Friday was a momentous day: Louisiana State Senator, Elbert Guillory, switched from the Democrat to Republican party.
Senator Guillory, of Opelousas, LA, is now the FIRST black Republican senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction (1865-1877)!
Mr. Guillory was originally a Republican, but switched to Democrat to run for office in 2007–the district he represented was a huge majority Democrat district. But now, Guillory says he can no longer remain a Democrat, that the party has left him and other social conservatives behind.
The historic announcement was made upon receipt of the Frederick Douglass Award at the @Large Conference–a national conference of black conservative leaders in Baton Rouge.
Senator Guillory spoke:
As of this day, I join Frederick Douglass as a Republican. Today the party of disappointment has moved away from the majority of Louisiana. They have moved away from traditional values of most Americans. They have left us behind on crucial issues like abortion, vouchers, Second Amendment rights, union control of public jobs, school prayer, family issues.
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.
Our self-initiative and self-reliance are sacrificed in exchange for votes for the party of disappointment.
The list of disappointments is long…the lies and cover-up at Benghazi, the IRS harassing the tea party and wiretapping and spying on reporters.
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