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Louisiana state Sen. Elbert Guillory was once a Democrat, but not anymore. In a four-minute video that went viral this week, he explained why he left his former party and became a Republican.
Here's what some of you had to say about it:
Senator Elbert Guillory, it’s good that you’re starting to see some light (maybe) but you need to understand that being a Republican does not make you a true conservative. Most true conservatives I know are no longer members of the Republican Party because it’s corrupt too.
You see, we, the people, are fed up with RINOs (McCain, Hatch, Gov. Christie) as much as we are with the Dem / Libs so changing your party affiliation doesn’t mean a thing to me. Your actions will speak volumes.
What we, the people, do know is that we have the most corrupt, out-of-control government we have ever had. That’s not so say that other administrations weren’t bad (Bush, Sr., Clinton, Bush, Jr.) because we know that they are all part of the cabal running the show. WE, the people, have not really been in control of anything for a very long time.
Now we have a Supreme Court that has been bought and paid for. Great! So, Senator Guillory, here’s the deal, either you will prove to be a true conservative or just another gutless individual trying to look important to the rest of the world.
We could care less how important you think you are. We only care if you will truly stand up for the people you represent in a constitutional manner and uphold your oath of office. If you don’t then you can go to hell with the rest of those useless souls in D.C. that want to parade around town with their fancy lapel pins on and doing nothing more than be proud of their hideous works
This was so good. Im a soooo happy African Americans (or I like to call just AMERICANS esp if they are BORN here) are starting to see their own worth as human being and not as a “black victimized” human beings. A new generation is coming up…one that CAN be shaped by men like this one to help shape the leaders of tomorrow. To help them understand what it means to work and build something of their own – not something just given to them because of our nations shameful past. It’s time to step out of the past and see their worth. I applaud him and welcome him to the party.
I am an immigrant!!! My Grandmother is an immigrant and my Mother is an immigrant! We are proud to say we are a Americans. This video makes me proud to be an American. This video has made me weep for those that don’t know the feeling of once being “truly free.” Truly free, is not being dependent on any one but the All Mighty!
Amen Mr. Guillroy, Amen!!! May the All Might keep you and preserve you! Your words are a comfort to my soul!
I hope this Senator is sincere. Why has it taken him so long to see the light … so long to speak out. It seems that many RINOS say the right words to impress Conservatives to get elected and … then they join rank with the Democrats by supporting their agenda.
“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.” – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
I hope I am wrong in my doubts.
Think about it.
Marco Rubio, 2009
“I am strongly against amnesty. The most important thing we need to do is enforce our existing laws. We have existing immigration laws that are not being adequately enforced. Nothing will make it harder to enforce the existing laws, if you reward people who broke them. It demoralizes people who are going through the legal process, its a very clear signal of why go through the legal process, if you can accomplish the same thing if you go through the illegal process. And number two, if demoralizes the people enforcing the laws. I am not, and I will never support any effort to grant blanket legalization/amnesty to folks who have entered, stayed in this country illegally.”
The problem with the republican party is that it is filled with people who have no spine. George Bush, John McCain, John Bohner, Chris Christie. These guys have no spine to stand up to liberals and for Conservatism or libertarianism. Its filled with guys who more than anything are desperate to be loved. For instance. Look at Marco Rubio. He was a tea party love child three years ago. Riding high on his win with a conservative message. Now he is so desperate for love, that he has abandoned his roots to gain acceptance by supporting this ignorant immigration bill. Why, because we just want blacks, and latinos and women to love us. Would most of the illegal immigrants here now vote democrat if they were made legal tomorrow? Yes, Why? because the only thing they know about republicans is what the media tell them. They are democrat because there are no real republicans right now. What the republican party needs is a new Messenger. Not a new Message, Not a watered down message. But a new messenger. Someone who can go out to the minority communities and explain why they need to be conservatives. That is how we win people. White liberals perpetuate the lie that the republican party is a bunch of old rich white guys, and people believe it because there isn’t anyone out there explaining that the republican party is for old rich white guys, and for old rich black guys, and poor black guys and poor white guys, and new immigrants.
