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Why Should a Republican Voter Turn Around After Four Years of Being Labled and Give Joe a Chance?

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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 26,106
    and to answer the op question, why should he come around to joe?

    he shouldn't. he can hang on to his shrinking, dying party for all i care.
    i keep seeing people posting this over the last couple years. what makes anyone think the GOP is shrinking or dying? trump got the second most votes of any candidate in history, did he not? how is that a dying party?
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,014
    and to answer the op question, why should he come around to joe?

    he shouldn't. he can hang on to his shrinking, dying party for all i care.
    i keep seeing people posting this over the last couple years. what makes anyone think the GOP is shrinking or dying? trump got the second most votes of any candidate in history, did he not? how is that a dying party?
    based on people who actually claim that they are republicans. they have had fewer and fewer people registering as republican the last several election cycle. 

    i guess it is now that people will vote for them in silence but not claim them by actually registering.
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,014
    also, the people asking why they should give joe a chance are being disingenuous. they should have been asking this during the campaign. this after the election shit is basically people who would never consider giving joe a chance in the first place. otherwise they would have voted for him.
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 26,106
    I vote Republican.  I've been called everything from a Nazi to a KKK member for the past four years.  I've been labeled the scum of the earth according to some of your contemporaries based on my voting choice.  Some of you and your contemporaries never understood that it wasn't about embracing Trump, but it was a rejection of overreaching leftist ideas.  But after four years in which I've seen a president taken out of context, heard about Russia for four years, heard how terrible and uneducated we all must be, and have been demonized; but now I'm supposed to pretend like you are my friends and we are going to move forward?  How does that work?  I say Biden won, I don't buy into any conspiracy theory.  Just like I don't think most democrats want to defund the police.  But why, after four years should people like me all of a sudden welcome any olive branch from the same people that were beyond divisive from day one and constantly lumped me into every negative category they could think of?  I honestly ask why?
    I suggest you read this.

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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 19,287
    mickeyrat said:
    name these so called leftist ideas?
    not holding my breath but still waiting.....

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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 32,760
    and to answer the op question, why should he come around to joe?

    he shouldn't. he can hang on to his shrinking, dying party for all i care.
    i keep seeing people posting this over the last couple years. what makes anyone think the GOP is shrinking or dying? trump got the second most votes of any candidate in history, did he not? how is that a dying party?
    based on people who actually claim that they are republicans. they have had fewer and fewer people registering as republican the last several election cycle. 

    i guess it is now that people will vote for them in silence but not claim them by actually registering.

    I was surprised by how many votes Trump got and disappointed by how many people are still loyal to a party that continues to shun science and follow after fools.  I'm not sure I could exactly say the party is dying, but I do believe it is endangered.  Endangered in the same way a species or a pack or herd becomes endangered when it is out of balance with it's surroundings, when it's collective members make foolish choices and follow an alpha member that is clueless and unqualified. 

    The Republican Party may seem large now, but then so does a star when it becomes a red giant... just before it dies. 
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,231
    brianlux said:
    and to answer the op question, why should he come around to joe?

    he shouldn't. he can hang on to his shrinking, dying party for all i care.
    i keep seeing people posting this over the last couple years. what makes anyone think the GOP is shrinking or dying? trump got the second most votes of any candidate in history, did he not? how is that a dying party?
    based on people who actually claim that they are republicans. they have had fewer and fewer people registering as republican the last several election cycle. 

    i guess it is now that people will vote for them in silence but not claim them by actually registering.

    I was surprised by how many votes Trump got and disappointed by how many people are still loyal to a party that continues to shun science and follow after fools.  I'm not sure I could exactly say the party is dying, but I do believe it is endangered.  Endangered in the same way a species or a pack or herd becomes endangered when it is out of balance with it's surroundings, when it's collective members make foolish choices and follow an alpha member that is clueless and unqualified. 

    The Republican Party may seem large now, but then so does a star when it becomes a red giant... just before it dies. 
    republican politicians and voters will say and do and believe anything as long as their precious 2A stays intact and Roe v Wade goes away.
  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 7,853
    Why can't you Americans do what us Canadian do...watch the election campaign 4-6 weeks or whatever it is (it's not long), vote, watch the results after 9 eastern, and usually know the winner by 10 and within a couple of weeks the winner is sworn in...the US will still being counting votes at Christmas...and no one (to my knowledge) protest the winner just after the election victory...the many of us including the those on the winning grumble (some of us more than others, LOL) off and on and we vote again 4 years later...repeat the process...


