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Sun Jul 1, 2018, 12:28 PM

This thought makes me want to vomit, but we need to think outside the box about short range and

long range tactics to protect democracy now and in the years to come.

What would be the negative and positive political consequences if all Democrats were to re-register as Republicans? We wouldn’t be giving up our democratic ideals, we’d just be fighting to preserve them under a different political party identification.

How would our re-registration affect the courts’ decisions on issues such as redistricting, gerrymandering, voting rights, even Citizen’s United if all states looked red? What would be the effect on the 2020 census? Would we be able to pick up votes from Republicans who never would vote for a candidate unless there was an “R” attached to their name? As new Republicans would we be able to change the Republican platform to a progressive instead of the current regressive platform? How would a change in party affiliation affect leadership positions on Congressional committees?

Is it worth a discussion? Would our current members of Congress be willing to lead on this?

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in2herbs Jul 2018 OP
InAbLuEsTaTe Jul 2018 #1
WhiteTara Jul 2018 #2
ornotna Jul 2018 #3
Sherman A1 Jul 2018 #4
forgotmylogin Jul 2018 #5
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WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2018 #6
Squinch Jul 2018 #7
WhiskeyGrinder Jul 2018 #9
Squinch Jul 2018 #10
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2018 #8

Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 12:39 PM

1. No.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 12:44 PM

2. Hold the barf. No.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 01:13 PM

3. Belongs in tin foil hat forum

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 01:15 PM

4. What is the point?

How does this plan make any change or protect anything. I am thinking of mailing the GOP $5.00 to get on their mailing list so they send me lots of printed surface mail and expended the costs of printing and postage. The sure to come postage paid envelopes returned empty would be a nice additional expense for them.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 01:30 PM

5. Not re-register Democrats, but...

If there were moderate conservatives who could run and push out the far rightwingers where Democrats have no chance, they should be supported.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 01:31 PM

6. .

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 02:00 PM

7. On your 18th post? Really?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 02:21 PM

9. It's a marathon, not a sprint!

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #9)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 02:59 PM

10. They're all so eager.

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Response to in2herbs (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2018, 02:16 PM

8. No.

As it is, in many states where the Republicans are the overwhelming majority, a lot of Democrats choose to register as Republicans so they can vote in the Republican primary, which is one of the reasons it can be so hard to get Democrats to run for office.

There are states that either don't register by party, and some where you register by party but primaries are open, meaning you vote in whichever one you want to vote in.

And unless all these newly minted "Republicans" could get very involved in the local and national Republican party, that change of registration would mean absolutely nothing.

It's truly a naive suggestion.

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