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Turncoat Artur Davis Urges GOP to Ignore Blacks, Reach Out to Hispanics and Blue Collar Whites

The GOP apparently wasn’t aware it had a problem with black and Latino voters until Mitt Romney was trounced by President Obama in last Tuesday’s election. Now, every GOP pundit and consultant is running around like a chicken with its head cut off, in search of a strategy to lure more black and brown voters.

Among those giving advice is Artur Davis, a former Democratic Congressman who switched to become a Republican after his abysmal run for Alabama governor.

Davis is encouraging the GOP to look for votes in the Hispanic and white blue collar community. He doesn’t see much hope for the GOP in the African American community.

“To me, the Republican pathway is with white blue-collar voters and with Hispanics. I think there is substantial room to grow the Republican Hispanic vote and the Republican white blue-collar vote. I do not see significant room in the next election cycle or two or three for Republicans to grow the African-American vote,” said Davis.

In an interview with the Huffington Post, Davis was honest about the problems the GOP faces with minority voters.

“There’s a big branding problem. One of the things that unified the Democratic base was the perception that Republicans are an insular party of older white men. I think the party has clearly got to deal with that perception,” Davis said. “I think the party has to deal with the perception that it’s insular, that it is trying to reconstitute a past that is not going to be rebuilt.”

 

26 Responses to Turncoat Artur Davis Urges GOP to Ignore Blacks, Reach Out to Hispanics and Blue Collar Whites

  1. Greg

    November 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    This is a very insulting statement to Hispanic people. These republicans are cut out of the same cloth. They think everybody is stupid with the exception of them. He can factually make this statement about blue collared white folks to a point. But where are the facts to back this up with Hispanics? Hell, in the last election, the Cuban vote went to Obama. This is the first time since the Bay of Pigs that a democrat ever got the best of the Cuban vote.

  2. AMAZINGGRACE

    November 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    What an uncle tom this dude is……You think he would STFU for a bit and consider inclusiveness of every group. But nooooooooo, this dude wants a race war….The Blacks vs The Hispanic……way to go a$$hole…

  3. Big Papa

    November 16, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Arthur Davis, Stacey Dash and LL Cool J and others have been drinking from the same misguidd poisonous cup as the GoP. There is a contagion within these people and they are in need of serious help but there is no hope for Ms DasH.

    • Greg

      November 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      I don’t think this has nothing to do with the GOP. I think this is a character flaw in these people you mentioned. It is something wrong with them. The GOP is a way to vent it.