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Governor STUNS America, Switches Parties—Now Former Colleagues Are Out For REVENGE!
By Christopher Feery|August 4, 2017

President Donald Trump touched down in the great state of West Virginia for a rally event on Thursday, and he teased a big announcement for the capacity crowd in attendance.  

Word started to leak out prior to Trump hitting the stage, and the commander-in-chief wasn’t just blowing smoke.

The Independent Journal Review passes along the details on what the big news was.

Jim Justice, West Virginia’s Democratic governor, is leaving his party. His plan, join the Republicans.

Governor Justice’s announcement:

“Like it or not like it, but the Democrats walked away from me. Now today I will tell you, with lots of prayers and lots of thinking. Today, I tell you as West Virginians, I can’t help you anymore being a Democrat governor. So tomorrow I will be changing my registration to Republican.”

Reaction flowed in fast and furious on social media. Unsurprisingly, that reaction fell along party lines.

https://twitter.com/GarrettVentry/status/893197207993765888

As the above poster references, Justice left the GOP after announcing his run for governor in 2015.

When Justice threw his hat into the governor’s race, Democratic leadership praised his decision, via the Huffington Post:

“The DGA welcomes Jim Justice to the West Virginia governor’s race,” said Elisabeth Pearson, executive director of the DGA. “Jim Justice is a strong candidate with a record of creating jobs for working families and investing in West Virginia communities. We are confident that Democrats will keep the West Virginia governor’s office in 2016.”

We would assume the confidence that Democrats felt back then has been replaced by panic.

Either way, such an announcement is not good news for the Democratic Party, who only have 15 governors to the Republican’s 34. Most West Virginians probably don’t have an issue with his switch, either. In the November election, Trump clobbered Hillary Clinton in the Mountain State.

The Democrat Governor’s Association released a scathing statement against Justice’s character:

“Jim Justice deceived the voters of West Virginia when he ran as a Democrat 8 months ago,” said DGA Executive Director Elisabeth Pearson. “West Virginians have learned that they simply can’t trust Jim Justice. He will always put his financial interests above the needs of West Virginians.

“As Republicans have repeatedly said, Jim Justice owes millions of dollars in unpaid company taxes, after a deal with a Russian coal company. The debts have only worsened during Justice’s term as governor. If President Trump cut a deal, we hope it does not put U.S. taxpayers on the hook to bail out Jim Justice’s personal finances.”

Comically, Democratic leaders continue to present themselves as the party of choice for the majority of people in the country. As with the overwhelming majority of the Left’s claims, that simply doesn’t jibe with reality.

Outside of the big cities and other parts of the liberal echo chamber, the Democratic party as a whole is clearly on the ropes. That’s partially what’s led to the anti-Trump platform they continually tout, but informed voters know that’s not an actual platform.

That may play well with the base, but acting childish and disruptive will do absolutely nothing to close the widening gap in the minds of voters. 

Source: Independent Journal Review, IJR

Christopher Feery
Chris is a freelance writer that’s incredibly concerned with the political bias that consumes the mainstream media these days. The days of fair and balanced reporting is nothing but a quaint reminder of a foregone era at this point, and it can be awfully challenging to get through the spin and hyperbole to find out what really matters. Chris has a keen eye for the news, as well as an innate ability to detect bias in reporting. He aims to help readers sift through the noise to get to the real heart of the matter, one article at a time.
Chris is a freelance writer that’s incredibly concerned with the political bias that consumes the mainstream media these days. The days of fair and balanced reporting is nothing but a quaint reminder of a foregone era at this point, and it can be awfully challenging to get through the spin and hyperbole to find out what really matters. Chris has a keen eye for the news, as well as an innate ability to detect bias in reporting. He aims to help readers sift through the noise to get to the real heart of the matter, one article at a time.
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