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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    I don't really approve of representatives changing parties during their terms. I think that the more ethical choice would be to become non-affiliated, then run on a new party ticket in a future election.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    While I'm suspicious of any politician who switches parties, I think they should only be able to do so at election time.

    Such a big jump in beliefs and principles probably means they didn't have any to begin with.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    Switching parties should be against the law. His constituents voted for a democrat, not a republican. If he wants to switch he should wait until the next election.
    Why allow him to masquerade around with a Democrat title while making decisions as a Republican? I do think that some sort of review of his position should occur though. The people voted for a Democrat and this elected official possibly mislead and lied to the people.

    He is choosing to take a chance of not being re-elected by changing to Republican in a Democratic district.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I don't really approve of representatives changing parties during their terms. I think that the more ethical choice would be to become non-affiliated, then run on a new party ticket in a future election.
    Honesty is ethical... I like the political fall-out aspect... it hurts dems more than R's... as we know who our demons are and wish they'd go away... put us out of our misery, and finish their political careers.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Such a big jump in beliefs and principles probably means they didn't have any to begin with.
    Why is changing parties the same as changing beliefs and principles?

    From the looks of it this guy mostly voted with the Republicans as it was, might as well call a duck a duck.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    While I'm suspicious of any politician who switches parties, I think they should only be able to do so at election time.

    Such a big jump in beliefs and principles probably means they didn't have any to begin with.
    No, not necessarily.

    For example:

    When you have a president claiming to be post-partisan, post-racial, a complainer about spending and then behaves contradictory to those statements, and his lunatics in his party encourage it...

    A principled man has only one choice.

    Fight... and abandon the rancid ship.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Perhaps, but...


    That's a 108-year Democrat stranglehold on that seat.
    Not bad.

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    not bad, but ya gotta admit, 23pts is a significant margin of victory

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Nothing would make me happier if fiscal Democrats took over the GOP one seat at a time.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    not bad, but ya gotta admit, 23pts is a significant margin of victory
    I agree, but 108 years at the local level... That's a Trivial Pursuit question.

    I say we call it a draw.



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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Nothing would make me happier if fiscal Democrats took over the GOP one seat at a time.
    Nothing would make me happier than having Conservatives take over Blue Dog seats.

    Look at where they got us?
    Good tactic by the Dems though... send the rabid socialists in hiding and run blue dawgs.
    Then after the election... put their balls in a vice and threaten to light 'em on fire.

    Like Obama, it's a one-timer tactic after the bullsh*t they pulled in the last year.

    They showed us... even the dumbest rock... what these people have "planned" for us.

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