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How Mitt Romney Won My Vote

samplin Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 9:35 AM
Sitting this one out was never a real option for this former Democrat. Sitting out would ensure another four years of the sitting demagogue and we're not out of the woods yet. I was the product of a politically mixed marriage. As a 20 year old I was mesmerized by JFK and became a Democrat. But the cracks began with the Great Society legislation. Absolving people of personal responsibility from procreation to caring for the poor, while it sounded compassionate produced a lot of corruption and immoral behavior. Roe v. Wade put the nail in the coffin. Every now and then I vote for a local Democrat, but when the party took a sharp left turn, I fell off the bus.
Texas12 Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 11:07 AM
Jimmy Carter made me leave.
WestTexan Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 10:01 AM
My parents a mixed pair, a Yankee Union Railroad family and a Southern Democrat, both stopped voting for the Demonrats because of the scum-bag LBJ, followed by the wimp Humphrey, and the cry-baby McGovern. We did vote Demonrat for awhile in State and Local elections, but quit that in the mid-80's. The Demonrat Party is just the CPUSA in a different "suit".
rickmcq Wrote: Oct 08, 2012 9:41 AM
Many others were pushed off of that bus by the Progressives.

Note: The author would like to thank the Psalmist, Switchfoot, and Samwise for inspiring this column.

Back in May of 1999, I made a decision to leave the Democratic Party. It was an easy decision. I had been a Democrat for 11 years. I voted for Dukakis when I was a committed leftist. But, later, when I became a pro-life conservative, there was no room for me in the party. So I became a Republican and also joined the NRA. I've been a straight shooter ever since. Excuse me if that last line sounded heterosexist. I’m a work in regress....