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Discussion in 'Firearm Legislation & Activism' started by Defense Minister, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister Eugene/Springfield Active Member

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    I'm as conservative as they come, but if the Democrats do win the presidency again, and there's at least a decent chance they will, I would pick Bernie Sanders a million times over Hillary Clinton. Therefore, I just registered as a Democrat for the first time in my 46 year long life in order to vote in their primary.

    Anyone else considering this?

    P.S. To keep this firearm-related, my motivation is to elect the least anti-gun candidate.
     
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  2. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Yes but Bernie a million x over Hillary? They both suck equally but for different reasons IMO.
    Bernie the Socialist has a better chance of losing the General election though so good choice.
     
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  3. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I went the opposite way and change from Democrat to Republican.

    I would take Bernie over Hillary any day, although either one would be a disaster.

    I don't like the idea of switching parties just to vote in the primary in order to nominate
    the less desirable candidate. I would not like it if a Democrat did it to the Republican
    primary either. Let each party determine who they want their candidate to be.
     
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  4. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Some Conservatives and Republicans have suggested Joining the Dem Party to pick the least anti-gun amongst them as Republicans are fading away fast.

    It's the only way to get some representation against the Progs.

    I have never had a Party affiliation but have mostly voted R.
    Here in Oregon I always vote R until some balance is restored.
    I'll be Voting at least one more time, maybe two before I leave this State.
     
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  5. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would pick IDI AMIN over Hillary but keep the faith. There is NO WAY Bernie could EVER win a national election. Hillary will collapse soon and it will be Biden vs Trump.
     
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  6. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would sooner put my eye out that vote for a socialist and a bwitch who left Americans hanging out to die.

    Nice defeatist attitude there, and changing over to the Demorats just to vote in their primary means your conservative claim is the biggest load of troll horsesh*t I have heard in years. Changing and voting Demorat does nothing for the conservative view so save us the BS. I am shocked you are in Lane County.
     
  7. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    ... and just think, not too long ago some morons tried to get "open primaries" passed here in Oregon where the top two vote getters squared off in the general election. That'd mean two lefties running for the same office... it'd be like deciding to turn your underwear inside out for day two!

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    There has to be a saturation point. Everybody can't be happy with the Tents in the Parks and the bums begging on every corner. $15 min wage, sky high gas tax, war on gun rights etc.
    Some of these Dem Politicians must be Dinos.
     
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  9. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    John Kerry, Al Gore
     
  10. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    "There has to be a saturation point. Everybody can't be happy with the Tents in the Parks and the bums begging on every corner. $15 min wage, sky high gas tax, war on gun rights etc."


    I'm still waiting for it.
     
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  11. CoastRange57

    CoastRange57 Western Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The nomination or the Oregon Governor ??

    He did Linda Rohnstadt back in the day. :eek::eek:

    My mother and aunts called Jerry Browns dad, Pat Brown, " Rat Brown" back in the early 60's California politics.
     
  12. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I've got one foot in TN at the moment. Sick of waiting.
     
  13. Ned Braden

    Ned Braden Saskatoon New Member

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    Why not just register as a doosh too? In most states, Oregon included, they are one and the same, i.e., Ginny Burdick, Steve Duin, John Klitslobber.
     
  14. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister Eugene/Springfield Active Member

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    Please recall that I can still vote for whoever I choose in the presidential election, and it won't be a Democrat. I'm just trying to do my part to get the lesser of two evils on their ballot in case we lose...

    ...for those who don't know how it works.
     
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  15. Larrytpdx

    Larrytpdx Portland, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Understood, and I agree a good strategy
     
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    Defense Minister Eugene/Springfield Active Member

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    Yes, and I voted against that measure for that exact reason!
     
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  17. Defense Minister

    Defense Minister Eugene/Springfield Active Member

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    Right, because you know everything about me based on your interpretation of a forum post...
     
  18. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Agreed! And just to inject a little reality, the polls say the only Republican Hillary can beat is Trump, and no Republican beats Sanders.
     
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    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I've heard more'n one person say if The Donald is the nominee, then it's going to be Sanders instead.

    To hear Hillary tell it, Sanders has voted for some NRA-favored legislation, including opposing an assault weapon ban, which makes him a terrible Democrat.

    Interesting times in which we live.
     
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  20. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    So instead of voting for a pro gun republican because you think they can't win an election you give up completely and switch sides so you can give the enemy a better chance of winning the presidency.

    Im voting for any of the repulicans (although I'd prefer Rand Paul or Ted Cruze) running over any democrat even though I live in a blue state based on principal. I think that's a low position to take.

    Instead of jumping ship and abandoning hope you really should fight for your beliefs. However it is a free country and your free to do as you please.
     
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