Democrats are ditching their party for Trump

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Something very interesting is happening.
Not only is Donald Trump getting massive support from rank-and-file Republicans, now Democrats are abandoning their party so as to vote for him in upcoming primary elections.
Trump rally in Biloxi, MS, Jan. 2, 2015
Alan Rappeport reports for The New York Times, Jan. 6, 2015, that at a campaign event for Trump in Biloxi, Mississippi last Saturday, Lynette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson — two black women who go by the names Diamond and Silk on YouTube — rallied the roaring crowd with the plea, “Ditch and switch! Ditch and switch!”.

The pitch was directed at Democrats and independents in the audience of a phenomenal 14,000, urging them to become Republicans and vote for Trump.

As recounted by The American Mirror, Hardaway said to the cheering crowd:

“In this room is unity. In this room we are united. This is the United States, not the divided states. It’s time for us all to take America back because this is our country. It’s imperative you get out and vote. If you don’t want to get left, you’ve got to get right. We want somebody to build a wall, don’t we? We want somebody to bring back our jobs so we can thrive again, don’t we? We want somebody that’s going to keep us safe, don’t we?”

Her biggest applause line was “There is only one race: the human race, as all of our lives matter in this room.”
When Trump joined the two women on stage, he invited Hardaway to “do a little routine,” which was eagerly accepted. Hardaway said, to wild applause:

“First of all, I’m glad that the media can see us. I want everybody to know that we stand behind Donald J. Trump! We support Donald J. Trump! We endorse Donald J. Trump. And this is going to be our next president of these United States! The silent majority has spoken, baby! He’s going to build that wall and he’s going to build it tall and it’s going to protect us all. We don’t want this country to fall do we? Build that wall Donald J. Trump. We finally have a candidate that realizes that and that’s why it’s imperative you vote for Donald J. Trump!”

Hardaway and Richardson are former Democrats whose support for Trump led them to switch to the Republican Party in North Carolina. On social media and at rallies, they are urging other Democrats to do likewise. To that end, the two women even created a “ditch and switch” website with information on states that are closed primaries and when the deadlines are for changing party affiliations. Neither is formally associated with or paid by the Trump campaign.

Hardaway said in an interview, “Donald Trump is going to have Democrats switching in droves to vote for him. He’s going to be the only candidate to be able to pull independents and Democrats to vote for him in the primaries and the general election.”

Hardaway and Richardson are not the only Democrat supporters of Trump. Others, too, are spreading the word on Twitter that they have switched parties and urging others to do the same. One of them is Sunny Kreis Collins in California. She said, “I would love to see more Democrats vote Republican in this election. The country is a mess.”

According to an analysis by The Upshot last week, Trump is drawing support from 43% of registered Democrats who identify as Republican leaners. The states where Trump is doing best are those with traditions of Democrats who vote Republican in presidential elections.

That would explain why Trump was outraged at Virginia lawmakers last month who introduced a requirement that Republican voters sign statements of affiliation on their primary ballots. Trump calls the requirement a “suicidal” mistake that discourages new voters from voting.

As primary season arrives, Trump needs to turn his raucous campaign events into voters, delegates and ultimately the Republican nomination. To accomplish that, he will need to convince people who do not tend to vote. In states that allow only registered Republicans to vote in primary elections, Trump needs to persuade Democrats and independents to change parties so that they can vote for him.

Thus far, however, the Trump campaign said they’re not making an organized effort to convert voters. Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for Trump, said, “It’s happening organically.”

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~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Democrats are ditching their party for Trump

  1. Thank God! I better change from Independent back to Republican…. I left the party a few years back now I must return to get Trump in office. I am so thankful for your Blog!

     
    • I went Independent for about six months,but I couldn’t take the thought of missing the Primary Elections so I switched back to Republican.

       
  2. And I simply love it. Shows the American people on both sides of the aisle are sick and tired of the lousy politics we’ve had for decades.

