Former Obama ally and Democratic Congressman Davis disappointed, switches to GOP

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    May 31, 2012 4:44 PM GMT
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/31/former-democrat-congressman-and-obama-supporter-switches-to-gop/?test=latestnews

    Text below from Fox News, but the Washington Post has a similar article
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/artur-davis-obama-disappointed/2012/05/30/gJQAooxx2U_blog.html

    Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis is switching sides, abandoning his former ally President Obama to become a Republican -- lamenting that the country has "gone backward" since Obama took office.

    Davis is making the announcement in the run-up to a possible congressional comeback in Virginia, though he says he has not yet made up his mind whether he'll challenge Democratic incumbent Rep. Gerry Connolly. He used to represent Alabama.

    In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Davis explained the rationale behind his switch. He said he "took inventory" and decided "what we're doing is not working."

    Davis said the government's policies are "counterproductive," suggested businesses were hurting and described economic growth as stagnant.

    "Every time we think we're beginning to move forward, we fall backward," he said.

    He also sounded a note of disenchantment with Obama.

    "I supported President Obama four years ago because I wanted to see this country come together. I want us to change the way we talk to each other ... Unfortunately, we've gone backward on both fronts over the last several years."

    He said Obama's "main offer" was that he could bring the country together, "and we've gone backward."

    Democrats have blamed Republicans, particularly those in the House, for the persistently coarse political tone in Washington.

    Davis left public office after losing in the Democratic primary in the 2010 race for Alabama governor.
  • TheBizMan

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    May 31, 2012 4:47 PM GMT
    Flip-flopper. Just like the "leader" he now supports. Bullshit excuse.
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    May 31, 2012 10:18 PM GMT
    LMAO......... switching to get re elected.. how pathetic.icon_rolleyes.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    May 31, 2012 10:21 PM GMT
    Who does this guy think he is...Joe Lieberman? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 31, 2012 10:24 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWho does this guy think he is...Joe Lieberman? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Lieberman is pathetic as well.....
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    May 31, 2012 10:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidWho does this guy think he is...Joe Lieberman? icon_rolleyes.gif


    At least there's one good (former) democrat. I always liked Lieberman .... even as a Democrat.
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    May 31, 2012 10:55 PM GMT
    Go to the Washington Post link in the OP for a video where he explains his reasons. Powerful. I think the Romney campaign will find it useful.
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    May 31, 2012 11:50 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidGo to the Washington Post link in the OP for a video where he explains his reasons. Powerful. I think the Romney campaign will find it useful.
    Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.

    LMAO.. he self stated he's "center RIGHT".

    "there's no center right in the democratic party, There is in the GOP, I want to be a part of it."


    Well guys, is there a 'center left' in the GOP?

    Answer.. NOPE!