If there’s one thing Fox News loves more than a Democrat who turns Republican it’s probably an African American Democrat who turns Republican. So sure enough, although Your World would probably have ignored most Louisiana state senators, substitute host Eric Bolling was suddenly fascinated last week by the thoughts of former Democrat, now Republican, Elbert Guillory.
On the July 18th Your World show, Bolling said to Guillory, “Tell us about this health care law, it’s one of the things that drove you from Democrat to the right side. When I say right I mean right of center of course.”
Guillory surely got extra Fox News points for suggesting that Democrats are not only just wrong but race-baiters: “One of the state senators whose head of the Democrat party said that anyone who didn’t like Obamacare would only not like it because they would be a racist. That was such an atrocious thing. My mother, who’s 104 in a couple of weeks called me on the telephone and said, ‘Elbert, you can’t be a part of this. You got to get out of there.’”
Bolling pressed a bit more on the race issue: “You’ve said the Democrat party is ignoring the problems facing the black community. What do you mean?”
Now Guillory went to immigration – and held it up as anti-black. He said, “Let’s use immigration as a perfect example. If you bring 30, 40 million new Americans, 80% of those people will be poor. …The impact of 20, 30 million new Americans on housing, on schools that are already poorly performing, on hospitals that are already overcrowded, on a Social Security system that is already threatening to cut back on the money that they’re paying to seniors. …The President is leading the stampede to get these new votes as he sees them without even considering the impact on the black community.” He said the Democrats are “paying not even attention to us.”
Bolling, undoubtedly salivating over an African American who might share his enthusiasm for cutting benefits to the poor, asked, “Are we just growing the welfare state?”
Guillory answered, “Yes we are. This should be the land of opportunity. …It’s all a matter of votes. Get some more votes. We want 20 million, 30 million new votes, and he (President Obama) doesn’t care what will the impact be on Americans.”
Is there any doubt Guillory will be invited back on Fox?
“Up until 2007, Guillory had been a registered Republican and served on the Republican state central committee. He became a Democrat in 2007 when he first ran for the state House in the heavily Democratic District 40. During the 2013 regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, Guillory switched his party affiliation back to Republican.”
In other words, the man is nothing but an opportunist.
An added bonus—Wiki lists his religious affiliation as Roman Catholic (his father was a Catholic, his mother is a Baptist) but “Guillory himself has been married and divorced four times.” Yep, married AND divorced—the hallmarks of a GOOD Catholic.