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I Finally Made The Switch (To Republican)
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Posted on 11/04/2001 2:46:07 PM PST by Bush_Democrat

Well, after many, many years as a closet Republican (you know, registered Democrat, but mostly voting Republican), I finally made the switch!

I was walking around our annual Street Faire and came across the Republican Women's booth, and filled out the paperwork to switch parties. I was in good company, the woman volunteering at the booth said they had already had over a hundred others switching from Democrat to Republican at her booth today!!!


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It's something I've been contemplating for a long time, and I decided that staying registered as a Demon-crat just wasn't worth the small amount of pleasure I got from it (I mainly did it to needle my husband...8^)...)

Now on to my next dilemma .....What to do about my screen name?

I chose it in honor of all those Reagan Democrats. Now what??

1 posted on 11/04/2001 2:46:07 PM PST by Bush_Democrat
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To: Bush_Democrat
Contrary to what you may have heard, the tent's large enough to accommodate you. Welcome aboard, friend.
2 posted on 11/04/2001 2:47:01 PM PST by IronJack
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To: Jim Robinson
Is there any way I can alter my screen name, and keep my original "Member Since" date?? I don't want everyone here to think that I'm just another newbie (or potential disruptor), I get enough flack for just being a rookie!
3 posted on 11/04/2001 2:48:28 PM PST by Bush_Democrat
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To: Bush_Democrat
Good, now that you are officially a Republican, the Libertarians can now work on you. LOL just kidding.
4 posted on 11/04/2001 2:49:11 PM PST by Texaggie79
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome aboard. We need more people like you.
5 posted on 11/04/2001 2:49:22 PM PST by clintonh8r
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To: IronJack
Hey, no FAT jokes, please......

(snicker, snicker, just kiddin!)

6 posted on 11/04/2001 2:49:57 PM PST by Bush_Democrat
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome to the party.
7 posted on 11/04/2001 2:50:51 PM PST by BlueCat
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To: Bush_Democrat
Congratulations and welcome to the GOP!
8 posted on 11/04/2001 2:51:34 PM PST by ninachka
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome to the GOP! I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of Bush Democrats created, and it's up to you to spread the word to all your Democrat friends!


9 posted on 11/04/2001 2:51:52 PM PST by lawgirl
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To: Bush_Democrat
Your husband is happy to have you in the RIGHT party and so am I.
10 posted on 11/04/2001 2:51:57 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcom home. As a genuine member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, your night to conspire is Thursday between between 7:00 and 9:00.
11 posted on 11/04/2001 2:52:30 PM PST by socal_parrot
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To: Bush_Democrat
Congratulations. Now you have to get your pals to switch too. As far as changing your name, Bushxdemocrat. Just add an x.
12 posted on 11/04/2001 2:53:40 PM PST by floriduh voter
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To: Bush_Democrat
Keep the name and keep the faith.

Welcome home!!

Eaker

13 posted on 11/04/2001 2:55:02 PM PST by Eaker
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To: socal_parrot
However, if she's going to join the "extreme" right wing, their activities start at 9:30 pm on Thursdays involving extreme snacking and beverages.
14 posted on 11/04/2001 2:58:44 PM PST by floriduh voter
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome!
15 posted on 11/04/2001 2:58:55 PM PST by rwfromkansas
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To: Bush_Democrat
Way to go Bush Democrat!

Welcome home!

Keep the name, and be proud of it! I think it says a lot.

I've come to realize over the years, that being conservative means that you are more open minded then your so called liberal friends.

When I get into political debates with some of my friends, who are very democratic, they inevitibly resort to name calling. I just smile, knowing the battle's been won!

Keep a smile on your face, and sound logic in your answers, and that will always confound those who wish to put you asunder!

Be of good cheer my friend, you are among friends!

Northern Yankee

16 posted on 11/04/2001 3:01:28 PM PST by Northern Yankee
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To: Bush_Democrat
Congratulations!

I was raised in a heavily Democratic family. The strange thing was, that all of our ideals were
conservative Republican in nature. The Democrat leaning was due solely to the belief that Repubs'
were mean and the Demos' cared.

It took me a good part of my young adult life to see the nonsense in that. Getting tired of waiting for
things to "happen for me" I started working hard to make something out of my life. A task I still work
hard at.

