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Arthur Davis, Former Black Caucus Member, Switches to GOP
breitbart.com ^ | 5/30/12 | Mike Flynn

Posted on 05/30/2012 10:29:51 AM PDT by Justaham

Arthur Davis was first elected to Congress from Alabama in 2002. The Harvard Law School grad was quickly tapped as a rising star among Democrats. He became a Senior Whip for the caucus, co-chair the New Democrat Coalition and even headed up the Southern region for the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee. His eight years in Congress showed him to be a thoughtful, independent and energetic member. Yesterday, he announced he is now a Republican.

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To: SuperLuminal
HE moved to VA from AL. As an AL citizen, all I have ever read about him was pretty good. I believe he is intelligent enough to have figured out some of what is going on in the Dem leadership.

Hope he runs as GOP. Being new in VA might be a detriment, tho.

vaudine

51 posted on 05/30/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: Justaham

This is good news. It would be even better news if he were currently a member of Congress.


52 posted on 05/30/2012 11:52:29 AM PDT by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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To: Brown Deer
Thanks BD, If the prophecy we did fifty years ago continues to play out Mr Davis is the first of many. Christian/Judo traditions will eventually unite one party against the other.
53 posted on 05/30/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya."..Is he lying now or lying then?)
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To: Justaham
From the article, bears repeating:

"Artur Davis didn't leave the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party left Artur Davis."

Is there anyone in America who doesn't see that the democratic party has been taken over by the progressives/socialists/communists?

Welcome Artur. Fight for Freedom!

54 posted on 05/30/2012 12:11:33 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: The Cajun
Interesting, but how much can you trust an ex-Rat politician?

I dunno?


55 posted on 05/30/2012 12:38:46 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: USS Alaska
You probably didn't notice my qualifier I put under my statement, "Time will tell".
56 posted on 05/30/2012 12:45:19 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: pwatson

Davis didn’t leave the Democrat Party, the Party (raging socialists) left him.


57 posted on 05/30/2012 12:45:35 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: The Cajun
Interesting, but how much can you trust an ex-Rat politician?

Ronald Wilson Reagan.

But then again, according to FReepers, Reagan was a RINO...

58 posted on 05/30/2012 12:51:54 PM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Old Sarge
You also probably didn't notice my qualifier I put under my statement, "Time will tell".
BTW, I think Ronald Wilson Reagan was in the top 3 of our greatest presidents, imho.
59 posted on 05/30/2012 1:06:47 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: Freestate316

I think you forgot “porch monkey.” Juan Williams was called that, I think.


60 posted on 05/30/2012 1:12:02 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: The Cajun

Watch boner start naming him chair of committee after comitttee. You always have to wonder if it’s a set up.


61 posted on 05/30/2012 1:17:46 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Brown Deer

Wonderful news! Thanks for sharing.


62 posted on 05/30/2012 1:23:30 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: No Truce With Kings

[ Yes, both are too liberal for my tastes, but if the Democrats start losing people like them it underscores how radical and statist the Democrats have become. (Besides both Ronald Reagan and John Stossel started out as liberals.) ]

Yes, and some of the most Staunch Conservatives/Classical Libertarians are former liberals who when young bought the line that “we only want to help people” and they wake up and those people are far more “commited” to the conservative free market cause cause they have lived on the other side and have seen ALL the dirty laundry from that side.


63 posted on 05/30/2012 1:54:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Leep

[His eight years in Congress showed him to be a thoughtful, independent and energetic member.


Yep, those are the beggining signs alright. gateway signs to conservatism. ]

Yeah, Free thinking and rational thought are the gateway drugs of conservatism, ask John Stossel.


64 posted on 05/30/2012 1:55:10 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: No Truce With Kings
Now I wonder how long it will take Cory Booker to make the same change.

Yes, both are too liberal for my tastes...

So are about 60% of Republican officeholders, for mine.

65 posted on 05/30/2012 1:56:02 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Brown Deer

if Obama had a son he would look just like attire.


66 posted on 05/30/2012 2:12:08 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Brown Deer

if Obama had a son he would look just like artur.


67 posted on 05/30/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by Awgie (truth is always stranger than fiction)
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To: Justaham

Yay. Now there is room for more. The GOP has a big tent, and all are welcome, if you don’t mind the RINOs charging around. Time to turn JFK’s picture to the wall, folks, along the BHO’s, and turn Abe Lincoln’s back facing the room. Welcome back, freedmen.


