Monday, November 29, 2010

shape shifters.

Some Democratic Party office holders, particularly in the South, are abandoning the Democratic Party, and switching to the Republican. For two years, these people have been demanding this and that, most especially simply to be catered to, and now that they find it politically expedient to become Republicans, off they go. There is nothing they stand for, in particular, just their own political convenience. These are the vagaries of democracy. We are well on our way to a bitter future, one in which black men will not be elected to the Presidency, and one in which self will triumph over cause.

We will all do well to look to our own interests and give up thinking universally, because that will be the route to survival. I am really not surprised. The Democrats were handed an opportunity to govern wisely. Leaderless, they threw away that chance, in no small part due to the fact that too many Republicans have been misplaced in this party anyway.


ATLANTA – Staggering Election Day losses are not the Democratic Party's final indignity this year. At least 13 state lawmakers in five states have defected to Republican ranks since the Nov. 2 election, adding to already huge GOP gains in state legislatures. And that number could grow as next year's legislative sessions draw near.

The defections underscore dissatisfaction with the Democratic Party — particularly in the South — and will give Republicans a stronger hand in everything from pushing a conservative fiscal and social agenda to redrawing political maps.

In Alabama, four Democrats announced last week they were joining the GOP, giving Republicans a supermajority in the House that allows them to pass legislation without any support from the other party. The party switch of a Democratic lawmaker from New Orleans handed control of Louisiana's House to Republicans for the first time since Reconstruction.

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