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How I Went From Far-Left Socialist to Conservative Republican

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And you think Xiden is a good president.
And I noticed you didnt have anything to say about his accomplishments which were many.
He probably has no clue what they are. Liberals are programmed to avoid conservative media, and so with their leftist OMISSION media, they never find out things like Trump's long list of accomplishments.

So they just blindly follow along with the Democrats - like rooting for a baseball team.

Here's their chance - watch them ignore it >>>

TRUMP ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1. RECORD positive numbers on the economy, record highs in stock market, despite Covid shutdowns
2. stopped the absurd practice of giving China unrestricted access to our valuable market, and reduced the amount of imports coming from China.
3. holding China accountable for cyber theft,
4. taking Mexico and Central American countries to task for illegal immigration,
5. created 10 million jobs in 4 months, created over 400,000 manufacturing jobs,
6. unemployment claims hit 50 year low,
7. lowest unemployment for blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and disabled in US history, 8.lowest unemployment for women in over 70 years,
9. lowest unemployment rate ever recorded for Americans without a high school diploma,
10. 4 million Americans off food stamps,
11. vocational training topped 4 million - highest ever,
12. highest median wage in US history .
13. Obamacare individual mandate penalty GONE,
14. FDA approved more affordable generic drugs than ever before in history. > drug companies are freezing or reversing planned price increases,
15. reformed the Medicare program to stop hospitals from overcharging low-income seniors on their drugs—saving seniors hundreds of millions of dollars,
16. Signed Right-To-Try legislation,
17. $6 billion in NEW funding to fight the opioid epidemic (the most ever),
18. Signed VA Accountability Act,
19. expanded VA telehealth services, walk-in-clinics, and same-day urgent primary and mental health care (I got surgeries and benefits from this myself),
20. United States was a net natural gas exporter for the first time since 1957,
21. withdrew the United States from the job-killing Paris Climate Accord,
22. pressured NATO allies, and they're spending $69 billion more on defense since 2016,
23. made the Space Force the 6th branch of the Armed Forces,
24. withdrew from the horrible, one-sided Iran Deal, 25. moved U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem,
25. protected Americans from terrorists with the Travel Ban, upheld by Supreme Court, 26. issued Executive Order to keep open Guantanamo Bay,
27. MCA deal,
28. reached a breakthrough agreement with the E.U. to increase U.S. exports
29. greatest number of heavily attended rallies in US history
30. net exports increased $59 Billion in 2018,
31. improved vetting and screening for refugees, and switched focus to overseas resettlement,
32. we were BUILDING THE WALL.
33. provided quality detention centers for migrant children in Southwest Key Programs
34. created 8,700 Opportunity Zones with investment incentives for companies to invest in distressed communities
35. Got Israel/UAE/Bahrain aggreement (the Abraham Accord), establishing Middle East peace
36. Defeated ISIS and killed their leaders incl. # 1 al Baghdadi.
37. Killed Iranian terrorist leader Sulemani.
38. Stopped domestic terrorist mobs by sending federal troops & National Guard
39. record of number of regulations cut, further boosting the economy
40. opened ANWR and approved Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines thereby making America # 1 energy producer in the world (no other president ever did that),
41. rebuilt the US military to a $721 Billion/yr budget
42. increased wages for military personnel
43. Through the COVID pandemic, our Covid mortality rate was REDUCED from over 17,000/week in April. to about 2000/week in June. and remained very low throughout the year, as a result of the many smart things that the president has done. 90% REDUCTION. > HUGE SUCCESS.
44. Massive production of Ventilators - These were left in short supply after the Obama/Biden admin (we now have so many we're exporting them),
45. the Navy hospital ships sent to New York,
46. the stimulus checks,
47. The Task Force advice (ex. social distancing),
48. opposition/criticism of New York's dumb nursing home policies,
49. federal aid to hospitals, rapidly expanding production & distribution of medical supplies
50. travel bans (which Democrats called Trump a "racist' for),
51. Trump's advocacy of Hydroxychloriquin (now proven to be effective, despite criticism from Democrats), and Regeneron.
52. fast, continual development of a vaccine, and rapid success of Operation Warp Speed.
53. Created & signed the MISSION ACT, replacing the failed Obama Choice Act
54. Presided over the largest GDP growth (33.1%) in US history.
55. Got $ 250 Million/year to black colleges.
 
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You've been absolutely miserable so long you think that's how it's supposed to be. We only go around once in this life and you have wasted it thinking you are a victim.
I AM a victim - of Affirmative Action discrimination, for one thing.

