Reporting a few hours ago, Louisiana Democratic State Senator Elbert L. Guillory who represents Louisiana’s Senate District 24 announced that he is no longer a democrat and has become a Frederick Douglass Republican.
The announcement was reported today by Wayne Dupree of Newsninja2012.
Guillory attended a conference called @Large and announced his switch by saying, “With each passing day, I have become disappointed in the Democratic Party. What would be an impact on schools due to immigration? One of the biggest disappointment has been breakdown of American families. Their policies have encouraged the high teen birth rate, high school drop out rates, high unemployment. Children are encouraged to get the crazy check instead of hunkering down to get an education. Minority unemployment is in the stratosphere.”
Guillory continued by saying, “I want better for my country and Louisiana. We must help America find her path home. The people in this room today seek an alternative and solution to these problems of America. We have received some pretty good deals under the Republican Party. Republicans helped LBJ pass Civil Rights Act over objection of most Democrats. President Nixon left Vietnam and brought the money home and invested in America, Obama hasn’t done anything like that.”
“I pledged my dues and I look forward to creating new partnerships in the State of Louisiana. I am on this day, joining Frederick Douglass as a Republican.”
Dupree of Newsninja2012 said in relation to the announcement, “Wow, what huge news this is! Senator Elbert L. Guillory represents Louisiana Senate District 24, made an announcement today that will certainly rock the State of Louisiana for weeks to come. In the face of what happened a couple of days ago with Karen Carter Peterson speaking about those who oppose Obamacare are racist, today’s breaking news was a breath of fresh air from a common sense individual.”
Guillory’s announcement is sure to shock those in his district as well within the Democratic Party but it also appears that Guillory’s decision to switch parties may have been the final straw when one of his Democratic colleagues, State Sen. Karen Carter Peterson stated that those who do not support President Obama’s health care plan are racist.
Karen Carter Peterson, who also chairs the Louisiana Democratic Party said Monday, “It’s not about how many federal dollars we can receive. It’s not about that,’ she told her fellow lawmakers. You ready? It’s about race. No, nobody wants to talk about that. It’s about the race of this African-American president.”
After Peterson made the racist comments, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal criticized her for name-calling and calling people a racist, and asked for an apology.
Joining Jindal, State Sen. Elbert Guillory said, “Some decks have only one card in it, and that’s the race card.”