There is a lot of talk going around about conservative Democrat Mark Clayton being thrown off the ballot by Democrats after his landslide primary election win because of his conservative views. Many Democrats are saying he is not a Democrat and is really a Republican/TEA party plant.
I can speak from experience on that.
It is not so.
I try to take all calls that come to my office and talk to the people be it pro or con.
While working to pass the classroom protection act in Tennessee, Mark called my office several times to offer support for the legislation. Mark would often start the conversation with how he was a Democrat but liked the legislation's pro family/state neutrality goal. We talked on other issues (such as traditional marriage) and we agreed there as well. He said he was a old time conservative Democrat like a John Mark Wendel or John Jay Hooker. He mentioned how some Democrats in the legislature voted for the traditional marriage definition be put in the constitution.
He mentioned how he was going to run for the US Senate and had before as a Democrat. I told him how I thought he was in the wrong party. The values of the "Old time" christian, conservative, Democrat party were gone. How the Democrats had been taken over by the radical fringe and many Democrats were now becoming Republican.
He was set to continue forward.
I really didn't think much of it at the time because I knew the Democrats were really pushing Park Overall. I guess Mark (and many Democrat voters) missed the memo or Mark had a message that still resonated with a few "pro family" Democrats.
This threw the democrat party into a fit. Instead of kicking the Democrat off the ballot who is under indictment for trying to molest a 7 year old, the Democrat party is looking to purge anyone who has views similar to the presidents views until a few months ago.
We clearly see what is and what is not acceptable to be a Democrat any more. As I said, radical fringe. Where will those "Old time" Pro family Democrats go?
The Republican party is a big tent. You are welcome here.