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3 elected Mississippi Democrats switch to GOP (State Senator, State Representative, etc.)
CTPost.com ^ | 12/28/10 | HOLBROOK MOHR

Posted on 12/28/2010 7:21:53 PM PST by LdSentinal

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three elected Mississippi Democrats announced Tuesday they are switching to the Republican Party, a move Republicans described as a victory for the GOP and a rebuke of Democratic Party ideology.

State Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, state Rep. Bobby Shows and Simpson County Superintendent of Education Joe Welch announced the changes in their party affiliation during a news conference Tuesday at Mississippi Republican Party headquarters in Jackson.

The party switches don't shift the balance of power in either house of the state Legislature, but GOP officials said it's part of continuing trend in Mississippi and beyond. At least 17 elected Democrats in Mississippi have defected to the GOP in the past two years, Mississippi GOP Chairman Brad White said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; missisippi; party; realignment; republicans; southerndems; switch

1 posted on 12/28/2010 7:22:00 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal
2012 could be a sea change in political demographics..
Which would make 2010 a test case..
2 posted on 12/28/2010 7:25:05 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: LdSentinal

Three more RINOS


3 posted on 12/28/2010 7:25:05 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Cisco Nix

Yup!


4 posted on 12/28/2010 7:25:50 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: LdSentinal
'Three elected Mississippi Democrats announced Tuesday they are switching to the Republican Party, a move Republicans described as a victory for the GOP and a rebuke of Democratic Party ideology.'

Horseshit. They'll be back on the plantation the second it becomes politically expedient to do so. Politicians don't have 'come to Jesus' moments - they're more like ticks looking for another host to feed on.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

5 posted on 12/28/2010 7:28:17 PM PST by Viking2002 (2012 - NO PRISONERS! NO QUARTER!)
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To: LdSentinal

Man, this is becoming a virtual epidemic. Rats are jumping ship all over the country now.


6 posted on 12/28/2010 7:28:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Viking2002

YEP....I don’t trust these converts one bit.


7 posted on 12/28/2010 7:28:57 PM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, thatÂ’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: LdSentinal

We won what? 693 state leg. seats in the election? This has got to bring the total well over 710


8 posted on 12/28/2010 7:32:30 PM PST by SonofReagan
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To: Cisco Nix
Three more RINOS

I wouldn't be too sure about that. Mississippi is very conservative. We have the last of the true conservative democrats in office.

But, time will tell. Party labels be damned. We need honest, conservative elected officials; period.

9 posted on 12/28/2010 7:33:21 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Islander7

I see that it’s possible. Reagan was a democrat at one time.


10 posted on 12/28/2010 7:39:22 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Cisco Nix

i have a hard time when they switch cause they could be playing possum


11 posted on 12/28/2010 7:44:08 PM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: Viking2002

>>Politicians don’t have ‘come to Jesus’ moments - they’re more like ticks looking for another host to feed on.<<

Truer words were never spoken!


12 posted on 12/28/2010 7:53:07 PM PST by B4Ranch (Do NOT remain seated until this ride comes to a full and complete stop! We're going the wrong way!)
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To: LdSentinal
I suspect we may see more party switching as the year goes by. However, will they be RINO’s or conservatives? Time will tell
13 posted on 12/28/2010 8:12:13 PM PST by Farnsworth
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To: Cisco Nix
I see that it’s possible. Reagan was a democrat at one time.

they're no Ronald Reagan.

14 posted on 12/28/2010 8:27:34 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (If these are the good old days, we are so screwed.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

“they’re no Ronald Reagan”

Nope. From what I could google, they certainly are not.


15 posted on 12/28/2010 8:29:51 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: Islander7
I wouldn't be too sure about that. Mississippi is very conservative. We have the last of the true conservative democrats in office. But, time will tell. Party labels be damned. We need honest, conservative elected officials; period.

right. So did they need to change their party in order to be conservative?

16 posted on 12/28/2010 8:29:57 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (If these are the good old days, we are so screwed.)
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To: LdSentinal

Read them their Miranda rights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEnJDaqT3-0


17 posted on 12/28/2010 9:00:46 PM PST by PGalt
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To: LdSentinal

Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of totalitarians.


18 posted on 12/28/2010 9:02:18 PM PST by PGalt
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To: Cisco Nix

They are from the “wet finger in the wind” Party. They have no guiding values other than staying in the legislature. If the Republicans had any moral values themselves, they’d refuse them entry into the party. The Tea Party should run some real conservatives against these a$$ hats in 2012.


19 posted on 12/28/2010 9:21:47 PM PST by vette6387 (Enough Already!)
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To: vette6387

We need a new Party. Tea Party, Conservative Party anything but to keep voting for nothing. The Republican Party has gone faggot.


20 posted on 12/28/2010 9:30:28 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Real Conservatives stay sober and focused)
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To: LdSentinal

They’re switching because the Democratic Party has moved to the Left. Its not a good time to be a Democrat in the South.


21 posted on 12/28/2010 9:42:15 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: the invisib1e hand
right. So did they need to change their party in order to be conservative?

No, most likely they they left their party becasue the Marxists are infiltrating at the state level.

22 posted on 12/29/2010 12:03:19 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

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23 posted on 12/29/2010 6:14:42 AM PST by randita
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To: Cisco Nix

what you said!!! When will they, repbulicans, learn?


24 posted on 12/29/2010 6:57:47 AM PST by q_an_a (a)
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To: LdSentinal
This is happening in Texas, GA and Al and probably in some other states that I haven't read about.

When the final numbers are in, the pubbies will have picked up over 700+ in the state legislatures and probably several hundred in local elections.

25 posted on 12/29/2010 7:05:11 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Islander7

Wow. What courage, abandoning ship like that. Theyll make great republicans and exemplary statesmen.


26 posted on 12/29/2010 7:40:42 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (If these are the good old days, we are so screwed.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
Rep. Shows joins Republican Party

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“I got elected 19 years ago,” Shows said. “I’m the same person today that I was 19 years ago, but the Democratic Party is not the same party it was 19 years ago. It’s drifted further and further to the left, and has gotten to be very liberal. I’ve always been a conservative.”

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I know the Shows family. They are good, decent, conservatives. So, yes, it took courage to change parties. The same courage former democrat RONALD REAGAN demonstrtaed.

27 posted on 12/29/2010 11:17:03 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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