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 32,760
    Why can't you Americans do what us Canadian do...watch the election campaign 4-6 weeks or whatever it is (it's not long), vote, watch the results after 9 eastern, and usually know the winner by 10 and within a couple of weeks the winner is sworn in...the US will still being counting votes at Christmas...and no one (to my knowledge) protest the winner just after the election victory...the many of us including the those on the winning grumble (some of us more than others, LOL) off and on and we vote again 4 years later...repeat the process...



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  • Why can't you Americans do what us Canadian do...watch the election campaign 4-6 weeks or whatever it is (it's not long), vote, watch the results after 9 eastern, and usually know the winner by 10 and within a couple of weeks the winner is sworn in...the US will still being counting votes at Christmas...and no one (to my knowledge) protest the winner just after the election victory...the many of us including the those on the winning grumble (some of us more than others, LOL) off and on and we vote again 4 years later...repeat the process...


    Doesn't sound like something CNN can churn ratings out of. 
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    Why can't you Americans do what us Canadian do...watch the election campaign 4-6 weeks or whatever it is (it's not long), vote, watch the results after 9 eastern, and usually know the winner by 10 and within a couple of weeks the winner is sworn in...the US will still being counting votes at Christmas...and no one (to my knowledge) protest the winner just after the election victory...the many of us including the those on the winning grumble (some of us more than others, LOL) off and on and we vote again 4 years later...repeat the process...


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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 8,231
    Did o.p ever come back. I would love to see his take on these comments
    Nope
    Just a troll job to own libs and get our knickers in a twist

  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,014
    Did o.p ever come back. I would love to see his take on these comments
    Nope
    Just a troll job to own libs and get our knickers in a twist

    i did not see anybody getting anything twisted. just matter of fact statements that basically said "fuck off we do not want or need you".
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 6,074
    edited November 17
    I vote Republican.  I've been called everything from a Nazi to a KKK member for the past four years.  I've been labeled the scum of the earth according to some of your contemporaries based on my voting choice.  Some of you and your contemporaries never understood that it wasn't about embracing Trump, but it was a rejection of overreaching leftist ideas.  But after four years in which I've seen a president taken out of context, heard about Russia for four years, heard how terrible and uneducated we all must be, and have been demonized; but now I'm supposed to pretend like you are my friends and we are going to move forward?  How does that work?  I say Biden won, I don't buy into any conspiracy theory.  Just like I don't think most democrats want to defund the police.  But why, after four years should people like me all of a sudden welcome any olive branch from the same people that were beyond divisive from day one and constantly lumped me into every negative category they could think of?  I honestly ask why?


    Liberals like myself have run out of olive branches to extend.  I have no desire to welcome the likes of you anywhere in my life.  Go think about what you and your ilk have done to society and the world.  Come back when you have an apology.  
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 26,106
    Did o.p ever come back. I would love to see his take on these comments
    Nope
    Just a troll job to own libs and get our knickers in a twist

    Who’s knickers are in a twist, mate? Me bloomers are blooming with Biden!
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,264
    I was a little pointed in my response but the short answer is...

    "Joe" wasn't the one villainizing you. Random people were. Joe legitimately doesn't seem to stand for that.
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,014
    edited November 17
    this OP post was like a bully coming forward to his victim and asking why he should stop bullying. like what is in it for him?

    like he wants something from the democrats when his side has been complete assholes for 5 years.

    no thank you. i'm good.
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  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 19,287
    this OP post was like a bully coming forward to his victim and asking why he should stop bullying. like what is in it for him?

    like he wants something from the democrats when his side has been complete assholes for 5 years.

    no thank you. i'm good.

    I wonder if it wasnt a experiment of sorts. op posts regularly in the anxiety thread and comes across very differently there.....
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  • Gern BlanstenGern Blansten Your Mom'sPosts: 11,096
    this OP post was like a bully coming forward to his victim and asking why he should stop bullying. like what is in it for him?

    like he wants something from the democrats when his side has been complete assholes for 5 years.

    no thank you. i'm good.
    yep...after an ass beating by victim
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 32,760
    edited November 17
    The OP question is obviously a rhetorical one and I very much doubt the poster was ever really meaning to be seeking an answer to it.  I.e., a hit and run post.
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,014
    brianlux said:
    The OP question is obviously a rhetorical one and I very much doubt the poster was ever really meaning to be seeking an answer to it.  I.e., a hit and run post.
    exactly. 

    op can miss me with that shit.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 32,760
    brianlux said:
    The OP question is obviously a rhetorical one and I very much doubt the poster was ever really meaning to be seeking an answer to it.  I.e., a hit and run post.
    exactly. 

    op can miss me with that shit.

    LOL, not even close to hitting.  I believe that one swerved into the ditch.
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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 4,349
    If that's the consensus, then this can be closed...especially because some of you are not handling it well. Stay safe all.

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