Just when you thought things couldn't get any wackier in Sweet Home Alabama we learn former democrat turned republican, Congress Critter Artur Davis is back and running for Mayor of Montgomery, Al.
Either Davis believes voters in Montgomery have a chronic case of amnesia, or, he thinks they are stuck on stoopid.
Bye-bye, Democratic Party ... or as the right wing Daily Caller originally put it: Former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis has come out of the closet -- as a Republican.In the interest of full disclosure, and for those who don't know, Artur Davis ripped his drawers with me a six ago, and I hold my non support of his gubernatorial aspirations partially responsible for me being booted and banned from the pages of Left in Alabama.
Davis supporter, and regular columnist for Alabama Media Group Cameron Smith says, Even if you don't like Artur Davis Montgomery should hear him out.
Alabamians from both ends of the political spectrum are willing to take pot shots at Davis. Democrats rejected his gubernatorial bid because he was not liberal enough for their base, and many Republicans are skeptical of a candidate who used to be a Democratic gubernatorial candidate. And then there is the matter of his leaving for Virginia once that race was done.Pots shots? Is that what you call honest criticism of Davis' actions?
But unlike many politicians, Davis is more interested in answering his critics than avoiding them.
Alabama District 7 is 61.7% African-American. 72.2% live in urban areas (primarily Birmingham, Bessemer, Tuscaloosa, Selma and Demopolis). The district’s median per capita income was $26,672.RedEYE can't wait to see how Davis answers his critics.
NO group is disproportionately uninsured than Black folks, and he voted AGAINST healthcare reform.
No group is at the BOTTOM of nearly all healthcare statistics like Black folks, and he voted AGAINST healthcare reform.
Davis is a political enigma in Alabama, the kind of moderate pragmatist that drives the partisan purists wild, a market-minded politician who sees a helpful role for government to play. Davis embraces it noting,RedEYE can't wait to see how that embracing nothing works out for Artur this time.
Stuck on Stoopid in Alabama to be continued.....