West Virginia’s governor is switching parties. And Democrats just hit a new low. By Amer Philips. Trump is uniquely awful, everyone reasonable hates him, and he is a disaster for the Republicans. So what’s this?
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Thursday he is leaving the Democratic Party, just six months after taking office, and becoming a Republican. An extra twist of the knife for Democrats: He did it alongside President Trump, at a rally in West Virginia.
“Like it or not, but the Democrats walked away from me,” he told Trump supporters. ” … West Virginia, I can’t help you anymore by being a Democratic governor.” …
Democrats now hold a record-low number of governorships — and Republicans hold a record high.
The old left is walking away from the new left of identity politics and progressive pieties.