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For the First Time, I'll be Registering as a Democrat - for Bernie Sanders

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posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Exactly!

That's why I registered Republican...to keep the evil at bay. And enough people switched and voted and it worked!

It reminds me of when Tom Osbourne ran for Governor of Nebraska, my parents were lifelong Democratic party members...they switched to Republican as did nearly every Democrat in the state and tipped the balance to ensure a football coach wouldn't be governor.

They switched back before the general election.

If a candidate you like happens to be of a certain party, hold your nose swallow your pride and switch. It's not a tattoo.




posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 12:46 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

The whole idea of having to fill our paperwork to declare an affiliation sounds kinda weird to me anyway.

Here in Texas, (at least in the county where I live) when you go vote in a primary they stamp their records and your voter registration certificate "Dem" or "Rep" depending on which primary you vote in.

I think it's done just to record the fact that you have indeed voted in a primary and to prevent you from trying to vote again in the other party's primary, which you're not allowed to do.

Other than that, I don't think the designation has any real meaning. When it comes to the actual election, you can still vote for whoever floats your boat.

The only downside is that you have to look at that little "Dem" or "Rep" stamp on your voter registration card until they send you a new one prior to the next election. A nice dark drawer solves that one every time.

Go Bernie!


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posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 12:54 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
It's not like your donating a kidney


Yeah, I know...
It's just that I'm nearing 60 and I've never done it before. I had hoped to live my life out, never having played the political party game.

I wish we could do it online... I don't think we can.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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I am in the same situation, BH. I have to change my party affiliation to Democrat so that I can vote in the primary. I've never voted Democrat, but I think I have to vote for Bernie.

It may come as a shock to many, but I am still a registered Republican.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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originally posted by: introvert
I am in the same situation, BH. I have to change my party affiliation to Democrat so that I can vote in the primary. I've never voted Democrat, but I think I have to vote for Bernie.

It may come as a shock to many, but I am still a registered Republican.


Just remember that Bernie is actually an Independent.

He caucuses with the Democrats, but he often has problems getting them to support his ideas as well.

Why, you might ask? Because too many of them are more beholden to their corporate donors than they are to the will of the people.

Bernie is a true independent. When they say the vote in the Senate was 99 to 1, or 95 to 1, the one is usually Bernie Sanders.

Don't let the label fool you.

He's the only candidate running who is not part of the system and when I say system, I mean the systematic buying off of our politicians by the corporate oligarchs who, as Bernie put it, currently regulate our govt..

You guys & gals just do what you gotta do and let's get this done.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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My state thankfully allows me to vote for him as Undeclared. So that's what I chose.

Peace.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: Flatfish

He has been a politician since the early '80s ... I have trouble accepting he hasnt become just as corrupted as the rest.

That said I have no intention of voting republican either.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: crazyewok

Canada doesn't accept Brits anymore.....



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:19 PM
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originally posted by: nwtrucker
a reply to: crazyewok

Canada doesn't accept Brits anymore.....



Actually. .....

Its pretty easy to get a work visa


Well for me anyway.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:37 PM
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I do not see how anyone who says they have voted Libertarian or supported Ron Paul can be for Bernie Sanders. You were for strict constitutional government 4 years ago but now you're not?



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Flatfish

He has been a politician since the early '80s ... I have trouble accepting he hasnt become just as corrupted as the rest.


I thought the same thing when my husband first mentioned him, before he'd even announced. I'd never really heard of him before. Since then, I've looked into his history extensively and I can hardly believe how 'clean' he is. His positions have been the same all along. You should really check him out.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:02 PM
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originally posted by: Blueracer
I do not see how anyone who says they have voted Libertarian or supported Ron Paul can be for Bernie Sanders. You were for strict constitutional government 4 years ago but now you're not?


I totally understand this. And if we were starting with a healthy country, I would most likely support a more Libertarian candidate. But our country is SICK.

