in a democrat household but the first time I had a chance to vote I voted Republican but I had always register as an Indpendent. I even voted for a good democrat once in awhile.
I could not bring myself to vote for Carter a second time so I voted for Anderson. I couldn’t bring myself to vote for Clinton, so I voted for Perot. (Just loved those pie charts).
I realized that I no longer was a Democrat when I would listen (and agree) with Rush while going to stuff envelopes for a liberal friend running for Congress.
The democrat party left me a very long, long time ago. I suspect the party of the people, the party of the solid south ceased sometime around Lyndon Baines Johnson’s administration.
I voted today to save the republic. I sure hope to watch Sarah Palin sworn in as our first female Vice President.
Thank you for that. :)
If it’s any consolation, most of us had to cross party lines to vote for McCain too. He usually hangs out with your side more than ours anyway. :p
To all the PUMAs and those like this person,
Thank you for your vote. I don’t consider your vote was for a republican, but was indeed for America. Thank you for holding all that is America in your heart first.
God Bless You and God Bless America
Seems to me a tougher moment for you must have been when you realized Barry was busy cheating Hillary.
Lord Love the PUMAs!
I agree, it must be tough on them.
You worked to save America, and 'what goes around, comes around'.
When the time comes, FRreeRepublic and the Conservative Party
will be your ground multiplier.
I voted straight ticket Republican for the first time in my life four years ago for George Bush and against Kerry and I have never looked back. It was the right and best decision I have made and I will always be grateful to George Bush for sacrificing his legacy and presidency for his country first.
Today, I despise what has become of my old party. That party is truly long gone now and a new thugocracy, NEO-cracy, has taken over.
I think many of us once voted democrat - we were young and voted as children. We expected to be taken care of. And then we grew up. We figured out that we should do for ourselves. We became adults - we became republicans. Those who never grew up, they still need somebody to take care of them, they still need daddy. They vote democrat.
Loss of your 401k plan as those monies would be used to refund the present social security program AND spread the wealth schemes
higher gasoline taxes
reduced oil drilling
reduced natural gas drilling
bankruptcy of the coal industry, which fuels 50% of the electrical power in this country
creation of O-scum-a's Gestapo Police Force
massive cuts in military spending
massive cuts in our nuke weapons
massive reductions in future weapons for our troops
run from Iraq
run for Afghanistan
withdrawal on the war on terror
shut down Club Gitmo and free the terrorists
giving half of Jerusalem to the terrorists as a capital
turning our backs on Israel
budding up with Iran, Chavez, Cuba, Red China, Russia, and North Korea
massive money given to the UN for world wide distribution as the UN sees fit
union thugs unionizing all small business
destruction of the stock market as all the 401k money comes out
adding extra Supreme Court Justices to pack a liberal majority court
loss of the federal court system for two generations with massive liberal judges added
greater abortion on demand
creation of a police state where the federal government controls basically everything in your life
universal health care
massive spending on global warming / enviro wacko crap
causing your electric bills too skyrocket to drive your home temp/cooling temps down to 60 degrees or such and return to Jimmy Carter wearing a sweater, knee socks, and having a blanket over you as you sit down to your peanut butter sandwiches for Thanksgiving Dinner
tearing down hydro dams
PETA gets what they want
come for your guns
come for your ammo
come for YOU when you don't respond as O-scum-a's laws require!!
Your vote folks. This ain't such a small amount to give up to O-scum-a is it????
I interviewed a former Hilliary supporter last month and it’s here at U Tube
She is a strong Republican now after having her eyes opened to the Democrat party and their vicious hateful nature.
Okay, serious question: Aside from the DNC and 0Bama throwing Hillary under the bus; do you feel that the democrat party is leaving you; no longer representing your core values - going off the deep end?
I mean if you think about it; Harry Truman and JFK could probably be called Republicans these days.
He might be more frightened by the possibility of the *ONE* finding out what he did.
No your not a Republican you are an American.