68 posted on 05/30/2012 2:41:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Justaham
I think I saw him on a Fox special on voter fraud. He explained that if you wanted to do it, it was easy. I was surprised to hear he was a democrat. Now it makes sense that he has changed parties. He was exposing what they do to steal elections, and from that maybe he did some soul searching. I wish him the best in his new state. Virginia needs to turn red as is its legacy of Williamsburg and other places of our nascent country.
69 posted on 05/30/2012 2:43:59 PM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: txrangerette; Justaham
Unless he’s added the letter “h” to his name, it’s Artur Davis, not Arthur Davis.

That's correct. He's written essays for National Review Online recently, so his switch to the GOP is not a complete surprise.

70 posted on 05/30/2012 4:05:39 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: txrangerette

Correct and typos are the new hallmark of not e-journalism, but an entire generation of government school kids who never learned to edit or double check.


71 posted on 05/30/2012 4:17:40 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: DoughtyOne

” This guy seems to understand core principles better than the Republican Party Elites. “

He does indeed


72 posted on 05/30/2012 4:20:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

Which is why we’ll need a scorecard to sort out the “good” RINOs from the “bad” ones. If the GOP is to be the dominant political party for a generation or two we’ll need to be a fairly big tent.


73 posted on 05/30/2012 4:21:08 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Brown Deer

GOD BLESS YOU, Mr. Davis.....welcome to Sanityville, and congrats for escaping the Democrat PLANTATION!!!


74 posted on 05/30/2012 4:31:15 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: No Truce With Kings

...Of everyone’s ability to learn.


75 posted on 05/30/2012 4:34:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Justaham; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Just A Nobody; jenk; randita; ...
It's not clear in the posted article, but Artur Devis is a former congressman. So his party switch doesn't gain the GOP an additional seat - at least for now.

According to his blog, Davis is now registering as a Republican in Virginia and is considering running for a House seat from Virginia in 2014 or 2016.

76 posted on 05/30/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Justaham

The last few times I saw him interviewed I thought he was awesome, and then puzzled when they showed a “D” behind his name.


77 posted on 05/30/2012 5:06:51 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: Justaham

Davis is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard. ....So there, Accolade-Worshiping Democrats.


78 posted on 05/30/2012 6:35:26 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: The Cajun

Don’t forget; Ronald Reagan was a former Democrat.


79 posted on 05/30/2012 8:19:43 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Freestate316
Davis will now be subjected to vile attacks, be labeled an Uncle Tom, GOP “house n****r,” and working on “Massa’s plantation.”

Yeah, yeah, I've been called all that and worse, but really, my name's not Davis. Thanks.

80 posted on 05/30/2012 10:25:06 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

LOL! Not meaning to derail the thread, but it was only yesterday that I thought of my father (a WWII vet) using the term “hubba hubba” to hurry me along as a child. I looked up the term online and it seems that no one can really agree with its origin. Thank you for reminding me of him again.


81 posted on 05/31/2012 4:04:58 AM PDT by Library Lady
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To: Library Lady

Thanks for the note. As an fyi, I heard this phrase from Rush Limbaugh, who has used it over the years when he is reporting upon some very good, and surprising, news development. He shouts it with glee and exclamation points!


82 posted on 05/31/2012 6:07:30 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: justiceseeker93
>> According to his blog, Davis is now registering as a Republican in Virginia <<

Not to put too fine a point on the matter, but the quote states an impossibility. That's because Virginia doesn't have party registration. So for the time being, Artur is only a Republican “in his own mind.”

Now of course, he certainly could enter a Repub primary in his current home, northern Virginia. He might even win the nomination. If that's his plan, I think his best chance of beating a Dhimmi incumbent probably would be in the 11th District, now represented by Gerry Connolly, because the 'Pubs have long done relatively well in the exurbs of Fairfax County

(It appears that nobody short of the Grim Reaper himself could dislodge the 8th District's execrable excuse for a human being, Jim Moran.)

83 posted on 05/31/2012 11:42:07 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: melancholy

Sorry I’ll post the link next time!


84 posted on 06/12/2012 2:55:45 PM PDT by qman
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