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Matt, I have been following your work and admiring your honesty ever since the vampire squid article came out. I consider you one of the most intellectually honest and intelligent reporters out there.

The question i have for you - why did you vote for democrats for so long in the first place? How come intelligent people only see the problems when they are impacted personally?

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The greatest danger facing our country today and all that it once stood for is the modern Democratic party. Your grandfather's Democratic party that truly stood for working men and women is looong gone. It is now dominated by coastal elites who view those very working class citizens with mistrust, disdain, and even contempt.

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"Why couldn't I call a Democrat?"

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You would have been able to if you had just parroted the narrative like they wanted!

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Glad Rep. Jim Jordan had your back Matt and thanks again for taking your gloves off to fight those that seek our countrys demise.

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I deregistred as a Democrat recently, and like you, had voted in step for 30 years. After the covid debacle, the censorship, the aggressive liberal wings response to supporting HAMAS, I am done.

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Like many, many others, I grew up in a Democrat Party household and was myself a registered Democrat. That was in the 1950s when the Party tended to be liberal (leaving aside its historical support of slavery and the KKK). But its relentless march to left, to illiberalism and authoritarianism, left me behind. The Obama and Biden Administrations did and are doing everything they could and can to destroy America, with considerable success. It appears to me that Democrats are enemies of America.

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When IRS agents are deployed with fake names to harass journalists & Members of Congress keep growing the secret powers we know they have zero interest in a government of the people.

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I’m a lifelong lib and they will never get my vote again 💯

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There was a time that, as a libertarian, I halfway related to Republicans and halfway with Democrats.

Over the last couple of decades, my philosophy has been unwavering but times have changed. It's very rare I can relate to anything coming out of the Democratic party. On the other hand, the Republican grassroots has become very libertarian.

Unfortunately, those that get elected - especially nationally - rarely differ much from Democrats in anything other than rhetoric. As Carlin said, "It's all one big club and you ain't in it."

Jordan's one of a handful of exceptions.

You'll note the numerous occasions Republicans controlled the presidency and both houses and yet, nothing serious was done about our bloated and tyrannical government.

Regardless of what happens in 2024, the wars, spying, corruption, spending, and taxing will continue unabated. In fact, government will grow either way.

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I really wanted Jim Jordan to win. I hope things work out and the government stops harassing you.

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I voted for Hillary in 2016. Trump in 2020. What woke me up was the media, writ large. MSM, top to bottom. The level of vitriol, hysteria and pandemonium generated by one man stood in stark relief to the facts on the ground. Things were getting objectively better, on all fronts, and yet, the drum beat and orgiastic dancing continued in unison: Trump is a Russian plant! White supremacist! WW3 is imminent! The scales slowly came off my eyes as I juxtaposed what they were saying about him compared to what he was saying, with great humor, about himself and the country. The lies, false narratives and obfuscation of the so called 'news' became self-evident. I began to drift away from the left, slowly at first, but then quicker as I discovered voices on the right that seemed to be advocating for the very things that had anchored me, once upon a time, to the left. It's been a long, strange trip, but it's interesting that I never stopped reading/listening to Matt Taibbi, and my respect for the man has never wavered.

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The Democrats were also the party most invested in aggressively pushing the positives of politically correct speech, way back in the 20th century.

As someone who is a free speech absolutist, maybe an equally valid question is why you would have voted D any time in the past 30 years…

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I left the Dems for reasons very similar x ten They’re insane. No moral compass, anti-Constitutional, racist, antisemitic, anti-Christian, anti-family, anti-business, anti-American, lawless, violent, accusatory, sociopathic, unhinged totalitarian, despotic, pro- surveillance, pro-censorship, pro WEF/UN/Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, Kleptocorporate multinational monopolism, lockdowns, pedophilia, open borders, forced vaccines, war monger, big bank misery pimps. Soulless Cult of Death and Destruction.

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Careful, Matt. You're about to overdose on all these red pills.

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The system is broken. Period. It's like living in the old East Germany with the Stasi. Complete with the informing neighbors.

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I have been finding it odd or hard to believe that many people find the behavior of the Democratic Party on this regard surprising. This is the logical conclusion to their approach to government which has always been to persecute their opponents. The KKK was the armed wing of the Democratic Party and the House UnAmerican activities committee was controlled by democrats.

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