No room for conservative Democrats?
Artur Davis discusses change of heart
- Duration 7:05
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Artur Davis discusses change of heart
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The second the nomination of the man whose victory tonight.
Takes us closer to becoming.
What we know America can be ladies and gentlemen.
A place -- who you are now.
A place where where you come from.
Where all of the things that -- holds you back.
Pose no permanent barriers.
But I was former democratic congressman archer Davis back in 2008 singing the praises.
Of then presidential nominee Barack Obama as one of the prime -- speakers at the Democratic National Convention.
Fast forward now four years and we find it mr.
Davis in another convention speaking role this time with the GOP -- Davis who has since joined the Republican Party.
Now among the former Obama supporters who say they became disenchanted with the president over the past three and a half years -- him last night.
And maybe we should have known bad night in Denver.
That things that began with styrofoam Greek columns and artificial smoke typically don't -- well.
May have game.
Hollywood's stars in the -- aren't blinded us a little you thought it was the glare of some of us thought it was I had -- -- But in all seriousness.
Do you know why.
So many of us believe.
And we -- with our hearts and our dreams.
That we could be more inclusive and America had ever -- And no -- did it ever spoken so beautifully.
-- -- -- -- -- The jobless snow and I remain.
Solid the families who wonder how this administration director recovery for three years and counting.
So many of those have flown words of -- Remember my friends the president saying of negative politics and untrue ads and not this time.
Who knew not this time just mad not unless the economy is stuck and we can't run on a record.
The run -- Remember when the president say out of his -- election.
This was the moment when the rise of the -- -- began to slow.
And our planet began to -- home.
Who knew the plain English version of it was -- middle America get ready to shell out sixty bucks to fill up your car.
And in terms though they are crown jewel legislative achievement.
Who knew that when asked.
Could government conceivably.
Impose a federal mandate.
Requiring middle class Americans.
To buy health insurance.
Whether they can afford it or not.
That video -- my answer would be yes we can.
So this time.
And the name of twentieth three million of our children and parents and Brothers and sisters who are officially.
Or who have stopped looking for -- let's put the -- reassign.
Let's suspend the -- Let's come down to earth and start printing jobs again.
Here to discuss his change of heart that man former Alabama congressman.
Archer Davis cars and welcome to the program Mahan thanks for having -- deceive well you certainly had a change of heart was there was saying that did it.
You know I tell people that there was no.
Point on the road to Damascus there was no one epiphany moment it became clear to me though in 2010 in 2011.
And the beginning 2012 that the Democratic Party is no longer the big tent party that the mainstream media want you to think it is the Democratic Party is now.
-- left dominated parting.
That's and tolerant of centrist viewpoints much less conservative view points.
And it is now party that believes one dominant -- -- that government ought to be.
The dominant thing and American civil society.
Have you heard at all from the president on -- -- I have not an endless put this in perspective.
Listen let's look the president that is when news from around the votes on health care you and I have had in the last minute.
Problem that two minute conversation.
That's about the normal conversation I would affair with the president -- when I would have -- -- talked to several years ago there weren't that many of those.
I've never knew the president that well.
But there's been series pushed back on you I mean it's 88 it's been in nor -- the push back on you just reading up on.
-- remarks in and then and the response fourteen members of the Congressional Black Caucus sent you an open letter.
Expressing their disdain.
For your recent comments about important issues and your total distortion in their word.
Of president Obama's record calling the EU accusing you of a complete flip flopped on certain core principles.
Why would they do that white white do they care -- You if you've had all those flip flops and -- I think are you got three sets -- reason some of the people who signed that letter we're trying to get their name in the papers that's a big deal for a few of them.
Some people handle personal axes to grind some of them though -- to him out of it.
There are some of African American community who feel such an intense lauded for the present and it's completely understandable that.
That lowly verges into intolerance.
Of people who may think differently or who may regard the president's record more negatively.
And a special kind of venom in fury toward African Americans don't share that.
We'll tonight Condi Rice is going to be the first speaker.
At 10 o'clock for speaker and network prime time.
Condi Rice is the most successful African American woman in the history of this country she's gonna take that stage tonight to talk about the Obama more than -- -- More than Oprah that's absolutely -- back.
And that she is going to take the stage tonight to make the case the Mitt Romney is a better Steward of American interest around the world.
She's African American.
And you think that that poses a particular problem with this group of Congressional Black Caucus members of me because they seem very agitated the -- responded to them and then.
The -- but what their point was.
This is a quote.
That your objections your statements and I quote stem from transparent opportunism.
And a personal determination to overcome failing to win the Alabama democratic -- primary for governor.
And 2010 they basically say the Democratic Party rejected you and that's why you switched over.
My grandmother is deceased now -- show -- told -- never lower yourself to the level of other people never -- fight with people who operate -- replaced and you are.
Ultimately if people call you names or people resort to name calling.
That means they're not articulate enough to make a broader point.
Some of these folks as mad at me personally.
I accept that against some of these folks -- -- so enthusiastic about the president that they genuinely can't see that someone might be different place I want to talk to you about why you believe Mitt Romney.
Francis -- and.