Friday, November 01, 2013

A Soldier Deserts From "Those Radical Nut-Jobs"

Jason Thigpen of Wilmington, who got mentioned here last August as a Republican candidate for office who called the new voter ID law a "turd," is making news again by switching to the Democratic Party in his quest to unseat 3rd District Republican Walter Jones (who himself was once upon a time a Democrat).

Don't have any idea whether Mr. Thigpen, who also ran unsuccessfully against Jones in a very crowded Republican primary in 2012, has a ghost's chance at an exorcist convention, but his statement breaking with the Republican Party is just another indication of how far off planet earth the Tea Party-dominated NCGOP has veered:
"...I simply cannot stand with a Party where its most extreme element promote hate and division amongst people. Nothing about my platform has, nor will it change. The government shutdown was simply the straw that broke the camels back. I guess being an American just isn’t good enough anymore and I refuse 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. We’ve received some wonderful support by numerous leaders and members within the NC GOP, as the vast majority of Republicans are wonderful, hard-working people that don’t agree with those radical nut-jobs either but unfortunately the extremists in the party, with their ‘burn it all down’ philosophy, appear to be the ones turning out the majority of voters in the primaries and mid-term elections. And I want the people to know there is a choice.”
A sign of the times.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Former Democrat Jason Thigpen was never a Republican. Besides the fact that he had never participated in a single Republican event in our District... ever. He doesn't know the first thing about economics or monetary policy. He never made anything but fluffy emotional appeals that had little basis in fact. He didn't demonstrate the first step in knowledge about individual liberty versus collectivism.

He just ran as a Republican first so that he could make a show of switching to Democrat (but that was probably hastened by the fact that Karl Rove crony Taylor Griffin got into the Republican primary race). Thigpen was a Democrat the whole time. The only politician Thigpen ever supported was Democrat Mike McIntyre.

For months I asked him about positions on policies, and he never answered a single one. Gave some vague appeal to doing what the people wanted to him do and attacked one of the leading opponents of the un-Constitutional wars left in the House today!

Thigpen was a sham to begin with. If he even wins the Democrat primary I'd be surprised and if he doesn't he'll lose to Jones as massively as Erik Anderson did.