My political crush instincts were good — Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory has gone Republican

You may recall that I developed an instant political crush on Sen. Elbert Guillory, a black Louisiana state Senator who castigated the “race card” as a cheap tactic.  It turns out my instincts were right on the money.  Shortly after refusing to play the Democrat “race game,” Guillory became the only black person on the Republican side of the state legislature — and the first black Republican in the Bayou State’s legislature since Reconstruction:

Democratic state Sen. Elbert Guillory said Friday he is leaving “the party of disappointment” to join the ranks of Republicans. With the move, the Opelousas conservative becomes the only black Republican in the Louisiana Legislature. Guillory made the announcement as he received the Frederick Douglass Award at a national conference of black conservative leaders in Baton Rouge. Douglass escaped from slavery and became a leader in the abolitionist movement in 19th century America.

What makes Guillory so particularly wonderful is the speech he gave stating his reasons for leaving the Democrat party:

“As of this day, I join Frederick Douglass as a Republican,” Guillory, 68, said as he wrapped up a speech blistering the Democratic Party. The move is a return to Republican Party registration for Guillory.

“Today the party of disappointment has moved away from the majority of Louisiana. They have moved away from traditional values of most Americans,” Guillory said in prepared remarks. “They have left us behind on crucial issues like abortion, vouchers, Second Amendment rights, union control of public jobs, school prayer, family issues.”

Guillory said the biggest disappointment for him has been the party’s role in the breakdown of families.

“Their support of dependency over self-reliance, of everything but traditional marriage, of abortion on demand, their policies have encouraged the high teen birth rates, high school drop out rates, high incarceration rates and very high unemployment rates,” Guillory said. “Our self-initiative and self-reliance are sacrificed in exchange for votes for the party of disappointment.”

“The list of disappointments is long,” Guillory said, noting “the lies and cover-up at Benghazi, the IRS harassing the tea party and wiretapping and spying on reporters.”

He decried federal Democratic initiatives to stop drilling after the BP disaster as well as efforts to “confiscate all guns.”

Guillory said under Republicans the black community has “gotten some pretty good deals.”

Among them, he said, are fighting for black rights during and after the Civil War, helping Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson pass the 1965 Civil Rights Act over the objection of most Southern Democrats, and Republican President Richard Nixon opening the doors to higher education and to government contracting for minorities.

I no longer have a crush.  This is love.  Every Democrat in America, no matter his or her color, should read Guillory’s words, which stand a scathing indictment of an ideologically corrupt political party.

Hat tip:  Hot Air

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  • Charles Martel

    As the legendary and revered Democratic civil rights advocate Robert Byrd might have said, “That nigra has gone off the plantation!”

  • Ymarsakar

    More like he was “told to leave” because he didn’t like his white Democrat masters telling him to kneel down on the ground to apologize.
    The Leftist alliance keeps its own purity. It doesn’t need me or anyone else to apply the label of “Leftist” to people. The Left is its own determinator of who is or is not “pure”, i.e. evil.

  • Gringo

    There has been some slippage in Democrat dominance of the Black vote. In the 2012 Presidential election, Blacks who were 45 or older voted 93% for Obama. Blacks who were 18-29 voted 91% for Obama [95% in 2008]. There was a big difference by sex: Black males voted 87% for Obama, while Black females voted 96% for Obama. By comparison, 95% of blacks in 2008 voted for Obama, and there was essentially no difference in 2008 between Black male and female vote for Obama (95% -96%)
    The 2010 election featured 14 Black Republicans running for Congress; 32 Black Republicans had run in primaries for Congress. Tim Scott, who handily defeated Strom Thurmon’s son in the SC-1 Republican primary in 2010, is now the only Black in the US Senate.

  • Ymarsakar

    It’s not as if reading the words of an apostate will make a true believer change his faith in the Leftist alliance, Book.
    “Reading things” is of no worth to those who are where they because of their heart and soul, not because their brains “read something”. People place too high an importance on the transfer of ideas through reading. It is not the end all or be all of anything in human affairs.

  • Gringo

    Book, I have a comment awaiting moderation, for too many links.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Triple “Likes”.

  • Ymarsakar

    You know how in a lot of novels the author needlessly removes the surprise of the plot by having us sit down with the villains as they plot on how to get rid of their enemies?
    Pretty sure that doesn’t happen in real life. The meetings do, but we won’t hear them tell us how they will deal with Elbert G.
    We didn’t hear them tell us what they would do about Bush before Bush, Sarah Palin before Sarah Palin, Justice Thomas, Herman Cain, etc. Yet have no doubt, they are meeting and plotting.

  • Doug1943

    Wonderful news!  The logic of Marxism is that the failures of society are the fault of those who have been successful, and can only be remedied by taking away what they have and redistributing it. This can prove a seductive tale for people who are on the bottom … for a while.
    But eventually, the truth cannot be ignored: while the state has a vital role to play in assuring the rule of law, defending us from domestic and foreign predators, it cannot change a culture, and it is their culture which determines a peoples’ fate, once they are in a situation of freedom.
    Culture is not hard-wired, it can change. But that change has to come mainly from the inside. Liberalism tries to prevent this necessary transformation by blaming others and trying to keep poor people dependent on the state. But facts are stubborn things. 

  • Ymarsakar

    Originally serfs and people like that were dependent on their landlords, the aristocrats. They lacked sufficient economic independence to become crafters or merchants. Thus the local lord sustained them economically, and in return they worked for their Lord.
    Human civilization will go full circle sooner or later. Slaves to serfs. Serfs to freed men. Freed men back to slaves.

  • Sgt. Mom

    What Ymarsakar said.