'I Thought He Would Be a Pro Growth President'
-- Former Democratic Congressman just the latest to break ties over Obama's hostility to job creators --
Slowly but surely, Democrats are realizing that "Hope" and "Change" were just words, particularly here in Virginia.
Former Democratic Congressman Artur Davis told Fox News just yesterday that his decision to join the Republican Party had a great deal to do with how President Obama and the Democratic Party have taken a hard left, anti-job creation turn.
Congressman Davis isn't alone.
Just last year, state Sen. Phil Puckett, D-Tazewell, saved his re-election effort by publicly cutting ties with President Obama, after supporting him in 2008.
From the Roanoke Times:
"It's very clear to me that the administration does not support the coal industry in a way that's beneficial to our area. So, I don't plan to support President Obama for re-election."
Elsewhere, Democrats did their best to run from Obama (and toward Governor Bob McDonnell), some saving their careers in the process:
From the Washington Post:
"Sen. William Roscoe Reynolds (D-Franklin), Sen. R. Edward Houck (D-Spotsylvania), [Sen. George] Barker, [D-Fairfax] and [Sen.Toddy] Puller, [D-Mount Vernon,] also declined to say if they would vote for Obama next year.
"I'm going to let the president run his campaign and I'm going to run mine,'' said Houck, who faces Republican Bryce Reeves in the Frederickburg area..."