Former Democrat Artur Davis hammers Biden over ‘racial viciousness’

By Eric W. Dolan
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 19:21 EDT
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Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis (AK) on Wednesday slammed Vice President Joe Biden for warning that Mitt Romney’s financial policies would put voters “back in chains.”

“When I heard the vice president of the United States, someone I grew up admiring, someone I’ve been on platforms with, when I heard him go to Danville, Virginia and talk about politics in a way that no serious candidate ought to talk about it, when I heard him reach the bottom of the deck and talk about one party putting people in chains, when I heard someone that I admired and had been on platforms with talk about ordinary conservative principles as being essentially racial viciousness, because that’s the allegation he was making yesterday, I was disappointed by it,” Davis said on CNN.

Davis was a member of the House from 2003 to 2011. He said in May that if he runs for office again, it will be as a Republican.

“But I have to tell you, it brought back memories for me,” he continued. “It brought back memories of these Democratic politicians in the South who think they can go before black crowds and say one thing and nobody else will hear it and that they can somehow get a cheer in the room and that they can blithely go on about their business.”

“I know what Joe Biden was doing yesterday. And every black person in that room knew who the ‘yall’ was. They knew what the chains were about. They knew what the metaphor was.”

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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