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...and I vowed to vote straight Democrat until the end of his term.

Historically, I've always been left-leaning, though I am registered Independent.

But since his election, after watching how the left, from Congress all the way down to the local SJW, has conducted itself, how they've been behaving, I have to admit, I feel like I HAVE to vote Republican now because the threat I see from THEIR fucking insanity is greater than any threat I EVER perceived from Trump or his presidency. I voted straight-Republican in the mid-terms.

I NEVER thought I would feel, not only justified, but OBLIGATED to vote straight Republican, even if only to counter the lunacy of the modern day left wing.

It really blows my mind. If I could vote today, I would vote for Trump, and it's largely his opposition that convinced me to do so. And I know I'm not the only one.

So gg, bat-shit left.
 
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I hear you. I am very socially liberal and don't see Trump as a good leader of people, but seeing how many actual socialist/communists are out they wanting to tank our economy so they can get a free lunch, I feel very obligated to vote straight Republican.
 

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It's healthy to reevaluate your political stances. It means you're not a slobbering ideologue (even though folks around you will shriek and insist you've gone crazy).

We'll see where Trump takes us. He has certainly revealed the motives and behavior of a lot of whackjobs, and for that I am grateful.
 

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I understand where you're coming from. I've been straight Democrat since Gore V Bush. 2016 was the first time I ever voted Republican purely out of spite and I'm honestly happy with my decision. I don't like Trump as a person, but I don't trust the left anymore. They've left me so far behind I've become more open to conservative ideas.
 
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Although I'm conservative (or at least, I have been for the past 6 or so years; was a hardcore Leftist through my 20s and then a generic progressive for a bit after), I refused to vote for Trump in the election and instead left that slot empty on the ballot, since Hillary was equally unacceptable. But I'm inclined to actually cast a vote for him this time, just to keep up his firewall (SCOTUS etc) against insanity.
 

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The problem that plagues the Democratic Party is they let identity politics and feminism completely strangle them.
They could still campaign on other issues like environmentalism, anti-war, healthcare etc but instead, they're hell bent on putting race & gender front and center.

Both U.S parties feel like a dead end, but I rather side with Republicans just so it gives actual Americans (and hell, the rest of the world) more prep time before we all lose our civil rights to corporations and the 1% elite.
 
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If I wish to be speak authoritatively on a topic, it must be clear I know my subject matter. This post is ridiculous and I have been removed from the thread by the mods until I have time to study such materials and thus my posts and opinions will improve
There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
 
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Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.
You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
brb, gonna go vote Republican twice to wash that self-righteous SJW taste out of my mouth
 

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There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
This patronizing attitude is what you bring to the table, yet your ideology sees itself as fit to lead society. :messenger_beaming::messenger_ok:

Go home, grandma. Stephen Colbert reruns are on and you don't want to miss the opportunity to send the best one-liners to your friends on Facebook and Twitter. #resist!
 

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There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
You still just dont get it. Former Democrats in this thread, myself included just outlined why, and you just doubled down on it.

Absolutely blind, deaf, and dumb.

"No reason to vote Republican".

Great job guiding us back in chief.
 

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I just want to point out I don't think we should completely ignore the other side. Echo chambers are still a bad thing.

Left & Right can still exist. What shouldn't exist are Politicians who are willing to sell out their nation to the highest bidder.

I've also said it before, if America had more restrictive immigration measures, we could start talking about the possibilities of "free" health care or tuition costs.

But when there are no borders being enforced, who exactly is benefiting from "free" government services?
 
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Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

You're so disconnected from the real world it's actually funny. Conservatives don't push back against SJW thinking just because want to be edgy or something.

Extreme social justice affects the lives of real people.
 
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When Trump won the election. I was playing games all night but had my tv next to me watching all of the meltdowns that were happening. I didn't vote for Trump but the unnecessary cries of helplessness and sadness were a priceless joy that made my evening that much better. I remember getting great sleep and waking up with a huge smile. Maybe a troll lives inside of me but that was a great evening.
 

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The current democrat party have chosen to abandon reason to appeal to a very specific group of people. They pander to uneducated and poverty stricken black and brown, feminist who want to destroy the traditional family unit, and militant LGBT that wants to indoctrinate and recondition society to their way of life. They believe they can win elections with just these groups of voters alone and have casted off anyone who don't agree. They are party that is vehemently hostile to tax payers, whites, Christians, and anyone that generally believes in personal responsibility rather than social responsibility.

The democrat party has devolved into a cesspool of misandry, feelings over facts, wanton destruction of founding American principles and values. It is a waste dump for the poor, lazy, and uneducated..
 

