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Ala. Dem defects to GOP over health care, policy

December 22nd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Ala. Dem defects to GOP over health care, policy

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith announced Tuesday he is switching to the GOP, another blow to Democrats facing a potentially tough midterm election.

Griffith spoke to reporters at his home in northern Alabama, a region that relies heavily on defense and aerospace jobs.

“I believe our nation is at a crossroads and I can no longer align myself with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy, and drives us further and further into debt,” Griffith said as his wife Virginia stood by his side.

The 67-year-old radiation oncologist was narrowly elected last year in a district that includes Huntsville and Decatur. President Barack Obama lost badly there to Republican John McCain.

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Ala. Dem defects to GOP over health care, policy

I want to show you what a man of principle looks like!

U.S. Rep. Parker Griffith

Congressman Griffith took a stand with the RIGHT side of America today, and he is to be commended for taking that stand.

I am certain that there are many Democrats just like him. Men and women of principle, folks that are Conservatives in reality but have stood as Democrats for decades. The debacle that is called Obamacare has brought this nation to a heightened sense of awareness and a state of political division not seen since before the War of Northern aggression.

Griffith also slammed the health care overhaul making its way through Congress. He was one of 39 House Democrats to vote against a version of the bill that narrowly passed.

“I want to make it perfectly clear that this bill is bad for our doctors,” he said Tuesday. “It’s bad for our patients. It’s bad for the young men and women who are considering going into the health care field.”

To add even more, this bill is bad for America as a whole. It is DEATH for American seniors and those on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security disability! Obamacare debacle nothing less than a disaster for everyone in the United States. Thank God some of the Democrats are opening their eyes and seeing it, and Obama for what he truly is!

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