No Laugh-Track Needed, the Guffaws Should Come Naturally
This is a rather simple, "Before & After" thing. First, though, The Setting:
In 2008 Huntsville, Alabama, physician Parker Griffith ran for Congress, for Ala's 5th Congressional District seat (which spans a big swath of North Alabama). He made no bones about being a "Blue Dog", but after looking at the field, the Parties' respective positions, platforms and assorted candidates, he choose to run as a Democrat.
. . . stay with me . . .
BEFORE: An example of the GOP's opinion of Parker Griffith
Mind you, this was just 18 or so months ago. And the ad above is just one example of the Very Serious & Sneering Opinion the GOP had for Griffith.
Griffith won and took the oath of office for his new Congressional Seat in early 2009. Less than a year later, in December 2009, Griffith switched parties, he became in name what he'd pretty much already been in action, a Republican. The local -- Huntsville -- GOP was not overly enthused (hey, no kidding, look at the Comments in the link just provided).
AFTER: What the (National) GOP thinks of Griffith now.
The Republican Party's Weekly Address will be delivered tomorrow (Sat, March 6) morning by Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith, who surprised the political world in December by switching to the GOP after being elected to Congress in 2008 as a Democrat.
Heh. That and tomorrow (Monday) night, Boehner himself will visit Huntsville to headline a Fundraiser for Griffith. Thing is, Griffith is so detested by so-many people he and Boehner have accomplished what Barack Obama has yet to: a Democratic/Liberal/Conservative/Tea Party Protest is in the works for the Fundraiser.
Taking all of this into consideration, I hereby award Parker Griffith and John Boehner the 2010 BiPartisan Pink Pony Achievement Award (Barack's gonna be sooo jealous!)
Pass the popcorn.