Why Democrats, including me, are abandoning Obama

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  1. Revmitchell

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    ...Democrats are jumping ship because President Obama is offering nothing but blame for the previous administration and his own pipe dreams at a time when voters need some real assurance if they’re going to believe the economy can be saved. Unfortunately, speaking as one of those Democrats, I have little hope that President Obama will change.

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    I'm a lifelong Democrat and I might vote for Romney

    The Sunday breakfast conversation is always lively and usually about sports at the counter of the Highland’s Cafe at 85th Street and Third Avenue, in New York City. However, this week’s talk was all about politics and also extremely animated. The guy to my right had already struck up a conversation with another counter dweller and said: “I’ve always voted Democrat, but I’m worried about my business and Obama’s not showing me anything so I’m gonna give the other guy a chance.”

    Like many disgruntled Democrats, he couldn’t utter the name Mitt Romney in public, but it was obvious who he was talking about. The consensus at the counter was clear: forget about social issues and other Republican agendas – we are scared to death about the economy.

    The discussion focused on the fact that no one believed the federal government runs efficiently or effectively, so the idea of paying more in taxes to wasteful government agencies is like throwing gasoline on the fire instead of water.

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    I hope enough people believe that and will vote for Romney. Probably most life-long Democrats do not hold the radical views of the extreme left of their party, but are looking at their own personal lives. I do not believe most life-long Democrats even know what their own party has become or the radical platform. Blacks - I expect them to vote for Obama anyway because of his race. But the rest - I hope they will see the forest in spite of the trees.
     
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    Voters leaving Republican, Democratic parties in droves

    WASHINGTON – More than 2.5 million voters have left the Democratic and Republican parties since the 2008 elections, while the number of independent voters continues to grow.

    A USA TODAY analysis of state voter registration statistics shows registered Democrats declined in 25 of the 28 states that register voters by party.

    Republicans dipped in 21 states, while independents increased in 18 states.

    The trend is acute in states that are key to next year's presidential race. In the eight swing states that register voters by party, Democrats' registration is down by 800,000 and Republicans' by 350,000. Independents have gained 325,000.

    The pattern continues a decades-long trend that has seen a diminution in the power of political parties, giving rise to independents as Ross Perot and Ralph Nader and the popularity this year of libertarian Republican Ron Paul.

    "The strident voices of both the left and the right have sort of soured people from saying willingly that they belong to one party or the other," says Doug Lewis, who represents state elections officials. "If both sides call each other scurrilous dogs, then the public believes that both sides are probably scurrilous dogs."


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    I believe people are just waking up to the lies, coruption and hypocrisy of both parties.
     
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  5. Revmitchell

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    May not be as many as you think.
     

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