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Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:43 PM

Great news! My Republican neighbors are voting for Biden!!!


I live in a red area of Florida. The neighbors in question are a nice couple, & I've done work for them over the years, most recently installing one of those big natural-gas powered Generac generators with a transfer switch that switches their whole house over to the generator when the power goes out, a very handy thing when you live in hurricane country.

I've never detected a hint of racism from them, they've said they've been lifelong Republicans because they lean toward small government & lower taxes, & some time ago when the topic of Trump came up the husband said, with clear dismay, that he felt like "the guy has taken over my party."

Well, this afternoon he came over & rang the doorbell. My wife answered & I overheard most of the conversation. It sounded like he came over specifically to talk about politics, which we've never done before. My wife is Italian (still an Italian citizen) so he started by asking her what her family & friends in Europe think about Trump. My wife, being Italian, didn't hold back. (I love that about her!) Long story short, he's PISSED at Trump & wanted to tell us that after being lifelong Republicans (they're both in their mid/late 50s) he & his wife were voting for Biden. He was surprisingly well-informed & rattled off a whole list of things Trump has done that pissed him off.

He said that he knows where every Trump flag in the neighborhood is (there are 4-5) & every time he drives by those houses he flips them off ... which is exactly what I do! LOL!

What surprised me the most is that he said we would see some signs in his front yard soon. I mean ... a life-long Republican in a red part of FL flipping off Trump flags & putting Biden signs in his yard???

It gives me hope!

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Reply Great news! My Republican neighbors are voting for Biden!!! (Original post)
CaptainTruth Aug 15 OP
Squinch Aug 15 #1
Blue_true Aug 15 #8
Squinch Aug 15 #14
BComplex Aug 16 #38
SheltieLover Aug 15 #2
Karadeniz Aug 15 #3
Maru Kitteh Aug 15 #4
msongs Aug 15 #5
dawg day Aug 15 #6
treestar Aug 15 #7
katmondoo Aug 15 #9
Delarage Aug 15 #10
soothsayer Aug 15 #11
beachbumbob Aug 15 #12
Cha Aug 15 #13
aeromanKC Aug 15 #15
WyattKansas Aug 15 #16
FM123 Aug 15 #17
Doreen Aug 15 #18
Illumination Aug 15 #19
mvd Aug 15 #20
ailsagirl Aug 15 #21
Hamlette Aug 15 #22
CaptainTruth Aug 15 #23
Wounded Bear Aug 15 #24
diva77 Aug 15 #25
Sogo Aug 15 #28
diva77 Aug 15 #30
AllaN01Bear Aug 15 #26
Sogo Aug 15 #27
Squidly Aug 15 #31
paleotn Aug 15 #29
jimlup Aug 16 #32
tiredtoo Aug 16 #33
tavernier Aug 16 #34
Pluvious Aug 16 #35
Upthevibe Aug 16 #36
Gilbert Moore Aug 16 #37
CaptainTruth Aug 16 #39

Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:46 PM

1. These stories keep trickling in. This is really good news.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:07 PM

8. Hillary lost Florida by around 115,000 votes.

The state has 67 counties and around 8.1 million registered voters. Slightly less than half of those voters are republicans, if Trump loses 3% of the republicans and we keep who voted for Hillary (very reasonable guess), Trump loses Florida. On top of that, I KNOW some blue voters that didnít vote in 2016 but are ready to vote blue now.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:23 PM

14. And these republicans are not figuring into people's estimates. I hope what we are hearing about

is just the tip of the ice berg. We need that to be true to overcome their cheating.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 12:43 PM

38. That's what is so frustrating! Florida WAS HACKED BY THE RUSSIANS in 2016. This is

NOT a conspiracy THEORY...it was in the Senate Intelligence Briefing on the 2016 russian interference in the election.

Until this country wakes up and does something about securing the COMPUTERIZED, HACKABLE voting machines, we are going to keep having really strange results in elections, and people in power who the American public have NOT put in office...people who were voted OUT of office, but for the hacking.

Now, we have all these voting machines Ivanka trump got the patent on from China.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-usa-ivanka/china-grants-more-trademark-approvals-for-ivanka-trump-firm-including-voting-machines-idUSKCN1NB0TL

It doesn't really matter what the polling numbers say, does it? It matters WHO is counting the "votes".

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:53 PM

2. Great news!

Ty for sharing! Are they voting all blue? 🤞

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:56 PM

3. Thanks...we need to hear these stories!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:56 PM

4. Thanks for dropping the hope bomb!

Good news indeed!

GOOD JOB

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:57 PM

5. great. get them to hand deliver their ballots to the polling place if that's allowed nt

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:57 PM

6. That's great! And I bet your kindness to them helped them realize--

Good people vote against Trump.


An old couple-friend of mine have turned against Trump. We haven't talked politics for a long time-- it was too painful to see their faces change and become angry and bitter when they used to repeat his lies and insults-- but last week, she called out of the blue to talk about books we were reading, and suddenly said, "Have you read Mary Trump's book?"
"Yeah... what did you think?"