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...and I vowed to vote straight Democrat until the end of his term.

Historically, I've always been left-leaning, though I am registered Independent.

But since his election, after watching how the left, from Congress all the way down to the local SJW, has conducted itself, how they've been behaving, I have to admit, I feel like I HAVE to vote Republican now because the threat I see from THEIR fucking insanity is greater than any threat I EVER perceived from Trump or his presidency. I voted straight-Republican in the mid-terms.

I NEVER thought I would feel, not only justified, but OBLIGATED to vote straight Republican, even if only to counter the lunacy of the modern day left wing.

It really blows my mind. If I could vote today, I would vote for Trump, and it's largely his opposition that convinced me to do so. And I know I'm not the only one.

So gg, bat-shit left.
Pretty much me in a nutshell. I don't like Trump and I'm not a fan of the Republican party's war on the poor but these days they are without a doubt the lesser of two evils. The left literally want to bring down civilized society that took centuries upon centuries to build. There's no way I could ever support that.
 
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Here here!

I voted for Gore. I voted for *gulp* Kerry. I voted for Obama...

I was feeling the Burn. Then I voted for Trump. Witnessing the DNC in action turned me away. I was on board with Bernie, even if I didn't agree with him on many topics. Now, it seems like everything the Democrats do and say, they're drifting further and further from where I stand politically. I wasn't really a conservative until 2-3 years ago... did the whole political spectrum slide right under our feet such that a left-moderate is now practically an alt-right? LOL
 

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When Trump won the election. I was playing games all night but had my tv next to me watching all of the meltdowns that were happening. I didn't vote for Trump but the unnecessary cries of helplessness and sadness were a priceless joy that made my evening that much better. I remember getting great sleep and waking up with a huge smile. Maybe a troll lives inside of me but that was a great evening.
I was on GAF. I thought Hillary was going to win but it would be an extremely narrow victory as opposed to the "SHE'LL TAKE ALL STATES" BS the media was pushing.

When the results started coming in, I started to accept "she's not going to make it".

The GAF thread though was absolutely bonkers. We started seeing the "true colors" of our fellow members.

 
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I was on GAF. I thought Hillary was going to win but it would be an extremely narrow victory as opposed to the "SHE'LL TAKE ALL STATES" BS the media was pushing.

When the results started coming in, I started to accept "she's not going to make it".

The GAF thread though was absolutely bonkers. We started seeing the "true colors" of our fellow members.

TIL Hillary is not white.
 

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There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
Maybe the biggest issue I have currently is you screeching idiots.
 
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A lot of Americans share the same sentiments expressed here, they just won’t come out publicly and say it for fear of being ostracized or potentially excluded by their peers or even targeted by the corrupt and agenda driven media.

Like I’ve always said, the average working American DOES NOT CARE about the platform the Democrats are pushing for 2020. The average American only cares about a stable economic future for their families. EVERYTHING ELSE IS BULLSHIT in their eyes and detrimental in their view to their economic well being.

But like I said, nobody will admit this for fear of upsetting the legions upon legions of mental midgets and lunatic leftist goons that populate our cities and towns. As soon as you speak out and say something that is rational or based on critical thinking, they come out like a pack of piranhas and eat you alive. We essentially live in a political version of “A Quiet Place” — if you say anything you’re done for.
 
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That just tells me you're not too particular or concerned about actual policy issues. In terms of policy, there's very little about Trump that would make me even consider supporting him. Most of it is simply conservative GOP policy. No change. Much of that has proven to be inherently flawed or only fleetingly useful in the past.

Not agreeing with every single criticism of Trump, despite my own dislike of the man, doesn't change that.

Even if I were to find some Dem positions upsetting, Trump's own personal behavior also doesn't convince me.
 
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I hear you. I am very socially liberal and don't see Trump as a good leader of people, but seeing how many actual socialist/communists are out they wanting to tank our economy so they can get a free lunch, I feel very obligated to vote straight Republican.
 

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Not being in the US, I don't have a horse in the race - and I have plenty of drama on my own turf to get my teeth into.

As a distant observer, I found Trump laughable and easy to make headlines about.
Unlike Obama he is no diplomat, his grasp on language and rhetoric is poor, confrontational and childish.
He appears reactionary and volatile and I was concerned in 2016 about having two mop-haired idiots becoming dangerously powerful leaders of state (Boris Johnson, Donald Trump).
Their fingers on big red buttons was a sobering thought.

2016 delivered Trump's presidency and Britain's intent to leave the EU. Things that polls had assured me were statistically nigh-impossible.

