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    My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quick background. My brother has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat. I mean, we're talking about a hippie who attended college in very blue Vermont. Over the last 20 + years he's worked hard to build up a very successful company in blue state New Jersey. All during that time he proudly voted almost exclusively Democrat down the board.


    Fast forward to this morning. He just informed me on the phone that he has joined the Republican Party. I immediately thought he was kidding .... but sure enough ...... he wasn't!! I'm sitting here now stunned as I type. I didn't want to push him too much on asking what specifically made him make such an abrupt change? He did say that he was very against the current anti police behavior (especially defunding departments). He also said that he really didn't like the in his words "riots". He said that the crazy mobs don't care about what businesses they are attacking, looting and burning and that he has real concerns that they could (and would) attack his factory. So I think (and I'll confirm) that he's mainly concerned and frustrated as a businessman and he feels that the Democratic Party leaders are not looking out for his business, employees and family.

    Disclaimer : My brother did say that the New Jersey Democratic Party would not allow him to change party affiliation in the primary. So he has to jump through some more hoops before officially becoming a registered Republican.

    "brother" ... obvious typo on heading.

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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    What was that old saying...oh yeah.

    "Cool story bro".
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck9788 View Post
    Quick background. My brother has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat. I mean, we're talking about a hippie who attended college in very blue Vermont. Over the last 20 + years he's worked hard to build up a very successful company in blue state New Jersey. All during that time he proudly voted almost exclusively Democrat down the board.


    Fast forward to this morning. He just informed me on the phone that he has joined the Republican Party. I immediately thought he was kidding .... but sure enough ...... he wasn't!! I'm sitting here now stunned as I type. I didn't want to push him too much on asking what specifically made him make such an abrupt change? He did say that he was very against the current anti police behavior (especially defunding departments). He also said that he really didn't like the in his words "riots". He said that the crazy mobs don't care about what businesses they are attacking, looting and burning and that he has real concerns that they could (and would) attack his factory. So I think (and I'll confirm) that he's mainly concerned and frustrated as a businessman and he feels that the Democratic Party leaders are not looking out for his business, employees and family.

    Disclaimer : My brother did say that the New Jersey Democratic Party would not allow him to change party affiliation in the primary. So he has to jump through some more hoops before officially becoming a registered Republican.

    "brother" ... obvious typo on heading.
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    You should save your personal anecdote for the next Trump Fan Club meeting. There are enough stupid people there to believe it.

    Your not very smart brother also doesn't know that the rule in NJ, which has been around for a while, is that you have to change your part affiliation 55 days before a primary election.

    Glad he's now a Trump supporter. The uneducated flock to Trump. The educated follow the rules and don't lie about what the "NJ Democratic Party won't allow him" to do.
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck9788 View Post
    Quick background. My brother has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat. I mean, we're talking about a hippie who attended college in very blue Vermont. Over the last 20 + years he's worked hard to build up a very successful company in blue state New Jersey. All during that time he proudly voted almost exclusively Democrat down the board.


    Fast forward to this morning. He just informed me on the phone that he has joined the Republican Party. I immediately thought he was kidding .... but sure enough ...... he wasn't!! I'm sitting here now stunned as I type. I didn't want to push him too much on asking what specifically made him make such an abrupt change? He did say that he was very against the current anti police behavior (especially defunding departments). He also said that he really didn't like the in his words "riots". He said that the crazy mobs don't care about what businesses they are attacking, looting and burning and that he has real concerns that they could (and would) attack his factory. So I think (and I'll confirm) that he's mainly concerned and frustrated as a businessman and he feels that the Democratic Party leaders are not looking out for his business, employees and family.

    Disclaimer : My brother did say that the New Jersey Democratic Party would not allow him to change party affiliation in the primary. So he has to jump through some more hoops before officially becoming a registered Republican.

    "brother" ... obvious typo on heading.
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck9788 View Post
    Quick background. My brother has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat. I mean, we're talking about a hippie who attended college in very blue Vermont. Over the last 20 + years he's worked hard to build up a very successful company in blue state New Jersey. All during that time he proudly voted almost exclusively Democrat down the board.


    Fast forward to this morning. He just informed me on the phone that he has joined the Republican Party. I immediately thought he was kidding .... but sure enough ...... he wasn't!! I'm sitting here now stunned as I type. I didn't want to push him too much on asking what specifically made him make such an abrupt change? He did say that he was very against the current anti police behavior (especially defunding departments). He also said that he really didn't like the in his words "riots". He said that the crazy mobs don't care about what businesses they are attacking, looting and burning and that he has real concerns that they could (and would) attack his factory. So I think (and I'll confirm) that he's mainly concerned and frustrated as a businessman and he feels that the Democratic Party leaders are not looking out for his business, employees and family.

