Artur Davis, a long-time Alabama democrat and the first democrat outside of Illinois to endorse Barack Obama is leaving the democrat party.
Davis is in the process of moving from Alabama to Virginia. While he is vague about his future plans, he said, “If I were to run, it would be as a Republican.” Davis represented Alabama’s seventh congressional district for nine years. He’ll be a democrat no longer. Davis was a “blue-dog” and was the only member of the Black Congressional Caucus to vote against Obamacare.
In a parting statement, Davis said, “Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities. 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,” he said. “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.”
The loss of Davis at this time will be a significant blow to Obama’s campaign. Not only was Davis the first democrat outside Illinois to endorse Obama, he was also the individual to second Obama’s nomination at the 2008 democrat national convention. The Romney campaign noted Davis’ departure as more proof of the failing democrat agenda.
For us conservatives, this can only be good news.