Party-switching goes both ways. Today, freshman Democratic Congressman Parker Griffith of Alabama announced that he will be giving his party the old heave-ho and becoming a Republican.
Yes, it’s only one seat out of 435, and yes, the Democrats still have a super-majority in the House. But. Several Democrats have already announced their retirements, and many expect a virtual tsunami of similar moves by other House Dems. Given that the GOP is now running a stunning 4 points ahead of the Democratic party in generic ballot polling, and given that more than 60% of the American people hate their signature policy—Obamacare—it’s no wonder that so many Democrats are running for the hills.
And let’s not forget that so many of them in the Senate took straight-out bribes to vote for the incoherent mess they’re calling “health care reform.” Now the American people hate the bill AND the Democrats pushing it.
Democrats: Profiles in courage, aren’t they?
Here’s the thing about Congressman Griffith: he’s a medical doctor. He’s a radiation oncologist who founded a cancer research center. On health care, he knows what he’s talking about, unlike say, Dr. Pelosi, Dr. Reid, or Dr. Obama. While the Democrats might not worry about losing a single member, they ought to worry about what Dr. Griffith is going to say about their health care nightmare. Something like, say, the truth.
The GOP will welcome Dr. Griffith with open arms, as they will any other Democrat/Independent who wants to follow suit and come to the light.
“Candy-Gram for Joe Lieberman!”
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