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    Exclamation 44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I'm joining the Democratic Party

    This fine gentleman deserves great KUDOS and a standing ovation for his decision to leave the Republican Party and join the Democratic Party!

    Be sure to read the following sections! It reveals his reasons for leaving the Republican Party. More Republicans should follow in his footsteps and open their arms to the Democratic Party!

    "Why I left the GOP:" -- ALSO -- "Why I'm joining the Democratic Party:"








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    44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I?m joining the Democratic Party | Politics Now
    By Bob Schneider

    "My Mother's family helped organize the GOP in Illinois. They were opposed to one human being owning another human being as chattel. They found slavery morally repugnant and were zealots in advocating its demise. My family has been GOP blue-blood."
    "That is how far back my roots run in the GOP. I have no roots in the Democratic Party. However, it is time for me to lay some down."

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    Good read...thanks for posting
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    The day after the Crystal Night in 1938, a German citizen were looking at the local synagogue burning, and he uttered Kultur Schande ("cultural shame") to himself. Immediately, a Gestapo officer presented his credentials and had the man identify himself and give him his address, prompting him to meet up at a party office the next day.


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    How could any one not agree with him? The GOP has not been for the people beyond my life time. Only one,Dwight D Eisenhower. He could have run on either party. Compare him to the degenerate now occupying that WhiteHouse,once in a while,when he is not out seeking adulation or on vacation.

    They gave us Hoover,Nixon, who at least did some good things before his paranoi won. Reagan, Bush, Bush,Jr, now Trump.

    Each one sinking lower on the poll.

    I can say,what took you so long? My Dad was a die hard Republican, Mother a die hard Democrat. I made my own choice when it came time to vote based on what I knew.

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    President Donald J Trump could have run in either party. He's been a member of both. I'm a Republican. I am not a fair weather Republican. I do not change my party because some want to make being a Republican synonymous with being a bigot or racist. I do not change my party because some try and paint Republicans as the equivalent of nazis. I'm not a fence sitter.

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    the guy should have remained an independent.

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    I don't understand how anyone can remain a Republican today. The party has completely lost its way. It's been taken over by radicals that Ike, Reagan, Nixon and most certainly Lincoln would never recognize. And it's a shame. It's meant our government has become totally dysfunctional. The government just isn't run by and for the people anymore. I don't even understand people like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan and exactly what it is they think they're doing. They're hard and cold and downright inhumane. What kind of ideology is that?
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    Considering the Democratic Party holds less seats in Congress today than it did in the 1930's and have lost over 1,000 seats nationwide .... I would say this man "joining" the Democratic Party is an extremely rare incident.

    All one has to do is look at the election results over the last 6 years to realize the American people are abandoning the extremist Democratic Party in droves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I don't understand how anyone can remain a Republican today. The party has completely lost its way. It's been taken over by radicals that Ike, Reagan, Nixon and most certainly Lincoln would never recognize. And it's a shame. It's meant our government has become totally dysfunctional. The government just isn't run by and for the people anymore. I don't even understand people like Ted Cruz and Paul Ryan and exactly what it is they think they're doing. They're hard and cold and downright inhumane. What kind of ideology is that?
    It's easy to be a Republican in today's world. You just have to realize that Democrats want to give the same rewards to those who come in last as those who put forth the effort to succeed. The left has one mantra, penalize successful people and reward those who aren't. I really have no use for Democrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    It's easy to be a Republican in today's world. You just have to realize that Democrats want to give the same rewards to those who come in last as those who put forth the effort to succeed. The left has one mantra, penalize successful people and reward those who aren't. I really have no use for Democrats.
    You're a professionally successful person and so you have to be at least fairly intelligent. I find it difficult to believe that you're that simpleminded. That would be be just stupid if that was the Democrat's goal. The Democrats want to make sure that everyone has an equal chance to succeed. Equal outcomes would be nice, but that's unrealistic. We do realize that. We also realize that we're all in this together and when too many of us aren't successful, it drags everyone down. Republicans behave as though everyone is an island unto themselves and we're disconnected from each other. It's uncivilized and unenlightened.
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