Former Dem Rep. Artur Davis: Why I’m becoming a Republican

posted at 7:32 pm on May 30, 2012 by Allahpundit

He’s not just any Democrat. This is a guy who gave a seconding speech for O’s nomination four years ago at the convention and was the southern regional co-chair for the DCCC. With those credentials, the PR value to the GOP of having him dump his old party to become a Republican would be huge under any circumstances. Factor in the symbolism of a young black Harvard-trained pol abandoning the Dems in the middle of Obama’s reelection campaign and you’ve got a GOP folk hero in the making. From his blog post announcing his party switch:

But parties change. As I told a reporter last week, this is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party (and he knows that even if he can’t say it). If you have read this blog, and taken the time to look for a theme in the thousands of words (or free opposition research) contained in it, you see the imperfect musings of a voter who describes growth as a deeper problem than exaggerated inequality; who wants to radically reform the way we educate our children; who despises identity politics and the practice of speaking for groups and not one national interest; who knows that our current course on entitlements will eventually break our solvency and cause us to break promises to our most vulnerable—that is, if we don’t start the hard work of fixing it.

On the specifics, I have regularly criticized an agenda that would punish businesses and job creators with more taxes just as they are trying to thrive again. I have taken issue with an administration that has lapsed into a bloc by bloc appeal to group grievances when the country is already too fractured: frankly, the symbolism of Barack Obama winning has not given us the substance of a united country. You have also seen me write that faith institutions should not be compelled to violate their teachings because faith is a freedom, too. You’ve read that in my view, the law can’t continue to favor one race over another in offering hard-earned slots in colleges: America has changed, and we are now diverse enough that we don’t need to accommodate a racial spoils system. And you know from these pages that I still think the way we have gone about mending the flaws in our healthcare system is the wrong way—it goes further than we need and costs more than we can bear.

Taken together, these are hardly the enthusiasms of a Democrat circa 2012, and they wouldn’t be defensible in a Democratic primary. But they are the thoughts and values of ten years of learning, and seeing things I once thought were true fall into disarray. So, if I were to leave the sidelines, it would be as a member of the Republican Party that is fighting the drift in this country in a way that comes closest to my way of thinking: wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities.

The obvious question, as noted by Cavuto: Is there a good reason to believe this is something more principled than the political calculation made by Arlen Specter three years ago? He was a guy who enjoyed being in government, saw his way blocked within his own party, and then conveniently crossed the aisle. Davis’s statement is more substantive than Specter’s “I didn’t leave them, they left me” whinge about Republican radicalism, but what he tells Cavuto here about how easy it’d be for him to run as a Democrat again in Alabama’s 7th District if he wanted to is nonsense. Go skim Wikipedia’s short but useful synopsis of his troubles with black Democrats during his run for Alabama governor two years ago. He voted against ObamaCare, presumably with an eye to making himself more viable to conservatives in the general election, and was then duly attacked with this all-time classic Jesse Jackson race-baiting sleaze grenade: “You can’t vote against healthcare and call yourself a black man.” That wasn’t the first time Davis has been smeared as “not black enough”; his Democratic opponent used it against him in the 2002 7th District primary. (Black voters make up a majority of the 7th District.) If he tried to challenge Terri Sewell in the primary in 2014, even as a groveling newly minted “I’ve seen the light” liberal, he’d be blasted as a sellout who abandoned the first black president on the most important vote of his presidency. He’s also supported voter ID laws, which is as heretical as it gets on the left. If he’s interested in getting back into government, crossing the aisle is obviously the smart move. Tim Scott and Allen West have proved to any doubters that southern conservatives will rally behind black Republicans, and Davis has an irresistible pitch in being able to tell Virginia GOPers “you were right all along.” But I don’t know: Genuine political conversions do happen, even to Ronald Reagan. I’m sure Davis will be welcomed into the fold even if no one’s quite sure yet how deep his conservatism runs. Being bitterly attacked by liberals, which is sure to come, will only help him in that regard.

Update: I’m reminded that this isn’t the only case of a Democrat switching parties in the news today.



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No way, elena was banned? When? I hope it was an awesome flameout, blood and guts.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/05/30/nyt-say-that-planned-parenthood-attack-ad-on-romney-might-be-a-bit-unfair/

CurtZHP on May 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

You are somewhat right—except about the kids. Note that the commenters back up what they say. You on the other hand never have a response as to why he and mrs O are not those things.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Carpetbagger.