     
    • Christian Zionist . . . I could not possibly have said it better! We are in fact
      S-I-C-K and T-I-R-E-D of being treated like imbeciles who need overseers (Soros, Bloomberg, Gates Foundation, Big Pharma, the Banksters, and all the rest . . . ) The results of all this “over site of the incompetent” has fouled this country up to no end. I read yesterday that the real earnings of those in the middle class, as compared to middle class earnings in the early 1900’s is down by $4000.00 I don’t know about you, but I want my bloody $4000.00 back! To hell with lining the pockets of those who wish to be the “kings” and “queens” of this land. Our nation was never conceived nor devised such that a “ruling class” should run roughshod over the majority of its citizenry.
      I am grateful that people are taking to Trump. Yes, I know, he is brash, he is outspoken–but if we don’t turn around right now, we may well have missed the time when a turn around can be affected.
      God Bless the USA!

       
      • Mary E Gonzales

        It’s hard to go for Ted when Trump keeps saying the right things. But I will vote for TED because if there is a RUN OFF it needs to be those two. AT THE GENERAL LET IT BE TRUMP/CRUZ 2016

         
        • Are you being influenced from the outside Mary? I see some hispanic people who love Trump but are being bullied by family and friends to vote for someone else. Hopefully this isn’t your situation.

           
  3. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this fascinating post. This phenomenon is most noteworthy. Clearly, the Democrats are not happy with “what difference does it make” Hilary.

     
  4. Trumpy-boy has a big mouth, but he will win the presidency. He is the only candidate who talks from the hip, so to speak. He doesn’t mess around with words or dodge questions. Although he is all over the place when speaking. That’s why he doesn’t need cue cards.
    I can just imagine him in the White House addressing a visiting head of state from… fairyland: “Glad to see you Mr President. Nice trip? We’ll have a brandy in a minute. I made $10 million last week. I’m a great businessman. Don’t you think so? Good for the American people. How was the hostess on the flight? Oh, that’s a nice suit you’re wearing. Is it made from cannabis cloth, err… I mean hemp? Do you take cannabis? I’ve got some nice oil here, organic. Try some. How’s the wife? Oh, she’s here. I thought that was your grandmother. Oops! Howdy mam! Lovely dress. Can you take off the high heels, they’re digging in my nice Afghan carpet. That’s a gorgeous diamond you’re wearing. Let me guess how much it was. Err… $100 from Walmart? No. Only kidding! Honest. I would say that’s worth a good $22,000. I’ll give you $10,000 for it right now. Cash. No arguments. Coffee anyone?

     
  5. I can’t fathom why democrats would be interested in Trump. He offers working people nothing that will make their economic lives better. Living Wages, Jobs, healthcare, progressive taxation are a sample of the issues in which reforms are desparately needed. Trump blames china and the unemployed for their plight and accordingly facilely dismisses these populist needs.
    Trump never criticizes the root cause of our nations financial woe: banks and wall street finance. He will continue the neoliberal program of regressive taxation, privatization, outsourcing and allowing banks and wall street to fleece the nation with derivatives, fraud, high frequency trading, LIBOR and bail-Ins which will be exacted from the poor via austerity.
    Democrats voting for Trump is economic suicide.

     
    • pm . . . I wish to bring up that the Democrats who may wish to turn and go in another direction realize that if we have millions of low class, under or uneducated people come here from other lands–they will get preference for the lower scale jobs. Let’s face it, not everyone who is a bonified American citizen is educated to the point that they can take the jobs being offered at the top. Some people truly just want a shot at catching the brass ring–they realize that the waves of immigrants puts them way down on the list of priorities.
      While I am a proponent of getting a good education, or learning a trade, I recognize that does not always happen–should it not be that the children, grandchildren, great grandchildren (and on back in the generations of American citizens) be that their descendents get to be first in line for the opportunities this country offers. After all, many of the men (and women) in previous generations fought in service for Our Country . . . and I can tell you with certainty, all they did was for their own betterment, and to better their families and children, and to see that this nation and its opportunities would survive. To say that new immigrants should come and displace American born citizens is an outrage to the memory of the contributions of their forefathers.
      Some of these people who have traditionaly been Democrats are starting to wake up–to look around, and to see that the life they have been provided by current waves of Democratic administrations is truly nothing better than being on a plantation.

