(UPDATE: You can read the DUmmie "Republican's" ad selling the Obama stuff at CRAIGSLIST.)I really enjoy reading "conversion" stories that come out of DUmmieland with some regularity. The conversion often involves a friend or relative of a DUmmie who is a "lifelong Republican" (a tell right there that the story is fake) who eventually sees the light and breaks through his ignorance to support the Democrats thanx to the wise guidance of the DUmmie recounting the story. More rare is when someone in DUmmieland claims to be a Republican and announces that he is supporting a Democrat candidate. Such was the case with DUmmie deadlyaj who claims to be a Marine veteran Republican who now supports Barack Obama as you can see in his THREAD titled, "I am a Republican and voting for Obama on March 4th and in November." One big tell here that this DUmmie may not be a Marine veteran is his screen name, "deadlyaj." Deadly. That sounds like a DUmmie stereotype of how a veteran would think of himself. Downthread is a HUGE tell. After gaining the sympathy of all the DUmmies praising him for "seeing the light," he then tries to sell them a whole bunch of Obama campaign paraphenalia. In between there are a lot of other tells that this "conversion" is somehow lacking in the authenticity department. So let us now watch the DUmmies fall all over themselves congratulating "Republican" deadlyaj over to the side of the Bright Shining Truth in Bolshevik Red while the commentary of your humble correspondent, looking forward to Charles Henrickson's DUFU of Pied Piper Pitt later today as the Pittster tries again to grab the limelight, is in the [brackets]:
I am a Republican and voting for Obama on March 4th and in November
[If you say so, it MUST be true. I BEEEELEEEEEEEVE!!!]
I am a 28 year old white male in Texas.
[Hmmm. Possible tell here with that racial self-identification.]
I am a Marine who spent 2 tours in Iraq - in 2004 and 2006
[The "deadly" in "deadlyaj." But this sounds more like a DUmmie stereotype of a vet's screen name.]
I am a Republican.
[Underlined for emphasis in the original post.]
I am a Republican and voting for Obama on March 4th and in November
[Yeah, yeah. We heard you were a Republican. Could you emphasize that again in case we didn't get it the first time?]
When I was deciding which candidate is the best to lead our nation, I came to only one person Barack Obama.
[HALLELUJAH! I have seeeeeen the light and now worship the one true Obamassiah!]
The problems we face in this country grow and fester and will just be passed on to our younger generations if we dont do something soon.
[Like conveniently voting for a Democrat.]
I am strict futurist and Obama will move us forward.
[Strict futurist? What does that even mean? Tell warning bells are sounding. Perhaps the DUmmie couldn't write "conservative" as a phony self-description and could only manage a meaningless "strict futurist" whatever the hell that means. Mark this down as a definite tell.]
the republican party is full of a bunch of jokers right now. Sure, Obama is very liberal on a lot of issues, but he's got to be more conservative than the bozos who were in charge of congress since '94 (and who then lost it) on several different issues.
[Another tell. This "Republican" doesn't even like the (real) Republicans in Congress since way back in '94.]
The most obvious is how the republicans have squandered all of our money. Say what you want about Bill Clinton, but at least he did what the republicans never seem to be able to do-- get a balanced budget. It's hard to believe that Obama will be as dumb as the republicans have been with our nation's money.
[Praising Bill Clinton. Another tell. ...Let us now watch the DUmmies fall all over themselves welcoming this "Republican" to the fold as deadlyaj inadvertently reveals yet more tells.]
Welcome! I hope there are a lot of you folks out there!
[Yes. There are many "Republicans" out there all lined up to conveniently see the light.]
I have over 110 marines voting for Obama on March 4th
[Another big tell here from deadlyaj. Yeah, he just happens to have over 110 (100 was too round of a number to use) Marines in his pocket ready to vote for Obama. This must be an incredibly gregarious fellow. I mean he wouldn't make this up, would he?]
THANK YOU OP - for your service! And... We all have enormous respect for what you did for your country in Iraq.
[Even a cursory glance at DUmmieland shows this DUmmie to be a liar. Enormous respect for what the vets did for their country in Iraq? Has anybody EVER seen such a sentiment posted in DUmmieland?]
I guess some people don't realize Republicans are people too...
[Are "Republicans" people too?]
Who are you voting for downticket?
[Demanded a DUmmie of the "Republican."]
I will vote against anyone who is for the war. Period.
[Even though it is winding down thanx to the Surge. I place this reply in the tell category.]
The politicians need to listen to you. But people like Rush Limbaugh call any soldier who comes out against the war "phony soldiers." They only support the troops if the troops toe the party line.
[How about "phony Republicans?"]
I think it is just people interested in what he thinks. Considering we don't have a lot of Republicans who post here who legitimately want to contribute (as opposed to freepers), it is interesting to know his point of view.
