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Seven Mississippi democrats turn republican (Obama inspires party switches)
WLOX Channel 13 ^ | May 30, 2012

Posted on 05/31/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday.

Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said since democrats took control of the White House, more than 50 state and local democrats have moved to the GOP.

Leake County Sheriff Greg Waggoner is one of those making the party change. Waggoner said he feels the Democratic party has fallen out of line with the country's moral standards.

"This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to turn around and let's go back together," said Waggoner.

Also switching parties Wednesday was Jones County Justice Court Judge David Lyons, Jones County Constable Mitch Sumrall, Leake County Coroner Randolph Scott, Leake County Supervisor Tony Smith, Leake County Justice Court Judge Ken Adcock and Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight.

(Excerpt) Read more at wlox.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: blackrepublicans; dixie; dixiecrats; ms2012; realignment; southerndems

1 posted on 05/31/2012 4:41:42 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; Norman Bates; ...

Seven in one day, that’s quite a catch. There are other switches, some of which are posted in other threads.


2 posted on 05/31/2012 4:43:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

more coming out of the closet blowback for Obama ... Im LOVING this!


3 posted on 05/31/2012 4:48:26 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. and the economy died.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The tidal wave continues...unreported but unabated.


4 posted on 05/31/2012 4:49:42 PM PDT by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Brown Deer; Red Steel; onyx; STARWISE

Seven going together in one day.....How many other non-office holders are joining the numbers?


5 posted on 05/31/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
MUST mean that they're all RACISTS!!!
6 posted on 05/31/2012 4:53:43 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: Clintonfatigued

Never trust a traitor. They are switching to get republican money will still vote as rino’s


7 posted on 05/31/2012 4:55:26 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Be careful what you wish for. What is a RINO but a democrat with an “R” behind their name. These switches just move the center of the republican party to the left and corrupt it from the inside even more.

A tiger cannot change its stripes no matter what color you paint it.....


8 posted on 05/31/2012 4:56:28 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Clintonfatigued

so come november as everyone is fed up with 0failure and vote straight R... they can keep their job


9 posted on 05/31/2012 5:03:12 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Breto

Winston Churchill said that a young person who is not a liberal has no heart and an old person who is not a conservative has no brain.

Do you think his assumption that experience can teach people and change their outlook is wrong?

I will gladly entertain the possibility that ex-Democrats may become more conservative. Not everybody is on auto-pilot. Some people reflect and reconsider.


10 posted on 05/31/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Let me know when Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi switch.

Then I will believe in miracles.


11 posted on 05/31/2012 5:05:54 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Breto
Number 15 on the communist goals for America of 1963.

15) Capture one or both of the political parties in the US.

I was fairly supportive of Bart Stupak as a "conservative" democrat and look what he did. Never again.
12 posted on 05/31/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Clintonfatigued
When some Mississippi Democrat muckymuck switched to the Republican party last year, he remarked that there was no longer any place in the Mississippi Democrat party for white men.
My guess is all of these brand new ‘Republicans’ are white.
13 posted on 05/31/2012 5:11:07 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaParty member, but no longer a Republican)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Bull. They just believe an (R) next to their names will keep them is office.

14 posted on 05/31/2012 5:12:17 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Seven former democrats are now with the ranks of the republican party after making their formal switch Wednesday.

Seven more liberal votes for the GOP to play with not including Mitt Romney.

But HEY it's a win for the GOP!

15 posted on 05/31/2012 5:16:38 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: married21

“Winston Churchill said that a young person who is not a liberal has no heart and an old person who is not a conservative has no brain. Do you think his assumption that experience can teach people and change their outlook is wrong? I will gladly entertain the possibility that ex-Democrats may become more conservative. Not everybody is on auto-pilot. Some people reflect and reconsider.”

I think Churchill said if you are 30 and not conservative . . . :)

Actually, White Mississippi Democrats have had almost nothing in common with the Democrat party for many years. We have relatives there who are both Democrat and more conservative than me—and that’s not easy. They vote R in national elections. But the local politicos are Dems and just as conservative as my relatives.


