OH MY – Former Obama Campaign Chair To Now Campaign For Mitt Romney

In 2008 he was a strong supporter of Barack Obama.  After nearly four years of failed policies and presidency, Artur Davis is preparing to work even harder to make certain Obama is defeated by Mitt Romney.

Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney


Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney


A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday.

A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.

“I think the Obama administration has candidly gone too far to the left. You can raise all kinds of questions on whether that’s good politics or not,” Davis said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” “Obviously the election will determine that.”

The Romney campaign says Davis will team up with Virginia GOP Victory Chairman Pete Snyder and a local business owner at an event in Arlington.





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41 Comments to OH MY – Former Obama Campaign Chair To Now Campaign For Mitt Romney
    • Randall
    • Hmm, I’d be very suspicious. Pays to be paranoid in times like these. Look at Andrea Saul. Her line sounded scripted to me, no? Bring up RomneyCare out of nowhere, instead of explicitly calling Obama et al outright liars?

      • bill o'rights
      • I agree that skepticism is wise.

        On the other hand, Davis was a very centrist Democrat until he switched to the GOP in 2011. He’s also a friend of Israel and the military.

      • truthandjustice
      • Yes, likewise – when I first read this I was very suspicious — who wouldn’t be with all that we know? But, on the other hand, I knew about this guy earlier when he was protesting some of Obama’s policies and was very happy. ???

      • Ebysan
      • @ Randall

        I too am Suspicious!!!

        I would not put anything past Obama & His Thugs!!… I hope Romney has vetted this person. Artur Davis!!

        • truthandjustice
        • Isn’t THAT the truth?! Don’t know why so many think “he or she” is so brilliant and correct all the time. Very odd person. Might be correct about some things but certainly not all. Very offensive (on purpose) and comes across as an arrogant, conceited know-it-all….enjoys saying offensive, critical things. Might even be being critical of Christians with claiming to be “God’s child” (and not) or whatever and then using horrible, offensive language, pictures that we KNOW is not making God very happy or has His approval. So whether “he’s” doing that or really thinks he honestly is, both are weird and suspicious.

      • USA4ever
      • Def wouldn’t trust this Davis guy. I tweeted Mitt and Paul, as well as emailed their campaign, to be very wary of him. Not that they need my advice but at least it’s something to help in any way.

          • USA4ever
          • I wouldn’t doubt Davis’ reputation in that district. Just saying he was a huge Obama supporter and it’s 10 weeks out from the election. We know Obama’s done far more devious deeds than possibly plant someone when he’s scraping for traction.

            Would be interested to know WHI’s take on Davis’ Romney support.

            • Kay112
            • FYI, Artur’s home district is where he is known best although he recently moved to VA.

              You’re right – he was a huge Obama supporter in the beginning. He changed from being a huge supporter to casting votes against Obama policies. ;)

    • AmericaTheBeautiful
    • http://townhall.com/columnists/reincepriebus/2012/08/15/the_obama_medicare_plan_rob_it_and_let_it_die/page/full/

      ROB IT AND LET IT DIE…..Obama’s prescription for everything American

      The Obama Medicare Plan: Rob It and Let it Die
       Reince Priebus 
      Aug 15, 2012

