I salute Congressman Artur Davis, the former Black Democratic Senator, who has left the Democratic Party because in his words,”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. 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.”
I am sure Artur Davis will be excoriated for this in the liberal press. He will be labeled an Uncle Tom, etc. It is unfortunate that any independent, free-thinking Black man or woman who steps off the Democratic Plantation gets treated in this fashion. But, then again, this is the same administration that labels me a possible terrorist because I am white, former military, and an NRA member; and I support true Freedom of Speech (not just the freedom of politically correct speech), the Second Amendment, states rights, and I love (and have always been proud of) my Country without having to “fundamentally transform” it first.
I am a conservative and I am not a racist. For a long time it has seemed to me that Liberal Democrats are the ones always wanting to categorize us (black, white, hispanic, gay, etc.) and then pit one group against the other; while conservatives tend to think in terms of “Americans.” Most of the conservatives I know base their decisions about a person on that person’s character; not their creed, color, or religion. While there are certainly some racist conservatives out there, the party that uses race as a weapon is, and has been for a long time, the Democratic Party!
Can I get an “Amen!”
- Obama ally bolts from Democratic Party (content.usatoday.com)
- Former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis Switches Parties (whnt.com)
- Artur Davis openly flirts with GOP bid (politico.com)
- Former Alabama Dem Artur Davis becomes a Republican (thegrio.com)
- Davis Cuts Ties with Democratic Party (wtok.com)