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Old 06-17-2018, 6:05 PM
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I was already registered to vote but wasnít affiliated officially with any political party. Iíve never really liked the idea of republicans vs democrats as I feel it creates division. The fact that we are all Americans and in the same boat together is how I always felt...not to mention I will Never blindly vote based on party. It is the individuals merit that counts.

No more. That changed today.

I donít think itís right for illegal aliens to cross illegally. I donít think itís right for the media to blame trump for children being separated from their families when the parents do not follow the law. Thatís their fault, not customs and immigration doing their job.

I do not agree with all the wasteful spending by the democrats on nonsense like a 70 billion train to nowhere and then a gas tax to boot.

Not to mention all the other nonsense brought about by the left.

In the end itís not love for the republicans that made it official but rather a complete disgust for the democrats. They are completely unamerican and treasonous.
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I was already registered to vote but wasnít affiliated officially with any political party. Iíve never really liked the idea of republicans vs democrats as I feel it creates division. The fact that we are all Americans and in the same boat together is how I always felt...not to mention I will Never blindly vote based on party. It is the individuals merit that counts.

No more. That changed today.

I donít think itís right for illegal aliens to cross illegally. I donít think itís right for the media to blame trump for children being separated from their families when the parents do not follow the law. Thatís their fault, not customs and immigration doing their job.

I do not agree with all the wasteful spending by the democrats on nonsense like a 70 billion train to nowhere and then a gas tax to boot.

Not to mention all the other nonsense brought about by the left.

In the end itís not love for the republicans that made it official but rather a complete disgust for the democrats. They are completely unamerican and treasonous.
When I was young, 18-20 years of age, I thought my father was wrong being conservative and voting republican. Now older and know exactly what he meant.
Agreed that the left had turned this once great state to hell hole. Thanks for voting republican.
I hope we can turn the tide back in my life time.
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Old 06-17-2018, 6:23 PM
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When I was young, 18-20 years of age, I thought my father was wrong being conservative and voting republican. Now older and know exactly what he meant.
Agreed that the left had turned this once great state to hell hole. Thanks for voting republican.
I hope we can turn the tide back in my life time.

Ditto. Took me awhile, too, to get past all the socialistic fake crap

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Old 06-17-2018, 6:27 PM
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The Democratic Party of today is not the Democratic Party of yesterday. More and more Americans are starting to realize this.
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When I was young, 18-20 years of age, I thought my father was wrong being conservative and voting republican. Now older and know exactly what he meant.
When I was in college, I saw the attractiveness of the Marxist ideals, but understood that as long as human beings were running the show, it could not work... so those feelings did not stop me from voting for Reagan, Wilson, and Bob Dornan.
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I would say both parties are changing due to the public being fed up..... The only thing to watch is what lands on top..we shall see
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I’m also very very curious to know how much the California government spent on this whole assault weapon registration malarkey. Creating the website, hiring employees to deal with the pictures, etc... for what? NOTHING.

Terrorists and criminals don’t give a damn about the laws. What an absolute fiasco!

Then we have to hear about teams of agents raiding people who messed up registering and at the same token an illegal alien kills an innocent girl and goes free. Shameful.

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Iím also very very curious to know how much the California government spent on this whole assault weapon registration malarkey. Creating the website, hiring employees to deal with the pictures, etc... for what? NOTHING.

Terrorists and criminals donít give a damn about the laws. What an absolute fiasco!

Then we have to hear about teams of agents raiding people who messed up registering and at the same token an illegal alien kills an innocent girl and goes free. Shameful.
I think this could be an interesting point in a few years. How much money was spent and what impact did it have on gun crime .... prediction - none!

There is a US DOJ funded report that says the '94 AW ban had no effect and in CA we could go back to the '99 AW registration and now to the BBAW reg and show that the millions of tax payer dollars had no effect on making CA safer.
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Presser checking in, America.

jokes aside, it's amazing what the knowledge gained from a youtube video on democrat VS republican.

based off tradition with my background i'm by "default" democrat for no apparent reason. The fast youtube video quickly cleared that up. Granted, I agree with the republican ideal THE MOST (dont hunt me down pls) thanks for your post my kind sir. otherwise, I'd not have known which political party to side with
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Both major modern parties are garbage. Itís having to choose between a kick in the nuts or a pole in the eye. Neither are appealing.
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Ditto. Took me awhile, too, to get past all the socialistic fake crap

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I was already registered to vote but wasnít affiliated officially with any political party. Iíve never really liked the idea of republicans vs democrats as I feel it creates division. The fact that we are all Americans and in the same boat together is how I always felt...not to mention I will Never blindly vote based on party. It is the individuals merit that counts.

No more. That changed today.

I donít think itís right for illegal aliens to cross illegally. I donít think itís right for the media to blame trump for children being separated from their families when the parents do not follow the law. Thatís their fault, not customs and immigration doing their job.