Just 30 years ago, the CEO-to-worker pay ratio was 42:1. Today, it's 354:1. Corporations are doing better and better, but the workers get paid the same. The country's wealth has been funneled up to the wealthiest, as they enjoy tax shelters, stock options and huge yearly salaries and million-dollar bonuses. If something doesn't change this trend soon, the middle class will be gone and we'll be the serfs. A more Libertarian president would be my choice, because of how I feel about personal freedom and responsibility, but without a healthy country to start with, I don't see how it would help.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:14 PM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
The idea of registering as a Democrat or a Republican is disgusting to me...


It is to me, too. I get a little physically ill at the thought. I've never felt it was important, as there was never anyone I wanted to vote FOR. This time it's different. I still hate the idea of playing the game, and will become "unaffiliated" as soon as possible, but I feel I need to vote in the primary and support Bernie as much as I can. If he lost the primary, I'd feel like crap. This is no time to rest on my laurels.


I was registered Democrat for most of my adult life but after Obama's second year in his first term I switched to Unaffiliated. It didn't taste good to switch back for Bernie but I did because it's just that important. I feel like he is our only shot at rooting corruption. He can say whatever he wants about whoever he wants because he has never been in the pockets of the banks or corporations, he doesn't owe them and he doesn't even accept their donations. If the only thing he is ever able to accomplish as President is educating Americans on how the super rich own our political process and therefor politicians then he will have done much by giving us the tools we need to save ourselves.

I'll be switching back to Unaffiliated immediately if Bernie doesn't win the nomination and after the general election if he does. The DNC makes me sick.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:17 PM
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originally posted by: Annee
Why are we fighting for a Secular government of Rights of Choice? We should already have that. Its crazy and wrong.

The "government of the people" needs an IQ test if they want to make political decisions instead of personal emotional ones.


Hear, hear! I support a citizen's right to choose whether or not to buy insurance, or buy a gun, or marry whoever they want, or get a vaccine.

Sign me up! Right to choose for all!



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I get that... part of my issue is it sounds to good to be true for a lot of what he says.

I am approaching this election as a stepping stone... who is president will probably not matter because how corrupt congress is. yet if a third party, or a couple reach the plateau in the presidential election (think its 5% of the vote) they become an official party and get a piece of the pie from the fed.

At that point we can start getting the crooks out of office...and possibly actually start to turn things around.

Democrats or republicans have both been at the tiller for our descent into bankruptcy... and folks still line up to support the people that got us to this point.

I cant vote for the people that caused the issues in this country any more, I will vote for people I believe in who are not part of the system...

Sorry started to rant after about the 5th word.. nothing meant at you in particular Benevolent Heretic.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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After reading this post my first thought is "Oh my God, this country is doomed."

America gets what it deserves.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: Flatfish

He has been a politician since the early '80s ... I have trouble accepting he hasnt become just as corrupted as the rest.

That said I have no intention of voting republican either.


You owe it to yourself to check him out, I assure you'll be surprised.

He has no Wall St. or big corporate donors and no PACS. His campaign is being funded by hundreds of thousands of small donors, no special interest.

His positions today are the same as they were when he entered politics, he seems to be very thoughtful and honest and he tells you how he's going to pay for each of his proposals.

Now, if Bernie could persuade Elizabeth Warren to run with him as VP, that would be even better.




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posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Dont you just love how all the most partisan left wingers on this forum "aren't political" and just now chose their party? Not only that, but your support is for someone on the FAR LEFT. Not political, but now you're a socialist? Pffffft.
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posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:49 PM
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I flop around and cross party lines all the time. Some times it's a good idea to vote in a primary to keep the fascist at bay.



posted on Oct, 28 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: TheBulk
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Dont you just love how all the most partisan left wingers on this forum "aren't political" and just now chose their party?


Welll seeing as I dont live in the USA I am about as non partasian as they come.

The fact is I dont really see either the demcrats or republicans comeing up with any viable alternative to sanders.

Personally I like Rand Paul but he does not seem to be getting anywhere .

Its seems to be a race between Sanders, Hillary, Trump and Bush.........

Sanders seems to be the best of a lousy lot. Least sanders is honnest.
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