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Louisiana Sen. Guillory's Message on Why He Switched to Join the Republican Party

Original post made by Elbert Guillory Fan on Jun 22, 2013

You'll not see or hear about this on the mainstream media. It is a very important message which also is not taught in our public schools. Louisiana Elbert Lee Guillory (an African-American) lists several reasons why he is switching to join the Republican party. It is a moving speech which accurately states that is has been the Republican party all along that values lifting people out of poverty, off welfare, and gives them hope. Conversely, he states that the Democrats have as their main goal...the overall "control" over peoples lives and to keep more and more people on welfare.

Here is his message if you haven't seen it...
Web Link

Comments

Posted by Lyndon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 22, 2013 at 3:00 pm

These switches have occurred ever since Civil Rights passage in the 60s. Southern Dems switching to the party of White. Nothing new here. Read some history, Elbert.


Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Jun 23, 2013 at 10:45 am

nothing new...everybody already knows that folks switch from one party to another...tee hee hee...very funny story


Posted by liberalism is a disease, a resident of Birdland
on Jun 23, 2013 at 8:58 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

I'm curious, what do you all have against white people?


Posted by Hattie Carroll, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 23, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Nothing. Nothing at all. I mean, what did white people ever do to me?


Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:31 am

There is some interesting history here, if you decide that you want to read it and understand it. 150 years ago, the South was truly the land of the haves and have-nots. The concept of the distribution of wealth among the lower and middle classes didn't exist, so what wealth there was existed in the hands of a class of plantation owners. That mentality persisted, past the Civil War, and into the 21st century. Contrast this with the Northern states, where industry was the norm and people were generally rewarded based on their effort. Not perfectly, but certainly more so than in the South. What we're seeing here with Senator Guillory is not just a mere move from one party to another, it's a change in philosophy.

If you listen to his statement and chalk it up to "just a switch," I encourage you to read up on the true history, and the underlying reasons why an elected official might consider such a switch.


Posted by Actually..., a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2013 at 2:58 pm

The conservative former Democrat switched BACK to the Republican party. He became a Democrat in 2007 to get elected.

Check the Times-Picayune


Posted by Sam G., a resident of Parkside
on Jun 24, 2013 at 4:16 pm

Joe, Your idea of history leaves a lot to be desired. So does your idea of economy and economic justice. In fact, workers fared better in the north because they were better organized than workers in the south, and still are. As for 'being rewarded based upon their effort,' I think most of those workers would argue, irrespective of north or south, that they never have been rewarded justly based upon their effort. Unions have moved in that direction, but capitalists, and the capitalist dominated state, have ensured that economic justice is well beyond the reach of ordinary workers.


Posted by Joe, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Couple of interesting thing about history: it's always subject to interpretation by the reader, and it tends to repeat itself. Easy to read it one way or another in order to bend it to agree with one's views, or to support one's position. Also easy to interpret today's current events as if they are somehow unique, and have no historical precedent.

I applaud Senator Guillory for taking a stand for what he believes in. If the voters disagree, they'll throw him out of office.


Posted by Hattie Carroll, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Nice try to wriggle out of your nonsense, Joe. Interpretation, yes. But always within bounds. Your comments about northern industrialism and southern agrarianism and relation to ol' Uncle Tom pandering for votes make absolutely no sense. But that's what happens when you don't know history but instead dollop out spoonful after spoonful of empty platitude. Admit it. You don't know much about our history, and you know even less about Elbert - the first name you posted under before changing to lib-is-dis and then Joe. Glop is glop.


Posted by Hattie Carroll, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Yes, Elbert the creationist and believer in witchcraft. Can't think of a better place for him than the Republican party where their "philosophies" can mesh.

"Evolution is not the only scientific theory that is controversial to Louisiana politicians. Apparently, modern medicine is also subject to debate. Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory has a novel argument in defense of witchcraft: It should not be repealed because he doesn't want to "prematurely" declare that faith healing is "pseudo-science."

"During this year's state Senate hearing to repeal faith healing as a science, Guillory explained that he wouldn't want to keep the "science" behind an experience he had with a witch doctor—who "wore no shoes, was semi-clothed, used a lot of bones that he threw around"—out of a public school science classroom."

Sounds like your kind of guy, Joe/Disease/ElbertFan. Keep that Republican intellectual beacon burning bright!