       
    • pm: It appears that you are ignoring facts of who is responsible for our rapidly declining economy, social morals, faulty education and the reason why business in America is either leaving the states or dissolving due to this president and his administration’s communist policies and abuse of government power. Socialism/communism is not the solution to the problems that our government global elitists have created in the first place. All the absolute illusion of getting everything free (nothing’s free) and having all of society pay for everything will absolutely create a FALSE utopia, poverty, non self-esteem, non-individuality, and a total collapse of our life. This idea of collectivism instead of individual creativity and responsibility is undoing the very fabric of what America stands for. Their bringing law after law after law hasn’t fixed anything but is turning us into the worst of a third world country. Taking away our freedoms, all this PC garbage making people so hypersensitive that they sound like idiots is disgusting. There isn’t anywhere on this earth where communism reigns that shows it’s the grand utopia the Democrats are claiming! You need to see beyond their lying, manipulative words and instead research on you tube and other venues that show the reality of this death consciousness of a system. The MSM are liars too so they aren’t to be trusted either. Get out of your wee little box of illusion and low self-esteem and see the world as it is in reality. Do this for your sake, your children/grandchildren/family and the raising of America as she was created – United States of America is the land of the free. Freedom must always be protected or it will be lost to the unbalanced tyrants and dictators who’re just lurking in the shadows waiting to take it.

       
    • Are you delusional or just been out of town for 6 months? Trump has repeatedly mentioned all those issues and more. He had told us of solutions and what it will take and how we got there and how we will make a turn around.
      Might I suggest you stop listening to the dems that got us into this horrible mess and want the country destroyed. BTW, I hope you like your refugees you are now allotted.

       
    • You never heard Trump say he will bring jobs back from China? He means manufacturing jobs. You must be deaf. That’s how you get Americans working again, jobs.

       
      • Kindly show me his plan to bring back jobs for China.
        Does his plan include moving his own business located in slave labor China back to the United States?
        He doesn’t have a plan and won’t implement any policy that will hurt big business. And he certainly won’t put tariffs on his own goods coming from China.
        Jonathan Gruber was right, Americans ARE stupid.

         
        • I will be happy to give you the link to Trump’s, “U.S.-China Trade Reform” plan. After following this link, click the 3 lined-drop down, in the upper right corner to find the Plan you are looking for and others: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/

           
          • Just as I’ve said Trump offers nothing for the American worker. Instead of protecting the American economy from Chinese dumping with tariffs on foreign imports, he just wants China to not tax our exports. China has no incentive to comply and our economy will continue to be undercut by cheap goods produced with slave labor.
            So without tariffs on foreign exports how does Trump propose to help American workers? In a fully open and deregulated free market the only means to compete is via lower wages and benefits of American workers. Trump wants American workers to compete with slave labor wages in order to make American great again. To add insult to injury he wants to cut the safety net to unemployed and poverty stricken Americans. Pathetic neoliberalism at it worst.
            Trump would also have you believe that this deregulation and more tax breaks to corps will stop outsourcing. This is another lie. GATT and NAFTA give corps the freedom to move abroad at taxpayer expense. And as long as its cheaper in slave/sweat shop labor countries to do business, they will move there. He offers no punitive tax on corps that move abroad, just a verbal admonishment. Who is stupid enough to believe that this will solve our job crisis?
            He has the gall to call China a currency manipulator, when they hold all of our bad debt and the Fed is issuing its third round of QE. LIBOR, high freq trading and derivatives have nearly crashed the economy in 2008 and threaten to do worse soon. Dodd frank and banking Act stipulate that in the next bank crash the banks will be allowed to take money directly from personal accounts. Derivatives get paid off first and their notional value is many times the global GDP.
            Does Trump mention any of this? No, he doesn’t have to because you dunderheads are too busy hyperventilating over immigration and blaming the poor.

