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Old 12-12-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party.
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former state executive committee member Andre Walker said the Democratic Party had grown too liberal and they are finding a new home with the Republicans.


Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP | Georgia Elections News

I agree that feeling of " to liberal" is going to cost the democrats even more supporters for time to come
I guess the Georgia Repubs pay more.
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:15 AM
 
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Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party.
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former state executive committee member Andre Walker said the Democratic Party had grown too liberal and they are finding a new home with the Republicans.


Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP | Georgia Elections News

I agree that feeling of " to liberal" is going to cost the democrats even more supporters for time to come
It's really so strange because I've heard the same thing from the other side of the aisle. Moderate republicans going democrat because the republicans are too far to the right. Anyone believe that the 2 party system needs breaking up yet? Have there been enough former dems and former repubs piling into the independence ticket to make it evident enough?
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Old 12-12-2010, 07:29 AM
 
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Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party.
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former state executive committee member Andre Walker said the Democratic Party had grown too liberal and they are finding a new home with the Republicans.


Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP | Georgia Elections News

I agree that feeling of " to liberal" is going to cost the democrats even more supporters for time to come
This is not better or worse than moderate Republicans that become independents that left the Republican Party when the Tea Party began to assert itself. There is no center in American politics anymore.


Also most of the constituents in these politicians area were Republicans anyway according to the article. These particular switches are as much about career preservation as anything to be with political ideology.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:36 AM
 
Location: America
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Two African-American Democrats on Thursday announced that they were joining the Republican Party.
Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell and former state executive committee member Andre Walker said the Democratic Party had grown too liberal and they are finding a new home with the Republicans.


Updated: Two black Democrats bolt party for GOP | Georgia Elections News

I agree that feeling of " to liberal" is going to cost the democrats even more supporters for time to come
why does it matter what color they are? i mean, does it matter? i didn't read the article
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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Hmmmm, I wonder if they exited the Democratic stage waving straw hats and doing a 40s era "soft shoe"?
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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But but, why would they want to join the party that supports racism, xenophobia, segregation (and would institute slavery if given the chance)? I'm guessing these blacks are right to bolt from the Democrats, since Democrats only have room for tolerant, open-minded people
this is just what too many libs believe: they still think Republicans are bigots, even though there is almost no truth to which side is the most open minded.

Nita
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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I've left the Democratic Party after this whole tax debate. I'm probably too liberal/libertarian for some in the Republican Party, though. I guess I will just go independent from now on.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:09 AM
 
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Georgia politics now-a-days are simple. If you are a Republican (I would bet even a child molesting, murderous rapist Republican) you will beat any Democrat, even if they are conservative just because you have that R near your name and that is the only thing that the majority of Georgia voters look for.
It's sad but that's how most all republican areas vote. It doesn't matter who you are, if you've got an R next to your name, you're getting the vote.
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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It's sad but that's how most all republican areas vote. It doesn't matter who you are, if you've got an R next to your name, you're getting the vote.
How else could you possibly explain DeMint?
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Old 12-12-2010, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Southeast
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It's sad but that's how most all republican areas vote. It doesn't matter who you are, if you've got an R next to your name, you're getting the vote.
Likewise that is exactly how most Democratic areas vote. So long as you have a D next to your name, victory is assured. For example, Arkansas, West Virginia, California, and Hawaii. Republicans in those states might as well give up before they even run.
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