Why former Rep. Artur Davis is switching from Democrat to Republican

Posted by: ST on May 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

The Hill reports (hat tip):

Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama is officially leaving the party for the GOP, he announced Tuesday.

“Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” Davis wrote on his website after lamenting that “this is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party.”

The former congressman will also switch his party registration to in Virginia, where he now lives.

Davis has been rumored as a possible GOP congressional candidate in Northern Virginia, and in the statement he doesn’t rule out the possibility, although his long statement indicates if he runs it could be for either the House or the statehouse and would be in 2014 or afterwards.

The one-time Democratic rising star had grown critical of the party in recent years, was the only African American member of the House to vote against Democrats’ health care reform law, and became increasingly vocal about his disagreements with the Democrats after losing a gubernatorial primary in 2010.

Davis, who has been an occasional guest contributor at National Review Online, has a fairly comprehensive website where you can go to learn more about who he is, his views on the issues, etc. Here’s his full post explaining his party switch.

Even though I wasn’t crazy about “Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party” back in the day, I have to say it would be much more preferable to the far left mentality we see in most elected Democrats today – especially in the case of our radicalized celebrity President and certain members of Congress. It goes without saying that Obama Democrats are bad news for America. It took a lot of guts for Davis to switch parties in this highly charged climate and then openly announce such – even though he is not in Congress anymore – because he is black and few “minority” groups ever feel the wrath of “tolerant” leftists like black people and gay people who either have never toed the Democrat party line or who wake up from doing so at some point in their lives. And right now when all black Democrats are supposed to fall in line behind Barack Obama come election time, Davis making his views public should be considered all the more bold.

I commend him for the stance he’s taken, and am looking forward to reading about him and learning more from him regarding his policy ideas in the future. Welcome to the party, Mr. Davis.

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5 Responses to “Why former Rep. Artur Davis is switching from Democrat to Republican”


  1. sanjuro says:

    Will sure be praying for him as he’s gonna need all the prayers and support he can muster to face the media brewed storm of “Uncle Tom”,”race traitor” etc stories.

  2. troy mclean says:

    sold out to the highest bidder;)

  3. TexasMom2012 says:

    I emailed Mr. Davis. He is a gentleman, a Statesman and a Patriot! He gives me hope for this country. God Bless and good Lord, stay safe!

  4. Great White Rat says:

    Welcome, Congressman Davis. There’s always room for you on our bus, and be assured that we will never throw you under it.

  5. SpideyTerry says:

    While the cynical side of me sees this as having political motives, Davis clearly has a record to back this move up. And as ST said, he’s right on the money about today’s Democrats. They’re mostly hyper-partisan whackjobs that disregard majority opinion and cry foul whenever someone disagrees with them. Heck, they’re basically Internet trolls with a bigger platform.