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Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:43 PM

My republican racist dad is voting for Obama

I almost fell out of my chair. My dad said the repubs are all fools. He said he likes Obama and they are giving him such a hard time. I was in shock. He is an Archie bunker type. But he can compare the old days to today and can see the problems. He likes him more than I do, he was explaining why he did certain things. Wow. Things are changing. Than he said we are the 99%. They are making an impact.my dad is 78.

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Reply My republican racist dad is voting for Obama (Original post)
sandyshoes17 Dec 2011 OP
snacker Dec 2011 #1
mazzarro Dec 2011 #2
sandyshoes17 Dec 2011 #3
southernyankeebelle Dec 2011 #47
Odin2005 Dec 2011 #4
Downwinder Dec 2011 #5
joshcryer Dec 2011 #6
Grown2Hate Dec 2011 #27
JohnnyRingo Dec 2011 #35
MADem Dec 2011 #7
gateley Dec 2011 #14
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #8
RebelOne Dec 2011 #9
gateley Dec 2011 #16
yellerpup Dec 2011 #10
Tanelorn Dec 2011 #11
firehorse Dec 2011 #12
sandyshoes17 Dec 2011 #13
ellisonz Dec 2011 #30
sandyshoes17 Dec 2011 #15
gateley Dec 2011 #17
progressoid Dec 2011 #18
Ilsa Dec 2011 #19
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IamK Dec 2011 #21
RainDog Dec 2011 #22
Sarah Ibarruri Dec 2011 #23
Old and In the Way Dec 2011 #24
cthulu2016 Dec 2011 #25
JDPriestly Dec 2011 #26
ellisonz Dec 2011 #31
Tx4obama Dec 2011 #28
ellisonz Dec 2011 #33
B Calm Dec 2011 #29
Vestigial_Sister Dec 2011 #32
w8liftinglady Dec 2011 #34
Chemisse Dec 2011 #36
malaise Dec 2011 #37
treestar Dec 2011 #38
T S Justly Dec 2011 #39
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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:47 PM

1. Hooray for your dad...

he recognizes the problems AND the fact that Republicans are fools.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:47 PM

2. Wow! wow! wow!

What is happening here? Is something in the air? Did he give up of Faux Noise television? Encourage the new thinking person that he has become and maybe he will infect his other friends too.

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Response to mazzarro (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:53 PM

3. It's so funny.

My mom keeps saying, " they think we're stupid", and I say we are, they are winning. She now says not for long. People are seeing thru them. Your generation will change things. She thought Gwb was agood man.

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Response to mazzarro (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 08:48 PM

47. My nephew, brother-in-law & sister stopped watching fox news. My brother-in-law voted

 

for Obama the last time. My nephew said that the party left him. He said all that is left are the nuts.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:53 PM

4. Maybe he's not a racist anymore.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 09:58 PM

5. Sign him up on DU.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:01 PM

6. Hehe

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:08 AM

27. That will only serve to get him to change his mind! LOL

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Response to Grown2Hate (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 06:06 AM

35. That's how I read it...

A week on here, and he'll be calling for a cell at The Hague.
LOL.

Best to leave him be.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:08 PM

7. Sounds like he's not a Republican or a racist anymore--he's a 99 percenter. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:29 PM

14. That's right -- we're all in this together. nt

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:09 PM

8. You're setting up the President-is-a-Republican crowd for endless jokes here.

Perhaps they won't bite.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:15 PM

9. My diehard Republican sister and her husband will probably be voting for Obama.

After viewing the clowns in the debates, they are definitely not going to vote for any of them.

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:30 PM

16. I am just giddy at the mess they've caused for themselves. nt

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:16 PM

10. Hope comes again.

This is a wonderful story. :kick: & Rec!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:16 PM

11. Your life and example may also have been influential

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:18 PM

12. I'm not surprised, some people consider Obama a republican.

My racist step dad will probably vote for him too, as he's old enough to remember what a mess Gingrich is.

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Response to firehorse (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:23 PM

13. Yes, I think at their age,

They have a lot more to compare to. And can see thru the muck. But it did shock me.

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Response to firehorse (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:37 AM

30. Most of those people...

...are far to the left.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:30 PM

15. Almost forgot

While I was over there. The news was on and they showed boener, they both went I hate that guy. He's a fool, he's always drunk. Merry Christmas to me.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:32 PM

17. When they start throwing things at the TV when Cantor is on, we'll know they're

totally converted!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:38 PM

18. Makes sense - a lot of Republicans even endorsed Obama in 08

Jim Leach, Colin Powell, Lincoln Chafee, etc etc etc

http://www.republicansforobama.org/node/3341?page=1

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 11:09 PM

19. You've done a wonderful job

Raising him, sandy! That is wonderful! I hope he doesn't have any trouble getting to the polls.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:00 AM

20. Much of what we call racism is really more a stereotype.

 

"He's not like the rest of 'em. He's okay."