Your Mamma loves me on May 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I am so scared.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Funny way to spell “bigoted.”

CurtZHP on May 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

The truth hurts, I’m sorry to say. Lucky for us President Obama will be Former-President Obama and Mrs. Obama can go back to work doing the jobs her crony pal Valerie Jarrett lines up for her. Never again will they have to tolerate the American people. Instead, they will be rich, happy, and forever reminded that they share a spot with Jimmy Carter in the hall of failed presidencies.

It’s going to be fun. :-)

Punchenko on May 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

LMFAO, the trolls be mad.

tom daschle concerned on May 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

CurtZHP on May 30, 2012 at 8:53 PM

I am so scared.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Aw, c’mon

We need some of them around. Its a big tent, and righty’s are inclusive.

Besides, its so much fun to see them twist themselves into pretzels and eat their own.

All for the sake of protecting “the one”. Righty’s didn’t even delude themselves this much to protect Nixon.

cozmo on May 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

CurtZHP on May 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Thank you sir for the link. However she has been worse in the past and wasn’t 86′d. She still never answered me a couple months ago about would she shave her back before I came over.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

In what way is calling someone a Marxist uncivil, especially when that someone holds Marxist beliefs?

Dante on May 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Way more civil than you and yours treated GWB, Sarah Palin and their families…

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Also, lester and UES’s pain is schadenfreudig.

See update to the thread too.

Schadenfreude on May 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

…would she shave her back before I came over.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

You pig.

But good of you to make the attempt to satisfy a lefty on the verge of a breakdown.

cozmo on May 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

http://tinyurl.com/7cv77g6

Good Lt on May 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Carpetbagger.

Your Mamma loves me on May 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

I think my mom would sat GTFOH. Since we are talking about carpet, do you ever get rug burn on your chin when you play wheelbarrow with uppereastside?

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 9:08 PM

http://tinyurl.com/7cv77g6

Good Lt on May 30, 2012 at 9:07 PM

lol, I liked it. The libs don’t seem to see the humour when the Birkenstock is on the other foot.

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

He is a Maoist, not a Marxist. He has surrounded himself with Maoists. He has participated in events for the Democratic Socialists of America. He graduated from Communist U (Columbia). He was an early supporter of a group whose mission was to fulfill the dream of two Columbia professors, Cloward and Piven (Acorn). His actions to date indicate that his goal is also the Cloward and Piven strategy.

He has surrounded himself throughout his life with activist socialists. He was a “red diaper baby” with his mother being a rather outspoken socialist. His contempt for capitalism comes through in his rhetoric as well as his policies. How are we supposed to reach any other conclusion?

While he was supposedly schooled in the Constitution, he himself said that the notion that the people give rights to the federal government and not the other way around is “wrong”. He has a serious problem with the notion of a self-governing people who don’t want government programs and don’t need to rely on government for their daily bread. This is obvious from his “Julia” campaign where he portrayed a life of being reliant on government as a good thing and people who want us to be self-sufficient as being bad.

But most of all, it has nothing to do with political ideology so much as it is with sheer incompetence and corruption. This administration could not find its hips with both hands if they had them in their back pockets. They are absolutely a Keystone Kops operation. In addition to their constant bungling of everything from international relations to keeping state secrets, they line the pockets of their political cronies with billions of dollars. We have Jon Corzine, who should be playing checkers with Bernie Madoff in prison instead bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars for Obama’s campaign.

And the thing is, as much as the major media tries to keep that quiet, they can’t. We know. We see it. We now have other ways of getting that information out there that his fawning press can’t control.

And a lot of Democrats no longer want to be associated with that sort of person or that sort of administration or those sorts of policies and are either leaving the party or distancing themselves from Obama.

He is wrecking this country. He just is. And that is apparently his goal.

I don’t normally play with trolls, so either engage and bring up the level of the discourse or you are just noise and will soon go away.

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Davis needs a speaking spot at the convention. He delivered the speech seconding Obama’s nomination 4 years ago.

joana on May 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM

screw that!! welcome him w/ open arms and lets give him a nice comfy spot if he wants to attend the convention. we have way too many lifelong republicans taht have worked tirelessly to advance our principles. its a poke in the eye for them to be shunted aside for some novelty speaker. let him spend some time repairing the damage he as done by being a democrat and earn a spot.

chasdal on May 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

You pig.

But good of you to make the attempt to satisfy a lefty on the verge of a breakdown.

cozmo on May 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

arnold tries to do his best at community service. :)

arnold ziffel on May 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

I am so scared.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Funny way to spell “bigoted.”

