Artur Davis: Most Blacks Don’t Equate Gay Rights with Civil Rights
Daily Caller – Artur Davis interview – 18 minutes
On May 29, Artur Davis announced he was leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a Republican. Formerly a Democratic congressman from
Davis now identifies as a Republican. Alabama
While in Congress,
the Davis House
Ways and Means Committee and was active in the
Congressional Black Caucus. In 2008, he gave a speech seconding Barack Obama’s
nomination for president at the Democratic National
In 2009, he joined just 38 other House Democrats in opposing Obamacare. Davis opted to not run for re-election in 2010 and instead ran for Alabama governor. He ultimately failed to win the Democratic primary and left Congress in 2011.
The Democratic Party is not the big tent anymore and certainly not home to any conservative idea that would embrace issues that lift up the Black Community. Americans know that politicians spend money and have little faith in their elected officials. Under ObamaCare all companies (large and small) will game the system—drop insurance coverage and reduce hiring to remain under the government threshold.