Ardent Obama backer renounces Dems, joins GOP

Former U.S. Rep. Artur Davis condemns Dem path

Former Democrat Congressman Artur Davis (Ala.) has made it official. He is abandoning his longtime party for the GOP.  Davis confirmed the rumor on his website.

“Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” Davis wrote. He intends to switch his party registration to in Virginia, where he now lives.

Once considered a Democrat rising star, Davis has grown critical of the party in recent years. He  was the only black member of the House to vote against the Democrats on Barack Obama’s massive governmental takeover of America’s health care delivery system.

As one of Obama’s earliest supporters Davis served as co-chairman for his 2008 presidential campaign. Davis, who represented Alabama’s 7th Congressional District from 2003 to 2011, was notably the first member of Congress outside of Illinois to endorse then-Sen. Obama’s 2008 presidential bid. And it was Davis who seconded the official nomination of Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

Now Davis condemns the path he believes the party is taking.

Renouncing the party “is no light decision on my part,” he wrote. “Cutting ties with an Alabama Democratic party that has weakened and lost faith with more and more Alabamians every year is one thing; leaving a national party that has been the home for my political values for two decades is quite another.” But “wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” he said. Davis’ impressive bio can be read here.

This retreat from the Democrat party by such a longtime stalwart is further evidence of mounting opposition among Democrats to Obama’s radically liberal message and policies that are undermining our Constitutionally-based freedoms.

7 Responses to Ardent Obama backer renounces Dems, joins GOP

  1. teapartypatriot says:

    3…2…1..ALL lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist extremists and their stooges and puppets in the socialist media: “DAVIS IS AN UNCLE TOM AND HE’S A RACIST and he must be lynched from the nearest tree to set an example to anybody else who has the audacity to want to disown TheONE !”

  2. Kathy says:

    Dems leaving their radical party, Dems voting down the selective-sex abortion bill in the House today, Dems supporting gay-marriage – it seems that the Dems are “progressing” to extinction (yes, their choice) which is a good thing for America!

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    And you just gotta read the story of Romney supporters in Boston today making it almost impossible for David Axelrod to give a speech.
    Are we finally learning to use their playbook?

  4. Maggie says:

    Even Democrats can get smart. Ronald Reagan and Bill Bennett are great examples.

  5. user jones says:

    He’s white and lives in Virginia…and by definition, a racist and bigot, and therefore should be part of the Republican party, where that attitude is expected.

    • LD 7 PC says:

      What a lazy fool you are! Click on the link under Congressman Davis’ name in the very first sentence of this post, and you’ll see exactly how “white” he is.

      You call yourself “User” Jones. Are you using drugs? You’re sure not using any sense.

  6. Angie says:

    I would hope that if he runs as a Republican and tries to vote as a Progressive Democrat once he is in our party…most of us would have trouble accepting his votes on any issue.

    I would be cautious about the true reason for the change. Is he planning to influence our party??? Just a thought.