    Disclaimer : My brother did say that the New Jersey Democratic Party would not allow him to change party affiliation in the primary. So he has to jump through some more hoops before officially becoming a registered Republican.

    "brother" ... obvious typo on heading.
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Airyaman View Post
    What was that old saying...oh yeah.

    "Cool story bro".
    It is cool. I mean if you grew up around my bro you'd be shocked right now.

    My sister in an unhinged leftist. I think that her manic behavior may have helped push my brother towards the Republican Party.

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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck9788 View Post
    Quick background. My brother has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat. I mean, we're talking about a hippie who attended college in very blue Vermont. Over the last 20 + years he's worked hard to build up a very successful company in blue state New Jersey. All during that time he proudly voted almost exclusively Democrat down the board.


    Fast forward to this morning. He just informed me on the phone that he has joined the Republican Party. I immediately thought he was kidding .... but sure enough ...... he wasn't!! I'm sitting here now stunned as I type. I didn't want to push him too much on asking what specifically made him make such an abrupt change? He did say that he was very against the current anti police behavior (especially defunding departments). He also said that he really didn't like the in his words "riots". He said that the crazy mobs don't care about what businesses they are attacking, looting and burning and that he has real concerns that they could (and would) attack his factory. So I think (and I'll confirm) that he's mainly concerned and frustrated as a businessman and he feels that the Democratic Party leaders are not looking out for his business, employees and family.

    Disclaimer : My brother did say that the New Jersey Democratic Party would not allow him to change party affiliation in the primary. So he has to jump through some more hoops before officially becoming a registered Republican.

    "brother" ... obvious typo on heading.
    I'm amazed anyone still thinks this kind of personal anecdote is clever or convincing.

    Do you have any idea how many times I've seen some Trumpist, previously a Tea Bagger or the like, claim that they used to be a liberal, but because of [insert whatever stupid rants about liberals are currently most popular in their derpy circles], they have decided to become a hyperpartisan right-winger?

    All you did is change "I used to be..." into "my brother used to be..."



    Clue: this isn't convincing. Nobody is going to read that and think "huh, this Trumpist claims his brother decided to hate the left for all the reasons Trumpists usually regurgitate. Maybe if his (imaginary?) brother decided to hate the left, I should decide to hate the left too."

    Nobody.




    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck9788 View Post
    It is cool. I mean if you grew up around my bro you'd be shocked right now.

    My sister in an unhinged leftist. I think that her manic behavior may have helped push my brother towards the Republican Party.
    Oh, great, so we'll get another one of these stupid stories in a few months, about her personal journey towards hating Fox's caricature of the left........
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck9788 View Post
    Quick background. My brother has ALWAYS been a liberal Democrat. I mean, we're talking about a hippie who attended college in very blue Vermont. Over the last 20 + years he's worked hard to build up a very successful company in blue state New Jersey. All during that time he proudly voted almost exclusively Democrat down the board.


    Fast forward to this morning. He just informed me on the phone that he has joined the Republican Party. I immediately thought he was kidding .... but sure enough ...... he wasn't!! I'm sitting here now stunned as I type. I didn't want to push him too much on asking what specifically made him make such an abrupt change? He did say that he was very against the current anti police behavior (especially defunding departments). He also said that he really didn't like the in his words "riots". He said that the crazy mobs don't care about what businesses they are attacking, looting and burning and that he has real concerns that they could (and would) attack his factory. So I think (and I'll confirm) that he's mainly concerned and frustrated as a businessman and he feels that the Democratic Party leaders are not looking out for his business, employees and family.

    Disclaimer : My brother did say that the New Jersey Democratic Party would not allow him to change party affiliation in the primary. So he has to jump through some more hoops before officially becoming a registered Republican.

    "brother" ... obvious typo on heading.
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    Re: My brorther just joined the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    You should save your personal anecdote for the next Trump Fan Club meeting. There are enough stupid people there to believe it.

    Your not very smart brother also doesn't know that the rule in NJ, which has been around for a while, is that you have to change your part affiliation 55 days before a primary election.

    Glad he's now a Trump supporter. The uneducated flock to Trump. The educated follow the rules and don't lie about what the "NJ Democratic Party won't allow him" to do.
    Is that what you are. One of the educated ones who
    block interstate traffic
    Burn businesses to the ground
    Attack civilians that don't vote Liberal views
    March in Vagina costumes
    Hold screaming at the sky rallies
    Take over cities like Seattle
    Kill cops and store owners

    Yeah, you're the educated one alright. But we so much appreciate your dedication to Antifa and BLM. That should work out well for you come November.

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