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    Thank you for allowing me to join this group. Political Orphans was recommended to me after I tried to start a discussion on Daily Kos about something I read on Red State. It wasn’t my first time to try but it may be my last.

    I am over 60 years old, son of a union man growing up in a Blue Collar, Ohio neighborhood. I am now the president of a small engineering firm (still in Ohio).

    As Will Rogers said <i>”I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.”</i>
    While I am registered as a Democrat, I will vote (and have voted) for Republican candidates when they are the better choice. I used to respect Republicans and their principles. In fact, I remember vividly listening to my rich uncles (stanch Republicans all) discuss Nixon’s Wage and Price controls. They unanimously condemned it as a horrifically bad economic policy (of course history proved them right). These were the type of Republicans I grew up knowing and arguing with.

    I will stop here in before I drone on too much (I will leave that for later posts).

    Chris, I like this OFF TOPIC feature. I plan on using it for venting and hopefully having intelligent discussions with people who have opposing viewpoints.

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    mary guercio

    Welcome, DF! Glad to have you and will look forward to your next post.

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    Thanks – Updated Gravitar to a happier face 🙂

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    Welcome, DF! Your background and age is very different from mine (although my grandfather was also an engineer) and so I look forward to learning from you.

    I’ve never been, but Ohio is said to be a very pleasant land.

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