I’m kinda surprised with you guys and Beck too so generously accepting this fellow so quickly. Everyone loves the prodigal son come home, but I would need some convincing first.
Like, what is this guy’s bio? How long has he been a participating democrat. Is he a man of his word or only a good actor. This is Louisiana, after all that is famous for spawning world class populist crooks.
His video conversion is just a little too pat. You don’t come to the truths he spoke overnight. So, if he has been a working democrat, then he has been insincere to them. If he’d lie to them, would he not also do the same for us? See what I mean?
So, has he been in the democrat trenches or is he a newly coined politician? We don’t know from this article!
Don’t be so quick to crown this fellow because he is a good speech maker and singer of our favorite tunes. C’mon. This man needs some confirming before we start throwing roses. Let’s see if he’s the real deal and not just another political con man.
If he is genuine, then I’ll be the first to hurray him.
I have to commend Louisiana State Sen. Elbert Guillory for opening his eyes and ears and being brave enough to speak what he now realizes is the truth.
Although slavery officially ended at the end of the Civil War, what democrat, liberal and Obama supporters do not seem to get is today, slavery has reemerged in a new form today. Yesterdays slaves were beaten, hanged and starved to keep them under control, today’s slaves are given food stamps, cell phones, welfare and fraudulent approval for disability, once again assuring that they will never be able to stand on their own and will always be kept under control of the liberal politicians.
If we look at history, Democrats were the key to keeping slavery alive until Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and end of the civil war. Even after the war and the slaves were officially free, the Democrats continued to put pressure on the black man with the use of the KKK which was also established by Democrats back in 1865. Today we stand here with the Liberal Democrats continuing to keep not only the black man under their control, they have added the poor and Hispanic to their list. As this group of people become more dependent on the government, everyone needs to take a look at who is getting rich at the taxpayers expense today. Here is a little hint: Look at the pay and bonuses being received by all of Obama’s supporters and those who are in charge of his Hold Back the Poor programs.
To those of you who are questioning this man’s motives, I would say to you no democrat would ever get up and speak these words for any reason. Perhaps he has never been as radical as his party, and felt he would change. Zell Miller comes to mind. There has to be more of them. Please don’t disparage him for coming to his senses and no just going along against his beliefs. I have been wondering where any of the sensible democrats are, and had just figured there were none. We’re going to badmouth them when they come out?
State Senator Guillory hit the nail smack on the head when he said...Democrats “have moved away from the traditional values of most Americans. Their policies have encouraged high teen birth rates, high high-school dropout rates, high incarceration rates and very high unemployment rates.” These things have been designed to control and enslave a demographic. Being from the South, Senator Guillory knows that the first time that a Republican won a state in a Federal election since Reconstruction was Dwight Eisenhower in 1952. Prior to that the South was solidly a minion of the Democratic Party, along with segregation and the rest of the Jim Crow laws and violations of the basic rights of man. Faubus, Fullbright, Wallace, Barnett, Thurmomnd, and the rest were firm believers in segregation and the man who signed the Civil Rights Act into law in 1964 NEVER voted in favor of any pro civil rights legislation in his entire political career prior to that Act. I speak of Lyndon Johnson, probably the biggest racist of them all.
Thank you Senator Guillory. Along with Dr. Carson, you are a breath of fresh air and the black population in this country would do well to listen to what you gentlemen have to say. The message I have for the black community is to stop allowing the Democrats to pimp you. All that will get you is the tranquility of servitude.
Mr. Guillory hits the nail on the head. Half of our country believes the government should provide everything. Years ago people turned to family, church or charity for help. It’s disturbing that so many people would give up their freedoms for something as simple as a cellphone. Many of these Obama fans point to conservatives and call them racists, accuse them of being for slavery etc. They don’t realize that Obama and Progressives like him are ushering in a new era of slavery. Control over every aspect of our lives. This time skin color doesn’t matter. If these people have their way, the US will look a lot like China, soon.