16 posted on 05/31/2012 5:20:15 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Clintonfatigued

Perhaps it is Obama’s way of taking control of the Republican party. Get enough dems in it and wala.


17 posted on 05/31/2012 5:20:39 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Breto
What is a RINO but a democrat with an “R”

You're so right.There aren't any Strom Thurmond-type Demonrats left in the South.

18 posted on 05/31/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: ModelBreaker

“I think Churchill said if you are 30 and not conservative . . . :)”

I think the quote is:

If you are 20 and not a liberal you don’t have a heart. If you are 30 and not a conservative you don’t have a brain.


19 posted on 05/31/2012 5:25:15 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: edcoil

None of ‘em are legislators.


20 posted on 05/31/2012 5:27:21 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walked into a bar; barkeep said "Hi Mitt")
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To: Clintonfatigued; Duffy; onyx; DrewsMum; Tupelo; mstar; jdirt; Vietnam Vet From New Mexico; ...

Mississippi ping


21 posted on 05/31/2012 5:38:27 PM PDT by WKB (There are too many coincidences in this world...... for this world to be a coincidence.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I don't suppose my former congresscritter was among them.

Nah, Bennie would never......ever.....

22 posted on 05/31/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by stboz
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To: luvbach1

Remember though after 1978 ol’ Strom inched steadily leftward. But Helms never did.


23 posted on 05/31/2012 5:58:37 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Past is prologue: The American people again let us down in this election cycle.)
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To: Breto

Some of that is true but in most Mississippi counties you had to be a democrat to get elected to local office. That’s what’s changing in Mississippi. We will always have the un-principled politician that will run and adopt the platform or idealogy of a political party not because the believe, but only that it expediates their holding office. Newt Gingrich ran as a Republican when it was not likely any Republican could win in his district, he sold the message of Conservatism and the Republican party. We need more like Newt but I do welcome these new Republicans to the Mississippi Republican party. There wouldn’t be much of a Republican party in Mississippi without the party switches, Republicans now hold 7 of 8 statewide elected offices, the House, the Senate, 2 of 3 Psc seats and 3 of 3 Transportation Commission seats, both US Senate seats and 3 of 4 Congressional seats.


24 posted on 05/31/2012 5:58:52 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: WKB

I’m not getting the Mississippi pings, it’s duffee. Thank you very much.


25 posted on 05/31/2012 6:14:20 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: edcoil

Agreed. I do not respect or trust these people. They may well switch parties, but until they repudiate, line by line, their basic beliefs (assuming that they, as Democrats, actually have any basic beliefs) I will not expect anything positive from them.

The only positive thing is if this helps get control of committees...otherwise, no.

They are doing this to try to save their skins.


26 posted on 05/31/2012 6:46:50 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Breto

Congratulations. At least someone gets it. 7 more RINO’s added to the party.

This started in the congress back in the 90’s. It is nothing more than an infiltration if you ask me. Over all these people will always be democrats and liberals.


27 posted on 05/31/2012 6:57:22 PM PDT by Revel
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To: Clintonfatigued; Nachum; Free ThinkerNY; MamaDearest; justiceseeker93; vette6387; gonzo; flat; ...

Titanic Syndrome would be my guess.


28 posted on 05/31/2012 7:24:34 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: EGPWS

Yep, just like that damn former Democrap Reagan!


29 posted on 05/31/2012 7:40:50 PM PDT by Bommer
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To: rlmorel
They may well switch parties, but until they repudiate, line by line, their basic beliefs (assuming that they, as Democrats, actually have any basic beliefs) I will not expect anything positive from them. The only positive thing is if this helps get control of committees...otherwise, no. They are doing this to try to save their skins.

No offense, but you are from Massachusetts and do not understand Southern politics since Reconstruction and the New Deal. What we are witnessing is the final death throes of the old Democrat stranglehold on local politics in the South, and "these people" now switching in Mississippi are a helluva lot more Conservative than most lifelong Republicans in Massachusetts.

