– by ITookTheRedPill
I was born and raised a Democrat. I went through both a spiritual and political conversion as an adult, and I was the only one among my siblings and parents who didn’t vote for Barack Obama.
I know that many of the readers at Texas Darlin were lifelong Democrats who voted Republican for the first time in their lives in November 2008.
If that description fits you, I’d like to use this post for you to share your personal story.
Why did you vote the way you did?
What has been your experience with family members, both then and now?
I am not trying to be partisan (Lord knows there are plenty of problems within the Republican party that need to be addressed), I’m just interested in some of the personal stories behind what I consider to be an “awakening” in this country.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee was considered the party’s best-run organization as it oversaw pickups of 14 Republican seats in 2006 and 2008. But through August, the DSCC had raised just $27.5 million, a drop of more than 25 percent, or $9.2 million, from the same point two years ago. While donations from special interest political action committees have increased, individual donors are disappearing at a rate that has alarmed party leaders: The DSCC’s contributions from individuals was $18.5 million through August, a drop of $12.6 million, or nearly 40 percent, from two years earlier, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.