But along the road, self dependence led to a conservative Republican way of looking at things.

Now when I head home for the Holidays it seems weird to hear arguments for government dependance.

17 posted on 11/04/2001 3:01:29 PM PST by avg_freeper
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To: Bush_Democrat; lawgirl
Wonderful news! Now here's what you gotta do. Click on

this link

and see how long it takes for you to become an official Bush Babe!

Every night at around 6 o'clock Pacific Time there is a thread posted that includes pictures taken from President Bush's daily life. It is called "A Day in the Life of President Bush". Warning though, it's very addictive!

All you have to do each night is do a search on "A Day in the Life" and it will take you to the latest thread. And if you are lucky, Rintense will put you on her ping list!

18 posted on 11/04/2001 3:01:38 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: Bush_Democrat
Free at last, free at last. Thank G_d almighty, you are free at last.
19 posted on 11/04/2001 3:07:06 PM PST by ChadGore
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To: Bush_Democrat
Go back and register as a Democrat. Vote in their primaries for the lesser DegeneRat. Then vote Republican in the big one.
20 posted on 11/04/2001 3:08:28 PM PST by Henchman
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome!

The VRWC pass-phrase for tonight is: "the crow walks at midnight". Again, welcome.

21 posted on 11/04/2001 3:08:53 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: Bush_Democrat
I was in good company, ...

I don't want everyone here to think that I'm just another newbie (or potential disruptor), I get enough flack for just being a rookie!

What's the problem?
As I recall, Mr. Robinson also (officially) switched party affiliation within the last year.

22 posted on 11/04/2001 3:10:47 PM PST by michigander
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To: Bush_Democrat
I gave up on my dem wife.
23 posted on 11/04/2001 3:11:01 PM PST by larryjohnson
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To: Bush_Democrat
Funny thing happens...the voters that reciently switch many times become the best Pubbies. They have their heads screwed on right and look both ways before deciding to cross the street.

Welcome!!!

24 posted on 11/04/2001 3:12:27 PM PST by TUX
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To: avg_freeper
"Now when I head home for the Holidays it seems weird to hear arguments for government dependance". It must seem weird to hear it too, sometimes, hunh?
25 posted on 11/04/2001 3:13:13 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: michigander
Actually, I was asking about changing my screen name. If I just sign up for a new one, it will have todays date as the membership date. Then, the next time I said something silly or stupid on here, someone will inevitably post the fact that 'you just signed up here, must be a disruptor, etc..) I get enough flack as it is....
26 posted on 11/04/2001 3:14:25 PM PST by Bush_Democrat
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To: michigander
As I recall, Mr. Robinson also (officially) switched party affiliation within the last year.

Yep! I saw him do it at a post-election rally in Fresno, CA before the outcome of the election was known.

27 posted on 11/04/2001 3:15:24 PM PST by mtngrl@vrwc
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To: Bush_Democrat
Bless your heart and welcome aboard.
28 posted on 11/04/2001 3:16:03 PM PST by slimer
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To: monkeywrench
hunh?

What?

29 posted on 11/04/2001 3:16:43 PM PST by avg_freeper
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To: Bush_Democrat
I like your screen name just as it is. And I loved your story...sometimes the timing is just right. Welcome to a party that has lots of problems (trent lott for one, john mccain for another, just to name a couple) but that firmly believes in individual responsibility, less government, and the rule of law as stated in our constitution. With my heart, I welcome you home.
30 posted on 11/04/2001 3:16:52 PM PST by Republic
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome! The country needs more people like you!
31 posted on 11/04/2001 3:16:52 PM PST by libsrscum
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome aboard!!!!

My folks grew up in coal mining families in Western PA where pictures of FDR were hung right next to pictures of Jesus. Both of them left the mining/ union culture, dad in law enforcement, and mom in an architect's office. Life outside of the unions, coupled with Reagan's pro-like outlook was all it took. We are now a proudly Republican family!

