I see another former Democrat chose to vote Republican this time

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    • #496333
      jbnw
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      After years of voting democrat, voting republican still feels simultaneously naughty and liberating.

    • #496335
      retired liberal
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      The radical Republican agenda to ban abortion, end fair elections, slash environmental regulations, raise drug prices, destroy social security, and crush worker power is as dangerous as it is unpopular with voters.
      They are already openly working on doing all of the above.

      The already have control of the Supreme Court. If they get control of Congress, we can kiss our Social Security and Medicare good-bye.
      If enough states become controlled by Republicans, they will call for a Constitutional Convention. That will be the end of this experiment.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If Row vs. Wade is overturned, women could lose the right to not get pregnant in 26 states.
      The Republicans are four year olds. The Democrats are six year olds. There are no grownups.
      Normalizing insanity has been the conservative's sweet spot at very least since the beginning..

      • #496342
        jbnw
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        but I have to put the planet first as Democratic policies have been globally divisive and escalated the civil war in Ukraine towards a global, potentially nuclear, war.

        Biden said on February 4, 2021: “Diplomacy is back at the center of our foreign policy.” Instead, the diplomatically negotiated and approved Minsk accords were ignored and Biden armed his chosen side of the civil war with the concurrence of the Democratic members of Congress.

        Our town in Ukraine is without power because of Democratic actions – and it’s a tiny microcosm of what could happen to the world. Today Democrats walked back their call for peace, and I have to put having a livable planet first.

      • #496371
        Ohio Barbarian
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        The Republicans are just more honest about it, and at least some of THEM are questioning the idiotic foreign policy that has brought us to the brink of nuclear war. NO Democrats are, which means Republicans will get the single-issue peace vote.

        Say bye-bye to Senate seats in Ohio, Nevada, and probably Pennsylvania, and a LOT of House seats.

        Your party sucks, man, at LEAST as badly as the Republicans do.

        Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

        The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

    • #496347
      Babel 17
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      The Democratic party, by allowing their senile and demented standard bearer to dismiss inflation as a nothing burger, will encourage Democrats on fixed incomes to act like one issue voters.

      People who have their life savings in government bonds, CD’s and similar means of storing the funds they depend on for expenses, feel like the Democratic party robbed them. Ditto that for those on fixed pensions (no COLA).

      They might not feel that way had the guy who was instrumental in their loss not laughed in their face, like a psychotic mugger would.

      Joe Biden is out of his mind, has always lived a life of privilege by way of being important in government, and has a depraved indifference to the suffering of ordinary Americans that have been hurt by high inflation.

      The Democrats choose to leave him in place, and to not even try to reason with him. Karma will deal with that, same as it did with Republicans who chose to let Bush and Cheney get away with destroying Iraq.

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    • #496357
      ColorsoftheRainbow
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      @jbnw,

      I think the governorship of Oregon is going to become a Republican pickup.

      This would mark the first time for the GOP to win this office since 1982.

      Prior to U.S. Census Bureau’s 2020 report, which includes population changes, Oregon is allocated with 5 congressional districts. Following the report, Oregon moves up to 6. The Democrats currently have an allocation of 4–1. The Republicans are likely to flip the state’s 5th Congressional District. This will change the allocation to 4-2 in favor for the Democrats. What this will also mean, for the Democrats in Oregon, is going from 80 to 66.66 percent.

      Oregon is a part of this 2022 trajectory—and what I think will be a national wave—against the incumbent Democratic Party and in the direction for the White House opposition Republican Party.

      • #496358
        jbnw
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        I can only guess that enough people see the Democrats doing very little of what they campaigned on.

        And Portland is still a mess – too many homeless camps a very short walk from where she goes to school.

        Last year she could walk safely to school in Ukraine. I’m less sure about Portland today.

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      closeupready
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      I don’t believe there is any good point to voting Republican as such (unless the candidate really does represent you on issues that matter to you), but I understand why some people want to do it. I won’t be voting Democratic at all in this election or any other one – not sure who I will vote for. Maybe write in FDR.

      The opinions and personal views expressed herein are solely those of the author, and should never be taken seriously.

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