“Rent Is Too Damn High” Guy Now A Republican

Jimmy McMilllan is now a member of the Party of Lincoln:

Jimmy McMillan — of “The Rent Is Too Damn High” fame — has talked of a 2012 presidential run, even saying that he could beat Obama. And despite having recently run for New York governor as a Democrat, he now calls himself a Republican.

“I’m registered Republican now,” McMillan told PBS. “I was a Democrat, but I changed my line so that I can get the issues to the front that Obama’s not addressing. … The Democratic Party sucked.”

Perhaps this explains why he was at CPAC.

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  1. Herb says:

    Hmmm….a testament to the GOP’s persuasiveness or their ability to attract clowns?

    It could go either way.

  2. James Joyner says:

    He’s clearly a RINO. A real Republican would know that the rent is exactly the right price due to market forces.

  3. Have A Nice G.A. says:

    The Democratic Party sucked.

    That would be, sucks:)

  4. CCredentials says:

    Democrats still have Alvin Greene.

  5. Kylopod says:

    >The Democratic Party sucked

    Oh, the eloquence.

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