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As Romney Spirals Out of Control Republicans Jump Ship to Obama

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2012 at 4:36 PM
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As Romney Spirals Out of Control Republicans Jump Ship to Obama

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I have a sneaky suspicion that John Boehner will be heading to the bar more often and crying in his scotch. I just found and became a fan ofRepublicans for Obama. I couldn’t believe it. At first I thought it was one of those hate groups, but the members posting on Facebooksharing their stories are quite, dare I say it? Liberal! Here is their statement:

Why Obama

The Republican party isn’t what it used to be. Our leaders and our most vocal activists have written moderates out of the party and have refused to work with the other side, to the detriment of the nation. Center-right presidents such as Reagan, Bush Sr., Ford, Nixon and Eisenhower would have no chance being nominated today.

Unfortunately, Mitt Romney has not proven to be able to stand up to our party’s most extreme elements. Instead, he has fallen for the “one-size-fits-all” mentality that tax cuts for the already-wealthy will solve all of our problems, and has no workable plans to solve the challenges we face.

President Obama has shown himself to be a common-sense centrist. He has cut taxes when necessary, has taken steps to protect the environment, and has aggressively pursued Islamic extremists who threaten America. Most notably, he has reformed our healthcare system by signing a Republican-inspired healthcare plan into law. In most other points in our party’s history, Obama would fit in well as a Republican.

But what Republicans would support Obama or at least follow Obama’s plan? Eisenhower Republicans, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln Republicans. These progressive Republicans are finally coming out of their platform and will be voting and are endorsing President Barack Obama. So how can that help the Democratic Party?

These Republicans are registered Republicans. They probably live in parts of the country that aren’t disenfranchising the voter role. And their vote would only add to the Obama vote. The teabag party are probably upset.

Their comment:

President Obama has shown himself to be a common-sense centrist. He has cut taxes when necessary, has taken steps to protect the environment

Every Republican president through Ford kept the top-tax tier rate from 74% to 91%. Ford, Nixon, Eisenhower knew the importance of taxes, and yes, these conservatives managed to balance the budget too while building or maintaining the infrastructure and keeping the U.S. in debt…debt is not a bad thing.

Yet to see this

Poll
What did you think about the President’s DNC speech?
Amazing. Can’t wait for another four years!
86%

So-so. He didn’t wow me.
8%

Not good. Maybe he doesn’t have it in him anymore.
6%

Total votes: 1119

Is amazing because out of 1119 potential voters, more than 960 potential Republicans will vote…and maybe a second time for Obama. Why? Because these people are sick and tired of what happened to their party. Gee, I wonder how many Log Cabin members there are in this group?

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Carpy
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 4:37 PM
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Yet Romney's poll numbers are rising.
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4kidz916
by Gold Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 4:39 PM
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Not this republican.

jean_marie1987
by Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 4:55 PM
Interesting
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thecoffeefairy
by Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
Interesting
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pj2becca21
by Bronze Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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Sorry no Not in this house. Obama is the one who is out of control

broncfan
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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oh well, we swim against the stream again.  We supported Obama 4 years ago, this time we are giving to Romney, have the bumper sticker and the yard sign, even ordered the sweat shirt, but most of all he has our support and vote.

DEMOCRATS FOR ROMNEY

4kidz916
by Gold Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 5:08 PM

That's interesting.  If you don't mind me asking what made you change your mind about Obama?

Quoting broncfan:

oh well, we swim against the stream again.  We supported Obama 4 years ago, this time we are giving to Romney, have the bumper sticker and the yard sign, even ordered the sweat shirt, but most of all he has our support and vote.

DEMOCRATS FOR ROMNEY


broncfan
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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Quoting 4kidz916:

That's interesting.  If you don't mind me asking what made you change your mind about Obama?

Quoting broncfan:

oh well, we swim against the stream again.  We supported Obama 4 years ago, this time we are giving to Romney, have the bumper sticker and the yard sign, even ordered the sweat shirt, but most of all he has our support and vote.

DEMOCRATS FOR ROMNEY


The economy, the debt, the completely wasted stimulus.  For me it is all about the economy.  I am a social liberal, if I had my way our elderly and disabled would be living a very middle class lifestyle, not in poverty called welfare. I also agree with R&R that we need to stop this "every 18 year old must go to college or be a failure" idea.  Not everyone wants or needs a 4 year degree. We need to start technical training in high school to either graduated people ready for the work force or ready to move on to Community Colleges and their technical training.  There is no reason a 18 year old girl could not finish a CNA course in high school and be ready to go to work if she does not want to go on to school or she should be able to have finished a cosmetology course and be ready to work in a salon.  We are killing our youth's future with debt, either the national debt or student loans.

We also have to find a way to take care of these babies having babies.  All the free birth control in the world is not going to stop it.  Education  again is the answer, self worth through a better education is the answer. 

Off the soap box, again.  It all drills down to the economy, we need a businessman to run this country right now, and a businessman that also believes in charity and good works and has a Christian spirit is icing on the cake for me.  I think Romney is a better human being than Obama.

kailu1835
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 5:27 PM
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 I bet that it is actually a bunch of liberals, and it's designed to make you think that Romney doesn't stand a chance.  It would not surprise me even one little bit.

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Sep. 19, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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The only ones jumping ship are our  few really dumb ones.

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