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Thu Apr 30, 2015, 10:11 PM

 

Democrat surrounded by Republicans in Oklahoma!

Yes it is as frightening as it sounds! I live in Oklahoma and it is not fun! Imagine my horror on election day. I always vote but it is always symbolic It is good to be among friends.

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Reply Democrat surrounded by Republicans in Oklahoma! (Original post)
1HappyDemocrat Apr 2015 OP
fishwax Apr 2015 #1
1HappyDemocrat May 2015 #2
avebury May 2015 #3
1HappyDemocrat May 2015 #4
avebury May 2015 #5
okaawhatever May 2015 #6
Name removed May 2015 #12
steve2470 May 2015 #7
Name removed May 2015 #13
steve2470 May 2015 #14
Name removed May 2015 #17
LiberalElite May 2015 #8
Name removed May 2015 #15
drnstvns May 2015 #9
Name removed May 2015 #11
JMolina May 2015 #10
Name removed May 2015 #16
hrmjustin May 2015 #18
workinclasszero May 2015 #19

Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2015, 10:57 PM

1. Welcome, 1HappyDemocrat -- I lived in Oklahoma for several years myself

Not always easy politically, that's for sure.

Check out DU's Oklahoma Forum if you get a chance: http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=forum&id=1072

Welcome!

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Response to fishwax (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2015, 04:20 PM

2. awesome!!!

 

Thank you! I will have to check it out! Yes it is not easy. Knowing that you are voting on ceremony and principal only can be truly discouraging, and yet I do it anyways

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 08:23 PM

3. I live in Oklahoma and have been fortunate to meet

a few liberals to commiserate with. My current job is tough because I am in Conservative Hell. I would never consider talking religion or politics in my current office.

FYI - Facebook can sometimes be your friend in researching other people that you learn you will be around. Depending upon how much they lock down their page you can sometimes get a clue (even checking out their friends) on how conservative or liberal someone is. That was how I figured out that the spouse of one of my co-workers is like Darth Vader level Conservative. I keep to myself in my current office.

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Response to avebury (Reply #3)

Fri May 1, 2015, 08:27 PM

4. It is unbelievable

 

how hard it is for some people on here to understand how different things are here in Oklahoma. I'm pretty sure it's beyond my capabilities to explain it to people. And I am an English major. That is great advice! Yeah, I cannot even admit I'm a democrat on Facebook, my friends and family would delete me if they even knew. It is sad.

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Reply #4)

Fri May 1, 2015, 08:40 PM

5. That is why I am very careful with Facebook.

I keep my FB page locked down and only allow a small number of people access. I use FB mostly for animal rights and liberal causes (and it can be a good information source).

It is funny because my nephew ended with the now ex-wife from hell. When her FB page is not locked down so I look at it occaisinally (as well the FB page of their son). I asked my niece one time that if _______ had gotten engaged to the guy she cheated on nephew with. My niece's reaction was "Are you friends with _______ on FB? Wait are you on FB?

I told her yes I am on FB and no I did not friend ______ on FB. Apparently she had unfriended my sister and niece. I told my niece that since I never friended her, she would not have known to ban me from her page.

Of course I got the lecture that if I friended the family I would know more of what is going on in the family. I still have not friended any family members. Living in Repubican hell, life is just too short to waste my personal time dealing with conservatives. FB is more of an informational tool then a social one.

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Mon May 4, 2015, 09:24 PM

6. Welcome. Glad you're here. nt

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 07:34 AM

7. Welcome and good luck with those tornadoes!

Yesterday was a bad day for OK.

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Thu May 21, 2015, 03:30 PM

14. the site admin Skinner gives everyone permission to do that in General Discussion, so please go....

put it there.

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2015, 08:10 PM

8. I do wonder how

anyone lives in OK but - I have it easy - blue city in a blue state. (NYC)

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2015, 01:51 AM

9. The Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

This isn't a judgment call against you -you do as you feel is right- but may I say as an Oklahoman who after 20 years away in San Francisco- probably the most liberal place in the world- I find upon returning an Oklahoma I do not know and am quite ashamed and a bit frightened of which is why I am taking the exact opposite approach you are and I make sure my Facebook and Twitter posts are all pro-Democrat and contain information debunking many Right Wing beliefs and always always (with respect) commenting or correcting on friends posts when they post ludicrous Republican propaganda.
My experience has not been one of being un-friended or deleted or attacked but I have had many positive comments and what I am most proud of many private messages from people like yourself "in the closet" so to speak who are grateful for my posts.
Like Kennedy said "The rising tide lifts all boats" so I feel letting my voice be heard can not only keep me free of pent up anger and resentments but it can also maybe help another person see something they may not have being surrounded by all the Republican rhetoric and can maybe change a persons viewpoint or encourage them too to stand up and speak out for their beliefs each tiny drop raising everyone's consciousness a bit each time.
I understand it's not for everybody, I was raised dyed in the wool Democrat by (thank God) two very liberal hippies in the middle of Oklahoma and my 80 year old mother is still out giving Mary Fallen hell every chance she can so its in my blood-- but if you can just consider the power you have to change people's minds by letting them know your political association and even empower the youth who also may be too afraid to say anything to see your example and be given the courage to choose as they feel not as they are told.
I'm writing a country song called "I Got The Red State Blues" because I know exactly what you're talking about living here, I'm just to ornery to keep my mouth shut like you. LOL

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Fri May 15, 2015, 05:33 AM

10. I'm from NY

 

Move up here.

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Thu May 21, 2015, 04:59 PM

18. Welcome aboard and enjoy the site.

 

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Response to 1HappyDemocrat (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 03:36 PM

19. The actual place we vote is

 

at least 90 plus percent republican I have no doubt. All the campaign signage around the place is rethuglican and it's in a knights of Columbus hall so go figure lol

My wife and I enjoy being the subversives for truth whenever we vote

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