Switch hitters

Switch hitters

by digby

Republican office holders don't often switch to the Democratic party anywhere, but it's almost unheard of in recent years in the South. Even more interesting about this one, is the issue that made him switch:

Chalk up another Democratic win this week: Alabama State Rep. Daniel Boman, who entered the legislature as a Republican in November, is switching parties to become a Democrat after he says the GOP went too far in attacking teachers in the state...From the Tuscaloosa News:
Boman, a 36-year-old lawyer from Sulligent, said Wednesday's vote on a bill to change the state's tenure and fair dismissal laws for educators convinced him he was in the wrong party.

Republicans are walking into a minefield with these attacks on teachers. Everyone's had them. many of us are related to them. Most of them, at least in the lower grades, are women. Turning them into the enemy is going to turn many millions of people against their own families.

Once again, I'm struck by how the Republicans have run out of ways to Obfuscate their real agenda. People aren't liking it much once they realize that they have finally met the enemy and apparently it is them.