Here is another example of the mess that the GA Dems are in....there is active discussion that the GOP will be able to persuade, plus elect enough (19 plus) to take over the GA house. There are quotes from several Dem lawmakers, all who say that they have either been approached or are considering on their own to switch parties. The GA Dem party chairman's response:
"Georgia Democratic Chairman Bobby Kahn dismissed talk of party switchers as 'rumors' put out by Republicans. Kahn suggested that speculation on party-switching Democrats would be 'iresponsible.'
'It's evident they've looked at the maps and have come to the conclusion that they cannot win a majority in the House with this map, and so they're spreading rumors about party switching as their only hope to take the House,' Kahn said. 'And I don't think it's going to work.'"
No offense to the party chairman, but when members of your own party are quoted as expressing an interest in switching parties, and are willing to be directly quoted, plus the fact that the GOP was able to take control of the Senate in 2002, why does this suggest rumors? We are witnessing the continued decline of the Dems here, and it will lead to continued dominance at the state and federal level of the GOP-which makes dominance by the Dems all the more difficult at the federal level nationwide. Most politicians have to start somewhere.