      Gov. Romney and Congressman Ryan have something President Obama does not: A plan to save Medicare .
      That’s right, for all their scare tactics, President Obama and Democrats have no plan whatsoever to preserve Medicare for future generations—or protect it for today’s seniors and those nearing retirement.
      They did, however, cut Medicare by $700 billion to bankroll Obamacare .
      Therefore, since Medicare is on track to go bankrupt in 2024, the de facto Obama Medicare plan is to rob it and watch it disappear, leaving future generations without any hope of receiving benefits and today’s seniors with an unpredictable future .
      In the last few days, Democrats have hit the airwaves to desperately demagogue the issue and scare seniors. Without any plan of their own, they’re relying on the stale old tactics that have failed before: lying about Republicans’ plans and hoping voters won’t figure out the truth.
      But their strategy is backfiring—as DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz found out on CNN Monday.
      Like many Democrats, she was peddling the lie that the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan would affect those over 55. But CNN’s Wolf Blitzer called her out. She then spent four painful minutes trying to deny the truth. Be sure to watch the exchange to see how Democrats are on the losing side of this debate.
      The Romney-Ryan plan protects Medicare as is for those 55 and over, and it offers reforms to secure and strengthen Medicare for future generations, saving it from bankruptcy.
      Because the Democrats have no so such plan, their political strategy is to instill needless fear into the minds of older voters.
      We’ve seen this behavior before. Democrats tried it during the 2010 midterm elections and lost. The American people don’t want empty rhetoric. They want action, but President Obama and his administration lack the courage to act.
      Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan offer a different course. Both have a history of working with both parties to get things done. Former Clinton chief of staff and the head of Obama’s debt commission Erskine Bowles calls Congressman Ryan “amazing.” He praised his budget plan as “sensible, straightforward, and serious.”
      Democrat Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon even co-authored with Congressman Ryan a plan to save Medicare. Such a proven track record of bipartisanship is exactly what we need in the White House if we’re going to tackle the difficult challenges that President Obama has so actively avoided.
      Because of President Obama’s failed record on nearly every issue from the economy to the deficit to Medicare, the Obama campaign has become increasingly dirty, despicable, and desperate. Their latest lies on Medicare are no exception.
      That’s why it’s important to remember the truth. President Obama is the only president who has cut Medicare by $700 billion. And he is the only candidate in this race willing to let Medicare die.

      • Kay112
      • He sure could be, but not so… Why would he have voted against Obamacare and thus made enemies within his own party?

        He’s going to be a speaker at the Republican Convention. Enjoy getting to know him. He has those Republicans around DC hoodwinked or they realize he is genuinely aware he made a big mistake with Obama. It’s the latter.

        Approximately 92% blacks voted for Obama in 2008. It won’t be the case this November.

    • VTX
    • A lot of folk are tired of being played by this guy in the White House. They know Nurse Rivers when they see her. Her new name may be Barack Obama, but she spreads disease and destruction in the African American community on a much larger scale than the historical version.

    • Perceptible Future
    • Man, thats gotta hurt.

      Seriously, R/R NEED to address this horrendous unsustainable debt we conveniently tap around but never tackle. All the charade of last year’s supposedly Dems and Repubs trying to hammer out a “Deal” was a joke.

      Ryan’s budget proposal is a step in the right direction but in reality the dramatic cuts that are truly needed are rejected out-of-hand by the populist due to it’s extremity in cuts to entitlement programs. In this land of entitlements with 100 Million citizens now on government subsidy. The reforms would be virtually unbearable to bring us back to sustainability. Hence, we mostly now expect a tune-but failed to pay the Piper.

      Here’s a REALITY check to what is really happening which explains why we are here. A very sobering report to read, Enjoy:


    • Obeline
    • About the Ulsterman and Company . . .

      Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. -G. Washington

    • Rurik
    • Re Artur Davis. Perhaps try googling him. I’ve seen him in the news some months back when he publicly quit the Demo Partyand switched to GOP. He always was known as “relatively conservative” for a Black Democrat. If I remember correctly his “final straw” was Gay (sic) Marriage. So he could be real. But that is no reason to give him complete trust until he has made his bones. Forty-three years ago I worked with a Kit Carson Scout; you trust him so far, but keep an eye on him. But publicly treat him very nice. He can be very helpful, but “a wolf always looks to the forest”.

    • Kay112
    • Some people on this board really should work on improving their street smarts. Just the other day I entered a thread where by some of you were claiming Bill Clinton will probably turn on Obama at the Democrat Convention. I tried my best to explain to you folks why that would not happen. Remember I reminded you Bill Clinton isn’t this stupid? He doesn’t want to learn his daughter(Chelsea,for example) is dead.

