Former Democrat congressman Artur Davis on Friday claimed the Democrat Party's, and President Obama's, fixation on "leveling out the economy" has cost them seven million voters.
"There are 7 million of us who voted for Barack Obama who are traveling in a different direction because we didn’t get the unified country we wanted, we didn’t get the results we wanted on the economic front," Davis said during a Friday broadcast of CNBC’s "The Kudlow Report."
Watch Kudlow and Davis discuss the election [via CNBC]:
Since leaving the Democrat Party, Davis has been asked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Perhaps giving us a foreshadowing of the type of speech he will give at the convention, Davis told Kudlow the following:
The Democratic Party is no longer a party that fixates on growth. It’s a party that fixates on trying to level out conditions in America. That’s a perspective, but I think it is the wrong perspective for the challenges we face.
The Democratic Party that I used to know was a pro-growth party that believed if you maximized prosperity that prosperity will be shared, prosperity will spread. There used to be a growth agenda. Now the agenda is more mandates, more taxes, more threats of taxes from businesses, more regulations for businesses.
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