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Oftencold 06-01-2012 12:11 AM

Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party
 
Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party - Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012

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Artur Davis, one of President Obama’s earliest supporters and a former co-chairman for his presidential campaign, announced Tuesday that he was leaving the Democratic Party for good.
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Davis, who represented Alabama’s 7th Congressional District from 2003 to 2011, was notably the first member of Congress outside of Illinois to endorse then-Sen. Obama’s 2008 presidential bid. And it was Davis who seconded the official nomination of Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.
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But “wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” he said.

“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.”
Maybe this will give some others the courage to do what they know is right. :D

dabateman 06-01-2012 03:50 AM

Re: Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party
 
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Originally Posted by Oftencold (Post 439279)
Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party - Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012





Maybe this will give some others the courage to do what they know is right. :D

Great news... This parallels Clinton's entry into a second term. Those that want to gain politically by making the shift find themselves irrelevant.

Oftencold 06-01-2012 06:40 AM

Re: Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party
 
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Originally Posted by dabateman (Post 439291)
Great news... This parallels Clinton's entry into a second term. Those that want to gain politically by making the shift find themselves irrelevant.

Friendly advice: never use the term "Clinton's entry," in any favorable context, ever.

saltwn 06-01-2012 09:23 AM

Re: Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party
 
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Originally Posted by Oftencold (Post 439279)
Artur Davis, former prominent Obama backer, leaves Democratic Party - Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2012





Maybe this will give some others the courage to do what they know is right. :D

and save his azz in an upcoming election


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