      Artur Davis doesn’t want to end his career by being an Obama spy. Go take a good look at him. He isn’t of retirement age. He’s already said enough negative comments about the Democrat Party leaving him. This is why he joined the Republican Party – the Democrat Party left him. If he were to stab Mitt and Ryan in the back, who and where will employ Artur Davis? He will be toast because the Dems are already out done with him. (Keep in mind a Southern Democrat is much more conservative than the CA, DC and NY type Dems and Artur was a Southern Dem. Many of them are changing to Republicans so he is not unique.)

      A little advice to all the CTs – Grab hold of yourselves, folks. Don’t allow yourselves to wander too far off the reservation into conspiracies unless the conspiracy makes very good sense.

      • silverdust
      • Kay, nobody thinks Slick Willy would blatantly “turn” on Obama at the convention. He has a subtle way of turning the shiv — just another facet of his “Slick” moniker. He’s the type that will make a questionable statement that both sides can spin to suit themselves. He has already made numerous cutting remarks about Obama, most during the nominating process.

        Beck has been playing the “His (Obama’s) life is a fairy tale” line on his radio and internet TV show. And who can forget, “If this were a few years ago, this guy would be getting us coffee.”

        Also, if Zero and his crew were stupid enough to take out someone with a high profile in (or related to someone big in) the DNC at this point, they risk a major unmasking for exactly who and what they are to those “Dancing With the Stars” type viewers.

        • Kay112
        • QUOTE:

          August 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

          “Kay, nobody thinks Slick Willy would blatantly “turn” on Obama at the convention.”

          Oh, but Silverdust, I beg to differ with you. Did you not read the recent thread where by people were on this board bringing this up? Surely you are not thinking I am making this up about our posters on this board. This notion of Bill Clinton saying something to back stab Obama at the convention was spoken by more than one or two posters. Don’t doubt me on this matter.

          These are smart people on this board. I am not putting anyone down, but they should be informed when they are heading off the reservation to come on back. I don’t mind being the one to step up and inform them when they’ve headed the wrong way. In the case of Davis, Romney and Ryan are both aware who Davis is and Davis knows they know Davis. For this reason, the CT is but a CT. It will not come to fruition. Rarely am I wrong in a matter such as this one. Rarely – I said.

          PS I am going to defend Slick Willie and Davis from CTs if the CTs do not make sound logical sense.

        • Kay112
        • I bet there are those Dems who are secretly working against Obama just like WHI.

          WHI is giving me the impression he is becoming Republican. Listen to what he says and how he’ll say things. It caused UM to ask if WHI is working on the Romney campaign now, but UM’s question was ignored.

      • Kay112
      • EAB, quite a few Southern Democrats have already switched parties. These Southern Dems are in snits due to Obama no longer enforcing DADT and his policy on gay marriage as a “right”. I imagine there will be another wave of Southern Democrats who’ll head over to the other side – Republican.

        To the CT folks~ One last point to remind all of those who think Davis is weaseling into the Romney camp to aid Obama — If Davis had wanted to help Obama, wouldn’t he have voted for Obamacare? Well you do recall he voted against Obamacare, right? Let’s face it, he came out swinging against Obamacare and stood his ground by casting his vote with the Republicans – against Otaxacare.

    • lovelypeace
    • I’ve heard some interviews with Davis and he seems like he’s on the level.

      He really seems upset that the DLC type Democrats aren’t welcome in the Democratic party anymore.

      If you aren’t used to the type of racial attacks that you’d get as a Black Republican, then it doesn’t make sense that you’d advertise your switch, unless it genuinely meant something to you. I know I wouldn’t put myself out there to be attacked, unless what I was doing meant a lot to me.

      Attacks on Democrats are a lot different than attacks on Republicans. I don’t care how thick your skin is because you can’t help but take the comments personally some of the time. Even though you know it’s part of the game, it does something to your soul when people degrade and use nasty language to describe you – and they don’t know you, but they think that if they attack you personally, in the most vile terms, then they’ll shut you up and ‘win the argument’.

