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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:47 AM

Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder: I am a Republican vote for Biden

I had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Biden when he served as vice president. My interactions were always constructive and respectful. He has shown the desire to heal a deeply divided nation; has demonstrated strong moral character and empathy; and he seems willing to listen to people who have different perspectives from his own.

For years, I mentioned in most of my speeches the need to bring back civility to our nation. We will not continue to be the greatest nation in the world if we canít get along among ourselves. We have only become more divided over the past four years. We need a leader who believes in civility and bringing Americans closer together.

While I am endorsing Joe Biden for president, I am still a Republican who also will be publicly supporting Republican candidates at the local, state and federal level.

[link:https://eu.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/09/03/rick-snyder-why-im-voting-joe-biden-even-republican-column/5696508002/|]

One more republican lending their vote for one election only... this momentum continues to grow and long it may continue...

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Reply Former Michigan governor Rick Snyder: I am a Republican vote for Biden (Original post)
Soph0571 Sep 2020 OP
luv2fly Sep 2020 #1
mobeau69 Sep 2020 #2
still_one Sep 2020 #7
luv2fly Sep 2020 #17
JI7 Sep 2020 #24
BannonsLiver Sep 2020 #36
JI7 Sep 2020 #5
Act_of_Reparation Sep 2020 #12
Takket Sep 2020 #13
DownriverDem Sep 2020 #29
Act_of_Reparation Sep 2020 #3
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2020 #6
Act_of_Reparation Sep 2020 #9
Tom Rinaldo Sep 2020 #10
mountain grammy Sep 2020 #45
Siwsan Sep 2020 #4
Soph0571 Sep 2020 #35
mountain grammy Sep 2020 #46
JI7 Sep 2020 #8
llmart Sep 2020 #40
Name removed Sep 2020 #11
catbyte Sep 2020 #16
Name removed Sep 2020 #19
catbyte Sep 2020 #20
Name removed Sep 2020 #22
N_E_1 for Tennis Sep 2020 #23
Buckeyeblue Sep 2020 #30
jayfish Sep 2020 #28
Johnny2X2X Sep 2020 #14
FakeNoose Sep 2020 #25
Johnny2X2X Sep 2020 #26
onetexan Sep 2020 #34
catbyte Sep 2020 #15
edhopper Sep 2020 #18
catbyte Sep 2020 #21
GulfCoast66 Sep 2020 #27
jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #32
llmart Sep 2020 #42
jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #31
Kaleva Sep 2020 #38
jorgevlorgan Sep 2020 #41
Cha Sep 2020 #33
BannonsLiver Sep 2020 #37
VA_Jill Sep 2020 #39
Cosmo Blues Sep 2020 #43
Celerity Jan 2021 #47
Cosmo Blues Jan 2021 #48
marble falls Sep 2020 #44

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:49 AM

1. I don't think I believe any of them

It's popular now for some Republicans to say they're going to vote for Biden. Once they get inside that booth, I'm highly suspect. Very very few of them have any integrity.

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:52 AM

2. That would make no sense at all. nt

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:01 AM

7. I agree

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Response to mobeau69 (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:43 AM

17. The last paragraph attributed to him says it all

He's going to continue to support Republicans, and these people he's going to support by and large approve of their glorious Orange Anus.

I'm increasingly suspect of these high-profile folks who say they will support Biden because Trump is evil as I think it works for them no matter who wins. If Biden wins they were on the side of righteousness (real or imagined), if Trump wins they may take a momentary hit amongst the MAGAts but they know they will ultimately continue to benefit from their Republican affiliation.

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:28 AM

24. This is just looking to be upset for no reason.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #24)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:31 PM

36. +1

Everyone thinks they have some special insight.

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:59 AM

5. That doesn't make any sense

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:22 AM

12. Trump is extremely popular with rank and file Republicans.

If Snyder is endorsing Biden out of cynicism, he's doing cynicism wrong.

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:22 AM

13. You realize him endorsing Biden is far more harmful to drumpf

Than actually voting for Biden, right?

Even if he only convinces two rethugs to switch to Biden that is still a net loss of one vote to drumpf.

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Response to luv2fly (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 10:40 AM

29. Snyder

has his problems with the Flint water disaster, and is all for business. However he is more moderate in other areas. I believe him.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:54 AM

3. This is the same former Michigan governor Rick Snyder who poisoned an entire city.

Let's not forget that.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:00 AM

6. No, it should not be forgotten. That act stands for all time. Now we all face another crisis

Trump can not remain in power or there will be many more environmental disasters, among many other horrors. Snyder is rightfully damaged goods, but he is still a high recognition Republican in a key battleground state.I don't know how many Republicans in Michigan will be influenced by Snyder endorsing Biden, but it will be more than zero. This is a welcome development.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:19 AM

9. I understand the electoral stakes.

I'm simply of the opinion that any discussion of Rick Snyder should at least mention Flint. Our memories are short, and Flint is still suffering.

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:20 AM

10. Fully agree n/t

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 10:41 AM

45. Agree!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:55 AM

4. trump* is so vile, even a serial poisoner won't support him.

Go figure.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:25 PM

35. Right?

This is good news. A nasty fucker like Synder is going to vote for him??? LOL, other than the tea party and Qanon crowd - who are pretty much the same people is?

