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    Wow.

    I didn't even know this existed until a friend invited me to this FB group. Basically it's (now former) Democrats walking away from the party. I have a number of personal friends who are leaving their lifelong Democrat enclave, but I had no idea it was a real movement.

    Mostly black people, Hispanics, gays, trans, women, and other traditional members of the Dem voting bloc. Their stories/testimonials are quite moving and courageous. One gay man said that admitting he was no longer a Democrat was harder than coming out as gay - said that he was attacked by close friends for leaving the Party, called names and threatened.

    A few of them are going over to the Republicans, but most seem to be content as unaffiliated. I make it my business to tell everyone who will listen to me that you don't have to belong to a political party.

    I'm really excited about this. Not so much that they are leaving the Democrat Party, but that they see through the bull#### we're fed on a daily basis and are rejecting the media brainwashing. I had always hoped to see this day, but never really thought it would happen.
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    So I just Binged #walkaway (my new security protection does not allow Googling, apparently) and see that WashPo and Daily Kos are trying to tell people that it's just a bunch of fake accounts and Russian bots.

    Except for the part that the FB group is by invitation only and has over 62,000 members...
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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    So I just Binged #walkaway (my new security protection does not allow Googling, apparently) and see that WashPo and Daily Kos are trying to tell people that it's just a bunch of fake accounts and Russian bots.

    Except for the part that the FB group is by invitation only and has over 62,000 members...
    Cults don't let go of their members easily.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    Cults don't let go of their members easily.
    It is hard for me to reconcile why anyone would follow Schumer. Pelosi. Warren Bernie and a host of others who have given up making laws , and working for America for the sole purpose of making Donald Trump look bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    So I just Binged #walkaway (my new security protection does not allow Googling, apparently) and see that WashPo and Daily Kos are trying to tell people that it's just a bunch of fake accounts and Russian bots.

    Except for the part that the FB group is by invitation only and has over 62,000 members...
    I've actually been a registered Democrat since the 80's - but I think it's time I walked away.

    It would be symbolic only, since I've always been conservative, but politically, I've generally been along the lines of a Blue Dog.
    They're all but gone now - only ten new ones elected in the last dozen years - so there's no point at all now.
    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.".Daniel Webster

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    Wow.

    I didn't even know this existed until a friend invited me to this FB group. Basically it's (now former) Democrats walking away from the party. I have a number of personal friends who are leaving their lifelong Democrat enclave, but I had no idea it was a real movement.

    Mostly black people, Hispanics, gays, trans, women, and other traditional members of the Dem voting bloc. Their stories/testimonials are quite moving and courageous. One gay man said that admitting he was no longer a Democrat was harder than coming out as gay - said that he was attacked by close friends for leaving the Party, called names and threatened.

    A few of them are going over to the Republicans, but most seem to be content as unaffiliated. I make it my business to tell everyone who will listen to me that you don't have to belong to a political party.

    I'm really excited about this. Not so much that they are leaving the Democrat Party, but that they see through the bull#### we're fed on a daily basis and are rejecting the media brainwashing. I had always hoped to see this day, but never really thought it would happen.
    Wow, this is interesting! (and encouraging!)

    Republicans have been leaving for years - and forming other groups like the Tea Party. This is the first I've heard of a big Dem movement like this.
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    That makes him a hoot and 3/4!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    So I just Binged #walkaway (my new security protection does not allow Googling, apparently) and see that WashPo and Daily Kos are trying to tell people that it's just a bunch of fake accounts and Russian bots.

    Except for the part that the FB group is by invitation only and has over 62,000 members...
    You are of course aware that folks are leaving the Republican Party as well...or do you just dismiss that just like you dismiss everything else that points to the destruction of the GOP under Trump?

    BTW...why would 62,000 members make much of a difference?

    Keep digging to support that conformational bias...all you really do is confirm that you have little understanding...and therefore will fall for anything (like a brash talking huckster and fraud).

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwillia View Post
    That makes him a hoot and 3/4!

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    You are of course aware that folks are leaving the Republican Party as well...or do you just dismiss that just like you dismiss everything else that points to the destruction of the GOP under Trump?

    BTW...why would 62,000 members make much of a difference?

    Keep digging to support that conformational bias...all you really do is confirm that you have little understanding...and therefore will fall for anything (like a brash talking huckster and fraud).
    People are leaving the Republican party because the Republican party doesn't fight hard enough against the Democrat party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transporter View Post
    You are of course aware that folks are leaving the Republican Party as well...or do you just dismiss that just like you dismiss everything else that points to the destruction of the GOP under Trump?

    BTW...why would 62,000 members make much of a difference?

    Keep digging to support that conformational bias...all you really do is confirm that you have little understanding...and therefore will fall for anything (like a brash talking huckster and fraud).
    As I said in an earlier post.

    Everyone from Sean Hannity to Gurps, from Rachel Maddow to Transporter is an expert on every subject. They all KNOW what the founding fathers meant. They all KNOW what is best for you and the rest of the world. They all KNOW what you really meant before you said whatever you said.

    I say every forum member agrees to take a proctored IQ test, and everyone under the mean average is limited to one post per month.

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