Welcome to the GOP, Sen. Elbert Guillory

Louisiana State Senator Elbert Guillory has had his fill of liberalism and switched parties this past week.  His decision makes Sen. Guillory the first black Republican state senator in Louisiana since Reconstruction.

A Rutgers University educated lawyer, Guillory made his announcement at a luncheon of the @Large Conference, a national gathering of black conservatives. He said he was proud to end his association with “the Party of Disappointment.”

Among those disappointments, he said, are the fact that the Democrat Party has “left Louisiana behind” and has taken stands contrary to the state’s beliefs “on issues like abortion, Second Amendment rights and family values.”

Listen carefully as he articulates a powerful message, citing the pro-abortion bent of the Democrat party. But he didn’t stop there. He also takes Barack Obama to task for the scandals pervasive in his administration. “There is an alternative to what we have,” he said. “I want better for my country.  We must work through and past these disappointments…to a brighter day.”

His voting record, courtesy of Vote Smart, is a tribute to conservatism.

Guillory counseled the attendees, “We can lead our community to not putting all our eggs in one basket. To not being taken advantage of and neglected because we’re in the hip pocket of the Party of Disappointment. Now we all know what we received from that party. But let’s look at what we’ve received from the Republican Party.” Then Sen. Guillory details the actions taken by Republicans, often over the objections of Democrats, from the passage of Civil Rights legislation to the strides made in education.

Guillory was emphatic in his denunciation of his former party: “Their support of dependency over self-reliance, of everything but traditional marriage, of abortion on demand, their policies have encouraged the high teen birth rates, high school drop-out rates, high incarceration rates and very high unemployment rates,” the Republican state senator declared.


6 Responses to Welcome to the GOP, Sen. Elbert Guillory

  1. CD 9 says:

    It seems to me the fastest growing conservatives are black. I think we are reaching out or community involvement with the wrong group. Blacks are born here they have a build in love for this country as long as they are not taught to hate by parents who were sold that bill of goods by Lyndon Johnson.

  2. eubykdisop says:

    In 2011, Black people constituted 13.1% of the U. S. population but they constituted 32.4% of the population of Louisiana. At the same time, Latinos constituted 16.7% of the population nationally but only 4.4% of the population of Louisiana.

    What impact does the immigration agenda of B. Hussein Obama have on the almost one third of the residents of Louisiana who are Black?

    “Black Leaders Warn Congress About Gang of Eight Bill’s Impact on Black Americans”

    “Monday, June 3, 2013”

    “A group of Black Leaders sent a letter to Congress on Monday warning them about the negative impacts the Gang of Eight’s immigration bill will have on Black Americans. The group sent their letter to Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Senators from states with the highest levels of Black unemployment.”

    “It is our position that each Member of Congress must consider the disastrous effects that Senate Bill 744 would have on low skill workers of all races, while paying particular attention to the potential harm to African Americans. Credible research indicates that black workers will suffer the greatest harm if this legislation were to be passed,” the letter from the Black American Leadership Alliance said.”

    “The letter states that Blacks typically have education levels similar to illegal aliens and new immigrants putting them in direct competition with immigrant workers.”

    “Of course, some of the immigrants referred to by Senate Bill S. 744 work in high-skill sectors, but the vast majority of them will compete with young Americans for entry level jobs, including jobs traditionally held by black workers in the low skilled wage sector,” the letter said.”

    “The current unemployment rate for Black Americans is 13% – about twice the national average.”


    Senator Guillory has good reason to abandon the Democrat party when one third of the residents of his state would be inordinately adversely impacted by the “comprehensive immigration reform” being promoted by Obama and the Democrats!

  3. CD 9 says:

    I read that article, and it is very true. But then you need to realize BHO has no loyalty to American’s no matter the color. But blacks are suffering more than most. I am still very upset that they have been kept so ignorant they have no idea who has made them the permanent underclass. DemoRATS of course.

    • eubykdisop says:

      Yes, CD 9, the point is that Black Americans have, in many respects, been hardest hit by Democrat policies. However, I think you can see, as reflected in the linked article in my above comment, that Black leaders are becoming increasingly aware that Blacks are being thrown under the bus in favor of illegal immigrants, particularly Hispanic illegal immigrants. It may take some time for that to filter down to the majority of the Black community but the ever-increasing pain is going to become obvious and undeniable over time.

      I think that there is a big split coming between Black U. S. citizens and illegal aliens. I also believe that Democrats are well aware that it’s coming. That is why Democrats are in such a hurry to increase the number of illegals, so that they can numerically overwhelm Black U. S. citizens, thereby politically disempowering them before they turn on and bring down Democrats.

      The really scary thing, though, is not Hispanics gaining citizenship, but Asians gaining citizenship, particularly Chinese. That’s “stealth” but it’s huge! Women from Communist China are coming here to give birth. Their children are therefore U. S. citizens BUT the babies are immediately taken back to China and raised under Communism. When those kids become adults, they can come here and vote, hold political office and even run for president!

  4. Orion says:

    Just as the Louisiana state senator realized his true place was with the Republicans, we have some Republicans in our AZ state senate who should have the same reawakening and move over with the Democrats. They vote with them, anyway.

    • AZ Conservative Guy says:

      Don’t just allude to these Arizona Senate RINOs, NAME THEM!!
      Steve Pierce (LD1)
      Rich Crandall (LD16)
      John McComish (LD18)
      Michelle Reagan (LD23)
      Bob Worsley (LD25)
      Adam Driggs (LD28)

      The traitorous Michelle Reagan wants to be Secretary of State because it is next in line for the Governor‘s office. Don’t let it happen. If you think we’re being sold out by Jan Brewer, this will be looked back on as a cakewalk compared to what we’d get with Michelle Reagan.