The media loves to highlight Republicans who are abandoning their party. What they fail to highlight are the Democrats who have become Republicans in recent years. The following women used to be Democrats, but now they are a part of the Grand Ole Party. Let’s see what they revealed.

Corinne, 21, West Virginia

“When I was in high school, I was politically disengaged and defaulted to supporting socialist policies and politicians like Bernie Sanders because I believed everyone deserved to be treated with dignity, respect, and fairness and was told by my peers that Republicans were bigots, racists, sexists, and generally didn’t care about anyone else. As I began my college education, I took a course on the Administrative State and learned about the cycle of abuse, fraud, and unchecked expansion of the federal government and my eyes were opened to just how ineffective a centralized, elitist ruling class was at meeting the needs of the people they claimed to serve. As I grew increasingly conservative on my views of government, I felt politically ambiguous- then I did some investigating and found that the lies I’ve been told about the Republican Party by my friends, colleagues, and professors simply weren’t accurate. The key to ensuring dignity, respect, and fairness to all people is defending the Constitution, the right to life, our American values, and by advocating for free markets. The Republican Party embraces these values and I’ve found a party that feels like a home.”

Ally, 27, Michigan 

“I grew up believing I was a Democrat, watched my parents get laid off and suffer more losses, I thought the government was to fix this and Democrats cared about families while republican were for the wealthy. As I learned more about government overreach, and the complicated tax system I became more weary. I did vote for Obama in 2012 in my first election, but I regretted it later after all the aftermath of the ACA and the lack of international leadership. Upon graduating college, I realized I no longer needed to associate with the Democratic Party or ideology that is pushing the lie you have to depend on the government for everything. I felt empowered being a republican embracing the small government and value of freedom and personal liberties. Have gone full into being involved and furthering the conservative movement. I am truly blessed to be an American!”

Kacie, 23, Ohio

“I was raised in a democratic household so that’s what I knew growing up. It wasn’t until I turned about 17 where I really started digging into politics. I realized it was so much more than social issues like legalizing gay marriage or the legalization of marijuana. I found my views on things like immigration, criminal, and economic issues.”

Shelby, 29, Michigan 

“I was indoctrinated in college and it wasn’t till about a year or two after graduation that I somehow stumbled across Allie Beth Stuckeys podcast. I grew up in a conservative household and I remember my mom telling me when I was liberal, “I did not raise you this way to have these beliefs.”  I thought abortion was okay. I thought socialism was great. My professors were teaching me these things.”

Amy, 23, Alaska

“I left the Democratic Party because I realized it was the party of hypocrisy. I grew up in a religious household and I am a strong believer that we should treat all people with kindness and respect and love like Jesus would. I learned very quickly that although the Democratic Party claims to be the party of acceptance and charity, they only treat you well if you agree with them on every single aspect. I would challenge the beliefs of my fellow Democrats, and the only rebuttals they had were based in feelings, not facts. I also noticed that if I challenged any liberal ideas, I was immediately called names and my thoughts were written off. I very soon realized that the Republican Party was where I belonged. As an auditor, I am an analytical person who is very fact oriented, and the feeling-basis of so many Democratic movements was hard to get on board with. As a member of the Republican Party, I have been welcomed in with open arms. If we disagree, I am never called names or shamed. Instead we have discussions over our beliefs and opinions, which often makes my own beliefs stronger and challenges notions I had previously. Growing up in Seattle WA, I had always heard that abortion wasn’t really killing babies and that they are only allowed at the very beginning of a pregnancy. I have since educated myself on the subject and am now completely pro-life. As a woman in the Republican Party, I have the freedom to vote based on the facts and I am always treated with respect and dignity.”

Seijah, 26, Virginia

“While trying to back up my own arguments, I started doing more research and realized the facts actually weren’t on my side. That pushed me to the middle and eventually to the right.”

Daela, 23, North Carolina 

“Growing up in an extremely progressive household my hard transition started around the 2016 election. I was starting to notice the lies of the Democratic Party to   black communities. Every election cycle they came to our communities pretended to care, took photo ops to get their names circulating and steal our votes. This became more evident to me after 2 terms under Obama and our community seemed to get worse; more abortions, more gun violence, etc. I officially “walked away” Nov 4th 2016, the day after the election and we found out Trump would be our president. To me that was enough validation that Americans were just as sick of the establishment as I was, and we wouldn’t be played by career politicians any longer. This to me brought on a new wave of political awareness that though hasn’t gotten me to register as a Republican but has gotten me to proudly identify as conservative and work hand in hand with people who put American values and Liberty above skin color and sexual orientation.”

Haley, 25, Massachusetts

“After I started dating my boyfriend in 2017, he kind of opened my eyes that my views and morals aligned with the right more than the left, and I was being brainwashed by school and media. He helped me realize on my own. But with every passing day, I realize how insane the left is.” 

Gwendolyn, 28, Virginia

“If there was one word I could use to describe why I left the Democratic Party, it would be hypocrisy. I was raised in a liberal household and identified as liberal pretty much since the moment I could say the word “liberal.” My first election was 2012 and I proudly voted for Barack Obama. And of course being LGBTQ, there is a strong notion that the Democrats are the party for us. It wasn’t until a few years ago that I even began to challenge my views. It was mostly due to the Democrats inability to accept their loss in 2016. At the time, I was NOT a fan of President Trump—a “never-Trumper,” if you will. But I found the behavior of the Democrats to be childish and unprofessional. That was what began to open my eyes. I began looking more closely at my views and the people who benefitted from my votes. I couldn’t see myself supporting those who claim to fight climate change, yet utilize fuel-inefficient SUVs and planes for transportation constantly. They claim to believe ALL women, and yet their party is riddled with alleged-abusers. They claim to be feminist, yet they harass women who chose to become housewives. They claim to be pro-LGBTQ yet they silence and speak over LGBTQ voices that dare to speak for themselves. They claim to be the party of the common folk, yet they constantly parade about celebrities and millionaires to push their agenda. I simply couldn’t stand behind a party that doesn’t seem to stand behind itself.”

There are more women like these who are watching the Democrats become further left and more exclusive while the Republicans are moving more towards the middle and more inclusive. 

Caroline C.
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