      That isn’t the same game Republicans play. Republicans are way too nice and sometimes, I wish they’d stick it to the Dems in not-so-nice ways because a part of me would like payback. (Because I’m human and sometimes, my darker emotions get the best of me!)

      However, that’s just not how we do things. So, we suck it up and let us eat us up inside and complain to each other. (Anyway, that’s my reasoning.)

    • Kat
    • UM, Way off topic here but I thought I could post something that is really sickening to me in a forum that I know gets a lot of readers. If you want to remove it I totally understand. It is a letter I wrote to society I guess on the subject of pedophilia and a warning that a whole lot of us are being in a way I guess, abused by something that has become very popular.

      50 Shades of Grey – Pedophilia Hiding In Plain Sight

      The story of convicted child rapist Gerry Sandusky is well known. So too is the 50 Shades of Grey phenomena, a book that has become so popular among women that some are referring to it as “Mommy Porn” for the masses. That description is actually a lot more disturbing than a lot of folks are currently realizing.

      Yes, 50 Shades is pornography. Like most pornography, the storyline is weak, the characters one-dimensional, while the sex itself graphic, detailed, but formulaic. The underlying theme to 50 Shades is something far more sinister and appalling though than your mere run-of-the-mill porn. It is pedophilia. It is child porn. Kiddie porn.

      Now I know after saying that, many female fans of 50 Shades, many of them mothers, will naturally put up a defense against that kind of description. These women, being mothers, are naturally wired to protect kids. People like Gerry Sandusky are viewed with hatred, revulsion, and disgust. Rightfully so. What mother would want to condone anything having to do with the sexual abuse of children? Of innocents?

      But that is exactly what 50 Shades of Grey is really about. It is a story of a girl being sexually molested, over and over again, by a male figure with all the power, all the control. It is the classic abuse scenario. And mothers are, in some cases, quite literally getting off on it, which takes the disgust of this phenomena to a whole other frightening level.

      So having put that out there, and I hope I haven’t lost any of you just yet. I owe you an explanation after having made that kind of accusation about a book some of you may be reading right now. I’ll start with a bit of background first.

      My professional experience centers around nearly 20 years with Child Protective Services. Over that time, I’ve seen situations that do, literally, keep me up at night. The amount of abuse that is going on in our society, that sexualization of our kids…well basically, what you hear about, what is reported in the news, that is only a small sample of just how large of a problem and the disgusting acts that are going on every day. Kids are being raped. Kids are being abused. Every single day. Over and over and over again.

      I didn’t seek out 50 Shades of Grey. It was brought to my attention by a longtime friend who is also a clinical psychologist at a university. She’s a bit older than me. She grew up in the counter culture era and did her fair share of experimentation of all kinds. So she’s hardly a prude. What she today though is a mother and grandmother. And she’s smart. One of the things that fascinates her is this age of cultural phenomena. How due to technology things now spread so quickly throughout society and become the next big thing at an increasingly rapid pace. She says sometimes this phenomena is pretty much harmless, and other times it can be very damaging to kids and or adults who begin to emulate something out of a need to belong to the “next big thing”.

      Her reaction to 50 Shades of Grey though was much more aggressively negative than anything I could recall her talking about before. It came up because I mentioned it to her offhand. I had seen a couple mentions of it on the news and knowing her interest in cultural trends, asked her about it. She stopped talking, looked right at me, and said the book was about pedophilia. And it was her who then connected it to the Sandusky tragedy where so many young boys had been sexually abused. Sandusky committed his acts of crime under the cover of actually helping youth. That is how he gained access. My friend said 50 Shades was basically the same exact thing. Its cover was a story of a young woman engaging is a very graphic sexual relationship with a somewhat older man.