I cannot even begin to imagine those that had HRC's ticket marked and were convinced this was a done deal.
Not merely to lose the race - but to lose the race to Donald Trump, of all people.

What I've witnessed in the last few years disgusts me.

Those that regard themselves as moral gatekeepers of society stooping increasingly lower and lower.
Showing themselves to be immoral, unethical, spiteful, bitter, and totally focused on intellectually bankrupt ideals that encourage division and toxicity.
All still hung up on 2016's result and showing they are unable to practice what they preach.

As a generalisation, I agree that this is true of many politicians and parties.
But I've rarely witnessed any party so evangelically high on the smell of their own farts, and so hypocritical in their actions and their methods.
Attacking whilst claiming victimhood, demanding answers whilst dodging questions.
The shamelessness and denial of these sycophantic efforts at the complete opposite end of the scale of virtue and righteousness with which they assume.

And this toxicity has spread and dispersed and we see unironic preaching such as that in post 8 of this thread.

The indelicate, undiplomatic, blunt Trump that I didn't give credence to a few years ago is now someone I regard differently.
Whilst I don't think it's a deliberate foil to word-salad political talk, I like how blunt and tactless the man in the Whitehouse is.
It's amusing and crass and its a wonderfully cathartic antidote to this increasingly puritanical, morally outraged screeching mob
A mob that proves, time and time again, that swooning and clutching pearls is just a poorly-fitting mask before the name-calling and harassing begins.

Until I see high-profile Democrats and their vociferous supporters do more than point fingers and act at odds to their words, I can fully understand those that have become disenchanted with them. And until they start to look at themselves rather than blame anyone who doesn't think like them, I can't really see why those that have moved away would want to come back.

I don't trust polls and predictions though. 2016 taught me that lesson. 2020 is going to be a wild ride.
 
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It's the same story with me, I was as much a Trump skeptic as anyone else in the run up to 2016, though I hated to do it I wound up voting for Hillary, I was unhappy that Trump won and held my breath during the early days of his Presidency, worried he was going to screw things up.

Don't get me wrong, I was already totally disillusioned with the left for years, but that didn't mean I wasn't still skeptical of Trump, but these last two years have been eye opening to say the least, Trump has not caused any big disasters and meanwhile the left has only doubled down on the things I was disillusioned with.

Now in hindsight I wish I had voted for Trump and I'm certainly very open to the idea of voting for him in 2020.
 

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Better late than never. Welcome to the party! I was also a Liberal when younger until I realized the only platform is to create victims.

Do I agree with everything they stand for? No. There will never, ever be this "perfect party." They are the closest thing we have to a sane America
 

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There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
Classic leftist cuntish attitude. Thanks for proving ops point
 

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The "left" has become fucking pathetic. Like Zizek said, it's as if they have given up. But not only that, they gave up and went insane with a prudish authoritarian attitude. As if their whole life purpose now became reduced to digitally championing soy moralism, their consolation price to having lost against orange man bad. But then again I saw it coming when the so called left jumped enthusiastically behind the neoliberal democratic establishment to support a candidate just because she has a vagina. It showed me that their priorities are completely crooked and obsolete. The only one who would give me a bit of hope back is if Bernie gets elected but I can't vote in the US so whatever....
 

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There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
>some douche wearing a shirt with a sparkly little girl on it and has a beard
Is that you Will?


Fellas would you rather call each other racial slurs to your """""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""gamer buds""""""""""""""""""""""""""" or go online and call people alt-right drumpf supporting nazis? Is one really better than the other? Is one really less pathetic?
 
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There’s no reason to vote republican. I mean unless you just got to have that off shore tax haven of yours stay tax free or something. Whatever you perceive on the internet as “SJW” or “political correctness” of other people you really don’t know that can alter your view so drastically then you’re either very privileged, incredibly stupid, or should seek treatment.

Instead of worrying about other people. Just vote on issues that actually matter to you.

If you don’t have any issues you’re worried about, maybe don’t vote at all? If you don’t understand what your vote will do, then don’t do anything above your pay grade. You don’t have to vote, you can stay home and yell racial slurs to your gamer buds on the internet.
The highlighted statements directly contradict each other. “You should vote based on issues, unless I personally don’t like the issues that matter to you”.

And choosing to vote for the less-insane candidates is a pretty solid choice to me. Hopefully you have the common sense to understand why someone may decide not to vote for, say for example, Alexandria “we need to ban planes and cows” Ocasio-Cortez or Elizabeth “I’m an oppressed minority” Warren.

