Saturday, September 23, 2023

Dallas mayor leaves Democratic Party, switches to GOP: 'American cities need Republicans' - RE POST

Another former Democrat switching to GOP.  We covered this on Common Cents here, here, here, here, and here on former switches and now it is the Dallas Mayor, and African American who is switching to GOP!  Via MSN.

The mayor of one of the largest cities in the United States announced in a Friday op-ed that he is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican.

In a Wall Street Journal op-ed with the headline "America’s Cities Need Republicans, and I’m Becoming One", Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson explains that he is leaving the Democratic Party because "the future of America’s great urban centers depends on the willingness of the nation’s mayors to champion law and order and practice fiscal conservatism."

"Our cities desperately need the genuine commitment to these principles (as opposed to the inconsistent, poll-driven commitment of many Democrats) that has long been a defining characteristic of the GOP," Johnson wrote.

"In other words, American cities need Republicans—and Republicans need American cities," Johnson continued. "When my political hero Theodore Roosevelt was born, only 20% of Americans lived in urban areas. By the time he was elected president, that share had doubled to 40%. Today, it stands at 80%. As America’s cities go, so goes America."

Johnson has been a vocal supporter of police as other cities, including the Texas capitol of Austin, have moved to defund police departments in the wake of the George Floyd riots.

In February, Johnson posted a Fox News Digital article on social media outlining how Austin police officers are retiring in droves due to low morale resulting from defunding and encouraged those officers to move to Dallas and work there.


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Anonymous said...

A name change does not a Republican make.

Anonymous said...

he will get the Russel brand treatment before the end of this month. He picked a bad place to claim republican under a deep blue DFW democracy.

Anonymous said...

Yes! Let’s hope it’s sincere, and not jackass to rino.

Anonymous said...

They don’t want to not have police. They just want to REMOVE LOCAL law enforcement, and REPLACE WITH FEDERAL (or worse, contractual) that aren’t locally accountable .

Anonymous said...

This is the man who demanded blacks, I mean the Amish, be arrested at the same rate as the Japanese or Chinese for breaking the law. Because the Japanese and Chinese can always be seen looting stores and mugging old ladies.

Just another race hustling bro.

No sale. Hated Romney. Hated McCain. And you're just a loathsome Amish version of those two snake oil salesmen.