      The problem for her, and it was a BIG PROBLEM, was that the narrator in the story, was in fact, an underage girl. My friend indicated, based on the use of language in the narration, that this girl was likely no more than 12 or 13 years of age. I made mention that the girl in the story was actually getting ready to graduate college. My friend, a woman with years of experience as a clinical psychologist, whose expertise I had personally witnessed a number of times over the years, shook her head and told me that she would not be able to convince me by simply talking about it. She said I should read the book myself, but do so with the eyes of somebody whose job it had been for many years to try and protect children. As someone who has seen over and over the signs of abuse, and the damages of abuse. Because there are always warning signs. I know that. How many times have I heard people horrified in saying “I can’t believe I didn’t see that” “How couldn’t I have known?” Or even worse, “I knew something wasn’t right but I didn’t want to believe they were capable of doing something like that.”

      I’ll try and summarize my friend’s words at this point as best I can.

      “Sexual predators are cons. They almost always have a cover. It’s that cover which allows them access. 50 Shades of Grey is a con. It now has access to millions of readers. It is a story about abuse from beginning to end. And it’s not just the abuse of a man and a woman – it’s the abuse of a man and a girl.

      When you read it, look for the signs. They are all there.

      The female character has no sexual experience. None. She is given the age of 21, but that age is itself a cover. Her true emotional age is much-much younger. She has never even masturbated. She has never even experienced an orgasm. That alone is one of the greatest attractions to the pedophile. That is the psychology of that kind of act. You get off on taking purity.

      But move from the fact the girl has no sexual experience whatsoever. Now pay attention to her narrative dialogue. Really listen to how she talks. Again, she’s not talking like a young woman, she’s talking like a girl. She talks about cartwheels, and skipping, over and over again it is the language and the imagery of a girl.

      After that this girl has her innocence taken from her. The abuser, the older man, makes her think its her choice. Again, you and I both know that is one of the primary tools of the pedophile. They create an environment where the child feels it’s their idea. It’s what they want. But what happens after that innocence is taken away? Then the abuser becomes more openly abusive. Controlling. In this story he tells the little girl how to speak. What to wear. What to eat. He is Daddy and she is daughter. When you read it read it like a mother who is also a woman who is experienced with the real life tragedy of abuse.

      And there is many more themes about that abuse in this book. There is spanking and the use of Baby oil. Why baby oil? Think about it. The girl wears pigtails. She complains that he is treating he like a child. He says she acts like a child. There is even a scene where the abuser creates a situation to take her innocence from her again. He rips out her tampon and engages in forceful sex yet again. Her hymen is ripped, and the bloody remnants of it are again symbolized in an act of pedophile rape.

      She went on to say there are women now defending the book, and she understands that, but it concerns her. A great deal, because she is absolutely convinced the book is purposely advocating the raping of a child and attempting to normalize that atrocity.

      So, I left that conversation thinking maybe my friend was exaggerating. I had a hard time believing something so popular could actually have such a sinister and revolting theme, and while I respected her expertise and experience, thought this time she had to be seeing something that just wasn’t there.

      I got the book, I sat down, and I read it.

      The first thing that struck me was how poor the writing was. It wasn’t just bad. It was horrible. But horrible writing is no crime, (thank goodness or I would have been put away a long time ago) and it doesn’t make the content of the story evil. But in my reading of it, just like my friend said, the theme of child abuse, of pedophilia, was right there in plain sight. I remember being told a long time ago that sometimes the best way to hide something is in plain site. That is what 50 Shades of Grey is really doing.

      The main character had no sexual experience. None. She was an innocent. She was a kid who had just had her first drink of alcohol. No way that was an accident by the author. That author had to have purposely made her, despite her given age of 21, by any other measure, a little girl. At that point, it struck me as odd. In my business, we call that a warning signal. A sign we may have a problem.

      From there, just like my friend had warned, it got worse. Much worse. And she was right, her telling me about it did not have the impact of me reading it myself with eyes open. She had given me the signs to look for, and as I turned the pages, those signs confirmed it over and over again.

