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Texas Dem switches to Republican Party
over defunding the police, 'chaos' on
the border

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 11/15/2021 10:07:42 PM

A Texas Democrat switched his affiliation to the Republican Party over the party's left-leaning embrace of defunding the police policies and "chaos" on the southern border. State Rep. Ryan Guillen announced in a Monday press conference that he would seek reelection to his south Texas seat as a Republican, saying the Democratic Party's far-left values are no longer in line with his own. Specifically, Guillen cited his now-former party’s backing of defunding the police and the compounding crisis at the southern border under President Biden. "Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington

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Reply 1 - Posted by: padiva 11/15/2021 10:31:37 PM (No. 978836)
Welcome home.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: itsonlyme 11/15/2021 10:37:43 PM (No. 978838)
"chaos" at the border? Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas September 21, 2021 "Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas insisted that the U.S. borders are closed during a heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., on Tuesday." Oh wait.......... October 20, 2021 "Apprehensions of undocumented migrants crossing the southern U.S. border passed 1.7 million in fiscal year 2021 to hit an all-time high, according to Customs and Border Protection data obtained by NBC News, as U.S. officials turn their attention to a huge new caravan of migrants in southern Mexico that may head north as soon as this weekend." Alejandro "Mindless" Mayorkas
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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird 11/15/2021 10:54:03 PM (No. 978847)
My idea of good news.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Imright 11/15/2021 11:26:19 PM (No. 978860)
FTA: ~~""The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas," he continued.The former Democrat had won his seat by nearly 17 points in the 2020 election and has served in the Texas House for almost two decades. Guillen's switch is a win for Republicans as the party pushes to gain traction along the historically blue border.Republican Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan joined Guillen at his announcement in Floresville."~~ Welcome Aboard!! MAGA!!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: john56 11/15/2021 11:34:32 PM (No. 978864)
I guess welcome. But I suspect the decision may have more to do with how his district was redrawn. His state house district is just south of my district and a big (Republican) chunk of it moved into his.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Northcross 11/15/2021 11:35:05 PM (No. 978865)
Hopefully the first of many naturally conservative Hispanics. The Dems thought they had Hispanics in their pockets. This will be a rude awakening.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo 11/15/2021 11:53:53 PM (No. 978882)
This is how Dems embed saboteurs in the GOP. Give a lot of false outrage, and lavish groveling to their 'new masters' - then stab them in the back when it's deemed most effective. I would NEVER trust this guy.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/16/2021 12:00:56 AM (No. 978886)
I am hearing he is switching because his district is turning away from the Democrats and he wants to keep his job. He hasn't changed from being a Democrat in his thinking.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Come And Take It 11/16/2021 12:04:28 AM (No. 978890)
The GOPe ain't much better, but to stay a Democrap these days is to b a full blown communist.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2 11/16/2021 12:34:13 AM (No. 978908)
Demonrat values in Wash DC?? They're are none. Zip, nada.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice 11/16/2021 12:47:52 AM (No. 978918)
#7, they don't have to do this to infiltrate us There are groups like Landmark Communications who find someone they can pass as "conservative" but who is really a Dem and run him/her as a Republican. They have done it many times. There was some woman who was finally found out and dumped and Raffensberger is another. I saw his name on their documents.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: mifla 11/16/2021 4:18:23 AM (No. 978971)
"Since I cannot get elected as a Dem, I am switching parties".
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rinktum 11/16/2021 5:26:38 AM (No. 978997)
I would say welcome, when this guys proves himself. My jaded self tells me Texans should keep an eye on him. However, if he is sincere, then I would welcome him. It pays to be cautious in this political climate.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: The Remnants 11/16/2021 6:28:12 AM (No. 979033)
I would bet there are many who call themselves Democrat, or Republican for that matter, who care not to obey the laws of this country, but only want to take advantage of the benefits of citizenship. And so, we have a divided country.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Daisymay 11/16/2021 7:25:38 AM (No. 979071)
I think we're going to see a lot of Dems switching from the Party that is going to take the biggest beatdown in history in 2022! I think Republicans should watch them and if they have a REPUBLICAN already running for that Seat, maybe they should back the One who brought you to the Dance! I don't trust a person who was a Democrat for many years suddenly seeing the Light. Sorry! I don't think we should fall for that one!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: TCloud 11/16/2021 7:54:31 AM (No. 979091)
Beware for Lifer Pols do anything for political convenience! Wyoming GOP dropped kicked Liz to da curb and she will drift to the Left where her heart is!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: udanja99 11/16/2021 7:57:33 AM (No. 979094)
Let’s just wait and see. After all, Ronaldus Magnimus was a demonrat for decades before switching parties.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Yuban 11/16/2021 8:05:19 AM (No. 979102)
Proving there just isn't much difference between a Democrat and a Republican.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob 11/16/2021 8:08:20 AM (No. 979105)
I smell a rat as in democRAT you just received another RINO who wants to keep his snout in the trough but his district turned red on him. Any person who stands with a party like the democrats is blue to the bone. I can say in my life I never changed parties or voted democrat I realized what they were in my youth with my first vote. No! I wouldn't trust this guy not to poison the water hole.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 11/16/2021 8:11:17 AM (No. 979109)
Welcome back Rep. Guillen. Just don't start giving us the RINO treatment.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: homefry 11/16/2021 8:25:34 AM (No. 979133)
Something is happening in South Texas? WELL DUH! Where'd you park your squad car detective? There is something happening all over the US! dim-0s are turning this country into venezuela.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Strike3 11/16/2021 9:56:31 AM (No. 979257)
It took ten months to make that decision?
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Zigrid 11/16/2021 10:02:33 AM (No. 979268)
Welcome aboard the Trump stop is the White House and the house and senate...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Omen55 11/16/2021 1:35:36 PM (No. 979555)
We will take all of dem that are not insane. So not that many.
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