Artur Davis condemns ‘chilling’ ‘intimidation’ of black RI DemsAugust 28th, 2012 at 3:05 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
This time it’s former Alabama Congressman Artur Davis, a dissident Democrat who’s speaking at the Republican National Convention. In a National Review profile of Davis, John Fund resurrects comments Davis included last year in a Montgomery Advertiser article he wrote.
“I was disappointed to see Bill Clinton, a very good president and an even greater ex-president, compare voter ID to Jim Crow,” Davis wrote, “and it is chilling to see the intimidation tactics brought to bear on African-American, Democratic legislators in Rhode Island who had the nerve to support a voter ID law in that very liberal state.” (Emphasis mine.)
National Democrats are not pleased with Davis, who’s playing the same ostracized-moderate role that Lincoln Chafee does when their party critiques Republicans. But this comment is yet another example of how Rhode Island Democrats’ surprising passage of voter ID provides supporters with a useful talking point.
(photo: AP/Paul Sancya)