Skip to comments.Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis now a Republican
Posted on 05/29/2012 9:44:27 PM PDT by bigbob
Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has turned in his Democratic Party card as he prepares to register for the GOP in Virginia.
The switch was rumored for some time following his departure from Democratic politics in 2010. Davis left political circles after his unsuccessful run for governor in Alabama. He lost in the 2010 primaries, and generating hostility from some fellow Democrats who disliked his effort to avoid identity politics.
The winning Democrat was trounced by the Republican candidate in the general election.
If I were to run [for office], it would be as a Republican [because] wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities, Davis announced Tuesday on his blog.
I am in the process of changing my voter registration from Alabama to Virginia [and] it is true that people whose judgment I value have asked me to weigh the prospect of running in one of the Northern Virginia congressional districts in 2014 or 2016, or alternatively, for a seat in the Virginia legislature in 2015, Davis wrote.
He declined to predict when or if he might jump into a GOP primary race, but sketched out his political priorities.
I have regularly criticized an agenda that would punish businesses and job creators with more taxes.
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, he wrote.
I seem to recall something similar happening to a fellow named Reagan, who once said “I didn’t leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat party left me.”
I keep wondering where we get all those turncoat RINO's, remember Trent Lott?
Hopefully he will be more conservative, we don’t need another rino democrat-lite with an R next to his name.
Throw the turncoat RINO out!
We don’t need a guy who is just trying to get a paycheck!
By talking about the rampant voter fraud conducted by the Congressional Black Caucus Davis burned every bridge behind him. Now as a GOP candidate (he’ll run) he can kill the Democrats with insider information. The lesson here is for the CBC: Don’t do a caper with someone whose allegiance isn’t clear.