Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Will this man be the next Governor of Alabama?

I have heard people say if you like Barack Obama, then you'll love Artur Davis. First of all, the graphic on the left is not Barack Obama. This is U.S. Rep. Artur Davis from Alabama's 7th Congressional District. I've asked myself many times, "Why isn't Artur Davis the President instead of Barack Obama? He is 41 years old, Harvard Graduate and has many years of experience as a representative unlike President Obama's few months as Senator of Illinois.

If you look at the map of Davis's district you will notice that it is oddly carved up, thanks to former President Bill Clinton and includes mostly metro Birmingham and a very sparsely populated western segment of Alabama.

Rep. Davis is known by few but loved by many or is he? With Congressman Davis being a personal friend and huge supporter of the current president. Will he in fact govern like our current administration? Just recently, "Rep. Artur Davis explains his yes vote for the stimulus bill" in an article by WAFF. When the bill was voted on, he never read it. Neither of Alabama's Senators voted for it and Senator Shelby said, "I'd kill it" and Senator Sessions said, "I don't think its good for my children of grand children." In other words it has very little to do with stimulating our economy. The bill has more to do with Obama having a legislative victory early in his tenure in the White House than the effects of "stimulating the economy." Do Alabamaians want this type of philosophy come to their state? He said, "Is it a perfect bill? Of course it's not, but for the state of Alabama, it's going to wipe out proration, potentially, and it will help a lot of people in the state who are struggling right now," he said."

Furthermore he said, "Saving teachers jobs and helping the unemployed receive much needed benefits" are just two of the reasons why Davis said he voted yes.

Let's examine his words, he used the word "POTENTIALLY" which means it could but don't count on it. Then he used the phrasiology "help a lot of people who are struggling right now." That means everyone because the percentage of very wealthy people is so small it is essentially insignificant and therefore we all struggle.

Then we come across the "saving teachers jobs", which really means in Alabama, which has one of the largest Teachers UNIONS in the U.S., vote for me, you owe me and I will take care of the you-the teachers.

Lastly, I read his words helping the "unemployed received much needed benefits" and ponder the question why is that these people are unemployed and what plans does he have for HELPing them get a job instead of GIVING them more of our hard earned money? Sounds like Obamanomics to me with all the political speak and the, you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' promises.

Here is a video that will attempt to explain the nonsense of trying to explain the current administration and what I believe, will be the struggle Congressman Davis will find himself in very soon.

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