True racism doesn't tolerate even that degree of open mindedness.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:01 AM

21. screwing unions,social security and welfare cuts and extending millionaire tax breaks will do that.

 

go Barack....

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:03 AM

22. k&r n/t

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 01:17 AM

23. Congratulations. What caused him to back him? nt

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 01:21 AM

24. Good news! I'm really hoping this latest Republican outrage will prove to be a teaching moment

for a lot of people who have a life-long identification as a Republican. This tribal political identity (both sides) is not always based on a rational and sophisticated analysis of political philosophy - for many, it's simply based on a irrational hatred for "them" - in our case, Democrats. Could be a single incident where some Democrat did something on a very personal level to that person and that created a lifelong animosity...and the association got transferred to the entire party.

If this legislative fiasco drives home the complete hypocrisy of the republican agenda to a lot of lifelong, self-identifying Republicans, it will have been well worth it.

I think once a person reaches that qualitative decision point of political ID change, there's no turning back and we also benefit from the enthusiasm/outrage/energy of a political convert who'll work even harder than many Democrats to see today's Teapublican Party buried. I've know a couple of converts over the past 5 years that are now rabidly anti-Republican because they've came to realize that this Party was not promoting an agenda that was in their best interests. One, who I know really well, is constantly e-mailing me information and links - most of them I've been well aware of for some time, but for him, this constant discovery continues to generate more validation of his new-found disgust for his former Party. Before the conversion, you could supply all of the information you wanted and he wouldn't read it because he wouldn't believe it. His mind was closed. Now his mind is open and he's feeding himself. I suppose it can work the other way, but one interesting note - the only converts to Republicanism I see are by anonymous posters on the internet. "I used to be a Democrat, but now...". In real life, the few converts I've met or know all went to the light.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 01:31 AM

25. There is racism and then there is prejudice...

A prejudiced (pre-judgement) person might be very unlikely to vote for an unknown black candidate, but an incumbant has a track record.

A racist will never let go.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 04:20 AM

26. It does not surprise me that traditional Republicans prefer Obama.

Obama is closer to a traditional Republican than most Democrats.

Obama is further right than Eisenhower or Nixon in my opinion.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:42 AM

31. Nixon?

You can't even begin to argue that in any meaningful terms...

Barack has stopped the economy from bleeding out from Republican treachery, managed international affairs with skills, and begun a long process of reform in this country, starting with 80% of what we set out to get in health care insurance reform. Frankly, the man is doing the best he can for the country in a tough situation and if even the OPs father can see so, I increasingly have a hard time understanding those Democrats/"progressives" who don't want to give the man some hyperbole-free credit for what he's accomplished so far.

4 more years.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:17 AM

28. Great news! Be sure to give him lots of hugs :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #28)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:43 AM

33. +1

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:32 AM

29. Obama Republicans

 

remember that line Reagan Democrats. . .

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:42 AM

32. I'm grabbing my ice skates...

and visiting Hell.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 05:46 AM

34. my dad, an Eisenhower Republican, voted for Obama right before he died

He was a military lifer...said republicans would do nothing but continue perpetual war and F'ing the vets....Obama has made major progress in both areas.
Good on you and your dad.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 06:42 AM

36. Awesome! Let's hope there are many more like him out there for 2012

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 07:09 AM

37. Kick and Recommend

Happy Holidays

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 07:14 AM

38. Amazing

I wonder if Archie himself would vote for Obama given the choice of Mittens/Newt.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 07:25 AM

39. Lol! Obama gains the vote of a racist Republican. (nt) (nr)

 

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 11:17 AM

40. It's a Festivus miracle!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:16 PM

41. Thanks for posting.

Have a great holiday!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:24 PM

42. My 80 yr. old Archie Bunker dad said the same thing!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 02:40 PM

43. This is a truly inspiring story

K/R

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 03:33 PM

44. Times they are a changing.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 03:52 PM

45. Good for your dad.

But I find it hard to believe. That generation does not change.

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 08:09 PM

46. Your Dad only thinks he's a Republican

he has Democratic values! Go Dad Go!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 08:52 PM

48. Oh yeah. Ask him if he would vote for Obama is Jeb Bush is the nominee. nm

 

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 09:43 PM

49. It's a miracle!

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Response to sandyshoes17 (Original post)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 09:43 PM

50. Excellent. But what's coolest, IMO, is he gets he's part of the 99%!

LOVE that the 99% message is getting through -- thank occupy for that! I hope more "get" that -- it would definitely drive people away from ReTHUGS. It hopefully would drive people toward those who rail against the 1% money driving politics and this country today (e.g., Grayson!).







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