Another Republican leaves the GOP citing the attack on women and minorities

February 10, 2014
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Former Florida Rep. Ana Rivas Logan is abandoning the GOP ship and will register as a Democrat, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

She said, “The GOP of today is not the party I joined. It’s not the party of my parents. It’s a party that has been radicalized and held hostage by a group of extremists.”

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Charlie Crist welcomed Logan aboard.

 

 

 

TPM reports, “Logan explained her reasons for leaving the GOP, calling it “a party that attacks women and minorities — and one that asked me, and my former Hispanic Republican colleagues in the Florida legislature, to turn on their own people by supporting extreme anti-immigrant policies.”

My only question is, why did it take so long?

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  • Hank

    Positioning herself as Crist’s Hispanic, lieutenant governor running mate?

    • genderman

      Anything is better than Mega Medicare/Medicaid fraudster Rick Scott who just bought his way into office with the half billion dollar golden parachute he got from HCA… HCA got 14 felonies… why wasn’t Bush insider Scott charged?

      • Hank

        I’m sorry. For a moment there, I forgot the “but..but…Bush!!! factor.” My bad!!

  • juicyfruityyy

    Just another Party Changer I wouldn’t vote for.

    • fantagor

      Yes, she should have stuck with the GOP so they could eventually relegate her to honorary kitchen matron and baby maker.

    • grannygrey50

      Well, there are a lot of us around who HAVE changed parties…I was a Republican..but didn’t always vote for only Republican candidates..as some were scums, just like there were some scums in the Democratic Party.. Since my mother was an office and campaign manager for 2 Republican senatorial candidates in the 50′s, I know a lot more about politics than most, as I was in college. Many of the things that many Republicans worked to get through are now what the Democrats are working on to get through and also improve on. I have been a registered Democrat for quite a while now..but there have been some Democrats I wouldn’t vote on for dogcatcher…just not as many of them as Republicans. Birch Bayh was one of those Democrats…and I slapped him in the face when he got his hands on me when I was pregnant…

    • genderman

      She wasn’t white enough to share the stage with Catherine McMorris Rodgers.

  • Thraceguy

    A two party system used to work. I miss the old GOP, but would never have chosen one in my lifetime.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Good, let the flood gates open!
    And I sincerely hope many others follow her example and register as a Democrat, because I’ve had enough of these cowards who know damn well that one party has gone completely batshit crazy off-the-rails insane, yet they cop-out by just calling themselves independent.
    It’s time to start calling the rightwing lunacy what it really is….and I’m looking at you MSM with your relentless both-sides horsepucky.

  • M A G

    I continue to ask why any woman, non-Caucasian, non-Christian, or any other minority still associate with the GOP. It baffles me completely.

    • Ripley in CT

      because they watch Fox news and Fox news feeds them lies about the Democratic party. And the President. And the bible. And climate change. And women. Should I go on?

      • Donald Berghuis

        I agree with the Faux Noise chracterization of the Rethug party. Not the claim about the Bible. It does not coincide with Rethug ideology.

        • Ripley in CT

          You’re not serious, right? Have you been paying attention? I know plenty of “good” practicing christians, and none of them like the way their religion is portrayed by the GOP and FoxNews pundits and political aspirants. They all ABSOLUTELY bastardize the teachings of the bible, according to whatever fits their needs at the time.

    • Donald Berghuis

      Why that “non-Christian” thing in there. Christians do not necessarily follow the GOP/Tea Party line.

      • M A G

        The GOP has made it abundantly clear that if you are atheist, Muslim, Buddhist, anything other than Christian, you are not welcome.

  • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

    And she’s right. I hold loyalty as one of the highest attributes but there comes times in all our lives where our priorities change, or those of others change and remaining loyal is no longer in our best interest.

    • M A G

      Yes, there is a difference between loyalty and blind loyalty. I don’t think blind loyalty is ever in our best interest.

      • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

        I agree, unfortunately in practice it’s something I have a harder time executing.

