…as the democratic party is now discovering:
“People are coming out of the woodwork saying, ‘We’ve been Republicans in hiding and now we want to be out and help,’ ” said Jeffrey Hopkins, chairman of the City Republican Committee in the old Democratic union stronghold of Fall River.
It’s like the fall of communism, once people lose their fear they will suddenly shout out what they think:
In the past, he said, “You tend not to talk about your political beliefs very much. You won’t find anyone who agrees with you and you end up getting into fights.” But now, “That’s changing.”
However it hasn’t changed everywhere:
One Provincetown businesswoman and closet Republican said she’d like someone to organize a town GOP group, but she’s not sure it will happen.
She didn’t want her name used out of fear she’d lose customers. “Everybody has to have the courage of their convictions,” she said, “but I’m worried about my business.”
It remains to seen what is going to be the result. How will our democratic friends react? Have they learned anything, will republicans overreach?
It will be fun to find out.
Update: Hotair notices