Friday, July 29, 2011

Being "Obama's Girl" On The War Authorization Vote Proves Profitable For Donna Edwards (D-MD)

My how time flies and situations do change.

In the Maryland 4th District it appears that one should be in tune with what the "D+31" block of voters want you to do if you seek to retain your seat.

In the "Age Of Obama" this means, putting aside what (we all believed were) your strong ideological convictions for "Peace and Justice" and instead fall in with the "Minority Whip" in support of "Your President".

The tale of Rep Albert Wynn (D-MD) versus Donna Edwards (D-MD).
The Bio

Albert Wynn (D-MD) 

Donna Edwards (D-MD
War Powers Vote In the Post-9/11 Congress - Rep Wynn made the mistake of believing that the call for "national unity" against our common enemies would carry into the 4th district.  Wynn authorized President George W Bush to use force in the nation of Afghanistan.   From this action his long time challenger Donna Edwards labeled him "Bush's Boy" in her campaigns to unseat him by hitting him from the hard left. In 2011 as Commander In Chief Obama initated the NATO war upon the African nation of Libya - when the question of support for the military action by supplying the money came up - Rep Donna Edwards put aside any pretenses of being "anti-war" and instead chose to support the violent military action because Obama told her that it was a "Humanitarian Mission".  
The Economic Impact Upon The Black Community The Edwards campaign accused Wynn of being too cozy with corporations as he used his influence to attract "big box stores" into Prince Georges County MD.

(Keep in mind folks - that if Home Depot and others did not come into the county - Edwards would have likely been leading the charge claims that these firms had a "No Urban Mandate".  This proves that there is a great disconnect between various leftist initiatives)
Donna Edwards marched in a rally in support of rights for illegal immigrants.  She had nothing to worry about in explaining any impact suffered by Black people seeking employment and having more individuals to compete with.  Perceived "Discrimination" trumps economic interests for many Black Progressives.

(I was looking for her march in support of illegal alien labor but she moved it off of her old campaign web site)

Hummmm.  I wonder what peace activist Danny Glover thinks about the NATO war on Libya?

Gaza Is Not Equal To Libya

Donna Edwards, the newly elected, netroots-supported Democratic Congresswoman from Maryland, who removed the standard establishment Democratic incumbent Al Wynn from office this year, has the following to say about Israel/Gaza:
I am deeply disturbed by this week's escalation of hostilities in the Gaza Strip, as I have been by the ongoing rocket fire into southern Israel. To support Israel and to ease the humanitarian crisis facing the people of Gaza, the United States must work actively for an immediate ceasefire that ends the violence, stops the rockets, and removes the blockade of Gaza.
That's much further than most national Democrats have been willing to go.  And it illustrates that primary challenges can -- slowly but meaningfully -- change the face of the Democratic Party.

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