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.