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Can We Trust Democrats that Switch Parties?

It seems that a number of Republicans are welcoming the news that Representative Parker Griffith has become a Republican. This could just be the beginning of a trend. One that should bring pause to the Republican Party.

While Griffith is likely more towards the Conservative side than Dede Scozzafava, the fact is, he is was a Democrat. This is the party that has attacked anyone Conservative – Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, etc. and demonized them for their views.

Where was Griffith then?

This is the party that has locked Republicans out of discussions in the House on almost every bit of legislation to pass through.

Where was Griffith then?

And if you look at Griffith’s voting record, it looks like he found his Conservative voice sometime last fall. Around the time that, he started voting often with the Republicans. Overall, he has voted with the Democrats 84% of the time, but as the Virginia and New Jersey elections, as well as the mood of the country drifted to the right, Griffith began doing the same.

This looks like Rep. Griffith is realizing his slim margin of victory in the 2008 election, a year that saw big gains for the Democrats, is going to be woefully inadequate in 2010 with the shift back to the right.

In a brief examination of Griffith’s voting record, it appears that he has been perfectly happy to increase Federal power over State’s rights on many of his votes. While the Republicans voted “No” on a number of bills that increased Federal Conservation powers, Griffith voted with the Democrats.

Griffith voted for the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 – a pork filled bill that would have been irresponsible in good economic times, but is criminal in a recession.

IT appears that Griffith’s voting record reveals more about him than his current words. He is more interested in keeping his than in stopping Pelosi and company. It is like the mistress that convinces her lover to leave his wife for her. Can she ever really trust him not to betray her as well? It is doubtful.

It is hoped that the Alabama Republicans will continue to mount a challenger in 2010. Only instead of the 2010 General Election, in a Republican primary.

Griffith is to much of a RISC. (Republican in Socialist Clothing.)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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