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Time for ‘democrats for Romney’
NY Post ^ | 8/18/2012 | JERRY DELLA FEMINA

Posted on 08/18/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote

Why not?

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 they’ll give you an “Oh shucks” sad smile, look down, look back up with guilty eyes and say “I’m disappointed.”

Then they play the party line and say. “But Romney? But Ryan?”

I’m not talking about those African Americans, Latinos and lockstep Democrats who’ll blindly vote for Obama no matter how high unemployment may be or what shape this country may be in.

I’m 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 they’re not alone.

Democrats were disappointed in 1980. They’d 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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To: central_va

21 posted on 08/18/2012 7:34:47 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: jneesy

It’s easy not to see it...if you don’t open your eyes..

22 posted on 08/18/2012 7:41:32 AM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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“including about 15-20% of Black Americans.”

You’re dreaming, my FRiend.

Obama will win “the black vote” by 91-93%. Maybe more.

23 posted on 08/18/2012 7:50:06 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Sirius Lee

“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.

24 posted on 08/18/2012 7:59:21 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“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.

25 posted on 08/18/2012 8:01:01 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: Road Glide

Actually, since liberals don’t reproduce as much as conservatives, perhaps the long term trend is in favor of Conservatives.

26 posted on 08/18/2012 8:04:09 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: GlockThe Vote
"Then they play the party line and say. “But Romney? But Ryan?” <"i>

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?

27 posted on 08/18/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: lodi90
These dims take themselves so seriously. Now they are facing the prospect of voting for President Kardashian and Joe the Clown. I think it is sheer embarrassment on their part because they will never vote for the GOP and are stuck.

If they choose "none of the above" it will have the same effect.

28 posted on 08/18/2012 8:17:43 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Obama has created a government that's not too big to fail, but too big to succeed." Sarah Palin)
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To: SamAdams76

maybe Romney does not have to pander quite so much to the liberals.

But he will anyway...

29 posted on 08/18/2012 8:21:51 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: GlockThe Vote

“I’m 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.

30 posted on 08/18/2012 8:34:06 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

Same in my business group - but at the end of the day these leftist fanatics will vote for him again.

31 posted on 08/18/2012 8:40:40 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Road Glide

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.

32 posted on 08/18/2012 9:27:04 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: dps.inspect; Windflier; trisham; onyx; Norm Lenhart; Jim Robinson
Here, this is for you:

How MythButts sound...

(and no, it wasn't a misspell/typo)
33 posted on 08/18/2012 9:34:00 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: dps.inspect; Windflier; trisham; onyx; Norm Lenhart; Jim Robinson
OOps.. wrong vid (but just as good ;^)

Here is the one I intended:

MythButts making noise...
34 posted on 08/18/2012 9:36:34 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: lodi90

“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’ !!

35 posted on 08/18/2012 9:57:27 AM PDT by Road Glide
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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.

36 posted on 08/18/2012 10:11:07 AM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: SamAdams76

“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.

37 posted on 08/18/2012 10:15:47 AM PDT by BobL (Cruz'd to Victory - July 31, 2012)
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To: cripplecreek
I think we’re fixing to see a surge leftward from the GOP.

Like picking Ryan?

38 posted on 08/18/2012 10:21:06 AM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: GlockThe Vote
You might see quite a few more 'Democrats for Romney' here in socialist Red Hampshire after this day is done. Just came thru Manchester around noon time, and Interstate 93 is a parking lot, thanks to an appearance by Zero in some obscure village south of the 'Queen City'. One of the last beautiful Saturday afternoons of the all too short summer season, and thousands are spending it trapped in their cars on I-93 while Obama flaps his gums before a crowd of starry-eyed leftist morons in southern Red Hampshire.


39 posted on 08/18/2012 10:32:05 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the
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To: Starstruck

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.

40 posted on 08/18/2012 10:32:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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