A Democrat in one of the new battleground states is leaving the left and moving over to the right.
State Rep. Mesha Minor (D-GA) has decided that being treated like a red-headed stepchild by the left no longer works for her, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Mainor announced this week that she will be moving over to the GOP, giving Republicans a nice boost in the state legislature and, hopefully, a good sign of things to come in the 2024 election.
The issue that drives Mainor from the party is actually a nationwide debate between the left and right.
Oddly enough, there are no departures from the party line on the right, but we have seen more than a few on the left not agree with the overall Democrat narrative.
The subject… school choice.
Teachers' unions are in the pocket of the Democrat Party, which is why the party is so adamant about fighting school choice. That would be great if our public schools actually taught children, but far too many of them are nothing more than playgrounds.
In this country, there is one thing that is the equalizer in terms of getting ahead, and that is an education, which everyone has an opportunity to get, but far too few take advantage of when they are growing up.
I have a friend who teaches middle school in a Democrat-run city, and she openly admits that most of the time she feels like a police officer doing crowd control. She only has a handful of students that actually want to learn, and they are held hostage by the kids who are acting up all day.
To that point, Mainor stated, "When I decided to stand up on behalf of disadvantaged children in support of school choice, my Democrat colleagues didn't stand by me.
"They crucified me. When I decided to stand up in support of safe communities and refused to support efforts to defund the police, they didn't back me. They abandoned me.
"For far too long, the Democrat Party has gotten away with using and abusing the black community.
"For decades, the Democrat Party has received the support of more than 90% of the black community. And what do we have to show for it? I represent a solidly blue district in the city of Atlanta. This isn't a political decision for me. It's a moral one," reports Fox News.
Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to how the Democrat Party as a whole treats minorities in this country, especially black voters.
Virtually everything that Democrats do is a way to keep them uneducated and dependent upon the government, while conservatives want to provide an opportunity and a way out of that vicious cycle.
Mainor, whose district is Democrat-heavy, will likely be targeted and ousted in her next election, but I doubt this will be the last we see from her.
With Georgia now a purple state, can anyone say Senator Mainor?