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Alabama's Davis: Time to find something new to do in life

By Garance Franke-Ruta

Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) declared his political career at an end a day after his decisive primary defeat in the contest to become Alabama's governor.

"I have no interest in running for political office again," Davis told The Birmingham News Wednesday. "The voters spoke in a very decisive way across every sector and in every section of the state. A candidate that fails across-the-board like that obviously needs to find something else productive to do with his life."

Davis lost to state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks 38 to 62 percent.

By Garance Franke-Ruta  |  June 3, 2010; 2:27 PM ET
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Soak up the Sun

“I'm gonna soak up the sun”
”I'm gonna tell everyone to lighten up”
Sheryl Crowe

Government, wallstreet, and mainstreet faulter.

When has congressonal approval increased or even flattened? New political factions, (Tea, Coffee) are flying off left and right. Citizens take to the streets to protest just about anything and everything.

Wallstreet icons fail daily, first the banks, then the autos, and now the energies, Massey, Alliance, and BP.

Mainstreet feels mistrust, fear, and anxiety. Middle America faces eight elephants: war, immigration, recession, ecology, foreclosure, joblessness, tax, and money worries.

Middle America’s love affair with wallstreet and government fades. Middle America is wronged. It’s not just government, wallstreet, or the economy. Something more structural and basic is at play. It’s unsettling.

Political Hypothesis One:
America’s love affair with oligarchy leadership (wallstreet) ends as this leadership too often exploits and fails. Oligarchy leadership fails because, invariably, it promotes beyond competency.
End Hypothesis.

Political Hypothesis Two:
America’s love affair with democracy weakens. Over 234 years, the representation ratio of congresspersons to citizens has gone from 1776, one congressperson per 26,666 citizens to 2010, one congressperson per 573,831 citizens. This is a 21.5 multiple decrease in congressional representation over 234 years. (573,831/26,666) Democratic leadership fails when representation fails.
End Hypothesis.

The problem with living on “de nile” is the sunlight. Sunlight busts denial. Soak it up and relax. The answers and dreams will return.

Citizen is coach to team democracy. Coach is responsible for success. It’s your call, coach.

Posted by: coach-1640280 | June 7, 2010 6:54 AM | Report abuse

Good riddance Artur! You tried to throw us progressives under the bus and we squashed you! Let that serve as a warning sign for Barack Obama. Either he dances with the one that brung ya or risk getting tossed out on his keester! No more fake democrats!!!

Posted by: sandnsmith | June 5, 2010 11:14 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: LarryG62

Good riddance. Another Pelosi soldier bites the dust. Only couple of hundred more democrat terds to go.
You are such an idiot! You don't even know what Artur Davis political positions are because if you had you would know that the man lost the election for being AGAINST Pelosi & President Obama's health care bill . The man that won is pro Obama-health care. This is why you dum-dum right-wingers keep losing. Everyone who isn't exactly like you in every way is the ultra enemy.

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Posted by: itkonlyyou100 | June 4, 2010 9:19 AM | Report abuse

I am not an Arthur Davis fan, but I suppose that he maybe sincere when he says "I have no interest in running for political office again."
But I can remember my absolute glee when watching Dick Nixon saying after he lost the California Governor's race "You won't have Nixon to kick around anymore." It didn't quite work out like that, to Nixon's and his opponents' chargrin, as history shows.

I leave you with the immortal words of the great American musician , Fats Waller:
One never knows, do one?

Posted by: lilchas | June 3, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance. Another Pelosi soldier bites the dust. Only couple of hundred more democrat terds to go.

Posted by: LarryG62 | June 3, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

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