She said, "I think he's a terrible man, and I'm sorry I voted for him. Dave and I won't do that again!"

It's not like these 2 votes will make the difference, but I think they might be representative of other former Trump voters.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 06:59 PM

7. In a swing state too!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:07 PM

9. I love hearing about Republicans who switch, gives me hope

for the future.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:10 PM

10. Nice!

Maybe there's hope for my wingnut sister who lives near Mexico Beach. Not holding my breath, but you never know!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:12 PM

11. Love it

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:12 PM

12. as AARP and Lincoln project takes on trump/gop SS and Medicare elimination via no revenue,

seniors of the GOP will be swapping support to Biden en masse in Florida, Texas, Arizona and other states with significant retirement demographics in the South.

40 million seniors or more will have a say in the outcome and judgement of trump, gop governors, COVID and SS/Medicare funding and thru the USPS into this

election will not be close under any scenario

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:22 PM

13. Your neighbor is dead on.. the magats have taken over

his party.

Thank you for telling us, CZ.. fun read!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:24 PM

15. Net 4 votes for Biden!!

Each switched vote from 2016 is a net of 2 votes!!

Great news especially in Florida!!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 07:33 PM

16. Great news!!!! Could you please post what you overheard your wife say about his question?

The question about what her friends and family think about tRUMP in Europe.
I actually think the whole country needs to be woken up about what NATO countries think of the United States under tRUMP, compared to how it used to be just a few years ago.

Needless to say, Americans should be reminded daily about how life was in the United States three and a half years ago, compared to today under tRUMP and Republican Senate ruling authority.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:11 PM

17. Wonderful!

I too have a neighbor that had enough of trump. I suspect there are more out there, hard to BS a virus that's killing people...

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:12 PM

18. I am so proud of your neighbors to have seen the light.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:18 PM

19. THAT MUST HAVE MADE YOUR DAY!!!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:20 PM

20. K&R

Threads like these do give hope.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:24 PM

21. WONDERFUL!!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:25 PM

22. what were the things that he hated about Trump?

might could use then on republicans I know. Thanks.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:28 PM

23. Hot Damn!!! My post is at the top of "Tending Now" on DU!


Now I can die happy ... BUT NOT BEFORE I VOTE FOR BIDEN/HARRIS!!!!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:30 PM

24. One vote at a time...nt

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:33 PM

25. I hope he has checked up on his voter registration so that he'll be able to vote for Dem candidates

(not sure how it works in your county/state).

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Response to diva77 (Reply #25)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 09:04 PM

28. In the general election,

you can vote for anyone you want of either party.

It's only in the primaries that some states have restrictions depending on how you're registered.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #28)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 10:12 PM

30. Thanks for clarifying.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 08:48 PM

26. his base is eroding. good on them.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 09:02 PM

27. At a stoplight today,

I was behind a jeep with a Trump KAGA sign.
The way we were stopped, my driver's seat was right in line with his rear view mirror.
It was all I could do to keep from giving him the one-fingered salute.

But I did resist the temptation....one never knows what reaction might be stirred up.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #27)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 11:38 PM

31. Yeah

You dont need Bubba pulling a gun on you. Every truck I see with a tRump sign or flag, the driver always looks angry at the world. Not worth triggering a rage fueled incident.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sat Aug 15, 2020, 09:05 PM

29. The key is he's well informed.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:31 AM

32. There is definitely hope for Florida!

Looking on the optimistic side (which I don't often do because I think it is more important to work the worst case scenarios), if we turn Florida blue there are many straightforward paths to 270!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 11:03 AM

33. Great news

A neighbor of mine, lifelong republican, told me. He had been fooled once but not again. Biden is getting his vote this year. Suburban Michigan voter.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 11:19 AM

34. I personally know six people who have flipped

And will vote Biden.

If each of us knows just one or two, we are in good shape!

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 11:48 AM

35. The best thing about such epiphany moments such flippers have...

... Is that they don't flip back into the false reality.

They have strong immunities of enlightenment.

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 11:52 AM

36. Excellent news.....

Thank you for this post and letting us know....Theses stories give encouragement.....

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 12:08 PM

37. If you

only had 8 to 10 million more neighbors we could relax ! ! !

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Response to CaptainTruth (Original post)

Sun Aug 16, 2020, 06:19 PM

39. WOW! I never thought I would ever see one my posts in the middle of the "Greatest Threads" list!!!


I want to thank my agent, & our wonderful producer, & the amazing director, & all the writers who gave me such a wonderful script, & the makeup artists who made me look so good, & my publicist, & everyone who worked so hard on the set, & the movie studio who had enough faith in my abilities to offer me this role, & I want to thank God, & my mom, who always believed in me & encouraged me to pursue my dreams with my whole heart ... mom ... I know you're looking down from heaven right now, & smiling ... this one is for you!

THANK YOU!!!

*standing ovation*
*cut to commercial*

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