Featured Video: Elbert Guillory from Louisiana becomes a Republican

This video should fire up a few people. State Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-La.) recently made the decision to switch his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, and in this video he explains why. There is nothing here that conservatives have not embraced for years, but it’s still nice to see a politician switch and explain himself in this way.

In a statement, Guillory said

Over the last couple years there’s just been increasing distance between me and the Democratic Party.  They’ve left Louisiana and American values.  Things that are part of my community, gun rights, family issues, there’s a lot of issues where that party has just left us behind. Most major decisions in Louisiana are made by Republicans in room filled with Republicans, I feel it’s best for my district that we have a presence in those rooms.

His video certainly seems genuine, but in his statement he implies he’s been locked-out of decisions because of his party affiliation. What say you?

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Steve McGough

Steve's a part-time conservative blogger. Steve grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Washington, D.C. and the Bahamas. He resides in Connecticut, where he’s comfortable six months of the year.


  1. Lynn on June 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Well Steve, politics today is like cheering for a team. If you cheer for the Yankees, and you start to admire the Red Sox too much, the other Yankee fans don’t want you around. Pretty soon you get the message and start cheering for the Red Sox and join their “Red Sox Nation”. I could have used a gang metaphor, but I was trying to be optimistic about our political ?system.

  2. Gary J on June 18, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    ?Best anti left video I have ever seen.Bar none.

  3. ricbee on June 18, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    That’s exactly why I am still a registered Demorat after all these years.

  4. Dimsdale on June 19, 2013 at 9:19 am

    You have just met the next black man to be pilloried as being “out of touch” with “real” black folks by the oh so tolerant Democrats.
    Welcome to the good fight, Elbert!

    • Lynn on June 19, 2013 at 11:03 am

      Yes, indeedy, the Dems will put on their KKK outfits again

  5. yeah on June 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    wake me up when the cancerous leadership of the GOP is removed.? while I applaud El’s coming to his senses that the Progressive party simply isnt the party for him…*cough* oh, right, they still try to tell everyone they are the democrat party…
    while I applaud that, there’s still plenty wrong with GOP “leadership” and waxing about the history of the party is…well, kinda lame when juxtaposed with the crapfest we find our “L-R” politics these days.
    what I want to know, is this guy an authoritarian statist, or not?? that tells me far more than? “R” or “D”


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