Posted on | July 10, 2012 | 14 Comments
The World’s Youngest Blogger and I caught up with Artur Davis three weeks ago at the Fairfax County GOP. Here we are this time at Grevey’s, which did a good job of handling an overflow crowd*. If you only have time for one clip, I did pan to the World’s Youngest Blogger at the end, with the motivational “USA! USA! USA!” cheer swamping the microphone.
Answering the mail on comments from the last Artur Davis post:
- Attacking Davis for Specter-ism is ‘too easy’. It is not abundantly clear yet that Obama is going to lose the election in November.
- The Tea Party represents a non-GOP path to redemption for those who had formerly identified as Democrats. The attention of those laying claim to any Judeo/Christian heritage is drawn to Proverbs 25:21. On the other hand, those demanding scalps can volunteer their own as an example.
- And yes, “trust but verify”. Every. Single. Miserable. Public. Figure. Politics has been about being sellouts for a long, long time. The notion that Davis is somehow less trustworthy than anyone else you could name is a study in naïveté. No matter who wins what office in the coming election, getting the ship on course and keeping it that way is going to require everyone’s involvement.
With all that said, enjoy Mr. Davis’s remarks. The Virginia GOP Chairman had just spoken as Davis is getting warmed up:
Davis contends that the Tea Party movement has had greater shaping effect on politics than any movement in history, including the Civil Rights movement. (We’ll see, Davis, when the Tea Party actually restores fiscal sanity.) Makes the point that this story is not exclusively a Republican Party tale. Makes the point that the Tea Party is more liberal about speakers than Baptist churches, which is a fair.
The mention of church leads to confession. Davis is one of 8 to 10 million who voted for Barack Obama in 2008 who have seen the light. Here he shares testimonials of people from his blog who are hacked off at #OccupyResoluteDesk for various reasons. Pull quote: “Tired of being told that success is part of the problem in this country.”
Davis invokes Sarah Palin, which will totally impress Doug Mataconis, I am certain. Doubles down, plays the Reagan card, contrasts the perils of today with those of the late ’70s.
Concluding, he beats the drum that the election could boil down to Virginia, and whips the troops into shape with the vision of TV news anchors at midnight on 06 November with a solemn look on their faces. The audio gets a bit swamped here due to applause. “Act like it’s in our hands.”
*Can we get a changing table in the men’s room, please?