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 4, 2020, 10:41 AM

46. Exactly!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:01 AM

8. Hopefully this is a sign of where things are in Michigan when it comes to Trump

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Response to JI7 (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 06:50 PM

40. I'm pretty sure it is.

Of course we have our share of looney tunes, armed to the teeth, uneducated tea baggers but for the most part the majority of us are not like them. Those people are just the loudest and most obnoxious and get all the press.

It's going to be a bigger blue wave than the 2018 election in Michigan!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:43 AM

16. From one Michigander to another, welcome to DU!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:13 AM

20. I'm in Lansing and Biden signs far outnumber trump signs, but I do live within a mile of MSU.

It's different than 2016, though. I see almost no trump/pence yard signs, bumper stickers, etc this year which is the complete opposite of 2016. I don't think he's gonna be able to steal our state this time. I've been a member of DU since 2002. You'll like it. Glad to have you here!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #19)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:24 AM

23. Welcome DarthPariah...

From another Sunrise Side Michigan vet over in Hale, little west of Tawas City.
Not as many trump signs around as last time...Biden signs keep getting stolen.
This is a great place to get your nerves calmed...we will be alright.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #16)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 10:41 AM

30. I'm in the red southwest portion of MI.

Poor people and farmers. They frustrate me to no end.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 10:09 AM

28. Crazy, Huh?

He can fuck right off after the election is over though.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:41 AM

14. Snyder was popular with moderates

I can never forgive him for Flint, and he was a wolf in sheep's clothing as a governor, but his vote means something. It gives moderate Republicans yet another pause from a person they respect. This will flip some votes to Biden, maybe not a lot, but maybe enough in MI.

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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:41 AM

25. Yes Biden will win Michigan and Pennsylvania (I believe)

... because there are a lot of "moderate" Repukes who can no longer take Chump's shit anymore. They were getting increasingly uneasy, but the Covid mismanagement and the hateful racism of 2020 is just too much.

I don't see these people leaving the party though, unless the GOP just disintegrates and that's certainly a possibility. These "moderate" Repukes are still basically stupid, greedy people who fell for Chump, and they'll fall for the next snake-oil salesman too. They haven't seen the light.

These guys like Rick Snyder are going to help us elect Biden, and we should accept that help. That is all.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:55 AM

26. It all leads to W

You have to think there are people in Bush's ear right now telling him the stakes. I think it will be tough for him to do, but it's possible W endorses Biden.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #25)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:22 PM

34. i believe it re: moderate Repubs. Was just in deep red AR over the w/e and i didn't see 1 trump sign

at least where i was in the rural area 1 hour north of Little Rock. In 2016 there were lots of them.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:41 AM

15. That's all well and good, but this Michigander says, "Fuck you." He wrecked our state.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I'll channel Winston Churchill in 1941 when he embraced Stalin, but I truly despise that man. He belongs in jail for Flint alone. And then there's his midnight signing of the Right to Fire legislation he said he "had no interest in" while campaigning. Then there was the "Emergency Manager" bill that negated elections in that coincidentally were cities whose elected officials were majority Black. I could go on and on but I won't. I think you catch my drift.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 08:43 AM

18. Hey Rick,

Maybe you shouldn't have rigged the last election for Trump in the first place.

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Response to edhopper (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:17 AM

21. ...



Snyder, Johnson, & Scheutte were all in cahoots to steal the state. Arrgh!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:59 AM

27. I know 3 republicans who are voting for Biden.

One wrote in Kasich in 16 the other 2 were trump voters.

But they have not become democrats. And will vote R on the rest of the ticket.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:11 PM

32. Hopefully there are enough of those for a landslide.

There will be a lot of split tickets, and it's sad because a lot of the republicans they vote for are his enablers.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #32)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 06:55 PM

42. +1

Let's hope there aren't enough of them to vote James for Senator. We need to take back the Senate, not lose a seat.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:10 PM

31. That's a pretty big deal, actually.

He is horrible, but hopefully he can lead the republican leaning independents to a clear victory in Michigan.

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Response to jorgevlorgan (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:44 PM

38. Despite the naysayers here, it is a big deal in my opinion.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #38)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 06:53 PM

41. Hoping to see a lot more Republicans

Join the fold. Anybody with a sliver of a conscience should be endorsing Biden. The next ones I really want to see are GW and Romney. Those two could realistically push Texas and Utah in our column.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:11 PM

33. Wow.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 05:32 PM

37. I'll take it.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 06:27 PM

39. Well

When what my late ex would call a jerk-face baboon like R. Ick Snyder comes out for Biden, who have they got left? Maybe R. Ick Perry will be next...didn't the Naranja Nincompoop fire him?

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 07:54 PM

43. The Putin of Michigan

I usually bite my tongue at these Republicans who object to Trump's "style" only, but agree with his policies. But this guy poisoned a poor community of majority black people in Flint Michigan, and hasn't paid the price, he should have been writing this from prison

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Response to Cosmo Blues (Reply #43)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 02:15 AM

47. Rick Snyder charged with wilful neglect of duty related to Flint water crisis

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Response to Celerity (Reply #47)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:18 AM

48. I heard

That yesterday, it's about time, the evidence has been there since go

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 10:22 PM

44. If a jackass like Snyder wants to vote for Joe Biden, I'm not talking him out of it.

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