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But the republican party didn't want to run Trump. So if they hypothetically ran mittens again, and Trump ran in opposition, who would you vote for?
Trump. And he certainly wouldn't be running as a Dem.
 
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Straight red here. Any party that identifies with the current democrats in D.C. cannot be trusted and I consider them no different than the Hironas, Spartacus's, Heels Ups, Schiffs, Nads and every single Dem in the house and senate.
 

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Don't encourage them.

If they choose to be democrats, they have shown poor judgement.

The primaries are where better candidates can be chosen. :elephant:
 

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The former Milwaukee County Sheriff, David Clarke, is a Democrat. He's a good guy. Last I heard he was a Democrat, that is.
He was first appointed by a Republican governor but ran as a Democrat in a heavily Democratic area. However, he never joined the Democratic Party - he just declared himself a Democrat. He also spoke at the 2016 Republican Convention.
 

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I voted this morning... straight Republican. I just can't support the democrat agenda in any way, and I can't vote for anyone who aligns themselves with that group.
 

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But the republican party didn't want to run Trump. So if they hypothetically ran mittens again, and Trump ran in opposition, who would you vote for?
Always the GOP candidate. Always.
 

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Just to point out - Kentucky only recently started voting for Republicans. This has been a Democrat state since the Yankees freed our slaves, a few months after the Civil War ended.

We have, very likely, the best gun and self-defense laws in America and all of them that are worth anything were sponsored and voted in by Democrats.
What good laws do you have in Kentucky?

I just found out Florida has a law that allows you to brandish briefly in order to notify someone that you are armed. That could get you locked up in most states (I believe)-- meaning that armed self defense is only quasi-legal in those states, as far as I'm concerned. Does Kentucky have similar laws?
 

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My local sheriff is a democrat, but not a commie. He's a good man, and does a good job. I'll vote for him again.
There have always been parts of the county where the the Democrats are entrenched and the Republicans don't bother putting forth serious candidates. You'll have a half dozen professional politicians fighting for the Dem nomination, meanwhile the lone Republican will be some weird guy who drives a van covered in tiny writing.

Florida was like that when I was growing up, though not any longer.
 

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I figured the rain would keep people from lining up for early voting, so my wife and I went down and cast our votes.

I hate Democrats worse than just about anybody you ever met, but I just cast a vote for one, because the Republican was even worse.

First, her campaign slogan is "vote for experience"...but she's running in her first election ever. However, that wouldn't be enough to make me vote Democrat.

Problem is, she previously worked in state government as an assistant to a major Republican and she contacted some of us about trying to keep a sex offender from having his post-incarceration supervision revoked and being sent back to prison, after he violated his conditions of supervision. The guy has 8 felony convictions for sex crimes against a 13-year-old. I told her the only way she was going to keep him out of prison was to get the law changed, so tough luck. Then she went to the top legislators and implied that she had the governor's authority to ask them to change the law that required this guy to go back and serve the rest of his time. When the Governor's office got wind of it, one of the Governor's assistants fired her. She created a big scandal for the Governor, which may have contributed to his narrow election loss (5,000 votes) to socialist Beshear. When the press came to her, she lied about trying to help sex offenders (they didn't even realize she tried to help a specific one) and has continued lying about it throughout her campaign. I still don't know why she was trying to help the guy.

Anyhow, I voted Democrat in that race. A protest vote for the Libertarian wasn't likely enough to help her lose.
So that's what happened. I don't believe that it ever got out just why she was fired, but what you say makes sense. All we peons heard about was that the Lt. Governors deputy chief of staff got fired and the Lt. Gov was pissed about it. Sounds like she should have been fired, and Jenean Hampton just needs to let it go. And you are right, this needs to be shouted out to the heavens, this person does not need to be in the state senate.
 

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What good laws do you have in Kentucky?

I just found out Florida has a law that allows you to brandish briefly in order to notify someone that you are armed. That could get you locked up in most states (I believe)-- meaning that armed self defense is only quasi-legal in those states, as far as I'm concerned. Does Kentucky have similar laws?
Well, we can carry any firearms from a pistol to .50 caliber machinegun, concealed or in the open, just about anywhere and any time, with or without a permit. If I want to walk around with a suppressed, full-auto MP5 under my coat for concealed carry, I don't even need a permit. If I want to open carry, the same applies. I can walk into the Governor's office today with my .44 Mag in a cowboy rig if I want. Brandishing isn't a law here and never has been.

I don't need a background check to buy a gun - just show my CCDW permit. I am allowed to use deadly force against anybody trying to enter or refusing to leave my house, if I believe they intend to commit a crime or they are trying to enter forcibly, or trying to set fire to any building or vehicle in my possession - that is just to protect the property, regardless of whether I am in danger. If I do shoot them, I am immune for being arrested, detained by the police, prosecuted or sued.
 
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Are you dead?

Seriously though especially in local elections where the incumbent is doing a good job, I’ve voted Dem a few times too. Usually positions that should be apolotical like Sheriff, County Recorder, and crap like that.
 

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So that's what happened. I don't believe that it ever got out just why she was fired, but what you say makes sense. All we peons heard about was that the Lt. Governors deputy chief of staff got fired and the Lt. Gov was pissed about it. Sounds like she should have been fired, and Jenean Hampton just needs to let it go. And you are right, this needs to be shouted out to the heavens, this person does not need to be in the state senate.
It was in the papers, except for maybe the name of the sex offender she was trying to help. Problem is, the papers were only interested in trying to turn the story against the Governor, who probably didn't know about it until it was over, so they made no effort to dig into it or print the whole story. The Governor's office told them what happened and they switched the story to "power made Governor feuding with Lt. Governor."
 

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I have a friend that's a retired cop so sometimes if friends of his are running and he endorses them I'll vote for them. But president and vice president I am voting Trump again.
 

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I vote straight ticket Republican. Any Republican has to be better than a lying Democrat.
Mid year ballots here in TX usually have huge numbers of judges up for election. For major state and national elections, I can't in the darkest recess of my mind ever think of voting for Demonrats. When you have a dozen judges how to learn what their positions are? It'd be a full time job trying to research their decisions if that was even possible.

So out of a dozen judges it MIGHT be possible that one Dem was better. So even there I have no logical choice but to vote straight Republican.

In my early years, say 40 yrs ago, things weren't even remotely as polarized as they are today. Don
 
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