Obama’s Black Law School Classmate, Former Dem Congressman Artur Davis, Fires up GOP in Tampa (+video)

By The Root. Next to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the most widely touted African-American speaker at this week’s Republican National Convention is a man best known on the national stage for his passionate support of President Obama at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

What a different four years can make.

In 2008, then-congressman and former Obama law-school classmate Artur Davis was one of a handful of black Democratic rising stars, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, California elected official Kamala Harris and others, credited with ushering in an Obama-era of post civil rights generation political leaders. Since then Davis had his rise up the political ladder abruptly halted by a bruising primary loss in the Alabama governor’s race.

His announcement earlier this year that he had officially left the party he had once represented in Congress and become a registered Republican was met with cheers in conservative circles and skepticism among Democrats who have branded him a “sore loser.” The DNC has even used him as fodder for a campaign ad. Tuesday evening, Davis is slated to address the Republican National Convention. “The Romney campaign engaged me in conversations midsummer about doing activities for them as a surrogate in Virginia and other states, and at some of those conversations they brought up the idea of me speaking at the convention, and I decided to do it,” Davis told The Root. Read more at Root HERE.

Here’s his speech in Tampa last night:

  • raynbene

    It was a breath of fresh air to hear him speak last night ! 10 minutes of clarity which this country needs so much, what a speech !
    Mr. Davis, welcome home ! ! Could there be a cabinet appointment in his future, perhaps ?

  • Brabbie2002

    Hey! He has the right idea! It is going to take republicans, Independents, the Tea Party, and, yes, the Democrats to get this country and economy turned around and headed in the right direction! We need both sides of “the aisle” to get together to get the government out of our lives and pockets, to balance the budget, to get a health system so everyone can afford it without mandating a government intervention, we need to protect our seniors who have paid taxes to a system that now threatens them with bankruptcy, and we ALL need to come together to make sure this happens!

  • Nathan

    As an Alabamian, I used to dismiss Artur Davis as just another liberal democrat. What a wonderful surprise to hear his speech. Now Alabama can take credit for both Davis and Condoleezza Rice. It makes me proud. Indeed, I think he did more to further his political future last night than ever before.

  • Remember who you are. If that is not the theme of this campaign, it should be.

  • He was absolutely fabulous last night, not just because he woke up, but he isn’t afraid to say it like it is. He is not a black man or afro-American the political correct term, but he is an American.

    • cherokee_warrior

      Gloria, You have that right, He laid it on the line, he did not mince words, Wonder if Obama’s ears were burning? Surely hope that they were.

  • — On Wed, 8/29/12, Winston Fowler

    From: Winston Fowler

    Subject: Fw: READ THIS newsfeed post on Obama’s list of Executive Orders by:
    Laydee Texan

    To: “Carl Levin” ,
    “Senator Debbie Stabenow”

    Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 8:21 AM

    This needs to be stopped by you
    Democratic Senators.

    Best regards,

    Winston Fowler

    Cell 586-419-6674

    Facebook newsfeed post on Obama’s list of “control freak” Executive
    Orders by: Laydee Texan

    Laydee Texan wrote:

    If you think he’s not the most dangerous man to ever inhabit the White House, if
    you think you know all the executive orders he has signed, if you think this
    upcoming election doesn’t matter that much and YOU are willing to gamble away
    your vote on a third party candidate, read on…..THIS IS SICK! We are in
    trouble, we have an enemy within and he is out to destroy everything we know!!
    His framework is built right before our eyes!!!

    Look into the executive orders he has issued in the last three and a half years.
    This was found in an article in Western Journalism that scares the hell out of
    me and should frighten all of us. Get out the vote in November folks!!! This guy
    is dangerous…

    A Comprehensive List Of Obama’s Worst Executive Orders
    JUNE 15, 2012 BY LAURIE ROTH

    There have been over 900 Executive Orders put forth from Obama, and he is not
    even through his first term yet. He is creating a martial law ‘Disney Land’ of
    control covering everything imaginable. Some of the executive orders he has
    signed recently have been exposed thanks to ‘Friends of Conservative Action
    Alerts.’ They have compiled a choice list of ‘Emergency Powers, Martial law
    executive orders’: Get your headache medication out while you still can without
    a prescription.

    * Executive Order 10990 allows the Government to take over all modes of
    transportation and control of highways and seaports.
    * Executive Order 10995 allows the government to seize and control the
    communication media.
    * Executive Order 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power,
    gas, petroleum, fuels, and minerals.
    * Executive Order 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work
    brigades under government supervision.
    * Executive Order 11001 allows the government to take over all health education
    and welfare functions.
    * Executive Order 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national
    registration of all persons.
    * Executive Order 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and
    aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
    * Executive Order 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate and
    establish new locations for populations.
    * Executive Order 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland
    waterways, and public storage facilities.
    * Executive Order 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal
    departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issues
    over a fifteen-year period.
    * Executive Order 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency
    Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in
    times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
    * Executive Order 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce
    the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute Industrial support, to
    establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate
    penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
    * Executive Order 11921 allows the Federal Emergency Preparedness Agency to
    develop plans to establish control over the mechanisms of production and
    distribution of energy sources, wages, salaries, credit, and the flow of money
    in U.S. financial institutions in any undefined national emergency. It also
    provides that when the president declares a state of emergency, Congress cannot
    review the action for six months.

    It is more than clear that Obama is planning for the total control and takeover
    of America via Martial Law. Food, energy, transportation, work, banking, and
    health. he has it covered.

    While Obama is busy pulling executive orders out of the sky to control
    everything inside our country, he has been issuing executive orders to force us
    to submit to international regulations instead of our Constitution.

    Sher Zieve exposed this in one of her recent articles. Damn the U.S.
    Constitution, damn the American people and damn U.S. sovereignty.

    We must send faxes, emails, and make calls to all congressman and demand they
    stop Obama’s perverted, extreme, and Unconstitutional abuse of Executive Orders.
    It is time to demand our elected leaders start protecting America, our
    sovereignty, and our Constitution. So far, they seem to be protecting the Obama
    – Marxist takeover plans peppered with a little U.N. and Islam.
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    Flightstar Trading LLC
    via Global BlackBerry® Network
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    • dhutch

      I went and checked these executive orders and many of them were given by JFK. It just shows you how far left JFK really was. Another one I found was given by Ford. don’t take my word for it, check it out for yourself.