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  •  Agree: one has to accept their past & what got the (2+ / 0-)
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    balancedscales, wishingwell

    m where they are.  We are our past as much as we are what we are now.

    So, your saying you would not vote for Bush in any new election is a good answer.

    However, what I can't understand is how you think you could return to being an R someday.  The R party would have to be far more left than it seems it will ever be to attract you again.

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      David PA

      I'm just saying, if there's some hard-left revolution where the Republicans somehow become center-left (the way Democrats have become center-right) , I could see myself voting for R.

      It's a total hypothetical. I won't vote Republican in 2016, unless I fall to amnesia between now and then. Not a single candidate hasn't shown their ass big time on some key issues to me

      •  A hard-left revolution with Rs winding up center-l (2+ / 0-)
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        balancedscales, wishingwell

        Now, that would be worth living to 100, health failing, to see, which gives me well over 40 years.

        The only way it could happen is if the rich keep getting richer and richer and richer and richer and the rest of us get squeezed enough to turn really left, with socialism becoming a good word. I suppose that could happen, but ...

        Not a single [R] candidate hasn't shown their ass big time - heh.  You funny ...

    •  Yes I am with David on this, one has to accept (1+ / 0-)
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      David PA

      their past, the choices they have made in the past, come to terms with their past , and be willing to admit they made some errors in judgment or have a few regrets.

      But I found this is easier to do and more common as the years go by. I am much more open to admitting some of my mistakes and errors in my past along with some bad decisions I made now than when I was in my 20s to early 30s.   I became more self analytical the older I got.  I was able to look back with more clarity and be more objective in my 40s and now in my 50s than I was ever able to do when I was younger.

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      by wishingwell on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 02:36:48 AM PST

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