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Ryan Introduced by Former Obama Co-Chair


What a poke in the eye this must be to Barack Obama. Four years ago, Rep. Arthur Davis (D-AL) was co-chair for Obama presidential campaign. On Friday, Davis took to the stage to introduce Republican Paul Ryan as "the next vice president of the United States."

Artur Davis, the former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama who co-chaired President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, introduced the running mate of Obama's Republican challenger in Virginia Friday.

In his introduction, Davis pointed to Ryan's age - he's 42 - as having energized the GOP. Davis is 44.

"Remember a week ago, some of our Democratic friends had the illusion that we were kind of an older party. That were the party of the last generation. One week later I'm the oldest man on this stage right now," Davis said. "What a difference a week makes."

Davis, who said in May he was switching parties from Democrat to Republican, said he had only disagreed with Ryan on one subject: the status of Led Zeppelin as the "#1 band of the modern era."

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  1. TeapartyloyalistComment by Teapartyloyalist
    August 18, 2012 @ 9:34 am

    See. This proves that not all Democrats are bad people. Plenty of them are really Republicans in Democratic clothing and just need to see the light. Apparently, Congressman Arthur Davis has seen the light.

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    • bgintnComment by bgintn
      August 18, 2012 @ 9:39 am

      Or he is protecting his political hide, because the light at the end of the tunnel is not a Democrat light.

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    • TeapartyloyalistComment by Teapartyloyalist
      August 18, 2012 @ 9:44 am

      He’s a politician. Of course he’s protecting his hide! But I’ll take the publicity and the jab at Obama any day of the week.

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  2. longscoutComment by longscout
    August 18, 2012 @ 9:50 am

    Arthur Davis would appear by his earlier comments to be a person with true class and style: he is apparently a gentleman, he is neither rude nor crude in his public comments, he (like Allen West) speaks for himself first and foremost and without shame or shyness, and if he knows the sun is going down on the Obama rainbow I doubt he would run from it were he able to defend that stripe of our politics writ small, for he is bigger than that.

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    • TeapartyloyalistComment by Teapartyloyalist
      August 18, 2012 @ 10:20 am

      Very well said Longscout. I’ll take you at your word for the type of man he is. I do not know him. But as the former co-chair of the Obama campaign, he certainly did run to, and defend, that stripe and now, it would seem, he’s running from it. The actions of this (former) Democrat speaks volume about Obama’s policies and the platform of the Democratic Party.

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    • spiritofalohaComment by spiritofaloha
      August 18, 2012 @ 5:16 pm

      Yeah, I do hope Mr. Davis has seen the light. Many of them were duped just as the millions who voted for that “CHANGE” mantra. And if he is of good character as you say, I will take a Zell Miller dem anyday over guys like McCain, Boehner, Lindsey Graham, etc.!

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  3. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    August 18, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    The ‘silent majority’ who woke up in 2009 were mainly conservative Republicans and they became known as the TEA Party movement.
    I have long suspected that there is a ‘silent majority’ of straight thinking Democrats out there, too.

    I hope we are seeing them begin to wake up, as well.

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  4. Mike McIntyreComment by Mike McIntyre
    August 18, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    It is stubborn arrogance that is killing this country. Why can’t more people just admit that they made a mistake in supporting “hope and change”??? If you plant seeds and weeds grow, don’t keep watering them! Yank them out and plant new ones!

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    • luckylarryComment by luckylarry
      August 18, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

      People don’t even have to admit their mistake out loud. All they have to do is vote the right way in November.
      “In your heart you know we’re right.”

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  5. Allen SComment by Allen S
    August 18, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    I am looking forward to hearing more from Paul Ryan and I hope Romney does not pull a “Palin” on him and keep Ryan from telling it like it is. I believe Ryan has enough sense to know what to say. Romney is wrong to try to keep him from explaining what he knows to be right about our economy. The -0 people also need to know that -0 cut medicare and not the Republicans.

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    • vevaComment by veva
      August 18, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

      Just read Obama cut Medicare by $716 billion. Nice going, weasel. Wait until he is 65. We can only imagine what maladies he will suffer, in more ways than one.

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    • RobertRComment by RobertR
      August 19, 2012 @ 1:52 am

      Veva, there is a problem with your theory. Lots of doctors do not take Medicare and he’ll have the money to buy whatever health care he needs anywhere in the world. But that will be OK by him because he’s ‘special’.

      Lots of people I knew never made it to 65. Heart attacks, cancer, etc., tend to change things. And others I know lived long past the point of wanting to go on. Friend of my mother’s spent over 10 years in a nursing home. Every time my mother went to see her the main thing she had to say was wishing she was gone already.

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  6. Ann Bassett-WrongComment by Ann Bassett-Wrong
    August 19, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Evidently there are some ethical democrats that choose the restoration of our Republic and a return to the honor that our Founding Father’s intended to be inherent in the administration of our United State’s. Perhaps to accomplish this task he became a Republican. Wonder what that means for the dynamic operating within the Democratic party? Ann Magdalene

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  7. gimmesometruthComment by gimmesometruth
    August 20, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    Is this the same Rep. Artur Davis that was ‘gerrymandered’ out of his Ga. district by his own party? That would sure leave a bad taste in my mouth.

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