CurtZHP on May 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

It’s the formal spelling in Austrian.

Nutstuyu on May 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Why don’t you shut your whinny trap.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Psst… you spelled “whiny” wrong.

beatcanvas on May 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

There is a lot of attention being given to the issue those who hold public office changing party affiliation, particularly those doing so now as the election heats up. This is understandable and valuable, however, I’m most interested in those voters who are either completely changing their party affiliation from Democrat to Republican, or have simply determined to vote Republican this election.

I recently had a conversation with an old fiend who had been a lifelong Democrat and has now decided to change his party affiliation and vote Republican for the first time in his adult life. As much as I’d love to take credit for his conversion,and believe me, over the years I gave it a lot of effort, I can’t… that honor goes to Barack Obama and the Democratic party.

I knew my friend to be a John F. Kennedy Democrat in that he believed in a strong military ( he enlisted in the Navy and became an officer) he believed 100% in American exceptionalism. He embraced that same spirit that sent us into space and landed us on the moon. He believed in ‘Camelot’. However, he told me that when the Democrats took that hard lurch to the left, they lost him.

One of the most telling observations my friend made was that he thought that the Republican party now represents more of the core beliefs that he used to believe were core elements of the Democrats ideology. He’s disillusioned. It seemed to him that the Republicans had become far more reasonable while the Democrats have become more radical. He laughed and joked that it must be an ‘evolution’.

I think there are a lot more people out there, who, just like my friend, find that they no longer recognize the party they thought they knew and will be moving over to the Republican ticket this fall.

thatsafactjack on May 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

The truth hurts, I’m sorry to say. Lucky for us President Obama will be Former-President Obama and Mrs. Obama can go back to work doing the jobs her crony pal Valerie Jarrett lines up for her.

If Obama loses re-election I have a feeling he and Michelle will split. She almost split with him when he lost a run for election to the House.

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM

have a link? never heard that one before

chasdal on May 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Why don’t you shut your whinny trap.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Psst… you spelled “whiny” wrong.

beatcanvas on May 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Uppereastside whinnys because he’s a horse’s a*s.

AllahsNippleHair on May 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Why don’t you shut your whinny trap. Typical con. Run along and cry to the boss man for not being tough enough. Punk.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Typical lib. Using intimidation and bullying to attain their goals. Pussy.

MadisonConservative on May 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

I am so scared.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Funny way to spell “bigoted.”

CurtZHP on May 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

It’s the formal spelling in Austrian.

Nutstuyu on May 30, 2012 at 9:14 PM

Pretty much the way they spelled it in the Polish Death Camps too.

Tim_CA on May 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

have a link? never heard that one before

chasdal on May 30, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Well, it comes from the Klein book so salt to taste but seems plausible:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/17/obama-divorce-new-biography-_n_1525671.html

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:20 PM

He is a Maoist, not a Marxist.

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

There is no real theoretical difference. Maoism is Marxism. Given that we are an industrial, working society and not an agrarian society with a peasantry, Marxism is more appropriate (especially since it is the fountain of Maoism).

Dante on May 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Dante on May 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Not true. Marxism uses natural born while Maoism prefers native born.

cozmo on May 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

There is no real theoretical difference. Maoism is Marxism.

There is a significant difference in my opinion. Marxism is more of an economic concept. It doesn’t become political until you get into Leninism, or Stalinism, or Maoism. Maoism uses Marxism as its economic model but goes beyond that. It is an extremely brutal model that relies heavily on thuggery in addition to a cult of personality. We see it today in the Occupy movement being an attempt at his cultural revolution. We see the green energy spending as his “great leap forward”. We see the actions of those such as Brett Kimberlin and Neal Rauhauser. It hasn’t turned bloody yet but I have a feeling they were waiting for the complete collapse of the economic system before they go there.

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Davis needs a speaking spot at the convention. He delivered the speech seconding Obama’s nomination 4 years ago.

joana on May 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM

screw that!! welcome him w/ open arms and lets give him a nice comfy spot if he wants to attend the convention. we have way too many lifelong republicans taht have worked tirelessly to advance our principles. its a poke in the eye for them to be shunted aside for some novelty speaker. let him spend some time repairing the damage he as done by being a democrat and earn a spot.

chasdal on May 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

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Dead on…
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RalphyBoy on May 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Part 1
Part 2

jaime on May 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

joana on May 30, 2012 at 8:00 PM

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screw that!! welcome him w/ open arms and lets give him a nice comfy spot if he wants to attend the convention. we have way too many lifelong republicans that have worked tirelessly to advance our principles. its a poke in the eye for them to be shunted aside for some novelty speaker. let him spend some time repairing the damage he as done by being a democrat and earn a spot.

chasdal on May 30, 2012 at 9:12 PM

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Dead on…
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RalphyBoy on May 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

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Motion made, seconded, and carried.