I do not agree with all the wasteful spending by the democrats on nonsense like a 70 billion train to nowhere and then a gas tax to boot.

Not to mention all the other nonsense brought about by the left.

In the end itís not love for the republicans that made it official but rather a complete disgust for the democrats. They are completely unamerican and treasonous.
So you were voting democrat until now?
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So you were voting democrat until now?

Well, I didn’t VOTE at all for most of my years, so there’s that.

I think I voted Democrat a couple times in the 80s....don’t even remember for who, as I was just not into politics. Was young, just graduated college/dental, had no money, no 2A desires, figured govt.” sharing the wealth” was great. So, I “felt” Democrat.....but rarely voted.

Was more concerned with voting = enrolling for jury duty. Hey, I had to work!

So I don’t believe I helped elect anyone. Not guilty

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I think this could be an interesting point in a few years. How much money was spent and what impact did it have on gun crime .... prediction - none!

There is a US DOJ funded report that says the '94 AW ban had no effect and in CA we could go back to the '99 AW registration and now to the BBAW reg and show that the millions of tax payer dollars had no effect on making CA safer.
If you think any of this is about safety, or that they care about cost, you haven't been paying attention.
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The Democratic Party of today is not the Democratic Party of yesterday. More and more Americans are starting to realize this.
The republican party is not the republican party of yesterday. More and more Americans are starting to realize this.

Proudly independent here. California republicans are far more liberal than 1960's democrats were.

There are more registered independents in California than there are republicans. You can thank the failed California republican party for that.
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Does it even matter what your registered as with the stupid jungle primary system that we have now? What is the point of being registered one way or the other now? How you vote is what matters.
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What is the point of being registered one way or the other now? How you vote is what matters.
I think it matters for the primary elections, depending on closed or open status which varies by state to state.
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I was registered R my whole life. Had to switch that last year. I couldn't turn down an opportinity go vote against Hillary twice. Got the same pleasure voting against Gruesome Newsom this time around.
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^Sorry. Not the modern Republican Party. They are hardly different than the Democrats. Conservatives, if they join together, may have a chance.
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Your next task is to read "Atlas Shrugged" and then realize how incredibly similar the plot-line parallels what the Democrats have been trying to achieve these past 10 years with a good deal of blind, unfunded socialism thrown in for good measure.

They won't be happy until we have a Venezuelan sized problem with a government being the lead business rather than as servants of the people.
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Your next task is to read "Atlas Shrugged" and then realize how incredibly similar the plot-line parallels what the Democrats have been trying to achieve these past 10 years with a good deal of blind, unfunded socialism thrown in for good measure.

They won't be happy until we have a Venezuelan sized problem with a government being the lead business rather than as servants of the people.
Hopefully many others will show your courage to register republican and stop what the democrat media calls the "blue wave"

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IIRC <25% of registered Californians voted in the primary.
What's wrong is voter apathy.
Reps keep shooting themselves in the same foot here and have no interest in getting out the vote. Are they trying to annoy the electorate by letting the Dems go rip sheet riot and thus hope to scare R people to the polls and vote R? Reps cannot even get together and get 1 politico to push to the front of the line and run'em.
The great state of California's motto should be "You reek!".
If all of the registered Reps just voted we'd be better off.
How do you get happy well off slaves to realize they are slaves? How do you sell them on freedom?
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IIRC <25% of registered Californians voted in the primary.
What's wrong is voter apathy.
Be happy. 50% were registered when they were at the DMV and probably don't even realize they are registered.
You do NOT want those people voting.
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I am a Libertarian, however the Democratic party has no clue what they are talking about, lie every chance they get, to get their way... and WAY more than Repubs. I cannot vote for the best candidate, usually a Libertarian, as Democrats will get elected, like when I voted for Perot, when I was independent.

Democrats didn't use to be this bad, and actually cared more, but these days all they do is lie through their teeth (more than anyone else) just to get votes, union support, and their way with no bigger-picture thought of the long-term repercussions of current actions, just the "NOW-NOW-NOW"/"ME-ME-ME", as you can see after every gun-violence issue. Dems. just want power, and to see "White Straight Christian Males" pay for nothing they ever did, and blame them for everything, even when it is exactly what they cause... "HATE".

Children as pawns, and you can't disagree, or you hate children, but Dems. have ALWAYS said anything that is centrist, or non-blinder view is "HATE", like when they call people racists, when their party was the ones wearing white hoods from the beginning. The singer from Bikini Kill even has lyrics that say that eating meat is the same as hating blacks, or beating ones wife, and that was back when Femanazism was 2nd wave. Whack jobs.

I tend to always vote for the non-pinko.
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Be happy. 50% were registered when they were at the DMV and probably don't even realize they are registered.
You do NOT want those people voting.
Exactly. Another reason not to sign that initiative forcing the issues to the November ballot only.

This dilutes your vote. The only chance we have here is if most of the affirmative-action crowd stays home in June.
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