Another Big Blow to Dems: Third State Lawmaker in a Month Flips to GOP
We’ve been seeing people who might have normally identified themselves as liberals in the past now flipping over and voting for Republicans because the Democrats have moved so far to the left.
Twitter CEO Elon Musk posted a graphic last year that explained it and why he was now voting Republican for the first time.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 28, 2022
He doesn’t think he’s moved; he thinks, as many Democrats do, that the party has left him.
You see it in folks like Bill Maher — although still a Dem, he gets how far left they’ve moved with the woke insanity, for example, and is regularly calling them out for it these days.
But we’re also now seeing it with more politicians changing from Democrat to Republican.
We reported on how Rep. Tricia Cotham in North Carolina just flipped, giving the House Republicans a veto-proof majority against Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper. Cotham explained why she switched:
Democrats will “villainize anyone who has free thought, free judgement, has solutions,” says North Carolina State Rep Tricia Cotham after switching parties.
“If you don’t do exactly what the Democrats want you to do, they will try to bully you. They will try to cast you aside.” pic.twitter.com/Jhnn1TxXjK
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) April 5, 2023
“The modern-day Democratic party has become unrecognizable to me, and to so many others around this state and this country. The party wants to villainize anyone who has free thought, free judgment, has solutions, who wants to get to work to better our state. Not just sit in a meeting and have a workshop after a workshop, but really work with individuals to get things done. Because that’s what real public servants do. If you don’t do exactly what Democrats want you to do, they will try to bully you, they will try to cast you aside.”
There was also longtime Democrat Representative Francis Thompson, who served Northeast Louisiana for 50 years. Imagine how upset you have to be to change your affiliation after half a century. The 81-year-old lawmaker changed his party registration to Republican on Friday, March 17, giving the GOP a supermajority in the House. They already held a supermajority in the state Senate.
Thompson said that the things that the Democrats were pushing were no longer in alignment with his views as a Christian.
“The push the past several years by Democratic leadership on both the national and state level to support certain issues does not align with those values and principles that are part of my Christian life,” Thompson said.
Now there’s a third politician fleeing the Democrats within a month, the second in Louisiana. In addition to Thompson, Rep. Jeremy LaCombe, a Democrat who was elected in 2019 to District 18, which covers parts of Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes, said on Monday that he is switching to Republican, according to The Advocate, a local Louisiana paper.
News: Louisiana House Democrats have lost another member to a party switch.
State Rep. Jeremy Lacombe has switched to the GOP. It comes after state Rep. Francis Thompson gave the House GOP a supermajority by switching parties. Developing story: #lalege https://t.co/riin6B9VvG
— Sam Karlin (@samkarlin) April 10, 2023
Republican #71: Jeremy Lacombe of New Roads. He ran last year for the State Senate and lost. His current district voted 59-39% Trump and 63-36% Kennedy. This was once SOLID “yella dawg” Democratic territory. https://t.co/R3BefQzepQ
— John Couvillon (@WinWithJMC) April 10, 2023
LaCombe has not yet laid out his reasons for switching.
But his switch leaves Democrats with only 32 members in the 105-member House. Republicans now have 71, and there are two independents. Veto overrides, tax measures and some other important decisions require 70 votes in the House to pass.
This should be a big signal to the Democrats that they have a big problem with their extreme agenda. People who want to have any conscience or serve their constituents aren’t going to stand with it.
If it wasn’t evident from these folks fleeing, take a look at where Joe Biden’s numbers are for going along with all this radical nonsense in addition to having horribly failed economic policies.
The switches come as President Biden faces a near-record low approval rating among key groups, including women (43% now vs. 42% low), voters ages 45+ (41% vs. 39% low), suburban voters (41% vs. 39% low), rural voters (31% vs. 30% low) and Democrats (81% vs. 78% low) – Democratic men in particular (79% vs. 78% low), according to a recent Fox News poll.
Biden is also at a low mark of 41% approval among suburban women.
Even CNN was busting Biden on how only a third of Americans thought he deserved another term. I’m surprised it’s even that high given what a disaster he’s been.
But this is one big flashing alarm that Democrats are in a bad place as we move into 2024.
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