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I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 05, 2022 06:06PM
for the first time since I started voting, I am a registered Republican. It just feels wrong, but I was left with little choice. The local elections are decided in the Republican primary and I would like a say. Maybe if I drink some bleach it will get rid of the grime.



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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: June 05, 2022 06:30PM
Yeah, but now if someone calls you a "stupid lib" you can look at them and say, "Hey buddy! I'm a registered republican!"
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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: rgG
Date: June 05, 2022 07:53PM
I crossed over and voted in the Republican primary in May, to help keep some of T****’s handpicked toadies from winning, and I too felt dirty. I really hated that I had to verbally request the Republican ballot barf smiley

Luckily, we don’t have to register as any one party, so you can switch back and forth at will.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)
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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: mattkime
Date: June 05, 2022 08:33PM
IMO you're doing some damn good work and should feel good about it.



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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: vision63
Date: June 05, 2022 08:55PM
You're a double-nought spy making the sacrifice.
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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 06, 2022 08:53AM
.....talk....dirty.....to me.....??



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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: pdq
Date: June 06, 2022 08:53AM
If your experience is anything like mine (attended local Republican caucuses in 2000 to vote against Bush for president), you’ll be badgered for years with calls for political contributions…
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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 06, 2022 09:54AM
You did the right thing.

I did vote once in the Republican primary because there were no contests on the Democratic side. Never again. I couldn’t bear to be seen by my neighbors. (We don’t have party registration.)

But I often went to Republican caucuses just to gasp at how crazy they were and to wallow in the hate. It was fun to see who could out hate the most.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: samintx
Date: June 06, 2022 03:20PM
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Ombligo
for the first time since I started voting, I am a registered Republican. It just feels wrong, but I was left with little choice. The local elections are decided in the Republican primary and I would like a say. Maybe if I drink some bleach it will get rid of the grime.

Me too. In Tx no middle ground. Repl or Dem registration.
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Re: I've never felt this dirty before....
Posted by: Diana
Date: June 06, 2022 03:35PM
Closed primaries for the Repubs in Oklahoma.

Semi-closed for the Dems here. That means Dems and Independents only.

As I'm registered as Repub, I have a choice: either I vote for the less crazy, or the really nutcase crrraaaazzzzyyyy (of which there are more than you might think), hoping he wins and by extension, show just how nuts these folks are in the election AND lose because saner minds might prevail.

The districts are gerrymandered such that any dissenting votes are drowned. I'm sure this place isn't the only one that it has happened.
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