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The chairman of the Mississippi Federation of College Republicans has resigned his post and "will be changing my party affiliation to Democrat in the next few days." Evan Alvarez resigned his post this morning, which was made public by a release sent out by MFCR with a copy of his resignation. In the letter, he says that tea party activists have too much of a voice in the party, "and because of that, the platform of the Republican Party has shifted too far to the right in my opinion."

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Alvarez wrote, "The Republican Party consistently says they are trying to appeal to minorities, but this will never happen when we allow members of party to say cruel and ignorant things about Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities in our country. I simply cannot be apart of organization that have members who support these far right extremist views, much less be the Chairman of the organization."

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Trying to lead the "College Republicans" in Mississippi with the last name of Alvarez.....

Poor guy must have been going mad with suffering.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2014-07-01 01:50 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

It seems that Mr. Alvarez is disgruntled with the Republican Party because, it appears that he can not distinguish between influencing the application of Constitutional Law, and wearing his compassion on his sleeve as a badge of,inappropriately displayed, moral self merit.

I think it inappropriate because all Americans, by virtue of their Citizenship live in a Constitutional Republican Democracy; and it is as it should be, the first priority of every patriotic active American peer, to codify their compassion through America's Constitutional framework. The same Organic Constitution that brought America and us all, to this place in time.

God Bless his father for bringing him into our America through that very same constitutional framework, which still welcomes immigrants today. I believe that Mr. Alvarez and his father, would diligently vet and scrutinize anyone and everyone before inviting them into their home. Well, Mr. Alvarez, America is our home. We must run our home within the U.S. Constitutional "Rules of the House". As Americans,the protection of our freedom and liberty, our security, our welfare, and our culture, is and must remain our highest priority. Those are the primary values sought by immigrants who legally enter our Country, our Home and our sovereign peerage. With the concomitant destruction born of your boundless compassion, those immigrants would no longer have a reason to migrate to America. America would become that which they seek to escaped.

It is my opinion that If your compassion had validity, you would have held your ground and sought consensus among others charged with the protection our diverse heritage. Your legacy might have been a more streamlined legal immigration processing protocol, Instead you flee to the utopian fantasy of the Socialist Democrat in the hopes that your toxic views of compassion will find consensus.

God Bless, us all and America.

Joseph496

#2 | Posted by Joseph496 at 2014-07-01 04:25 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 7

the utopian fantasy of the Socialist Democrat in the hopes that your toxic views of compassion will find consensus.

God Bless, us all and America.

Joseph496

Oh goodie another long winded right winger.
honestly the amount of words and jingoism you use has no relation to with how correct your comment is.
as CORKY can tell you I do not like Obama BUT more illegal immigrants have been tossed out of the country by Obama then you right wing freak
president Bush, I bet you didn't know that MRTea Party 496.
in fact more then 2 million deportations have happened so far under Obama.
In 2012 illegal Mexican immigration rate actually hit rate zero, there was more illegal Mexicans leaving the U.S. then entering.

www.rawstory.com

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-07-01 05:27 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Alvarez wrote, "The Republican Party consistently says they are trying to appeal to minorities, but this will never happen when we allow members of party to say cruel and ignorant things about Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities in our country.

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So this young man found where all the racists went.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2014-07-01 08:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

in fact more then 2 million deportations have happened so far under Obama.
In 2012 illegal Mexican immigration rate actually hit rate zero, there was more illegal Mexicans leaving the U.S. then entering.

#3 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014

They've been told this countless times. They aren't going to listen.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2014-07-01 08:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

" Instead you flee to the utopian fantasy of the Socialist Democrat in the hopes that your toxic views of compassion will find consensus."

Consensus means that we've found majority approval for comprehensive immigration reform and actually that is the case. Tea Party haters are, once again, trying to hold back the future which they will ultimately fail at, as they always do on issue after issue.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-01 08:12 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

#2 | Posted by Joseph496

What a crock of crap. How are you going to work with fire-breathing extremists? You can't.

I also used to be a republican until Reagan opened the door for every religious fanatic and inbred ding-dong in the country. The GOP used to be the party of intellectuals. Now, it is the stronghold of the fools.

#7 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-07-01 09:38 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

I respect this guy's decision. Read his story and why he is doing this. Apparently his board refused to remove a very right leaning ------- currently serving on the board. Alvarez said that isn't acceptable.

But it doesn't make sense that he wants to be a democrat. He sounds a good person with common sense and his reasons for being a republican are good reasons. He's had enough of the extremists being given too much of a voice and that the GOP needs to deal with it better.

I don't see how he will be any happier in the dem party. Perhaps he will learn that any party affiliation in a strong way is a mistake...unless he has political aspirations...which I suspect he does.

#8 | Posted by eberly at 2014-07-01 10:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

I THINK "#2 | Posted by Joseph496" was an attempt at sarcastic humor parody of the right... I personally found it hilarious.

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-07-01 10:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

Moderate Republicans are dead. Alvarez has no party to belong to. He's headed to the Democrats because that were the moderates have gone.

