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    Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP - - POLITICO.com
    POLITICO has learned that Rep. Parker Griffith, a freshman Democrat from Alabama, will announce today that he’s switching parties to become a Republican.

    According to two senior GOP aides familiar with the decision, the announcement will take place this afternoon in Griffith's district in northern Alabama.

    Griffith’s party switch comes on the eve of a pivotal congressional health care vote and will send a jolt through a Democratic House Caucus that has already been unnerved by the recent retirements of a handful of members who, like Griffith, hail from districts that offer prime pickup opportunities for the GOP in 2010.

    The switch represents a coup for the House Republican leadership, which had been courting Griffith since he publicly criticized the Democratic leadership in the wake of raucous town halls during the summer.

    Griffith, who captured the seat in a close 2008 open seat contest, will become the first Republican to hold the historically Democratic, Huntsville-based district. A radiation oncologist who founded a cancer treatment center, Griffith plans to blast the Democratic health care bill as a prime reason for his decision to switch parties—and is expected to cite his medical background as his authority on the subject.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Welcome Rep. Parker, and give 'em hell.
    They deserve it.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Welcome Rep. Parker, and give 'em hell.
    They deserve it.

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    not exactly a shock...his district is heavily republican which mccain won hands down last november

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    I have long thought that politicians should represent the desires of their constituants that elected them. This concept escapes Lieberman but I digress.

    Time will tell if Griffith's move backfires on him.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    The biggest skunk at the party was the turncoat Spector who guaranteed this benighted health care takeover. That man has not one scruple in his bones. The Republican establishment backed him and then he turned around and stabbed them in the back.

    This defection by this lone representative will be a mere blip on the pond and quickly forgotten. Next November we'll see if the people want totalitarianism or Democracy. If they want Democracy, the "Democrats" will be tossed out of office by the dozens as they should be. Obviously few of them have ever bothered to read the Constitution. All they care about is power and the power they wield over the peons out in the boondocks.
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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    not exactly a shock...his district is heavily republican which mccain won hands down last november
    Sorry. Try again.
    Griffith, who captured the seat in a close 2008 open seat contest, will become the first Republican to hold the historically Democratic, Huntsville-based district.
    Is "Centrist" code for Liberal Democrat?
    Just curious.
    What makes you a centrist?

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Sorry. Try again.


    Is "Centrist" code for Liberal Democrat?
    Just curious.
    What makes you a centrist?

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    i will make a small correction...it went republican by 23pts for mccain last election.



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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i will make a small correction...it went republican by 23pts for mccain last election.



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    Perhaps, but...
    Democrats, however, still hold most offices at the local level, as well as most of the district's seats in the Alabama state legislature. Also, the district is one of only a few in the former Confederacy that has not elected a Republican to the U.S. Congress since Reconstruction. In the mid-1990s it was a seriously contested seat, with longtime incumbent Bud Cramer (D) winning by a narrow 50% vote in 1994. Since then, however, Cramer has taken over 70% of the vote in every election since 1998 and even ran unopposed in the Democratic landslide year of 2006.
    That's a 108-year Democrat stranglehold on that seat.
    Not bad.

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    Re: Exclusive: Rep. Parker Griffith switches to GOP

    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.

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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.
    Disagree.

    They voted for a man that lost faith in his party. Bottom line is his votes on this would have been with the R's, and obviously he feels the party doesn't represent him anymore.

    He's being honest, just as Specter and Jump'in Jim were...

    It's why R's should stop courting the likes of Specter, and Jump'in Jim... Snow Job and what's her name... the other dimwit from the NE... Collins.

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