             
    • Democratic suicide is when you have candidates like Billiary and Birdbrain Bernie. Trump 2016,whether you like it or not….wake up !

       
      • The only people brain dead are people like you who haven’t any factual reasons to support any of your statements. People like you, and sadly they are the majority, are entirely swayed by campaign rhetoric and corporate owned media memes. You will learn the hard way. It’s just too bad the rest of us are capitives to your thoughtless decisions during elections.

         
    • You been voting Democrat for 40-50years , what do you have to show for ?

       
      • I’ve voted for write in candidates in the past two elections.
        Both parties have worked for the same group since 1913: the private Fed reserve banking cartel. Both will say whatever the people want to hear to get elected and then work on getting bank and corporate interests implemented.
        Is Bernie any better? Ultimately probably not since he supports Israel. Besides the elites don’t want him to get elected which is why he tanked his own campaign in first debate when he defended Hilary against email attacks and shook her hand.

         
  6. How many of those Democrats switching to Republican to vote for Trump in the primaries are doing it to ensure he is the R candidate, because they think he will be the easiest candidate to beat in the general election?

     
      • It is,but I don’t think the Democrats have anyone of value to offer up for this Election. I believe ANY gains they make will be done,as it ALWAYS is,by shady,crooked,outright illegal means.

         
        • truckjunkie . . . I stand behind you 100% on that observation. When machines are rigged to vote Democratic no matter which button you push, or a voting precinct has a turnout of more than 100% of their registered Democratic voters–you know something is wrong!!! I fear that these same methods will be used to circumvent a true and honest election.

           
          • I am still waiting for the GOP to admit they have done nothing for us. They can’t even get Voter ID passed. And not one word from them when all the voter fraud happened. Not a peep.

             
          • We can expect that,in part due to the ferocious resistance to our call for a solid,standardized Voter ID system. Think about it-the ONLY reason to resist a Voter ID system is if you plan to CHEAT!

             
        • Exactly, out of a country of almost 330 million, is this the best they can find to run, then turn around and make fun of all those running Republican?

           
    • I don’t think that many Democrats can think that far ahead. (And most Republicans are no better).

       
  7. LOL – I’m doing the exact same thing, and I am not even a democrat.
    -Dave

     
  8. This goes to show that populism never dies, but that the people pulling the levers behind the scenes are really running scared and are having their problems in understanding the Trump phenomenon, let alone stopping it.
    I am glad that a good number of Democrats are waking up, but I don’t look upon Trump as a “Miracle Worker”: I take a very pessimistic view on the American Establishment, given the movement toward global governance—but that’s another matter.
    Once Again: Donald Trump will have to renounce Planned Parenthood and his past financial support of it in no uncertain terms before he gets my vote. God is watching.

     
  9. @Glenn47
    Name one solution Trump has offered to reform Banking and Wall Street finance? You didn’t name one because you can’t. Trump is completely fine with how they operate.
    Trump blames everything on the refugees from Mexico. Sure, we need immigration reform, but to say that that is our nation’s most important issue to the exclusion of all else is insane.
    The problem with Americans is that they never catch on to the GOP and Dem puppet show put on by the bankers. Trump is just the hope and change messiah recycled for the right this time around. You will vote for him for the same reason people voted for Obama: you will obsess upon his campaign rhetoric and refuse to research his past. For example, did you know his father belonged to masonic Jewish fraternity in New York and to the Tammany Hall society? Trump real estate career would never have been a success in Manhattan otherwise. what about the fact he has never done anything for the working classes before in his career and even has tried to use eminent domain to evict an old women from her home to build a gambling casino. Do you realize that his clothing factories employ sweat shop and slave laborers in Mexico and China respectively? I could go on but this should give you an idea of what people don’t know and aren’t talking about.

