Skip to comments.I'm quiting the GOP and registering as a Democrat.
Posted on 02/23/2013 6:21:42 AM PST by Trteamer
After a lifetime of being a Republican, I'm leaving the GOP and registering as a Democrat. Why? I've tried to change the GOP from within, wiht little luck, so I figure it's time I help to change the Democrat Party from within....
You CAN’T change the Democratic Party. It is what it is.
Why not join the Nazi party to change that from within?
Yeah, good luck with that. Don’t bring back anything catching.
If you live in a solidly blue state( eg. MD MA NY go for it. If you are in a purple state maybe, but if you live in a red state don’t do it.
Some smart guys on FR have concluded that the Dems have declared victory, and don’t even worry about Republicans anymore.
Which leads to eating their own.
Feds prosecute “Chicago’s Own” Jesse Jackson Junior
NYTimes runs story attacking Elon Musk “electric dream car”
So you could help add fuel to the fire.
You can also agree to show up to help at functions and either not go or go and be a boob and turn off democrat voters. Maybe not a bad idea.
You’d have better luck joining an Islamic mosque and trying to change that (Islam ) from within.
Democrats ALL of them are and always have been evil socialists. it is religion to them , their God is government and everything democrats do is to grow government power and at the same time reduce our rights and freedom. Name just a handful of democrat politicians ,or even one that has abolished ONE government agency , one tax, one government program , name one
It will drive you mad...but good luck
Well good, because obviously you aren’t very good if you can’t change the GOP.
“Why not join the Nazi party to change that from within?”
According to the Dims, that is the Tea Party isn’t it?... Sarc.
Rush Limbaugh tried this with operation chaos, to help Hillary against Obama.
How’d that work out?
I can’t see how a solitary individual doing this makes any sense. If millions did it, maybe. But you have to understand. The dems are in thrall to their hardcore left groups that support them with hard money. Gays, enviromentalist wackos, pacifists, Muslims, Communists, Socialists, Union thugs, reverse racists, illegals, radical “feminazis” etc etc.
You have nothing to offer them. They are not into “ideas” so much as they are into power and control, from the STATE (FEderales), over the lives of the “little people”, the great unwashed in flyover country.
But if it makes you feel better to believe you’re “doing something”, go jump into the pit.
I’m in Colorado, which is rapidly gone purple and heading blue. After the Democrats took control of our House, Senate, and Governor, it is getting bad. With the recent gun control votes and the inability of the GOP to do a darn thing about it, the only change I can see is to mess with the Democrats from within.... :)
Is this notion a “thought experiment” or a serious proposal?
Republican In Name Only ‘Rino’ -
“After a lifetime of being a Republican, I’m leaving the GOP and registering as a Democrat”
I am afraid there is only one solution to the liberals, and that solution is being played out by the vastly increased sales of guns and ammo.
Things are highly non-linear, and we will soon have an abrupt change .
I do not agree with what is coming, but to paraphrase others, “Things that cannot go on...won’t.”
If it weren’t for Republicans, Democrats would have no tax revenue to show their compassion with.
I can’t complain. I openly encourage moderates to become democrats because that’s the party that needs moderating.
Leaving the Repubs to become a Democrat? Nowadays is there any difference?
I was thinking the nearly the same thing. Simple thought experiment, or political brainstorming session. But not sincere, Shirley.
So why NOT sabotage the party from within? Not with clear, concise thought processes but with civil disobedience? Become the face of the democrat party in your neighborhood but be a boob about it. They give you literature to hand out, you take it and throw it away. Someone asks you about the party, tell them the truth but be a jerk about it. Point your fingers a lot and maybe drool a little bit. If you have to make phone calls, well thats easy to mess up, wrong dates and times. Nothing illegal has to be done just show gross incompetence. Might be worth a try.
You are right. There would be very few blood donors too!
You think that you can change this?
Oh, you sneaky dick!
Every single Democrat in this country is guilty of treason. Join the club?
Better get a lobotomy or you won’t fit in. Course your plan of action leads me to believe that maybe the lobotomy would be overkill.
Good luck...wish you much success!
Serious proposal. I’m a hard core conservative, so my vote will always go that way, but I can’t resist the urge to mess with my local Democrats a little. Remember, we got John McCain as the GOP candidate partly because of all the Deomcrats that voted in the Iowa caucus. A little back-at-ya might be in order....
“A fool and his money are soon parted.”
You will help yourself part yourself from your own money!
Yeah there are plenty of thugs all around, but if you are aware of them, why be skeered?
Bring plenty of lubricant. You’ll have enough left over from the GOP for sure.
I have cancer. If/when it gets to the stage that I know the end is near, I also am going to change my party registration to Democrat. If there’s going to be somebody dying, I’d rather it would be one of them.
“Registering” as regards a party in today’s political environment is just plain dumb.
The only thing that registering gets you is constant and irritating requests for YOUR money from people you don’t want in elected office.
Don’t feed the beast...de-register completely regarding “party”.
At the very least, it would de-legitimize the corrupt kabuki theater we call “The Primaries”!
YOU CAN'T FIX RETARDED!
at least if you are in a blue state, your congress critters will answer your mail, as they (or their staff strap hangers who actually handle the calls and mail) consider you a “voter” unlike if you are a registered Republican
Personally - “independents” get a lot less junk mail and some elected reps MIGHT think they dont have your vote in the can no matter WTH they do
I understand how you feel as the similarities between the two major political parties are striking. Yet, one party is far more clever politically than the other, hence they remain in power.
Attempting to change either party (at this point) is a huge challenge as the disconnect between government and the electorate is as great as I’ve ever seen.
I continue to hear the argument (strongly supported by the establishment) that a third party is hopeless. But, I continue to wonder if a third party isn’t now an easier path to representation than attempting to change either the existing Democrat or Republican parties.
Quite honestly I have been mulling over the idea of registering as Independent just to shift the polling numbers into the grey.
I am Conservative through and through, but why let them pigeon hole you?
Keep the opposition guessing. That is a valid tactic.
Conversely, it weakens Conservative polling numbers
PS Oh, and liberal chicks are easy.
They can only see other peoples problems so you may be able to make some small changes. Could be an interesting op. I say go for it!
Well the truth is leftists have long infiltrated conservative ranks and institutions; perhaps as one lonely soldier, and given that you play yer cards well on that front in the war, there may be some value. Bring a friend. Good luck and shower often.
Like who gives a crap. Just do it and don’t bother me with your life’s choices.
My parents were like this. They are distinctly conservative, but vote democrat. They figured that they could “change the party,” but it’s only gotten worse. They’re coming around to my views, but I can’t offer them much when my party is a bunch of bungling RINO’s.
I want the Democrats to waste their time and money on me. I like that part of it the best. I don’t need the GOP to waste their resources on me, heck, the last election I got 73 pounds of junk mail from the GOP. I saved it all and weighed it. LOL!
Operation chaos was not about trying to have Hillary win the nomination. It was meant to keep her in the Primary so she would keep going after Obama (Rush would say, “bloody him up”) in a way Rush knew the GOP would not. He was right and it worked. He was also correct that the GOP would be spineless jellyfish in the general, so we lost.
That makes no sense.
You play them, and influence them in dribs and drabs, but you NEVER vote for the opposition.
However, be ready for the smell that shall assault your nostrils when you attend a party function-BAD AIR!
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