Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Parker Griffith, a Blame America Democrat, to Face Conservative Primary Challenge

Okay, here's an update to my previous post, "Will Alabama Democrat Parker Griffith Be RINO?'

It turns out the basic point is not lost on voters in the district. Griffith will face a challenge in the GOP primary, accoding to Politico, "
Griffith Getting Primaried" (via Memeorandum):

Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith may be switching parties to improve his reelection prospects, but he'll be facing a competitive Republican primary against a GOP elected official already in the race.

Madison County Commissioner Mo Brooks will be remaining in the race, according to his campaign manager Bruce Tucker, who called Griffith’s party switch “a desperate political move.”

“We’ve known for a long time that Parker Griffith’s principles are either for sale to the highest bidder or can change depending on how the poll results are looking,” Tucker said.
Plus, conservative Les Phillip will stay in the race as well. And here's the ad the RNCC ran against Griffith last year:

Griffith is known for this statement from his 2008 campaign:
I think America's greatest enemy is America and its materialism. And I think that we have nothing to fear from radical Islam. We have nothing to fear from any other religion if we are strong on our own beliefs. I don't fear radical Islam.
He claims his remarks were taken out of context, but there's plenty of context right there to know that his party switch is meaningless. Vote him out in the primary.

ADDED: Linked at Ace of Spades HQ, "Rep. Griffith: Hey, I Just Noticed the Party I've Belonged To My Whole Life Is Sort of Liberal 'n Stuff." Also, at Republican Redefined, "Freshman Dem Parker Griffith Defects to the Right. Do We Want Him?"


Republican Redefined said...

Great post. Glad to finally find a conservative with some genuine reservations about this guy. I will be linking to this article and will be back. Great site.