Confess Which Elections You Voted Democrat

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  1. saturneptune

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    Confession is good for the soul. My first vote was for Richard Nixon in 1972. After the events of the next four years, I decided to vote for Carter in 1976. In addition, I thought he would be a conservative President being from the South. Of course, I never dreamed that the four years following would not be a liberal-conservative issue, but governing ineptly, to be nice about it. Since 1980, my vote has been Republican despite some of the nominess since Bush the First.

    The only other election I might have voted Democrat in was the election of 1948, for Truman over Dewey, and not even sure about that one. The only person I can think of that can tell us how he voted that year would be Old Regular.

    So have you ever voted for a Democrat for President?
     
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    No, but I also rarely vote Republican. As Governor Wallace said back in 1968 there is not a dime's worth of difference between them anyway.

    I would have just posted 'no' bit the board software won't let me :)
     
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    You could have said bu shi zhe yang, which is no in Mandarin Chinese:)
     
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    True - but that would have no given me the chance to expand on my very meek and humble opinion :)

    I guess I could have used 'Nach bhfuil mé' which is Irish for 'I have not'
     
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    Well, either I have had extensive courses in Mandarin Chinese, or I looked up a word on the internet that would have allowed you to say no. Make a wild guess which one. LOL
     
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    The first time I voted, I voted for old man Bush. I then voted for him again when he lost to Clinton, and I thought I'd die to see a democrat in the oval office. The next time, I voted for Clinton(my first democrat vote), and I later on became a democrat myself. I then voted for Gore, and Carey, but I didn't vote for Obama then, and I won't now. Neither will I vote for Romney. They are both political jokes in my mind. One is morally corrupt, and the other is fiscally corrupt. I may vote for ChuckECheese....:laugh:
     
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    We actually have one of those in our town. It has been here since my kids were small, long time ago. You talked about switching parties. WV used to vote Democrat in every election, and has only switched to Republican in the last few. I totally understand your feelings about the two choices. I tried to become involved in a third party (Constitution), and it was a disaster. The only way a third party is ever going to get out its message is by hard work at the grass roots level, and having a magnetic spokesman to spread he message.
     
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    The same as me and Irish :) ?
     
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    No but I voted Democrat for Minnesota governor in 1990 and voted Reform Party for governor in 1998.
     
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    Easy, none. I have never voted for a Democrat, not once.

    That said, there have been a few elections where I have also not voted for Republicans, but Independents. Nancy Johnson was a Republican in our state, I never voted for her because she supported abortion. I always voted Independent against her.

    I could vote for a Democrat who had the right policies, but so far I have never encountered one.
     
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    Yes, in 2008 I voted for Obama.
     
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    Which is morally corrupt and which is fiscally corrupt. Are you saying that Obama is a moral man or are you saying that Romney is an immoral man.

    Speak up convicted1, make yourself clear.

    Are you saying that Romney is fiscally corrupt or are you saying that Qbama is fiscally corrupt.

    Speak up convicted1, make yourself clear.

    I am still, and have been for years, trying to understand:confused: how a Christian:godisgood: could vote for a party whose platform endorses the slaughter of the unborn:tear:. Please! Please! enlighten me convicted1!:BangHead:

    Not that it really matters to some but: Is a man who advocates the slaughter of the just born a moral man?
     
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    I am still, and have been for years, trying to understand how a Christian could vote for a party whose platform endorses the slaughter of the unborn. Please! Please! enlighten me!
     
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    The only Democrat I can remember voting for was Congressman Ralph Hall, who has now been a Republican for several years. I just missed being old enough to vote in '76, and I might have voted for Senator Loyd Bentsen if I had been eligible. But he quickly would have made me regret that vote. One of Carter's first pushes in '77 was the Panama Canal Treaty, and Bentsen said that his mail had been running 6 to 1 against the treaty, so he 'concluded' that it was not in best interest of Texans. Then he voted for it anyway. If not for that, I might have considered more Democrats in those earlier years. So thank you, late Sen. Bentsen, for setting my voting straight at an earlier age.
     
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    I voted for Eisenhower in 1956, may have voted for him in 1952 but can't be certain. I was in the military then and don't remember voting absentee. If I had it would not have been counted, at least for Eisenhower, the democrats controlled the voting and would have cast it for Stevenson.

    I voted democrat one time in 1960. We had just moved to South Carolina. I voted absentee ballot again, my last time. Senator A. Willis Robertson was the unopposed democrat candidate for Senator. He was conservative so I did what I did and have been doing penance since. Yes S/N I have tried sackcloth and ashes, didn't help!

    Since then I always vote Republican, sometimes not enthusiastically; but they are always head and shoulders above the socialist/democrat party!
     
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    This is a problem for me, even if a Democrat were pro-life, I would still be hesitant to vote for him or her, because they might support other Democratic causes I am against, for instance this health care plan. I am also against most forms of socialism which the Democrats support.
     
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    I confess I voted for Carter over Reagan. I liked his religious background and a Hollywood actor couldn't possibly be a good president, could he?

    Dumb move.

    Like democrats today , I wasn't paying attention to how badly Carter had messed up the economy. Like Obama, He had no clue.

    Unlike democrats today, I learned my lesson.


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    Voted for McGovern in my first presidential election in 1972. Haven't voted for a democrat for President since then. Still think I voted correctly back then.
     
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    When living in Ohio, I voted for the infamous Congressman Jim Traficant (because I was acquainted with him with he was county sheriff) & liked him, a Democrat. (I still say he was set up, made an example of, his famous phrase on the House floor "Beam me up, Scotty." And, he was not tried by a jury of his peers, but tried in Cleveland!!!)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Traficant )

    In Tennessee, I voted for our Democratic State Congressman (until he retired) because he did a lot for our district.

    And, I voted for Bill Clinton.....TWICE!! :eek:
     
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    From: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2007/08/rereading-vietnam/6169/

    Those on the other side of the divide remember him as among the most selfless and self-reflecting heroes the armed services have ever produced. In September 1965, then-Navy Commander Stockdale (the equivalent of a lieutenant colonel) was forced to eject from his A-4 Skyraider over North Vietnam. He spent the next seven years in prison, undergoing the usual barbaric treatment that the North Vietnamese communists meted out to Americans who did not provide information. Told that he was going to be shown to foreign journalists, Stockdale, a Medal of Honor winner, slashed his scalp with a razor and beat himself in the face with a wooden stool, to prevent being used for propaganda purposes. "When George McGovern said he would go to Hanoi on his knees, we prisoners ... were humiliated," Stockdale writes. "We did not go anywhere on our knees, least of all home ... Most of us would be there now rather than knuckle under," he writes in 1984.

    The bolded above is one thing I recall about George McGovern.
     

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