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Another lifelong Republican leaves GOP (Original Post) blm Feb 2021 OP
fuck him Skittles Feb 2021 #1
yep, magats are just orr repubs who are bragging about their beliefs instead of laying low msongs Feb 2021 #2
"Unaffiliated" means he's still a Repuqe, he can just hide it now. Budi Feb 2021 #3
Yep, I only applaud the ones who become Dems. Funtatlaguy Feb 2021 #4
If they join the Dems, they will stink up the party turtleblossom Feb 2021 #5
Was Rush a Republican? StClone Feb 2021 #6
Rush was always a Homicidal Libertarian with a mirror fixation, he just couldn't spell it. Ford_Prefect Feb 2021 #17
Ah, calling him that is accurate StClone Feb 2021 #20
That would seem to make him a Sadistic Sociopath rather like Dear Leader. Ford_Prefect Feb 2021 #22
But most of them aren't Democrats . I would rather them become unaffilated or independent JI7 Feb 2021 #15
Unaffiliated means not brainwashed, not Q and not cult 45 MyMission Feb 2021 #16
And one in Arkansas... WillowRalph Feb 2021 #7
Welcome to DU! I would have given Hendren more credit if he had stated that the reason alwaysinasnit Feb 2021 #8
Absolutely dianaredwing Feb 2021 #9
Thank you, and welcome to DU. alwaysinasnit Feb 2021 #13
my 2 cents larwdem Feb 2021 #10
I Have Left The Nazi Party But DanieRains Feb 2021 #11
Party of cowards.... Hulk Feb 2021 #12
A guy who has won statewide offices SCantiGOP Feb 2021 #14
Pretty certain he didn't vote for Trump in 2016. blm Feb 2021 #18
Sorry, I'm not sorry you were all in on all that Stupid Party Stuff... czarjak Feb 2021 #19
You just don't stop being rascist and selfish with the stroke of a pen. Hotler Feb 2021 #21
He's been on this track since 2015. blm Feb 2021 #23
 

Budi

(15,325 posts)
3. "Unaffiliated" means he's still a Repuqe, he can just hide it now.
Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:25 PM
Feb 2021

Wtf else is unaffiliated for but to hide your shame.

StClone

(11,762 posts)
6. Was Rush a Republican?
Thu Feb 18, 2021, 11:38 PM
Feb 2021

Or a Conservative? He exited while still steeped deeply in his sickness (and took that sickness with him, which was not the cancer, but him in his entirety). I think that is the only way they really change-to crossover.

StClone

(11,762 posts)
20. Ah, calling him that is accurate
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 11:55 AM
Feb 2021

As, it is just another name for selfishness, mean spiritedness, bullying, and a lot of anti-humanistic behavior.

Ford_Prefect

(8,113 posts)
22. That would seem to make him a Sadistic Sociopath rather like Dear Leader.
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:18 PM
Feb 2021

He certainly enjoyed victimizing many people at will. He was a sick person who should have long ago been in care for his affliction rather than feeding his addiction to harming others.

JI7

(89,731 posts)
15. But most of them aren't Democrats . I would rather them become unaffilated or independent
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:26 AM
Feb 2021

and then oppose people Like Trump and some of the other more fucked up things about the Republican party while still being conservative rather than pretend to be something they aren't.

MyMission

(1,877 posts)
16. Unaffiliated means not brainwashed, not Q and not cult 45
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:30 AM
Feb 2021

So that's a step in the right direction, which is distancing themselves from the GOPQ.

Becoming independent means they do not and will not blindly support their former party.

I agree we don't want them joining the Dems unless or until they can support our agendas.

While I could never bring myself to do so, I've honestly thought about joining the GOP a few times, just to infiltrate and manipulate their numbers. There are rethugs who are registered Dems but never vote with us. If we (all) joined the GOPQ, we could vote in their primaries, get rid of Q and tRump candidates, influence or complain to the RNC as constituents, then vote for the Dem candidates in the general election. Note: I am not advocating that, just sharing a warped and crazy idea that's popped into my head a couple of times, out of frustration and desperation.

Any (sane) rethugs leaving the party these days are fed up with what it's become. And while they may remain conservative, they no longer owe allegiance to their former party. That's a start.

alwaysinasnit

(5,123 posts)
8. Welcome to DU! I would have given Hendren more credit if he had stated that the reason
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:20 AM
Feb 2021

for changing his party affiliation was because his party encouraged and enabled an attack on the Capitol and on democracy itself. The division he speaks of has been going on and accelerating since tRump ascended to the Oval Office. I could have wished that he, and others like him, had spoken out before Jan. 6th.

dianaredwing

(406 posts)
9. Absolutely
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:36 AM
Feb 2021

They have to own up to the damage their party has caused the country. Then, perhaps there might be some healing.

 

DanieRains

(4,619 posts)
11. I Have Left The Nazi Party But
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:54 AM
Feb 2021

I have not joined the allies.

He will still vote to help billionaires crush / rob the poor, and pay no taxes.

You can change the label but stripes are a harder thing.

 

Hulk

(6,699 posts)
12. Party of cowards....
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:58 AM
Feb 2021

STILL a coward...still a repuKKKe....just dropped the party for his own benefit. His beliefs and selfish motives are still the same.

FUCK him!!

SCantiGOP

(13,968 posts)
14. A guy who has won statewide offices
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 01:24 AM
Feb 2021

in a swing state, says he is acknowledging that he is ready to start voting with us ——

and the consensus opinion is “fuck him”?

Jeez.

czarjak

(11,831 posts)
19. Sorry, I'm not sorry you were all in on all that Stupid Party Stuff...
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 02:02 AM
Feb 2021

Rushbo Ghosts gonna haunt.

Hotler

(11,665 posts)
21. You just don't stop being rascist and selfish with the stroke of a pen.
Fri Feb 19, 2021, 12:36 PM
Feb 2021

I trust none of those that seem to have seen a new light.

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