Rep. Artur Davis shall NOT speak from the podium during the Republican National Convention.

listens2glenn on May 30, 2012 at 11:02 PM

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

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There is no real theoretical difference. Maoism is Marxism. Given that we are an industrial, working society and not an agrarian society with a peasantry, Marxism is more appropriate (especially since it is the fountain of Maoism).

Dante on May 30, 2012 at 9:21 PM

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Uhhh . . . an Industrial society has “peasantry” as well.

They just call it by another name: Labor.

listens2glenn on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

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Uhhh . . . an Industrial society has “peasantry” as well.

They just call it by another name: Labor.

listens2glenn on May 30, 2012 at 11:06 PM

So you don’t know the meaning of the word “peasant”.

Good grief.

Dante on May 30, 2012 at 11:48 PM

Why couldn’t he do these these things as a Democrat and maybe start to bring some sanity to that party? His coming over to the Republicans just makes both parties more liberal.

Buddahpundit on May 30, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Uppereastsidemoron seems to have forgotten this little snuff film, too:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_a_President_%282006_film%29

ebrown2 on May 31, 2012 at 12:21 AM

RINO.

We’ve been down this road hundreds of times before.

MisterElephant on May 31, 2012 at 2:41 AM

Hooray! It is nice to see a fellow human being gain wisdom. Welcome to the Conservative side. We believe in you, as we believe in everybody; the liberals believe only in themselves and nobody else.

Theophile on May 31, 2012 at 2:56 AM

I don’t know. I smell a rat jumping off a sinking ship.

AllahsNippleHair on May 30, 2012 at 7:37 PM

I seem to recall 4 or 5 doing the same thing just prior to ’94.

98ZJUSMC on May 31, 2012 at 3:31 AM

I wonder how the democrat plantation looks in the rearview mirror.

SouthernGent on May 30, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Like Detroit.

98ZJUSMC on May 31, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Congratulations to Mr. Davis for his escape from the democratic plantation by using his open mind. But it’s not over, democrats are hunting for you now, they will do anything to destroy you, travel right to freedom!

Dollayo on May 31, 2012 at 6:19 AM

They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Ever hear of a person named Sarah Palin? Or how about the Bush daughters?
The attacker establishes the laws of engagement…conservatives play by the rules until the libs bend the rules to their liking.
For instance…ever see President Bush criticize this administration? No you have not, because he is admirable…ever hear Clinton or Carter criticize President Bush when he was in office, of course.
Now if President Bush dissed Obama, you would cry like the baby you are because of the unspoken rule that one President doesn’t criticize the other.
But no worry, it takes a lot to push conservatives into the liberals attack mindset…like celebrating the rape of their child, or making fun of their down syndrome child, you know, those kind of things that define the people you honor.

right2bright on May 31, 2012 at 7:39 AM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

One should learn the basics of the common language if one intends to enter into discourse with others.

People are not accusing him of being a “Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist.” They are simply reporting and commenting on his actions and attitudes which prove beyond doubt (for anyone with the ability to comprehend) that he is all of those things.

On his wife, some people simply can not be insulted.

As far as his children, the only times I ever hear the precious little things mentioned is when our Cynical-Narcissistic-Marxist-Socialist-America Hating-Racist president trots them out to get a vote or two.

gepaza on May 31, 2012 at 7:58 AM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,.

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

crosspatch on May 30, 2012 at 9:11 PM

crosspatch did an EXCELLENT job schooling you, but left out one little thing… At the beginning of his Presidency, this administration’s Attorney General Eric Holder pardoned members of the Black Panthers who had been tried and found guilty of racist voter intimidation at election poll stations. They threatened “white crackers” with violence, while displaying clubs and keeping them out. This President sanctioned the pardon of a racist group, who threatened violence against those of another race if they attempted to vote.

And if Bush did this with a KKK group preventing blacks from voting, your reaction would be…?

Yeah. Your brain must hurt from all this schooling…

dominigan on May 31, 2012 at 8:26 AM

@uppereastside:

“People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist.”

