More here.Guillory said he has watched the party moving further left on gun rights, abortion, prayer in schools, big government spending, and the family, but it was a shocking claim in the Senate that finally crossed a line. When he heard Democrats claiming that if you oppose Obamacare, you’re a racist, Guillory said he couldn’t believe it. His 103-year-old mother called him and said she didn’t want him associated with “anything like this,” despite the fact that she also has been a lifelong Democrat. “It was the last straw,” Guillory reflected.
Update: Kevin Levin apparently got wind of this video and posted about it. What's hilarious is Kevin accusing Senator Guillory of distorting " the past for their own purposes." Wow, talk about a kettle/pot moment.
I think what most upsets progressives like Mr. Levin is the fact someone like Guillory rejects the collectivist nannyism of the Democrat Party (not that the Republican Party isn't headed in the same direction - they just walk slower). Simply put, Guillory has rejected what academia and the ruling class have prescribed for him.
And it's obvious Levin ignored the real jest of Guillory's comments: the absolute extremism of the Democrat Party in regards to what most would view as traditionalist Americanism (and which is not tied to a particular party). There were once basic values that both Democrats and Republicans agreed on, but there is now a deep and widening chasm regarding those basic values. Senator Guillory laid that out in rather plain language.
The extreme Alinskyism/progressivism which has gripped the left is apparent in the modern Democrat Party (and much of academia). The mask is off and what the good senator from Louisiana saw under that mask made him run into the arms of the Republican Party. That's the real story here but as usual Levin misses that or, more likely, chose to ignore it.