As another poster pointed out, these latest switchers are not legislators - those have already switched. Instead, these are local officeholders in small towns and rural areas where the Democrat primary has for generations been tantamount to election. "These people" have voted GOP in national elections for decades, and in state elections since the GOP gained its first solid footholds in those higher offices. By finally self-identifying as Republicans instead of Reagan Democrats, "these people" are signaling that the seismic realignment is complete.

This is a painstaking process that has swept across the South; the switch is virtually complete in Georgia, and now getting into full swing in smaller states like Alabama and Mississippi. And it should be welcomed by all of us, since strong local parties provide the stable roots for state and national offices.

30 posted on 05/31/2012 8:02:11 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: Clintonfatigued
Teton Dam Collapse


31 posted on 05/31/2012 8:21:54 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Always A Marine

I don’t take offense to your post, as it is very much true that I do not claim to completely understand politics in other parts of the country, as some do.

I leave it to commentators like you who may have a finger on the local pulse better than I do, but if it is anything like national politics, there is not a single person, not one, at the national level with a “D” next to their name that I would trust one iota.

In my opinion, the Democratic party finally rotted completely from within when Zell Miller retired. There is not a single Democrat anywhere I would trust to have a hand on any lever of any power.

If you believe these people are really, truly making a switch and won’t be simply Republicans who are going to vote in favor of homosexual marriage, affirmative action and more government regulation, I will take you at your word.


32 posted on 05/31/2012 8:26:49 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Always A Marine

By the way, I presume you refer to people who run as Democrats because they know they have no chance of winning as a Republican in their local political arena.

I have first hand experience with exactly that in Massachusetts, as my father who was active in state politics up here for twenty years had to run as a Democrat.

He was a 30 year military veteran, a plank owner for the group Citizens for Limited Taxation, and didn’t have a liberal bone in his body. But he had to run as a Democrat in local politics.

But it is just as true that the Democrat Party in 1973 bears little overall resemblance to what we see today.


33 posted on 05/31/2012 8:47:37 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Always A Marine

Agreed! Semper Fi.


34 posted on 05/31/2012 9:21:01 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This exposes GOPe’s lie that social issues don’t matter.


35 posted on 05/31/2012 9:53:57 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: WKB; Clintonfatigued

It’s a good start. ;o)

I’m still stunned at Arturo Davis’s defection.

Amazing times we live in.


36 posted on 05/31/2012 11:36:44 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: duffee

Add me to the Mississippi Ping too, please! Still my home, even though I haven’t lived there in years.


37 posted on 06/01/2012 2:18:29 AM PDT by MWFsFreedom
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To: Tupelo
When some Mississippi Democrat muckymuck switched to the Republican party last year, he remarked that there was no longer any place in the Mississippi Democrat party for white men.

Now, if the voters decide that as well...

The Democrat party is a shaky coalition of blacks, gays, feminists, union people, and academics. It will hold together only up until the point where the factions start to fight over a shrinking pie of government money and benefits.

38 posted on 06/01/2012 4:43:19 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625
The Democrat party is a shaky coalition of blacks, gays, feminists, union people, and academics

You left out trial lawyers, relentlessly adding cost to everything.

39 posted on 06/01/2012 4:48:27 AM PDT by alrea
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To: Clintonfatigued
"This is enough. We've gone too far. We've gone down the road of moral decay too far. It's time to stop it. It's time to turn around and let's go back together," said Waggoner.

BTTT.

40 posted on 06/01/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by snowsislander (Please, America, no more dog-eating Kenyan cokeheads in the Oval Office.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If a Rat says it's an Elephant, is it?


41 posted on 06/01/2012 5:29:06 AM PDT by airborne (Paratroopers! Good to the last drop!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; AuH2ORepublican; ...

These Mississipi newbies are who I was a talking about I posted in the wrong thread.


42 posted on 06/01/2012 1:31:48 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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