[Yes, always interesting to find out what "Republicans" supposedly think. Oh, and I would love to hear more about "strict futurism," a concept I never heard of before.]
The military community likes Obama over all the other candidates. Unless they are die hard life republicans -- armed forces types respect Obama very much. He has been on the veterans committee and even visited with me for over an hour in Walter Reed when I was in recovery.
[A huge tell here from "Republican" deadlyaj. What are you a pollster who questioned the "military community?" The use of the term "die hard life republicans" is another big tell that ranks right up there with "lifelong Republican." Yeah, the military community likes Obama over all the other candidates. Riiiiiiight!]
The only note I would add to your comment about the republicans in Congress is that they are not conservative, they are not liberal, and they are corrupt.
[Are they strict futurists?]
Many of our members are lifelong Republicans who recognize that their party has been hijacked by insane radicals and that the current Dem Party is actually more conservative in many ways than Nixon's Republican Party. I am a very progressive liberal, a John Edwards supporter, and I wish the Dems were more liberal than they are. But no matter how you slice it, they are certainly better than the crazy people running the Republican Partyy these days!
[Whenever you hear the term "lifelong Republicans" it is the sure sign of a fake.]
I voted for him in 2000 - but I didnt even vote in 2004 - was to busy being shot at and having explosives go off around me while you were stuffing your face and shopping at the mall.
["Stuffing your face and shopping at the mall." Using DUmmie type descriptions here. Another tell from the "Republican."]
I didn't hear him say he USED to be a "Republican"....he said "He is a Republican"....this board... is for DEMOCRATS And PROGRESSIVES.....get it?
[But he is a "Republican." Wink! Wink! Get it?]
I really don't want to see Republicans posting on here openly.
[No problem. He's a "Republican." Get it?]
A serious question. Is Obama the first Democrat you have supported? If so, why have you chosen Republicans over Democrats in the past?
[Asked the DUmmie of the "Republican."]
I am socially in the middle. Fiscally very conservative. Yes. First Dem Ive ever supported.
[A convervative of the strict futurist variety.]
I am glad you have come over, but why did you support Republicans over Democrats in the past? What made you go from voting for Bush in '04 to supporting Obama in '08? I think that your answer would be very useful for Obama and the Democratic Party.
[Yes. "Republican" input would be very useful.]
I couldnt really vote till 98 -- I come from a long line of proud republicans. My family, like most in TX is die hard republican. I voted for Bush in 2000, but not in 2004 (didnt vote) There are a slew of reasons I support Obama. The #1 is the fact he was against the war from the start
[Another tell. I never hear real Republicans describe themselves as "die hard Republicans." Strong conservatives maybe but NEVER as "die hard Republican." That is the way the LEFT describes Republicans.]
As long as you are supporting a Democratic candidate, we're happy to have you here. But it's good you were a Marine, too, because you'll need your leather.
[Is that you, Ben Burch?]
He didn't become a Democrat. He's still a Republican. He's just voting for Obama.
[He's still a "Republican."]
Then take it up with the Admins -- it's their site and their rules. WTF does this have to do with seating delegates? NOTHING. This site, as per the OWNERS' RULES AND, is only for DEmocrats and other progressives. There are plentry of bipartisan and non-partisan sites out there. DU isn't one of them.
[Skinner approves of "Republicans" posting in DUmmieland. Especially self-described "die hard Republicans."]
Just reported on CNN - 43% college students don't know what Orwell's"1984" was about
[And neither do 100% of the DUmmies. What do you think "Ingsoc" stood for? English SOCIALISM.]
Obama Rally Items - Dallas Fort Worth. I have a ton of Obama Rally Items! He is coming to Fort Worth this Thursday evening. (6pm at the Ft Worth Convention Center) All this gear is very rare. Rally Signs, Lapel Pins, T-Shirts, badges and stickers! They're all Pro made stuff and its cheap - there is an 8 week wait on all Obama rally items from his website. I would like to get rid of this stuff to people and at least make my money back on costs. just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can setup a time to meet up. This is for DALLAS FORT WORTH only -- I will not ship
[CLANG! CLANG! CLANG! A huge tell of the Bev Harris variety is ringing in my ears. In fact this "Republican" made this exact same post TWICE so it would be noticed.]
WHOA WITH THE MARKETING THERE! You need to get Administrator permission to sell that stuff here or it needs to be over in "DU Marketplace."
[You're just $10 away from getting an original Obama bumper sticker.]
Every vote counts and our country cannot afford to have another Republican as President.
[Can you afford an Obama campaign button? Remember, no shipping. ...Well, Dear Readers, I have presented the tells for your perusal. Is deadlyaj a Republican or a strict futurist die hard "Republican?" You be the judge.]