Prominent Obama Supporter Cuts Ties With Democrats
June 1, 2012 by Bryan Nash
Artur Davis, a former Congressman and one of President Barack Obamaâ€™s earliest supporters, announced in a blog post that he would be leaving the Democratic Party.
Davis is considering running for office in Virginia in the next few years. If so, he will run as a Republican. He believes the Democratic Party has changed — not just in Alabama, the State he represented, but on the national scene is well.
â€śAs I told a reporter last week, this is not Bill Clintonâ€™s Democratic Party (and he knows that even if he canâ€™t say it),â€ť wrote Davis.
Furthermore, he believes the present Administration is punishing â€śbusinesses and job creators with more taxes just as they are trying to thrive again.â€ť
He also objected to laws that â€śfavor one race over another,â€ť writing:
America has changed, and we are now diverse enough that we donâ€™t need to accommodate a racial spoils system. And you know from these pages that I still think the way we have gone about mending the flaws in our healthcare system is the wrong way â€” it goes further than we need and costs more than we can bear.
In addition, the former Congressman wants local governments to take back control:
Immigration is a classic example: I wince at the Obama Administrationâ€™s efforts to tell states they canâ€™t say the word immigration in their state laws, and find it foolish when I hear their lawyers say that a local cop canâ€™t determine theÂ legal status of a suspectÂ validly in their custodyâ€¦ [W]earing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities.