Kim Davis Officially Joins Republican Party Where Her Intolerance Will Be Welcomed

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Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis announced on Friday that she and her husband had officially switched to the Republican Party. Davis argued that the Democratic Party no longer represents her. Davis has engaged in a contentious political battle with Kentucky Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, who she claims is violating her religious freedom, by requiring her to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

On Friday, Davis told a Reuters interviewer:

My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?

While the narrative that the Democratic Party left her will probably be used by the GOP to paint Davis as a victim of liberal “political correctness” or some other imaginary evil, the truth is Davis can’t stand the Democratic Party valuing tolerance and respect for diversity.

Davis left the Democratic Party because it is no longer the haven for Southern bigots. The days of George Wallace, Lester Maddox and Orval Faubus speaking for the Democrats have passed, and now Davis must turn to the GOP where her intolerance is welcomed with open arms.

Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz after all, came to Kentucky to worship Kim Davis as a modern day Christian martyr. The two obsequious politicians wanted to share the stage with Kim Davis, and bask in the glow of her self-righteous bigotry. They will be happy to welcome her into the Republican Party, because she is such a good fit for the narrow-minded prejudices of the modern Republican Party. While those same prejudices are still present in the Democratic Party as well, they are no longer welcomed by the party’s political leadership.

Kim Davis leaving the Democratic Party should come as no surprise to anyone. Her homophobic bigotry still can carve out a niche in the GOP. If she plays up her phony martyrdom enough she may even get a speaking gig at the 2016 Republican National Convention. Or perhaps like Pat Caddell and Dick Morris, she’ll become a “Fox News Democrat” who can spew right-wing talking points, while allowing the network to hold her up as someone with special insight on the shortcomings of the Democratic Party she once belonged to. Regardless of what Davis decides to do after leaving the Democratic Party, Democrats are probably mostly in agreement that it was time for her to leave. Good luck and good riddance.

35 Replies to “Kim Davis Officially Joins Republican Party Where Her Intolerance Will Be Welcomed”

  1. …I’ve said it before:
    …if your “Religious Freedom” consists of denying other people thier CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS…that’s tyranny…and anti-Christian to boot…

  2. She’s following in the footsteps of all the Dixiecrat bigots that left after Civil Rights was passed.

    She belongs in the GOP.

  3. Oh yes, their jesus whispered in her ear. Join the GOP/Teahadist/X-tains, follow me, as I too was persecuted in my time. Well my Supreme Being taught LOVE, charity, compassion for our fellow man which is the basic tenet of most world religions/Beliefs.

  4. “My husband and I had talked about it for quite a while and we came to the conclusion that the Democratic Party left us a long time ago, so why were we hanging on?”

    Let me guess – sometime around 1964?

  5. One of the two major parties, the Republican Party, has become an insurgent outlier — ideologically extreme; contemptuous of the inherited social and economic policy regime; scornful of compromise; unpersuaded by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
    That is all

  6. Kim Bob is doing the democrats a service by switching parties. She was an embarrassment to the democrats. Now if we could just get her to change planets.

  7. I used to be a Bar Hopper. Actually took a few that Looked like that home for a one night stand. But they were NEVER That
    BAD! Honestly They NEVER WERE!!!!

  8. …John, I’m a Sailor, I understand these things…
    {{{NavSpeak for “You shoulda seen the ones I woke up with!!!”}}}

  9. There is no “official” dominionist party, but there is no need for that. The dominionists have co-opted the GOP and this very stupid woman doesn’t understand she is being used. She will be discarded like used Kleenex when she can’t attract donations to her new “party”.

  10. If it was our Democratic Party support that got this
    dolt elected, come next election, Dems should make
    sure she loses by a landslide. And Sarah Palin just lost
    ground as the number one stupidest repug female.

  11. This years election cycle Joe the plumber will be Kim the county clerk. Good luck on your latest relationship, your past choices haven’t worked out so well.

  12. And let us not forget that republicons are famous for financially rewarding their most popular, outspoken bigots/racists. Kim and her dear 4th husband are looking for some coins.

  13. She was an embarrassment to Democrats all across this country so it’s a relief to have her in the bigot party now where she fits in perfectly.

  14. Kim Davies if doing the correct thing, she is a natural for the plug ugly in mind spirit and actions Party that is the GOP.

  15. Davis embraces a pretend and phony version of Christianity. Her self-righteous hypocrisy is precisely what Jesus spoke out against. She is a tool for the theocratic ideologues who have been pushing for an American theocracy since before Goldwater. Goldwater warned the U.S. about this virulent form of religiosity and how its fervor was driving its agenda. These people are anti-Constitutionalists and as such are committing the tyranny of treason.

  16. Read she already has a book, going to be on sale for Christmas. OH, goody I can hardly wait. another book like Palins. (many) So the $$ are already available.

  17. They have scraped the bottom of the pickle barrel with this one. It’s like looking into a failed magicians hat,you start with a rabbit,then a rat,now they are down to cockroaches. They produce an endless batch of turds.

  18. If in fact she was registered as a Dem, it was a faked sign up and only to support a FAKE Dem that the ReThugs were putting in and they were pushing for. It is not uncommon for the ReThugs to pull this trick as they have done it in the past. That she would be a Dem in the same party as the President — NOT.

    With those beliefs — she’s never been a Dem. Let’s get real. That she quit a party to join the Klown Kar Klan — I was not aware that there was a Witch and Warlock Party to quit!!

  19. I don’t understand why she hasn’t been impeached for failing to fulfill her
    duties. She took an oath when elected and if her religion prevents her from issuing marriage licences she should retire from her job.

  20. got an idea you know how some churches set up fair type events to raise money . you know like kissing booths . she could run a dick kissing booth & right next to it a free clinic. can never be too careful .

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