And….? Check into Lil’ Choomie’s past- you’ll see he was a member of the local Socialist party back in Chicago. He sat in Wright’s church for 20 years. He stated publicly that our constitution was a flawed document as it was a compendium of “negative rights”. “Typical white woman” ringin’ any bells, genius?

It’s not “uncivil” if it merely reflects reality- unless of course it’s a lefty idol being shown to have feet of clay.

“They insult his wife…”

You mean the wife that has chosen to shove her ugly face into my pantry as well as the school lunches of my neighbor’s kids, and call the nation fat while shoveling greasy morsels down her capacious, spanx wearing pie hole? The wife that is a horrible cross of a shaved Abominable Snowman and Evita Peron? That “wife”?

This foul cow chose to put her unelected, unappointed clown suit wearing and grievously oversized arse out into the political arena- as such, she’s up for as much grief as any other political player.

“…some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?”

Andrew Sullivan apparently was unavailable for comment. Nor was David Letterman.

You’re a moron. An effete, pseudo-intellectual, yammering parrot of doltish lefty talking points.

Chump.

GrassMudHorsey on May 31, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Well I dont care if his party change is just opportunistic or not…. the optics are just to good to ignore. If the dems act like dems and try to “crucify” Rep. Davis, its going to backfire.

AverageJoe on May 31, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Man, this guy’s got guts.

You just know he’s going to get palinized.

Johnny 100 Pesos on May 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

This explains why Artur Davis was always the one Democrat here in Alabama that I actually liked.

RightWay79 on May 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM

you’ve got a GOP folk hero in the making.

No, actually you don’t.

You have an opportunist and survivor looking to save his party from the radicals which have overtaken it.

Mr. Davis is intellectual and reasonable enough to know the current platform which Mr. Obama and the Democrat leaders in Congress represent is not popular or sustainable from an electoral standpoint. Should Mr. Obama somehow miraculously win another term, the future will look even worse than now when that march over our rights and towards fiscal Armageddon occurs.

This is a Democratic Party survival cocoon in which Mr. Davis will wrap himself, and from which he will emerge, at the right time, to blossom as a butterfly and glide back to the “new” Democratic Party.

Marcus Traianus on May 31, 2012 at 10:51 AM

We should welcome Rep. Davis to the party. Several of us here predicted a flood of dems abandoning Obama after several prominent Senate dems started backing away from him.

First the trickle, then the flood.

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Because he was a member of the socialist party?

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51776
Barack Obama was also a member of the socialist New Party in Chicago back in the 1990′s

You need some new talking points

dogsoldier on May 31, 2012 at 10:52 AM

I wonder how many democrats feel this way and just don’t have the guts to make the change. I’ve often thought that surely there are some sane Democrats somewhere within the party. Slowly some are showing courage and coming forward.

silvernana on May 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Civil conversation? People here constantly accuse the president of the united states of being a Marxist, socialist, an American hater, racist,. They insult his wife, some have even crossed the line to involve his innocent kids and you call that civil?

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM

As others have said, we don’t attack Obama’s kids. However, you forgot that we worry that Obama will eat his poor dog Bo. Has anyone seen Bo lately? When Bo was last spotted was he covered in barbecue sauce?

Gladtobehere on May 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

silvernana on May 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM

You would think – just based on simple statistics and probability – but so far I haven’t seen much of any proof of sanity from the Dems – until they actually leave the party as with this guy.

dentarthurdent on May 31, 2012 at 1:07 PM

I think its great. I am a recovering Democrat myself so I know these awakenings can be real. One day you believe your party is as pro woman as you are. The next day they are slamming a 17 yr old girl for getting pregnant and not being married. Then there is a media pile on all because it helps their guy. Its shocking. Then it sinks in. Then you feel so stupid. And then you get ticked off, change your affiliation and vote against the socialist they are willing to sell their souls for.

Welcome aboard Mr. Davis.

magicbeans on May 31, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Man, this guy’s got guts.

You just know he’s going to get palinized.

Johnny 100 Pesos on May 31, 2012 at 10:09 AM

And he’s going to deserve it. As others have aptly noted, this guy is nothing more than an opportunist with a silver tongue.

MelonCollie on May 31, 2012 at 2:39 PM

This a reflection on how Left the party has become under Bush, Romney, McCain etal.

Redglen on May 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Uppereastside on May 30, 2012 at 8:03 PM

I think he’s upset.

I’ll take that as a good sign.

Cleombrotus on May 31, 2012 at 3:17 PM

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