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The 'Blue Republicans' for Ron Paul are up and running!

They're Democrats and Independents registering Republican to vote for Ron Paul in the Republican primaries to win him the nomination... and thence, the Presidency.

The group was inspired by Robin Koerner's, 7/7/11 HuffPo article.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robin-koerner/blue-republican_...

If you do Facebook, please 'like' their page and send them some love! This could be the cross-over movement we've been looking for!

http://www.facebook.com/bluerepublican?sk=wall



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I just spoke with my neighbor

I just spoke with my neighbor who I have been getting to know better and told him about Ron Paul. He knew he was running for president, but didn't know much else. He was a pretty hardcore liberal from Pittsburgh who relocated here to South Carolina. He has been turned off by the 'tea party' as it has been co-opted by the Palin-Bachmann-Foxnews wing. We talked politics for about an hour and here is what we agreed on:

- Bringing all of the troops home
- Making high school optional (K-8 publicly funded)
- Not paying congressmen and giving them term limits
- Legalizing Marijuana
- Returning to a sound monetary system
- Ending lobbyists / corporate-government corruption
- The ability to opt-out of the 'Government Safety Net' - SS/Medicare, etc...

He's not completely sold, but if it were RP vs. Obama in the election, I think I swung his vote to RP most likely. This has encouraged me and gotten me fired up. If you aren't having your neighbors over, getting to know them and then when you are ready - talk about Ron Paul - you should be. This is the most effective way to change this country!

Ron Paul 2012 - I'm FIRED UP.

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Random hunt for more blue republicans.

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Robin Koerner speak with Adam

Robin Koerner speak with Adam Kokesh about Blue Republican
http://rpflix.com/1358

Good to see

this idea catching on.

This is good news, winning the Republican Primary is key.

Dr. Paul will win a two person race with Obama on the issues. The media will be forced to report on Paul's platform in an attempt to keep any credibility, such as it is, they have left.

There is a moderator on there

There is a moderator on there now bashing every single Ron Paul post with unabashed single-mindedness..post after post. And of course, mine which he could not refute (about Pelosi not impeaching Bush) is not on there. It looks like a platform for the moderator. Someone should get on there and say he has posted enough and we are tired of hearing his Ron bashfest.

Wall or Discussion board?

are you posting on the Wall or Discussion board when this happens?

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” -- John Quincy Adams

Just in response to the

Just in response to the comments..I dunno wall nor discussion board..guess the latter..

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She is going well out of her way to bash every RP comment..

Almost so much her desperation is starting to show. Maybe it would be easiest to keep on her until she burns herself down? Lol.

The trolls have taken over the bridge...

of like-mindeness and have started to dominate the comment section with the same old...same old. It really is nasty and I've still not gotten over this stuff from the last campaign. Eloquent informers needed....my patience isn't up to it.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

You know I am really tired of

You know I am really tired of those who say that we said NOTHING when Bush did this crap that Obama is doing even worse. They seem to forget we wanted to IMPEACH Bush and Nancy Pelosi took impeachment proceedings off the TABLE. Did they not even know that? I could not believe she did that, and that is the main reason why I see proof she is nothing but evil.

Yeah, I'm sick of it too...as if it's somehow...

a valid reason to stick with Obama. What relly gets me are the newsletter type liars who never answer when challenged to find one...just one...reference of Dr. Paul ever muttering anything like what that newsletter writer placed on his lips. It's not like it should be hard to find with all of the books, video, news articles... Holy crap.

Of course they never reply...because they can't...but it doesn't make me feel any better about it. Then there's the Civil Rights" liars who always fail to go beyond innuendo and meme.

Sometimes I wonder how I still have a full head of hair.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

great comment Crickett

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You know, legal..I will NEVER

You know, legal..I will NEVER forget that Bush impeachment was taken down by Pelosi. NEVER. When a Pres. is impeached every agreement and law he signed is null and void. All that SPP and NAFTA stuff would have been OVER! And Queen Democrat decided NO WAY. I can not stand that woman, and it will be on my mind somewhere til I die.

Crickett, I think I know what you mean.

Nancy appears to my eyes in such a way that invokes a curious, annoying emotion that can best be described as being similar to the way a bad song riff sounds when I can't get it out of my head. And to top it off, her words are more annoying than a carbon monoxide detector.

Here's something that should give you an idea of what I mean (warning view at own risk): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PALZJ08u3B0&feature=related#t...

lol..

lol..

another reason to join!

pffft...

Federal Government Rules Marijuana Has No Accepted Medical Purpose
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/09/feds-rule-marijuana...

But they'll say

synthetic THC does!

lunch time bump

for activism.

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Just re-registered

Have been a Libertarian for some time, but have just filled out a voter registration and will be supporting RP in the NY primaries. I think all Libertarians should consider doing the same. We really now have a Libertarian candidate with a very real chance of getting elected. But, we've got to pull out all the stops and support him. If we remain fractured in various parties, we risk too much and may never see this opportunity again for many years.

ChuckP

Website to change party registration is here

http://www.declareyourself.com/voting_faq/state_by_state_inf...

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If you're in a closed primary state

be sure to check the cutoff date for changing party affiliation. In Kentucky the last day to change parties for the May primary is December 31, 2011.

Leave comments and show the Huff Post some love!

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Ron Paul will win the GOP

Ron Paul will win the GOP primaries if enough dems and independents will vote.

Spread this Robin Koerner's article and facebook-page as wide as you can.

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So this really bothered me at

So this really bothered me at first when I read about it. I didn't know what to think. I was one of the neocons before Ron Paul. I'm not new to the GOP and I was concerned that if this were a drive for someone else, I'd be upset that the dems were party crashing.

However, I talked to a friend who is still a neocon. (he's very slowly coming around, he even recently said he agrees with Tom Woods over Mark Levin on war powers!) Anyway.... his view was that as long as they're joining to vote because they believe in Ron Paul, he thinks it's fine. If they're trying to cause trouble, he doesn't like it. They're obviously not doing it to cause trouble.

Then I remembered Ronald Reagan's mass conversion of dems. Maybe this is like Reagan. He won huge in '80 while people said he was unelectable.

A few Sign Ideas

Just some off the cuff t-shirt, bumper sticker and sign ideas:

No Party Lines
Blue Republican

Are you a Blue Republican?
Ron Paul 2012

Google
Blue Republican

Blue Republican
1 Year Only

The idea of getting people to

The idea of getting people to register as Republicans to vote in primaries is good, although as pointed out by Triple-Hash, in many states the primaries are just a show. Many people found out this out last time and have since worked at getting into party positions at the local level.

Even so, it could help.

But, the idea of doing a registration bomb, or change of affiliation bomb could do a lot of damage. Other than the adolecent fun of poking a finger into the eye of the Republican establishment, all it would really do is alert them so they can start gearing up the dirty-tricks plans. There were in 2008, and will be this time, already enough of those to contend with. Add to that, that it would certainly motivate those neocons who might not vote in the primaries, or take part in the cacuses to do so out of anger at having outsiders interfere with the primary process, and might even turn some lukewarm Paul supporters against him.

Is the goal here to get Ron Paul elected, or to aggravate people? While I might get some enjoyment out of seeing the leadership squirm, I'd much rather see Ron Paul get elected, and I don't see any way such a bomb helps. This country is in serious trouble and we need to keep that in mind in everything we do.

help

how/where do you actually register as republican

Some states have open voting

Some states have open voting so you won't have to register for any party, this is how Texas works anyway.

All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. -Thomas Jefferson

yeah I am in Texas, I just

yeah I am in Texas, I just figured that out.. thanks