VIDEO: Native American Senator Who Switched Parties Explains Why

Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay explains to Dana Loesch why he switched from the Democrat to the Republican Party . Image Credit: Screenshot via The BlazeArizona State Senator Carlyle Begay explains to Dana Loesch why he switched from the Democrat to the Republican Party . Image Credit: Screenshot via The Blaze

Native American Arizona Senator Carlyle Begay boldly left the Democrat Party on Monday and became a Republican, embarrassing and shocking the donkey party on two fronts, a) He switched parties to the “evil” Republicans rather than going Independent, and b) He’s a minority, and leaving the Democrat Party plantation, after you’ve been promised government dependence for life as a pandered to minority is a big no-no — the sin of all sins to a Democrat.

“How dare you!” Democrats everywhere must be shouting at Senator Begay.

In an interview following his decision to switch parties, Begay told The Blaze‘s Dana Loesch that he chose the Republican Party over going Independent because (emphasis added):

“Over the past two years, it’s been the Republican Party that has shown me a true commitment to improve the outcome of the quality of life for my people. It’s also been their leadership and vision that — you know — it’s about self-determination and self-empowerment.”

Well stated. I took the liberty to highlight the above words because Begay articulates very intelligently the difference between liberalism and conservativism.

Liberals promise a life of government dependence and depression, unable to achieve self-actualization. Conservatives offer a life of freedom, through cultivating an environment where anyone can achieve their true God-given potential.

A Navajo Nation member, Senator Carlyle Begay then tells Dana Loesch that while growing up his father and grandfather would teach him to reject the “handout mentality,” and replace it with “You yourself, or we as a community — it’s up to us to empower ourselves to improve the situation that we’re in.”

Begay further explained his decision, telling the Navajo Times that the Republican Party “were the party that was willing to listen” and that the Democrat Party was stuck in an “us vs. them” mentality, which considering divisive leaders like Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, who believe Republicans are a bigger threat to America than radical Islamic terrorism, is easily explainable.

In a YouTube video of his announcement entitled “Change Must Happen Now”, Begay explains that unemployment rates are “as high as 80 percent” in Arizona tribal communities — a “crisis” level.

Arizona Republican Governor Doug Ducey welcomed Senator Begay to the GOP, lauding his “commitment to individual liberty, fiscal responsibility and personal empowerment,” in a statement.

Begay was elected in 2014, defeating an Independent, Kelly Gneiting, by an 83.7% to 16.3% margin. No Republican ran in the Democrat-dominated Arizona State Senate District 7.

At a press conference at the Arizona Capitol, a statement that is likely to cause liberal heads to explode due to their co-opting of the words “progress” and “forward,” Senator Begay said that the real “party of progress and moving forward” is the GOP.

“With an open mind and heart, I clearly see the Republican Party is a party of progress, a party of hope, a party of opportunity and moving forward — my party,” the Navajo lawmaker said.

Begay has figured out the Democrat Party’s game. Good for him. It’s a brave move that may prove to be a gamechanger in the upcoming elections.

WATCH BELOW via The Blaze:

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Matthew K. Burke
Matthew K. Burke
A former Washington State U.S. Congressional candidate in 2010, Matthew attended the nation’s first modern day Tea Party in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. He also began writing and blogging that year. Matthew became a Certified Financial Planner in 1995 and was a Financial Advisor for 24 years in his previous life. Matthew was one of the three main writers leading a conservative news site to be one of the top 15 conservative news sites in the U.S. in a matter of months. He brings to PolitiStick a vast amount of knowledge about economics as well as a passion and commitment to the vision that our Founding Fathers had for our Republic.
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