As for wasting my life, I play 7 musical instruments, 5 of them on a professional level, How many do you play ? I am also a painter artist.
Has someone else getting an education been a negative for you?
Liberals getting their MISeducations has been, of course. Ah yes, if only they would stay away from those university indoctrination centers.
 

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I AM a victim - of Affirmative Action discrimination, for one thing.

As for wasting my life, I play 7 musical instruments, 5 of them on a professional level, How many do you play ? I am also a painter artist.

Liberals getting their MISeducations has been, of course. Ah yes, if only they would stay away from those university indoctrination centers.

You are a victim? Couldn't you go to college?
 
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You are a lying sack of shit. If you were ever a leftist it was for an entirely selfish reason like maybe you might get some cool hippy chicks.
The ones who don't shave their armpits, don't bathe, and are too drugged to drive ?
 
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I AM a victim - of Affirmative Action discrimination, for one thing.

As for wasting my life, I play 7 musical instruments, 5 of them on a professional level, How many do you play ? I am also a painter artist.

Liberals getting their MISeducations has been, of course. Ah yes, if only they would stay away from those university indoctrination centers.
I have many notable talents but more importantly I am not a miserable SOB full of spite and malice.
 
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You are a victim? Couldn't you go to college?
I got 1/2 a Masters Degree. Like 20 other non-blacks, I had to drop out when they denied me as assistantship. Only the blacks got them (with Affirmative Action). 5 years of college down the drain. Most of them drove cabs rest of their lives. I opened up my own business.
 

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I got 1/2 a Masters Degree. Like 20 other non-blacks, I had to drop out when they denied me as assistantship. Only the blacks got them (with Affirmative Action). 5 years of college down the drain. Most of them drove cabs rest of their lives. I opened up my own business.

You poor thing.
 

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old, bitter and easily frightened, the target audience for right wing bullshit.

Bitter and easily frightened---- I thought that was the recipe for being a Leftist. Who is wearing all the masks and afraid not to get the vaccine? And who is angry because not everyone else is?

As to your "old" part, apparently young people start out in life as dreamy-eyed socialist-progressives, then gain knowledge, experience and wisdom throughout life, grow a brain, and become conservative as they grow older.
 
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I have many notable talents but more importantly I am not a miserable SOB full of spite and malice.
No, you just go around calling people a "lying sack of shit", about things you know nothing about. You are full of love and roses (while you collect mold at the bottom of a pond)

Hey you know what occupied ? I'm going to promote you. Hee hee. You are now a housefly. Big promotion. you just went from an inanimate thing, to a living thing. An animal, ...better then a plant.

If you don't want to have people spiting you, one thing you could do is stop supporting racial discrimination (AA, ARP, CRT), and stop being a racist. Try it.
 
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Bitter and easily frightened---- I thought that was the recipe for being a Leftist. Who is wearing all the masks and afraid not to get the vaccine? And who is angry because not everyone else is?

As to your "old" part, apparently young people start out in life as dreamy-eyed socialist-progressives, then gain knowledge, experience and wisdom throughout life, grow a brain, and become conservative as they grow older.
But some never learn, and adapt the insanities of the 21st century deranged left. Pitiful.
 
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You poor thing.
Not "you" - hundreds of millions of people, for 57 years. America's Joe Crow (named after Joe Biden for his racist American Rescue Plan - thankfully being dismantled by the courts)
 

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No, you just go around calling people a "lying sack of shit", about things you know nothing about. You are full of love and roses (while you collect mold at the bottom of a pond)

Hey you know what occupied ? I'm going to promote you. Hee hee. You are now a housefly. Big promotion. you just went from an inanimate thing, to a living thing. An animal, ...better then a plant.

If you don't want to have people spiting you, one thing you could do is stop supporting racial discrimination (AA, ARP, CRT), and stop being a racist. Try it.
You are not doing anything to raise my opinion of you one bit. To me you're just another crank on the internet that hates everyone because that's how you present yourself.
 

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I got 1/2 a Masters Degree. Like 20 other non-blacks, I had to drop out when they denied me as assistantship. Only the blacks got them (with Affirmative Action). 5 years of college down the drain. Most of them drove cabs rest of their lives. I opened up my own business.
Do you ever sleep? I mean playing 7 instruments, all these degrees, tons of posting on this forum.
 

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When I first started voting in 1967, my main thought was to stay out of the Vietnam War, which I hated (and still do). It was a Democrat then who was waging that war (Lyndon Johnson), and a Republican (Richard Nixon) who said he had a secret plan to end the war. Lots of leftists, including me, stunned by the Tet Offensive in 1968, desperate for an end to the war, believed him and voted for him, just on that alone. Then, after getting elected, in 1969, he escalated the war with round the clock bombings of North Vietnam.

