Sunday, June 2, 2013

Louisiana State Senator Switches Party, First Black Republican Since Reconstruction


On Friday, Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory switched his party affiliation from the Democrat to the Republican party, becoming the first black Republican in the Louisiana legislature since Reconstruction. "I am as of this day joining Frederick Douglass as a Republican," he said.

Democrats in Lousiana are not happy:
State Democratic Party executive director Stephen Handwerk called the party switch “a craven display of political opportunism.” Handwerk called on Guillory to resign his senate seat “since he has chosen to abandon the Democratic Party values that the voters elected him to represent.”
In his speech at the @Large Conference in Baton Rouge, Guillory repeatedly referred to the Democrats as 'the party of disappointment." He brought up his growing disgust with Democrats over issues like abortion, Benghazi, and immigration.

More @ Breitbart


  1. Frankly I admire the man for having the courage that 534 other people don't even possess a thimble 's full. John Wayne said...."Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." This man saddled up. He deserves our honor , our respect and our gratitude. The dust of truth swirls and seeks it's own cracks of entry !

    1. I admire the man

      As do I. Seems like a good man.
      "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway."

      Something similar goes in so many words: If you aren't scared in battle, you're crazy, but you suck it up anyway. Also, I believe a huge impetus is your buddy at your side who you can't let down. If you do, the unit may dissolve.