Democrats Abandoning Ship Across the South … Switch to the GOP … Democrat Party Does not Represent Conservative Dems
It was the obvious handwriting on the wall following the shellacking the Democrats took in the 2010 midterm elections … They did not leave the Democrat party, the party left them.
Many Democrats in the South are reading the tea leaves and see that the Democrat party no longer represents the people, especially in the South. As reported at the LA Times, the latest Democrat to switch parties is Ashley Bell from Georgia. The Pelosi-Reid-Obama lead Democrats made it obvious that conservatives are not welcome in the so-called “big tent” Democrat party. Add 29 state Democrat legislatures to the 680 that one election in 2010 … the shift is on to the GOP.
Reporting from Atlanta — For Democrats, Ashley Bell was the kind of comer that a party builds a future on: A young African American lawyer, he served as president of the College Democrats of America, advised presidential candidate John Edwards and spoke at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.
But after his party’s midterm beat-down in November, Bell, a commissioner in northern Georgia’s Hall County, jumped ship. He joined the Republicans.
Bell, 30, said he had serious issues with the healthcare law and believed that conservative “blue dog” Democrats in Congress who shared his values had been bullied into voting for it.
Democrats switching to the GOP has been a sign of the times since the 2010 midterm elections. The count to date, 24 state senators and representatives have made the switch in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Texas. This is added to the 680 seats that the GOP picked up in the state legislatures in the 2010 elections.
As stated at the Daily Caller, “because of the wave of defections, Republicans in Louisiana now hold a majority in the state House for the first time since Reconstruction”. Many in the South have come to realize that the liberals that are the power brokers in the Democrat party in no way represent Conservative Democrats and their is no reason to stay in a party that does not represent their beliefs or values.