Skip to comments.Time for ‘democrats for Romney’
Posted on 08/18/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
Almost all of my friends are Democrats; all of them voted for Barack Obama in 2008.
Ask them these days, as I have, if they plan to vote for Obama this November, and theyll give you an Oh shucks sad smile, look down, look back up with guilty eyes and say Im disappointed.
Then they play the party line and say. But Romney? But Ryan?
Im not talking about those African Americans, Latinos and lockstep Democrats wholl blindly vote for Obama no matter how high unemployment may be or what shape this country may be in.
Im talking about a good number of intelligent, caring, middle-class Democrats who are a soft nudge away from casting their vote for Romney.
All they need to know is that theyre not alone.
Democrats were disappointed in 1980. Theyd had, under President Jimmy Carter, four years of inflation, unemployment and gas rationing. Yet, when asked, they said, But Reagan?
At this point in 1980, Carter was nine points ahead of Ronald Reagan in the polls. Reagan had been slimed by the press and pro-Jimmy Carter forces as being dumb and bumbling. Sound familiar?
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It’s easy not to see it...if you don’t open your eyes..
“including about 15-20% of Black Americans.”
You’re dreaming, my FRiend.
Obama will win “the black vote” by 91-93%. Maybe more.
“NPR was carrying his water during the primaries.”
That’s true. A lot of leftists were carrying Romney’s water during the primaries - including Bob Beckle - saying he would be the toughest for them to beat.
Now they’re saying he’s just a rich snoot who doesn’t care about the average guy and they’re gonna beat him with class warfare stick.
“32 years ago, this was a different country. There was still a large swath of Conservative Democrat voters. Most of those people are either dead or have since become Republicans.”
You’re someone who sees the reality of “the political drift” in America today.
This is why presidential elections are going to become more bitter, and more difficult for the Republicans to win — until someday in the future when they may no longer be able to win the presidency at all.
The older generations — who embraced “older” values and mores, regardless of party affiliation, are simply dying off. The young-uns who are replacing them do not share such values — as a result of ever-more-leaning-leftward educations. Thank someone named Gramsci for that.
And the major problem conservatives face is that the political drift is slowly, but constantly, towards the left. This is due more to changing demographics than anything else. The folks who are taking the place of the fading generations don’t and won’t believe in the same things, because they are literally “different people” who literally “come from different places” (the third world, etc., where conservative traditions of the “Scots-Irish” heritage don’t exist and have never existed).
There are folks here who whoop and holler about the “blowout” this election is going to be. I don’t believe that for a moment. It’s going to be relatively close. Romney may win, and he may win by, say, 5-6% of the popular vote, but it may still be a squeaker in the electoral college.
The reality that a 6-point spread may be the best a modest Republican can do against an all-but-self-declared socialist red-diaper baby is what’s most indicative of the direction the country is headed. It’s not going to get better in coming years.
Actually, since liberals don’t reproduce as much as conservatives, perhaps the long term trend is in favor of Conservatives.
And then I reply, "BUT AMERICA?"
What could possibly compel anyone to vote for Obama after his compromising of American intelligence and endangering the members and families of Seal Team six, or his betrayal of the Pakistani doctor who led us to Bin Laden?
How can anyone watch Obama use minorities as pawns in his attempt to destruct the constitution and view him as even slightly honorable?
How can anyone not be curious about who he really is and why the media is still hiding his past?
If they choose "none of the above" it will have the same effect.
maybe Romney does not have to pander quite so much to the liberals.
But he will anyway...
“Im talking about a good number of intelligent, caring, middle-class Democrats”
...there’s a guy in my office who voted Obama in ‘08 who has that “looking down shamefully” deal going on when asked if he was still happy with his vote. Little turd. You can’t change a liberals spots. Once a treasonist left wing lunatic, always a treasonist left wing lunatic.
Same in my business group - but at the end of the day these leftist fanatics will vote for him again.
All the dims have to do is flip Tejas and it is all over.
It would not surprise me to see the kenyan lose this year and run again in the future with a Hispanic VP on his ticket.
“All the dims have to do is flip Tejas and it is all over.”
You, too, see what’s coming down the line.
Tejas -is- going to “flip”, although it will take 20-30 years.. This is inevitable and nothing can prevent what’s going to happen. (Aside — something -could- prevent it, and I discuss at the end of this reply.)
A few months’ back, right here on FreeRepublic, there was an article posted about the current birth rates in Texas. In some locations, if I recall correctly, something like 60-70% of the births were to Hispanics. I’m sure many of these were births to illegals, if not most of them.
And the “gringo” birth rate there is in decline.
Of course, the illegal parents can’t vote. They may or may not get amnesty in the future (my guess is that they will, within 8-10 years, but it doesn’t matter).
But the reality is that every baby born to these Hispanic women is an American citizen, regardless of whether the parents are illegal or not. Every one. Of course, they can’t vote today. But time will change that — just wait eighteen years.
And, historically, Hispanics vote for the democrats. If the Pubbies get 30% of the Hispanic vote, they think they’re doing great. But that means the ‘rats get 70%. And as the total number of Hispanics in Tejas increases by leaps and bounds vis-a-vis the gringos, the state is slowly, but inevitably, going to tip leftward. It won’t be like California, but rather more like New Mexico (which is already a “Euro-minority” state, the second in the nation). NM is now a “leans blue” state, and will turn “reliably blue” within ten years.
There -might- be a way to prevent Texas from tipping, by having the state change the way it assigns electoral votes now (instead of waiting for the inevitable future). That is, Texas should change from the “winner take all” paradigm to the assignment of electors by congressional district. This could “dilute” the increasing power of the ‘rats/Hispanics in the future and keep the state competitive. But Republicans can’t “look forward” far enough to understand the implications for the future from what is happening today.
They don’t call ‘em “the stupid party” fer nuthin’ !!
We’ll know Obama is truly toast when a lot of high profile Democrats publicly state they are on Romney’s team.
There have been two black politicians in the past couple of weeks defect. Doug Wilder was one, but I can’t recall the other one. It would seem that they expect Obama to lose and are setting themselves up to be power brokers in a Romney administration.
“The problem this time around is the Romney/Ryan ticket is running more conservative than the Reagan/Bush ticket was in 1980.”
Nobody who voted for Reagan in 1980 thought he was liberal (or more liberal than Romney is today) - NOT EVEN CLOSE. They knew they were voting for a pro-life person that wanted to cut taxes and build up the military. Bush-41 may have helped to “balance” the ticket, but he was minor.
The bottom line was that Americans knew they had to jettison Carter and MANY held their noses to vote for Reagan (not us, but many others). It’s no different today, only that conservatives will have to hold their noses (a bit) as they vote for Romney.
Like picking Ryan?
Ryan isn’t at the top of the ticket and only a moron would believe Romney’s VP choice will have even the slightest bearing on how he would govern.