Hitting from both sides of the ol-plate. Elbert Guillory represents the 24th District in the Louisiana State Senate. Until 2007, he was a Republican. In 2007 he became a Democrat. Well, apparently Elbert has switched back. He’s a Republican again.
Switching parties is nothing new. Ronald Reagan, the icon of conservatism, started out as a registered Democrat. He switched to the Republican party in 1962, with the now famous line “I didn’t leave the Democratic Party, the party left me.”
Condoleezza Rice pulled the switchero in 1984. Condi’s father was a Republican, and she said, “”The Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote,” she said, “The Republicans did.” However, she still started out a registered Democrat before making the switch.
Michael Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat until running as a Republican for mayor of New York in 2001. Apparently, there were too many other Democrats running for mayor.
Fran’s favorite thick-ankled former Secretary of State, Hillary, used to be a Republican. She actually worked as a “Goldwater girl” in the 1964 presidential election. The mental picture is mind-numbing. In 1972 she campaigned for presidential contender George McGovern with her best new boyfriend, Bill Clinton, and the rest is history.
So, back to old Elbert. He’s put out a YouTube video to talk about the switch, in case you haven’t seen it. It’s called “Why I am a Republican.” I like it. I identify with the message. Some of the philosophy is why I identify with the conservative politics. Elbert can speak the gospel, so to speak.
I just don’t get the switch, switch-back thing. Can’t make up your mind?
But, if you haven’t had the opportunity to watch Elbert’s video, here it is. You should watch it.