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To: paul in cape

This is a pet peeve of mine. If you get elected as a Democrat, you stay a Democrat. If a Republican, you stay a Republican.

If you want to switch parties, do it before the election cycle— not pull a bait and switch as soon as you’re elected.

This is fraud, pure and simple. Thousands of people gave money to their party to help elect their representative— or, even worse, gave money directly to his campaign. He’s got an obligation to those constituents to fulfill that “contract”.


31 posted on 11/13/2010 7:48:24 AM PST by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: Egon
If you want to switch parties, do it before the election cycle— not pull a bait and switch as soon as you’re elected.

Agreed. Phil Gramm did it right:

(from Wikipedia)

Just days after being reelected in 1982, Gramm was thrown off the House Budget Committee for supporting Reagan's tax cuts. In response, Gramm resigned his House seat on January 5, 1983. He then ran as a Republican for his own vacancy in a February 12, 1983 special election, and won. He became the first Republican to represent the district since its creation.
34 posted on 11/13/2010 7:53:53 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Egon
This is a pet peeve of mine. If you get elected as a Democrat, you stay a Democrat. If a Republican, you stay a Republican. If you want to switch parties, do it before the election cycle— not pull a bait and switch as soon as you’re elected. This is fraud, pure and simple.

Bait and switch my foot.

The Democrat party and anybody voting for it, serving it and running as it is shredding our Constitution and destroying our country.

They are fraudulent.

That's my pet peeve.

43 posted on 11/13/2010 8:29:11 AM PST by FreeReign
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