|Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis is becoming the new Black conservative agitator for the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections. He endorses controversial voter identity laws that discriminate against minorities, the young and the poor. Artur Davis officially left the Democratic Party to become a Republican. He wants to return back to Congress.|
Conservative Democrats are no different then those Republicans. They're the so-called middle ground. The remnants of the South and Midwest, conservative Democrats are the Reagan/Hillary members who are strongly against President Barack Obama. They're the ones who've married Republicans and either inherited or followed their spouses extremists stances on issues that revolve around firearms, religion, institutionalism (race and gender), or hardline stances against abortion or gay rights.
President Barack Obama has trouble winning Arkansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee. These states are trending even more redder.
States that have conservative Democrats vote with their party in local elections but trend strongly Republican in the national elections.
Alabama former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis is making the rounds through the conservative movement as the one Black member who doesn't plow the fields of the Democrat Plantation. Conservative activists are working double time to break into the strengths of Barack Obama. They will recruit some of the most extreme members of Black community to denounce the Democratic Party and the president.
In the wake of the controversy surrounding Newark mayor Cory Booker, I have to address this.
Davis was one of the earliest supporters of then Illinois Senator Barack Obama when announced he would run for the President of the United States. Some claimed that he would be the right hand to Barack Obama's left hand. That didn't happen. Since the 2010 U.S. Midterm Elections, Davis has shared some feelings of his party and the president. Quite frankly, he's not happy with the direction of the party and threatened to dismantle the Democratic Party's strategy to take down presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
What is becoming more apparent of the rise of Black Republicans is this guy.
Former gubernatorial candidate and four term U.S. congressman Artur Davis. Davis served Alabama's 7th District for at least four terms before he decided to put his chips on the governorship of a deeply conservative Alabama. The Democratic Party knew this race was going to favor the Republican candidate, so they didn't put a lot of money into this race.
Artur Davis was hoping that he could be the first Black governor post Reconstruction to be elected. It didn't turn out that way. The Democrats threw their support towards Davis' challenger. I am guessing that angered Davis, who managed to capture less than 40% of the state's primary vote. The Democratic challenger went on to lose against Robert Bentley, a state representative from Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Since leaving public office, Davis became a voice to many disgruntled Democrats who felt abandoned by the party and now he's seeking retribution and recognition in the Republican Party.
This may come as a slap to the eye of President Barack Obama.
Davis is stirring the pot for Republicans on the controversial voter identity laws that may discriminate young, Black, Hispanic/Latino and poor voters.
These groups are a core constituency to the president.
Writing in the conservative publication The National Review, Davis throws his weight into the 2012 U.S. Presidential Elections, and warns Republicans not to fall into the traps of his "former party".
According the Washington Post, Davis was thinking of returning to politics once again, but as a conservative Black Republican. The former congressman has nothing but praise for the two members of the Republican caucus that are Black. Those two congressman are Tim Scott and Allen West. The only two Black members of the House of Representatives who were elected in the 2010 U.S. Midterm elections under the Tea Party.
Congressman Tim Scott (R-South Carolina) and Congressman Allen West (R-Florida) have been vocal opposition to the President Barack Obama and the Black Congressional Caucus.
Davis was a member of the Black Congressional Caucus. West is a member of the caucus. Scott has refused to join the caucus.
Davis is working his chips into the election as a conservative activist and he's sure going to make noise either at Fox News or talk radio fill-ins for conservative agitators such as Sean Hannity or Neal Boortz when they're on vacation.
Bets are likely Neal Boortz and Sean Hannity will have a place for their Democrat buddy. Video courtesy of Fox News Channel.