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Dem Lawmaker Quits Democratic Party, Says He’s Tired of Partisan Politics
Savage Takes ^ | December 9, 2021 | Staff - December 9, 2021

Posted on 12/10/2021 9:48:25 AM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com

Another Democrat has decided to abandon his own party by listing his party affiliation as “decline to state.”

State Senator Jacob Candelaria of New Mexico says he’s tired of partisan politics, adding that Democrats are fueled by the mere prospect of gaining more control and power instead of what’s actually most helpful to working Americans.

Attacking Democrats, Candelaria said bluntly, “Partisanship is a virus that’s ripping our country apart.”

“I’ll no longer be a part of it,” he added.

His decision comes as Democrats have pushed for a controversial new map of redistricting in the state.

Candelaria explained, “You would strip representation from people that I represent, many of whom are Hispanic, simply because it benefits you at the ballot box.”

“I don’t think anyone can look at the events of Jan. 6 or many of the unconstitutional acts of this governor and not conclude that this partisan virus is starting to affect who we are as a country.”

“I don’t think that the decisions we make should be based on partisan ambitions, and it broke my heart to see already that the Senate maps deliberately dilute and gerrymander the west side of Albuquerque to preserve perceived partisan advantage for some members of the Democratic Party,” he added.

NEW MEXICO. St Sen Jacob Candelaria (D) – a very vocal critic of Gov Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) – has quit the Democratic Party and become an Independent. https://t.co/ZrZUS8Gv3A

— Politics1.com (@Politics1com) December 7, 2021


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: declinetostate; demagogicparty; genderdysphoria; gerrymandering; homosexualagenda; jacobcandelaria; january6th; latinx; newmexico; redistricting
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1 posted on 12/10/2021 9:48:25 AM PST by UMCRevMom@aol.com
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

“Don’t be stupid, be a smarty, come and join the Democrat Party!”


2 posted on 12/10/2021 9:53:54 AM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion, or satire. Or both.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Wow! Will a NM Freeper out there please tell us about this fellow?


3 posted on 12/10/2021 9:54:03 AM PST by ryderann
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

He should talk to his hyper-partisan NM Governor…


4 posted on 12/10/2021 9:59:10 AM PST by Skybird
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
Democrats are fueled by the mere prospect of gaining more control and power instead of what’s actually most helpful to working Americans.

What's his FR name?

5 posted on 12/10/2021 9:59:31 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Skybird

Well, he was mentioned....


6 posted on 12/10/2021 10:02:21 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Any politician that cries against partisanship or for bipartisanship is squishy, whether left or right in their political philosophy. I do not vote for my representatives to be bipartisan. I want them to fight relentlessly for conservative policies. That makes them partisan. It should be a badge of honor. My opinion goes way down when they compromise and lose. Most Republicans are clueless when it comes to how to compromise. For instance, if you want to cut spending (like anyone wants that anymore) by 10% your starting point is 30%. You compromise to get the 10% and win.


7 posted on 12/10/2021 10:02:55 AM PST by ConservativeInPA ("Goats are like mushrooms. Because if you shoot a duck, I'm afraid of toasters." - Joe Biden)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Democrat to Independent.

Will he be an Angus King Democrat or someone more to the Right of Sinema? That is the question. I have a very hard time accepting that someone that has been pulling the lever for the Democrats and the Left for any length of time will change all that much.

The country is so divided right now. Beyond repair, IMHO. You really cannot have it both ways. You can’t be a Liberal on social issues and Conservative on fiscal issues. The two are intertwined to the point where you have to make a choice.

Perfect example, for me, Immigration. And by that, I’m not talking about the cheap labor/amnesty express, a al Graham, Rubio, and the rest of the Chamber of Commerce puppets. I mean, a wall, since you can’t shut down the refugee/visa pipeline completely(unfortunately)-you limit it so much and make it so hard that it becomes almost non-existent, remain in Mexico for your hearing and your reasons for asylum are narrowed to almost nothing you enact all the other things most that want strict(if not elimination of) immigration policies.

You can’t have it both ways. Name a policy and you’re either for a “True Conservative” implementation of that policy or you’re for a “Liberal/Leftist” version of it, which will be an unmitigated disaster, as has been proven time and time and time again.


8 posted on 12/10/2021 10:08:45 AM PST by qaz123
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To: ConservativeInPA

That’s nice, glad you’re quiting.

If your thinking of picking up a rino cape.

Furgetabowtit.

No commie globalist cartel need apply.


9 posted on 12/10/2021 10:11:13 AM PST by cuz1961 (USCGR Veteran )
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To: qaz123

Did he say who he will caucus with?


10 posted on 12/10/2021 10:19:28 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (If you are vaccinated, you cannot get COVID from someone who is not vaccinated. Lighted up Karen!)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
Dem Lawmaker Quits Democratic Party, Says He’s Tired of Partisan Politics

I'm guessing he didn't announce as a Republican then.

11 posted on 12/10/2021 10:25:59 AM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: BenLurkin

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=k3XPuS9Byvg


12 posted on 12/10/2021 10:28:55 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I don’t believe that info is in the article. But that is the $64,000 question. If he continues to caucus with the Left, then it’s all grandstanding.

If he goes to the other side of the aisle, then he’s legit. We’ll know when some new legislation pops up and who he votes with.

Not a single person, other than a hardcore Leftist, can agree with what is going on in this country right now. The line in the sand has been drawn. No other way around it.


13 posted on 12/10/2021 10:31:04 AM PST by qaz123
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Democrats are Democrats first.

Being an American is way down on their list.


14 posted on 12/10/2021 10:32:32 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer”)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
adding that Democrats are fueled by the mere prospect of gaining more control and power instead of what’s actually most helpful to working Americans

that's why parties exist, numbnuts ...
15 posted on 12/10/2021 10:33:27 AM PST by bankwalker (Repeal the 19th ...)
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To: ryderann

All you need to know. I don’t think anyone can look at the events of Jan. 6


16 posted on 12/10/2021 10:33:54 AM PST by pas
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

“Partisanship is a virus that’s ripping our country apart.”

We can admit him into our party, such as it is, when he learns to stop such grievous mixing of metaphors.


17 posted on 12/10/2021 10:39:16 AM PST by j.havenfarm (21 years on Free Republic, 12/10/21! More than 5000 replies and still not shutting up!)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com
Not impressed.
For every politician ever, both Partisan and Bipartisan politics are acceptable as long as it works in their favor.
When it doesn't, then it's suddenly bad.

18 posted on 12/10/2021 10:40:23 AM PST by BitWielder1 (I'd rather have Unequal Wealth than Equal Poverty.)
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To: qaz123

He is just trying to hold onto his seat by sticking an “R” on his name. Nothing more or less. Oh and the definition of party hack politics. Duh I am going to be a member of the party that can get me elected instead of I am going to be a member of the party I agree with.


19 posted on 12/10/2021 10:43:54 AM PST by ping jockey (Want to make a conservative mad,tell him a lie.Want to makye a liberal lose his mind?Tell him Truths)
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To: UMCRevMom@aol.com

Thanking the Lord for bringing this man to the truth and for publicly speaking out the reasons.


20 posted on 12/10/2021 10:46:05 AM PST by TurkeyLurkey
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