Not to say Trump or some Republicans never say or do dumb shit, but they look absolutely milquetoast compared to the proud crazies that have arisen on the left.
 
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Historically, I've always been left-leaning, though I am registered Independent.

But since his election, after watching how the left, from Congress all the way down to the local SJW, has conducted itself, how they've been behaving, I have to admit, I feel like I HAVE to vote Republican now because the threat I see from THEIR fucking insanity is greater than any threat I EVER perceived from Trump or his presidency.

I NEVER thought I would feel, not only justified, but OBLIGATED to vote straight Republican, even if only to counter the lunacy of the modern day left wing.
Welcome to the club. I’m in the same boat as you, I considered myself a leftie a few years ago until the left went absolutely batshit insane.

The left used to be about freedom of speech and all that and the right were the ones wanting to censor stuff, now they’ve completely flipped and it’s the left who are authoritarian.

I still don’t understand why the left went so crazy? One for the history books.
 
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...and I vowed to vote straight Democrat until the end of his term.

Historically, I've always been left-leaning, though I am registered Independent.

But since his election, after watching how the left, from Congress all the way down to the local SJW, has conducted itself, how they've been behaving, I have to admit, I feel like I HAVE to vote Republican now because the threat I see from THEIR fucking insanity is greater than any threat I EVER perceived from Trump or his presidency. I voted straight-Republican in the mid-terms.

I NEVER thought I would feel, not only justified, but OBLIGATED to vote straight Republican, even if only to counter the lunacy of the modern day left wing.

It really blows my mind. If I could vote today, I would vote for Trump, and it's largely his opposition that convinced me to do so. And I know I'm not the only one.

So gg, bat-shit left.
Lol. The SJW game predates Trump substantially. And those dynamics were in full force during the primaries with Trump often campaigning against it explicitly. Yet you found him revolting at that time for undetermined reason, but now want to vote for him? You sound like an incredibly confused person.
 

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Lol. The SJW game predates Trump substantially. And those dynamics were in full force during the primaries with Trump often campaigning against it explicitly. Yet you found him revolting at that time for undetermined reason, but now want to vote for him? You sound like an incredibly confused person.
Hey Frustrated Leftist, you're ignoring the time component of the awakening. Many people, myself included, were watching the traditional media during the campaign and laughing at stuff like "small hands", not realising what was actually going on. Hindsight is 20/20 and people are allowed to change their minds in light of new information.
 
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Lol. The SJW game predates Trump substantially. And those dynamics were in full force during the primaries with Trump often campaigning against it explicitly. Yet you found him revolting at that time for undetermined reason, but now want to vote for him? You sound like an incredibly confused person.
Again, and again, and again. Keep it up. Pretty soon you'll be the only one left in the room.(see what I did there?)
 

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...and I vowed to vote straight Democrat until the end of his term.

Historically, I've always been left-leaning, though I am registered Independent.

But since his election, after watching how the left, from Congress all the way down to the local SJW, has conducted itself, how they've been behaving, I have to admit, I feel like I HAVE to vote Republican now because the threat I see from THEIR fucking insanity is greater than any threat I EVER perceived from Trump or his presidency. I voted straight-Republican in the mid-terms.

I NEVER thought I would feel, not only justified, but OBLIGATED to vote straight Republican, even if only to counter the lunacy of the modern day left wing.

It really blows my mind. If I could vote today, I would vote for Trump, and it's largely his opposition that convinced me to do so. And I know I'm not the only one.

So gg, bat-shit left.
Trump won me over with his SOTU. Not easy, I've disliked the guy for decades.

After researching collusion, etc, I am fully on his side. I never supported a Democrat or a Republican before, but the regressive left must be stopped at all costs.
 

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I didn't vote for president in 2016 because I didn't like either candidate and only voted on local stuff. In 2020 depending on who the democratic or third party nominees are I will probably vote for trump this time.
 

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Hey Frustrated Leftist, you're ignoring the time component of the awakening. Many people, myself included, were watching the traditional media during the campaign and laughing at stuff like "small hands", not realising what was actually going on. Hindsight is 20/20 and people are allowed to change their minds in light of new information.
I'd prefer "Triggered Leftist" if you're going to make cute nicknames like daddy Trump. Also, "not realizing what was going on"? "Basket of deplorables," "rapist Mexicans" "grab em by the pussy." "I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct. I've been challenged by so many people, and I don't frankly have time for total political correctness. And to be honest with you, this country doesn't have time either." --GOP presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio 8/6/2015

If you didn't realize what was going on, then you weren't paying attention. Much like the OP.