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RandySF

(61,532 posts)
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 01:25 AM Feb 2014

Another Florida Republican joins the Democratic Party

Less than two months after the Republican National Committee announced a multi-million dollar campaign to improve minority outreach, one of its state Hispanic directors is leaving the Republican Party altogether.

In a letter released by The Florida Nation on Monday, RNC State Director Of Florida Outreach Pablo Pantoja announced that he is changing his political affiliation to the Democratic Party.

"It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today," he wrote. "I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them."

Back in March, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the organization was investing $10 million to send hundreds of workers into Hispanic, black and Asian communities to improve standing with voters. Here in May, questions continue to linger whether a line of amendments proposed by Republican voices will derail immigration reform, and subsequently dampen chances for improving relations with minority voters.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/pablo-pantoja-democrat_n_3269977.html

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MattSh

(3,714 posts)
1. Soon, the Democratic Party will be more Republican than the Republican party...
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:28 AM
Feb 2014

That's if it hasn't already happened.

RandySF

(61,532 posts)
2. The other party has gone so far off the deep end
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 02:37 AM
Feb 2014

that more and more people are joining us even though they may be too conservative for our tastes.

Cha

(299,300 posts)
5. No, these republicans are leaving the intolerant teabaggin' party
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 03:50 AM
Feb 2014

to the Democratic party because they're more tolerant and inclusive.

Is it any wonder?

Cha

(299,300 posts)
4. What happened? They're too smart to buy what the recons were selling?..
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 03:46 AM
Feb 2014
"Back in March, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the organization was investing $10 million to send hundreds of workers into Hispanic, black and Asian communities to improve standing with voters. Here in May, questions continue to linger whether a line of amendments proposed by Republican voices will derail immigration reform, and subsequently dampen chances for improving relations with minority voters."

If they pay attention to the recons in Congress they'll know it's a bunch of bullshit.

RandySF

(61,532 posts)
8. This is what I see happening.
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:29 AM
Feb 2014

And I have to credit Bill Maher for pointing it out. The Republican Party is so crazy that any sane official, even Republicans, are running away and becoming Indies or Dems. And yeah, that is going to push the right edge of our party further right. If this keeps up, we'll be the party of the left, center and right.

 

IAmKirak

(36 posts)
13. The problem with being the party of the
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:07 AM
Feb 2014

left, center, and right, is that the party ultimately moves to the right. At least that is what is happening today.

 

PowerToThePeople

(9,610 posts)
7. he better keep his right wing trap shut
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 05:58 AM
Feb 2014

I fucking HATE republicans. What I hate worse are republicans who claim they are democrats while at the same time call real democrats paulbots.

justiceischeap

(14,040 posts)
9. This has been happening for some time, I'd guess
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 10:34 AM
Feb 2014

Although you don't hear about it with such "influential" republicans, I'd guess more and more republicans are joining the Democratic party because it's more like the republican party of old at this point. We need a new party... maybe the progressive party when real democrats can have our voices heard.

Autumn

(45,151 posts)
14. I'm tired of these fucking idiots who can't deal with their
Tue Feb 11, 2014, 11:13 AM
Feb 2014

fucked up party leaving it and joining the Democratic Party. Fuck them, they should fix their own party instead of dragging the Democrats down.

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