Another Republican jumps ship

Jason Thigpen - at the USS North Carolina

This time, in North Carolina:

Yesterday, a North Carolina Republican congressional candidate switched his party affiliation to Democrat, saying that he “refuse[s] to be part of an extremist movement in the GOP that only appears to thrive on fear and hate mongering of anyone and everyone who doesn’t walk their line.”

In a statement posted on his website, Jason Thigpen criticized the establishment candidate, Walter Jones, saying “[t]he GOP leadership has such little regard and faith in the more than 1 Million people whom live in NC’s 3rd Congressional District that they don’t believe even one of us are good enough to represent OUR District. So they sent a lobbyist who’s lived in Washington, D.C. for the last 15 or more years. What an insult.”

Earlier this year, Thigpen attacked the strict new North Carolina voting law, writing that “[y]ou can paint a turd and sell it as art, but it’s still a turd.”

Thigpen is a six-year Army veteran and, according to his website, a recipient of the Purple Heart. “I didn’t go to war to defend the liberties and freedoms of one party, race, sex, or one income class of Americans,” he writes of the Republican attempt to suppress the vote.

H/t Federal Fraud Attorney Terry Eaton.

2 thoughts on “Another Republican jumps ship

  1. Thigpen and his real motives aside, it is refreshing to hear the Republicans being so honest in their defense of neo-Nazi, Catholic Steve Scalise.
    Why wouldn’t we pander to white, racist, bigots to get elected they ask? They even admit that many of the people who vote Republican are intolerant and not all that bright. But what the hell, they say, a votes a vote.

  2. And another Blue Dog Dem is born. Oh joy. I’m sure Harry and Nancy have soaked their panties from arousal.

    Catholics are the original fascists, Imohtep, especially the Italian ones. Just look that the mooks on the Supreme court. Makes me ashamed to be Irish American anymore looking at the politics of much of my family and school mates. Plus Bill O’Reilly.

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