     
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  11. None of them are worth a pile of dung, nor have they been since Reagan. I”m registered Rep and will vote for Trump this time. I was going to vote for Cruz but I found out his wife is a pro NAU nut and on the Counsel of Foreign Affairs, PLUS shes a Top manager for Goldman Sachs, she got a promotion 5 days after Ted took his Senate Seat. How coincidental! That is just a little to close to the New World Order movement for me.

     
  12. You’re right on that,Randy,but a Candidate’s suitability is largely comparative-if the only other Candidates were 75 year old ex convicted pedophiles,Cruz would be an excellent choice,by default. We have to face the fact that there is not,and will never be,a Candidate that rates a solid 10 on the “Perfect Presidential Candidate” scale,so the best we can do is pick the one who has the best known rating on points that can’t be easily changed or “morphed” to more acceptable standards,and hopefully that Candidate,once elected will work a little harder to bring his/her Administration even more in line with what America needs. I believe Trump is the one. He may not be a 10,but I believe he’s sincere in his intent to get the US back on track and yes,to make America GREAT AGAIN. If he doesn’t get the nomination,it need to be Cruz. I believe Cruz is as sincere as Trump is on making America Great again,but he sits a little weaker in the saddle,for the reasons you mentioned. His success would rely heavily on our trusting him as a Man of integrity,who won’t allow outside influences,even his Wife’s,to make his decisions for him. So far,I don’t have any doubts there,but who knows-some people change when they attain positions of power. I don’t believe Cruz would,but as things sit right now,he’s our best option should Trump not be the Nominee.

     
  13. i AGREE DITCH AND SWITCH

     
  14. I ditched and switched this year because of Trump. Yeah! I was a democrat until now. #DONALDTRUMP2016

     
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  16. I just changed from Democrat to Republican. I did it on-line here in Oregon. Easy and quick. And, it’s done. Voting for Trump.

     
  17. Americans want representatives who will work for American interests, not those who would make mercenaries for the few ruling the NWO while enslaving and taxing those left at home seeking any jobs available after our great industries went overseas.

     
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    TPP, another child of GHWBs promise to fast-track America to prosperity. Promoters of NAFTA et al, care to pay our resulting national debt?

     
  19. I have been voting for 40 years. And all that time, I have been an Independent voter, preferring to vote for the best candidate rather than a particular party. About 55% of that time, the “best candidate” has turned out to be a democrat. But I tell you that in 40 years, I have never seen any candidate resonate with the people as well as Donald Trump! Do I like everything he days? Of course not. But he is definitely light years ahead of all other candidates. So, for the first time in my voting life, I have made the switch to become a registered REPUBLICAN! And here I am going to stay! The ONLY reason that I decided to do this is because of Mr. Trump! He unshakeably has my vote, both in the primary and in the general election. It has nothing to do with a so-called “sabotage” vote. It’s because I am thrilled to be able to vote for him! His election in November will be one of the biggest landslides–more like an AVALANCHE!–in the nation’s history, and I want to be a part of making that happen. I know of at least a dozen of my democratic or independent voting friends and colleagues who have already done the same, and I am urging more to also do the switch. If you are reading this and are either an independent voter or a democrat, I urge you to make the switch and join us new proud REPUBLICAN voters who are going to elect PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP! Wow! That has a great sound to it!

     
  20. Last election I voted for the party, not the man. Obama seemed less dangerous than his opponents magic underwear, I was wrong. This time, I’m switching to Republican Party. These last 8 years have been my life’s hardest and I pray Mr. Trump will be able to accomplish just half of what he promises. He is inheriting a real mess.

     

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