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Ex-Rep. switches parties to run again (Gene Taylor MS)
The Hill ^ | March 1, 2014

Posted on 03/01/2014 11:01:22 AM PST by SMGFan

Former Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor (Miss.) is switching to the Republican Party and launching a bid against the man who beat him in 2010, Rep. Steve Palazzo (R-Miss.).

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: genetaylor; mississippi; stevepalazzo

1 posted on 03/01/2014 11:01:22 AM PST by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

This “Party Switch” could be nothing more then placing a Fox in the Hen house.


2 posted on 03/01/2014 11:09:48 AM PST by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: WesternPacific

Taylor was arguably one of Nancy’s least reliable troopers

He’s more conservative than a New England GOP

I know a progressive in his district whose head likely exploded over this

He gave big bucks to Gene.....my friend is a tort lawyer

We grew up together


3 posted on 03/01/2014 11:15:47 AM PST by wardaddy (Bus to Shreveport... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYF682WYRtw&feature=youtube_gdata_)
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To: SMGFan

The incumbent (Palazo) is on the primary my congressmen list of the Club for Growth. Don’t know how Taylor would play out.


4 posted on 03/01/2014 11:21:48 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: SMGFan

Not a real fan of Party switchers. I mean, welcome and all, but I won’t trust you for a very long time.


5 posted on 03/01/2014 11:28:54 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

The Big Tent philosophy is what’s getting the entire GOP into trouble. If the GOP would, just, stay a conservative political party, on all of the issues, from day one and for always, then they would be in much better political shape today.


6 posted on 03/01/2014 11:38:08 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: RIghtwardHo

We don’t see this (party switchers) much in Washington state. The one time I recall it happening it didn’t work out too well because 1. he wasn’t welcomed to the pubbie party, 2. he was trashed by the dhimmi party, and 3. he wasn’t trusted by anyone!


7 posted on 03/01/2014 11:47:10 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: wardaddy
He’s more conservative than a New England GOP

Not saying much since New England GOP'ers would have been considered ultra liberal a few years ago. Hopefully, he will be different if he is elected as a Republican.

8 posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:06 AM PST by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: SMGFan

Another Rat Lite!


9 posted on 03/01/2014 11:54:28 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: WesternPacific

This happens every time the Republicans are in the process of winning or has won. The switching democrats have
convinced too many republicans to act like democrats. A
democrat is a democrat, no matter which side of the aisle
they happen to sit on.


10 posted on 03/01/2014 12:05:19 PM PST by tillacum
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To: tillacum
A democrat is a democrat, no matter which side of the aisle they happen to sit on.

It does seem difficult, if not impossible, for a politician to change his spots. Like a Chameleon, they are very good at disguising themselves but they still remain a Chameleon.

11 posted on 03/01/2014 12:12:47 PM PST by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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To: SMGFan

He’s just missing all the perks of the office. He doesn’t have any real skills other than living off of the taxpayers.


12 posted on 03/01/2014 12:16:43 PM PST by vette6387
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
The Big Tent philosophy is what’s getting the entire GOP into trouble. If the GOP would, just, stay a conservative political party, on all of the issues, from day one and for always, then they would be in much better political shape today.

Problem with that strategy is that so many politicians at the federal level are sociopaths.

13 posted on 03/01/2014 12:17:44 PM PST by BRL
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To: SMGFan

Not as if these days there’s any difference between the two parties.


14 posted on 03/01/2014 12:17:51 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: wardaddy

When I was in grad school at Southern Miss, Taylor was running against a very popular conservative Republican. I thought he was wasting his time but he was really out there shaking hands etc.

He even came on campus and went around glad handing everyone including me. He lost by a large margin but the rep who beat him (and whose name escapes me right now) died in a plane crash not long after the election.

Taylor was in good shape for the election to replace him. He won and as near as I could tell was about as conservative as most Republican.


15 posted on 03/01/2014 12:48:28 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SMGFan.


16 posted on 03/01/2014 1:11:24 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: yarddog

That would be Larkin Smith, former sheriff of Harrison County.


17 posted on 03/01/2014 1:26:02 PM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: Islander7

Thanks, I kept trying to remember him but I seem to have a lot more mental blocks than when I was younger.


18 posted on 03/01/2014 1:34:48 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: WesternPacific

The only question is ‘did he vote for o’care?’


19 posted on 03/01/2014 1:54:26 PM PST by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: SMGFan

While Gene Taylor did vote against Obamacare, no rational person can look at his voting record (including multiple votes to elect Nancy Pelosi Speaker of the House) and conclude that he is more conservative than Steven Palazzo. While Rep. Palazzo isn’t conservative enough for my taste, we need a Tea Party type challenger, not an ineffective retread like Gene Taylor.


20 posted on 03/01/2014 2:13:12 PM PST by SouthernMan
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To: SouthCarolinaKit
The only question is ‘did he vote for o’care?’

His answer to that question would tell his true intentions, wouldn't it?

21 posted on 03/01/2014 2:23:57 PM PST by WesternPacific (The herded sheep have finally arrived at the slaughter house.)
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