      The narration, which is the voice of the girl talking to the reader, was the voice of a little girl. It’s unmistakable. There is very little emotional maturity and absolutely no sexual maturity. She is seduced by this man in the very same way a pedophile seduces a child. The male character is Gerry Sandusky. He makes a show of his money, his power, the things he can buy for her, but while this is going on, we are reading the thoughts of a child. We are reading the seduction of a little girl by a pedophile. She is almost completely powerless. She is naïve even for a teenager, and certainly much much more naïve than a college student. She is incapable of even making the most simple of every day decisions and must be told what to do by her abuser, who in turn though spends a lot of time and effort convincing this child this is really what she wants. I’ve seen this before. Too often. Too many times. And it always leaves me sickened.

      We are reading child pornography. Remove the false age of the girl, which has no basis in reality, and what we are actually reading is the abuse of a little girl.

      The main character is described in pigtails, given words like “Holy Cow” “down there”, “jeez” “double crap” she can’t operate a computer (but is supposedly a college graduate), describes skipping and doing cartwheels, repeatedly says she is made to feel like a child, has her imaginary friend (inner goddess) feels shame, is spanked and slathered in BABY OIL, told what to say, what to eat, what to do, until finally and sadly so predictably, is physically beaten. (But she returns to him soon after, which is again, a very common theme of abuse, including pedophilia)

      And beyond all of this evidence there is the fact that the male character is himself a product of sexual abuse at the hands of a pedophile. The girl whose thoughts we listen in on as she is being abused, recognizes this aspect of the male abuser, but apparently, is too naïve or unwilling to realize she has continued this cycle of abuse herself. (Which again reinforces the idea that she is actually herself just a child) There is no way the author did this by accident. She puts out the theme of pedophilia openly, therefore hiding it in plain sight.

      People who have had to deal with the real world of sexual abuse of children will understand this perhaps more easily than others. How the pedophile is so often themselves victims of earlier abuse. They enter society, they become fathers or mothers, but so often they too become abusive. They seek out dominance, control, and the taking of innocence just as it was taken from them. Those who were once abused, become the abuser. It is the sad sick and tragic cycle of pedophilia.

      With 50 Shades of Grey this abnormal condition is trying to be normalized. Thanks to the insight of my friend, and my own experience, I know it for what it truly is – a story of the sexual abuse of child, wrapped in the cliché cover story of a mysterious and troubled wealthy man. That is another thing my clinical psychologist friend pointed out later. Take away the aspect of money, and the character of the abuser becomes much less attractive and therefore it would have been much more difficult to pull of the deception. Are women actually that shallow? Yes, we can be.

      But women, the vast majority of us, are not people who knowingly condone the sexual abuse of children. We do not condone in any way, the horror that is pedophilia.

      Sadly though, that is exactly what is happening with the popularity of 50 Shades of Grey. It’s a pedophilia con.

      It is one of the most horrible and sickening acts against the most powerless of our society, hiding in plain sight.

      Maybe my friend put it best when we talked all of this over. 50 Shades of Grey didn’t excite her. She didn’t find it interesting, sexy, or romantic.

      50 Shades of Grey made her weep. It made her sick. It made her think of the abuses of all of those kids by a demented, warped monster like Jerry Sandusky, who, just like the pedophilia of 50 Shades of Grey, was hiding in plain sight.

      • Kay112
      • I think he is politicking in VA and will be a guest speaker at the Republican Convention. I do not believe he’s an operative.

        When all of this came down with Obama and Biden supporting the gay marriage and wanting it as a Democrat platform, Davis had enough! That did it! He moved from Independent to Republican, if my memory serves me correctly.

        For the record, I am here in the South where the black population is quite high and can vouch for them not being happy over this new platform of gay rights. Davis is not the only one who is upset over gay rights because for some blacks, that is an insult to consider it a right.

    • American
    • He could be a mole, I don’t trust him…Like I said before he is a democrat and I won’t trust him until he has an establish Conservative voting record that shows that…I hope the Romney people don’t let him in on any secrets.
      Are the democrats doing the “KEEP YOUR FRIENDS CLOSE AND YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER” thing.

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