For the next 40 years, I never voted for a Republican again. I voted for every Democrat or Green presidential candidate from McGovern in 1972 to Obama in 2008.
Although I always did have reservations about the Democratic party's positions on illegal immigration and affirmative action, I still retained my strong Marxist beginnings, and viewed the Democrats as being for the poor, the middle class, and the Republicans as being for the rich.

I looked with disgust at the gay pride perverted spectacles that Democrats seemed to support, and always thought >> What is there to be proud of ?

After the turn of the century, and 9/11, terrorism and Islamization becoming major factors, and having that become part of the scenario, I began to look closer at the differences between the 2 major parties. I found the Democrats to be disturbingly friendly to radical Islam, and less and less a friend of lower income Americans, with each passing year. The shocking blow that knocked me right out of my Democrat shoes, in 2009 was the Fort Hood shooting. Being an Army veteran myself, I couldn't help thinking the 13 soldiers shot dead by terrorist Nidal Hasan could have been me. Couldn't deny that a lot of the blame for the massacre was with Obama (commander in chief of all US military) who, for months, refused to eject Hasan from the Army with a dishonorable discharge, despite official requests for that, from almost every Fort Hood officer of the rank of major and higher.

Then I saw Obama, pull US troops out of Iraq in 2011, created a vacuum, that was sure to be filled by jihadists. Sure enough, along came ISIS, and Obama mostly ignored them, while their convoys were on open, desert roads, sitting ducks for airstrikes. Obama's pitifully few airstrikes were called "pin pricks" by ex-Generals.

In 2012, I voted for Virgil Goode, rather than the RINO Romney. In 2016, when the Democrats had lost their connection to the low income classes, with Hillary Clinton's campaign heavily donated by rich, Wall St interests, and greatly outspent Trump, I knew I couldn't vote for that. Clinton also was a pure globalist with a strong connection to outsourcing, having voted for it in the Senate, and being a member of pro outsourcing organizations (Trilateral Commission & Council on Foreign Relations).

Trump was just the opposite. Was not in cahoots with Wall St., wasn't throwing US workers under the bus with illegal immigration, wasn't cool with the Islamic seditionists, was not a globalist and was a nationalist, supporting US businesses and workers, and wasn't an enemy of most of the US population on the affirmative action issue. I became a registered Republican in 2016, and voted for Trump in the primary and general election. He came through big, giving us a good economy, low unemployment (lowest ever for minorities) and the highest median wage in US history, along with many other things good for poor, and working class people.

All this was now in addition to the Democrats gone completely insane with riots, induced by media false reporting, and insane ideas like Critical Race Theory, police defunding, tran men competing with women in womens' sports, excessive gun control, immorally loose abortion ideas, and wrecking our democracy by election stealing and the shameful Biden Afghanistan fiasco, leaving Americans and tens of Billions of US equipment to the Taliban.

US Generals on Iraq: Obama Must Do More Than 'Pinprick' Airstrikes | Newsmax.com

McCain Calls Obama's 'Pinprick' Iraq Strikes 'Meaningless' and 'Almost Worse Than Nothing' (thedailybeast.com)

I had a dream like that once.
 
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You are not doing anything to raise my opinion of you one bit. To me you're just another crank on the internet that hates everyone because that's how you present yourself.
Strange perception. Very strange. But then, how much could be expected from a housefly ?

PS - stop lying. If I hated "everyone", I wouldn't have issued thousands of positive ratings to them for their good posts, including quite a few in this thread, right occupied ? Right ? Right ?
 
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Do you ever sleep? I mean playing 7 instruments, all these degrees, tons of posting on this forum.
I really only play 4 of them seriously. (Electric guitar - Rock music, Acoustic guitar - Blues/Bluegrass/Folk, mandolin, violin/fiddle), The others I just toy around with.
 

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Strange perception. Very strange. But then, how much could be expected from a housefly ?

PS - stop lying. If I hated "everyone", I wouldn't have issued thousands of positive ratings to them for their good posts, including quite a few in this thread, right occupied ? Right ? Right ?
If you ever had the kind of broad concern for the vulnerable it takes to be leftist you lost it somewhere along the line. I don't think you ever had it since you don't seem to understand or value social justice. If I have you wrong you might want to try being less of a miserable bastard all the time.
 
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If you ever had the kind of broad concern for the vulnerable it takes to be leftist you lost it somewhere along the line. I don't think you ever had it since you don't seem to understand or value social justice. If I have you wrong you might want to try being less of a miserable bastard all the time.
I'm busy elsewhere right now. Don't have time for irrelevant houseflies. Will annihilate your post later.
 

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