Former Rep. Artur Davis, one of Barack Obama’s former campaign co-chairs, spoke at the Republican National Convention tonight.

Tonight before his speech Davis explained his decision to switch parties.

In response for switching parties, the Congressional Black Caucus, a collection of socialists, communists, and far left nuts, attacked their former colleague before he spoke tonight.
From the Obama Truth Team:

[L]ess than two years ago, you routinely touted your progressive record as a member of the House of Representatives. You supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the Wall Street reform bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and ending tax subsidies for oil companies. Despite voting against the final bill, you even supported major pillars of the Affordable Care Act like banning discrimination against pre-existing conditions, expanding Medicaid, and providing tax breaks to small businesses that provide health care, to name a few.

Contrary to your recent declarations, you hailed President Barack Obama as a “beacon of leadership,” touted President Obama as your “model,” and widely described the President as a friend. As a member of the House of Representatives, you supported President Obama’s agenda 95% of the time, were quoted saying “I agree with him on everything,” and repeatedly invoked President Obama in your failed gubernatorial campaign.

It is important that the American people have these important facts and draw their own conclusions about your true motivations for speaking at the Republican National Convention. We have come to the disturbing conclusion that your recent public statements have no basis in real policy or political disagreements, but rather they stem from transparent opportunism and a personal determination to overcome failing to win the Alabama Democratic primary for Governor in 2010. We regret that you have chosen this course, but are confident that the American people see your pronouncements for what they are and come to the same disappointing conclusion of your former colleagues.

 

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  1. The Dems are afraid of him, and they will be as ugly to him as they were to Michael Steele.

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    terrific speech Mr. Artur, absolutely terrific, thank you..

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  3. That was almost as good as Zell Miller’s. Great speech. Great energy! I welcome this new Repub with open arms because we need more just like him. He will be able to show more fellow Americans the light than any other because he knows from the other side. Good job.

    CBC? Oh, that group that named themselves racists?

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    via C. L. Bryant Runaway Slave

    Just came across Chris Matthews running to this set. I shouted “Chris!
    Have the Runaway Slave on your show!” It caught his attention He
    paused mid step and turned to me. I said again; “Have CL Bryant, the
    Runaway Slave on your show!!”. He grinned, shrugged it off and moved
    on. Producer, Luke

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  5. Chris Matthews tinkling down his leg watching this.

  6. NO! it’s a lie, it’s all a lie, Artur Davis is a lie!

    I know because the Wall St Journal/NBC poll told me that, “African-American support has fallen to… 0.0% of the black vote”.

    they couldn’t say that if it wasn’t true. and besides they’re the only ones who can say, “African-American” and “black” in the same sentence without being racist.

    I can’t hear you, la,la,la,la,la I can’t hear you, la,la,la,la I can’t hear you, la,la,la, la,la

  7. Artur Davis exudes decency and sincerity — as he did a couple of years ago when he publicly regretted his part in shielding Fannie/Freddie from reform. Anybody who calls him an unprincipled opportunist is a lousy judge of character. But most leftists are.

  8. The only plantation American blacks have been assigned to has been the awful projects and welfare system of monthly checks that LBJ’s Great Society put in place in the mid-1960s. Anyone who has escaped this God awful trap alive is to be admired and honored.

    And never forget – it’s been the Democrats keeping black minorities in these “projects” while asking them to vote for them or they would lose their government money.

    I totally love Arthur Davis – loved his speech tonight – and see him as one of America’s future leaders.
    We kind of tackled this somewhat successfully with Welfare Reform under Clinton (thank God Newt was there in place to pressure him to sign it) but Obama has just given states permission to ignore all that ‘work to welfare’ language. And our American King did this by fiat — without Congress (as he has done with immigration and the environmental restrictions on natural gas and fracking – to name a few cases of his bypass of Congress)….

  9. Hopefully the CBC are just exposing themselves for all to see who they truly are.

  10. Thank you Mr. Davis for an excellent speech! You did us republicans proud!!!!!

  11. MSNBC did not carry his speech. Instead, the 2 viewers were treated to a ‘discussion’ between Mr. Madcow and Gasbag Schultz. Dumb and Dumber. They wouldn’t have been able to counter the points made by Rep. Davis, so they ignored him – at their peril.

  12. I watched PBS coverage. Loved Gwen Ifell and a bunch of white people asking Newt why there were so many white people at the convention. There was also a ‘war on women’ because they only seemed to have conversations when the female speakers were on stage.

  13. Love how all the babbling commies hunker down to denounce their former comrade. You just know they’d love to send Davis to the gulag.

  14. #17 August 29, 2012 at 5:36 am
    dba…vagabond trader commented:

    Love how all the babbling commies hunker down to denounce their former comrade. You just know they’d love to send Davis to the gulag.

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    And if Dear Leader is re-elected, him and all his cronies throughout Gov’t will take that as an affirmation of their policies and will begin Phase-2 of their Grand Plan.

    You can expect FEMA camps (which they’ve already built) to immediately open for business so all those Republican Troglodites who refused to see the light and embrace The One on election night can be re-educated before they can be safely released back into Leftist-Dominated society.

    Of course, those who can’t be reducated or who refuse to go along with the program or those who are just deemed “inherently racist” and thus beyond hope, will be summarily executed while kneeling alongsde the edge of an open trench.

    As armed citizen begin to fight back, Dear Leader will, of course, have to declare martial law, ‘temporarily’ suspend the Constitution and elections, and will call in various branches of the military and National Guard to quell the ‘uprising’ and restore order.

    In fact, the military is already training for such operations in urban America.

  15. The man did not come across as an opportunist, but as one who had seen the light. Most of the Marxists sit in their offices with the lights off to help their concentration. And to get used to when they turn the lights off on America. These creeps have to go.

    Well done…

    Here’ s a comparison – look at Arlen Spector when he changed parties. He confessed to opportunism, and nobody objected in the MSM.



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