#10 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-01 10:19 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#2 is a well thought out prank. It reminds me a bit of BLT's posts. It's a plant to make Tea Partiers seem like blithering idiots.

#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-07-01 10:22 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#8 | Posted by eberly

I do see how he will be happier. The Democratic Party now encompasses what remains of the middle in polarized atmosphere as the Republicans have abandoned the middle. Not only that they do embrace diversity unlike a large percentage of the Caucasian members of the Republican party which itself is what - 90 percent white? Think about that factlet.

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2014-07-01 10:24 AM | Reply | Flag:

#12

how old is this Alvarez kid? the republican party was 90% white when he joined.

whatever drove this kid to being a leader in the republican party is still there. he made his decision to be a republican based on a number of positions......which hasn't changed. The only change is the ------- outspoken tea partier which has pissed this kid off.

#13 | Posted by eberly at 2014-07-01 10:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

"The GOP used to be the party of intellectuals."

To my knowledge it was never known as the party of intellectuals, it used to be known as the party of business. Today, it literally has an anti-intellectual base.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2014-07-01 11:12 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

If you are not crazy, you can only take so much.

#15 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-07-01 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

The GOP convinced members to conflate conservatism with corporatism. Americans would be smart to become independent politically and vote for the candidate that best represents their economic interests.

It would soon separate the Dems who want to import cheap labor, give more social services to endless illegals, import poverty and votes with their "immigration reform".

While the Repubs conclude that a two tier tax policy that allows wealthy investors to pay much lower tax rates than working stiffs who get a W2. Neither Party serves us.

#16 | Posted by Robson at 2014-07-01 01:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

refuse to simply let people break the rules and think they don't have to answer for their actions, admit they were wrong, or even apologize.

If that bothered Alvarez, he's going to love the democrats party of "Not me".

#17 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-07-01 01:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

the republican party was 90% white when he joined.

And I guess he finally figured out why.

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If that bothered Alvarez, he's going to love the democrats party of "Not me".

No one could have predicted (even after 50 warnings).
Greeted as liberators.
No one told me (not even Jeebus) that shia and sunnis didn't like each other.
Carter's fault for the 2008 mortgage meltdown.
Osama bin who?
George W who?
I didn't know the kidnappers were terrorists when we traded them weapons for hostages.

Darn those Democrats!

#18 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-07-01 01:41 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

the platform of the Republican Party has shifted too far to the right in my opinion.

I agree. The party of personal freedom has become the nanny party who wants to outlaw every choice the people make they don't feel comfortable with.

#19 | Posted by kanrei at 2014-07-01 01:43 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

#19 | POSTED BY KANREI AT 2014-07-01 01:43 PM | FLAG:

If not one, then the other. Each party seems fine with talking about personal freedom, constitutional limits on government power, etc. Democrats were firmly against Patriot Act overreach, until they had the POTUS and senate, then they kept them going. Against warrantless wire taps. Until Obama expanded the NSA. For marijuana legalization. Until it started to happen primarily under Republican governors. (Keep that crusade going Feinstein!) Against the injustices of our prison industrial complex. Until it could make them look soft on crime.

Just like Republicans are the party of personal responsibility. Unless you're a corporation that needs bailed out. Or a non-violent drug offender who has responsibly paid their bills and taken care of their family. Or a woman who wants birth control instead of an unplanned pregnancy. Or someone who wants to use our healthcare system in emergencies, but can't be mandated to use insurance. And small government. Unless you're a military contractor. Or a for-profit prison.

None of them represent us. They continue to divide and conquer. All I can hope is that the rest of the far-right socons finish dying off of old age so the rest of us can get back to debating how to govern and the actual roll of government. These dupes have us embroiled in pointless arguments about not whether we should, but how much money we should waste on pointless invasions of foreign countries, keeping people in prison for punishment and not rehabilitation's sake, keeping sex puritanically for pregnancy only, lest some woman dare to enjoy getting laid like a man, etc. Meanwhile both parties conveniently only decry government abuses while in the minority, never addressing campaign finance reform, Wall St predation and instability, and the unethical failures of our lobbying system.

#20 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-07-01 04:22 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#20 - wow, that is way too optimistic for my tastes. I personally think the system is irreparably broken and will not survive without a MAJOR catharsis. I'm talking epic meltdown.

Everybody knows the first step, but it will never, ever happen; remove money from politics.

#21 | Posted by kudzu at 2014-07-01 07:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

...when we allow members of party to say cruel and ignorant things about Women, African Americans, Hispanics, and other minorities in our country.

Wait, when did women become a minority? According to the census 50.8% of Americans were female in 2012. Would that not make women the majority?

#22 | Posted by mariosanchez at 2014-07-02 02:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

#20

Great post, but I would have accepted them dying off of causes other than old age as well.

#23 | Posted by LIVE_OR_DIE at 2014-07-02 01:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think the republican party is more like 98% white christian. There's 1 black guy that was appointed.

I don't think that 98% of white christians represent America and it's secular values. There's something weird and fraudulent going on.

#24 | Posted by pragmatous at 2014-07-02 09:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

white male christian ...

#25 | Posted by pragmatous at 2014-07-02 09:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

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