        • Edward Michael Stoddard

          But your integrity wins out, forcing the courage you need to maintain it. The fact you have integrity is honorable – too many do not.

      • Edward Michael Stoddard

        I think a lot of people learned about how bad blind loyalty could be from WWII, especially the German people. Their passive compliance as a group cost many people their lives.

    • majii

      It’s something that I’ve been wondering about female GOPTP politicians like Bachmann, Fox, and Blackburn for quite some time now, Carla–how can they be female, mothers/relatives of females and vote to invade their, and our, uteri in such disgusting ways, and how they can raise their daughters to think that men have the right to make our healthcare decisions for us. It has never made sense to me.

      It’s also never made sense to me that Latino/Hispanic politicians in the GOPTP can go along with the party policy of disparaging other Latinos/Hispanics. Just as I don’t understand why Allen West says we blacks who vote for democratic politicians are on “democrat plantations.” I figure that these groups/persons go along with the GOPTP because they think it is the party of “better” Americans. I read an article on Op Ed News’ site about this type of thinking a couple days ago. The article said that many in the GOPTP are there because the party makes them feel they’re the cream of the crop and better than minorities, gay Americans, atheists, and others, even though many of them are worse off economically than many in these groups. I think they’ve been brainwashed into voting against their own interests by hearing over and over again that if you’re not a member of the GOPTP, you’re a taker, vile, a threat to them, a miscreant, and you should be wiped from the face of the earth. Never mind that this is a lie because in my case, I worked and paid taxes for 35 years in a row before I retired. I’m sick of some GOPTPers making the false claim that democrats/progressives/liberals are looking for the government to “give” us something when the truth is that we, in general, are better-educated, hold ourselves to a higher moral standard, and our salaries are higher than a lot of GOPTPers.

      • http://www.tumblr.com/blog/akinsc Carla Akins

        I wish I knew for sure, but in the case of my Mom who became born again in her 40′s – her faith became her new addiction. She is faithful to FoxNews, Pat Roberts and her Southern Baptist Minister. She’ll vote however she’s instructed. My best friend grew up in small town mid-Missouri the only daughter of 7, her father a farmer and staunch Republican. Politics were discussed daily with meals in their home. She has always struggled for her father’s attention and affection, and being a good Republican has long been a part of it. Now, she one of those people that post racist memes on her Facebook page. She wasn’t that person growing up, or even as a young adult. These days, even her Dad talks of how the R’s are not the same party (but he still worships Reagan) but it’s like she’s so committed to this position, she can’t see any other way.

        • Edward Michael Stoddard

          Fox News, Religion and the GOP are all things for those who don’t want to have to think for themselves. They prefer to be told what to think. Most real thinkers are on the liberal side of things.

        • Donald Berghuis

          Sounds like my mom. A good and loving woman, but a dyed in the wool Republican. I got my dose of Progressiveness in college and asked her about her politics. No matter what progressive idea I pointed out to her, she was generally in favor of it, but it all came down to the question of Abortion.”Dems kill babies.” I told her that if Christ was running against the Devil for a political office, she’d have to find out who was the Republican before she would know who to vote for. Argument ended right then, as I think she cuffed me up side of the head for being a smart ass.

      • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

        I understand the dilemma for many women and minorities who are perplexed by the extreme right turn the GOP has taken, but I’m glad that they are starting to wake up.
        As for Allen West, he’s as crazy as a shithouse rat while just trying just to cash in like ‘mercenary’ Michael Steele.

      • Hank

        “It’s something that I’ve been wondering about female GOPTP politicians like Bachmann, Fox, and Blackburn for quite some time now…”

        Precisely because they’re not stupid enough to fall for that swill you’re pushing.

      • Donald Berghuis

        I have relatives who consider me a taker because I take the money Social Security pays me, the Medical insurance Medicare gives me, and the payments I receive from the VA for service connected disability . “All that socialistic stuff.” My service and my paying into be damned.

  • mea_mark

    The republican party has become the sock puppet of the extremely rich. If you don’t want to be a sock puppet, it’s time to bail.

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