32 posted on 11/04/2001 3:19:51 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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WELCOME ABOARD,I AM SO HAPPY YOU FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT. YOU MUST HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF BILL &HILLARY CLINTON AND ALL THEIR LIES AND DECIET. AT ONE TIME IN MY YOUNGER YEARS I ALSO WAS A STUPID DEMON-RAT,THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO. THANK GOD I WOKE UPPPP. GRANNIE
33 posted on 11/04/2001 3:20:54 PM PST by grannie
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To: Bush_Democrat
WELCOME ABOARD,I AM SO HAPPY YOU FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT. YOU MUST HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF BILL &HILLARY CLINTON AND ALL THEIR LIES AND DECIET. AT ONE TIME IN MY YOUNGER YEARS I ALSO WAS A STUPID DEMON-RAT,THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO. THANK GOD I WOKE UPPPP. GRANNIE
34 posted on 11/04/2001 3:21:03 PM PST by grannie
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To: Bush_Democrat
WELCOME ABOARD,I AM SO HAPPY YOU FINALLY SAW THE LIGHT. YOU MUST HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF BILL &HILLARY CLINTON AND ALL THEIR LIES AND DECIET. AT ONE TIME IN MY YOUNGER YEARS I ALSO WAS A STUPID DEMON-RAT,THAT WAS MANY YEARS AGO. THANK GOD I WOKE UPPPP. GRANNIE
35 posted on 11/04/2001 3:21:41 PM PST by grannie
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To: Bush_Democrat
Are you saying that the women at the Republican booth made an honest man out of you?!!!!!!!!

How DOES it feel? Welcome!

36 posted on 11/04/2001 3:23:25 PM PST by Balding_Eagle
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To: Bush_Democrat
When I first moved to this little southern city in Arkansas, the first thing I did was register to vote. I checked republican in the space provided.

The clerk looked at me with a frown and said "Ya know that if you persist in registering as a republican you won't be able to vote in most of the elections." I said "How so?"

She then went on to explain that there were few republicans in the area and that the local offices were all democrat controlled. I told her I would take my chances and did not mind not voting for local sheriff and such.

Well, that was 11 years ago. Since that time the republican party has grown by leaps and bounds. Thanks in large part to Klintoon. We now have a great Republican governor and many democrats have switched to the republican party or now call themselves "independents".

Welcome to the party!

37 posted on 11/04/2001 3:24:06 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: avg_freeper
To hear it here, too.
38 posted on 11/04/2001 3:24:06 PM PST by monkeywrench
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome aboard. Now you have a President that you can be proud of and when he gets a tear in his eyes, it's real. Bush is going to be a Great President as in Greatest.
39 posted on 11/04/2001 3:25:36 PM PST by pattycake
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome to the Right side and always keep a can of this handy

FRegards


40 posted on 11/04/2001 3:26:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: grannie
Grannie, you must really be happy. Do you get ten bucks for each new recruit? :-}
41 posted on 11/04/2001 3:26:21 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Bush_Democrat
All your Democrats are belong to us.

:0)

42 posted on 11/04/2001 3:26:41 PM PST by Principled
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To: GOPJ
Loose lips sink ships!
43 posted on 11/04/2001 3:27:31 PM PST by NY.SS-Bar9
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome, welcome, welcome! :-)
44 posted on 11/04/2001 3:28:06 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Bush_Democrat
I think your name is fine...LOL gosh knows there are lurkers here that might find your name an example and switch too.
45 posted on 11/04/2001 3:28:20 PM PST by nancetc
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To: smoothsailing
LMAO - Thanks, that's just what I need! I come from a large family, and very long line of democrats. I'll keep it handy!!!
46 posted on 11/04/2001 3:28:47 PM PST by Bush_Democrat
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To: Bush_Democrat
the next time I said something silly or stupid on here, ...

In a case like that, I've haven't seen seniority save too many.
It's usually just a matter of the way the ridicule is administered.

47 posted on 11/04/2001 3:28:50 PM PST by michigander
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To: Bush_Democrat
IMO, most ex-Democrats make the best Repubbies. They KNOW why they switched.

One way to let people know you're not a newby is do what others have done - change your handle but add a disclaimer - showing your old handle and original date of "entry" into FR. However, I like your handle as it is.

48 posted on 11/04/2001 3:29:19 PM PST by Gracey
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To: Bush_Democrat
I vote that you keep your screen name.

If you're bothered, you can sign each post with an X.

:-)

49 posted on 11/04/2001 3:30:40 PM PST by rainingred
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To: Bush_Democrat
Welcome! :)
50 posted on 11/04/2001 3:31:51 PM PST by LeeMcCoy
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