On “Conservative” Democrats…
…or Panic in the Streets!
The Washington Post has a lengthy article today that speaks to two things. One on purpose and one inadvertently.
With respect to the “on purpose” part, the point of the article is just how hard current Democrat House Members are running from the Democratic Leadership and the mess they’ve made of “governing”. The article focuses on Chet Edwards, a Texas Democrat trying to avoid the unemployment line.
MCGREGOR, TEXAS – Little more than two years after she touted him for the vice presidential nomination, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cannot count on the support of Rep. Chet Edwards.
Edwards, a conservative Democrat trying win an 11th term representing this area southwest of Dallas, said he has not made up his mind whether he would support Pelosi (D-Calif.) for another term as speaker, as he comes under fire back home for his close ties to the Democratic leader.
“No, I’ve made no commitments for speaker. Until we see the outcome of this election, I don’t even know who will be running for speaker,” Edwards said in an interview while campaigning Saturday in this small town of 5,000 southwest of Waco.
Now Edwards has joined the fray, launching an ad this weekend that touted how he “stood up to” Pelosi and President Obama by voting against health-care legislation.
The article doesn’t mention whether Rep. Edwards is in favor of a repeal of ObamaCare™, and if I had to guess, I’d guess that they didn’t bother to ask.
The article also points out that Republicans may be spending as much as $20MM in advertising that ties incumbents to Nancy Pelosi. They note that they spent heavily on “Negative Nancy” ads in ’08 and again in a special election to replace John Murtha in PA that was won by the Democrat. What they neglect to mention is that this is no longer ’08 and the President’s F/U ratings continue to go south and ObamaCare™ is almost as popular as discovering you’ve got a pedophile living next door. Oh, and that district in PA that the Dems held? It’s at risk, given that the Justice Department may dig up John Murtha and re-bury him in the yard of the nearest federal prison given the latest roll of legal problems for Democrats related to Murtha’s dealings.
I don’t know why, but I’m a little surprised that the Washington Post hasn’t figured out at least some of this stuff, but maybe it has something to do with the fact that they are still in the tank for Obama and his gang of twits.
So anyway, as far as point one, the intentional one, is concerned, we understand that some Democrats are trying to give the perception that they’re not in the tank with Nancy and Barrack.
Which brings us to point two, the unintentional one.
OK, keep in mind that the whole point – intended – of this article is that Democratic office holders are working hard to separate themselves from the current Democratic Leadership and their agenda. So, what is Representative Edwards bottom line here? Remember, he’s a “Blue Dog”, a conservative Democrat. Does he support the agenda of the far Left Democrats who are running things in Washington DC? Well, lets see what he says about it…
“The mistake has been just going too far and too fast, and it’s been more than Americans can digest,” Edwards said in McGregor. “They’re good people from all persuasions, but I think some of the more liberal Democrats in Washington have a hard time understanding the everyday concerns of citizens in more moderate to conservative districts.”
“…too far and too fast…” Note that his colleagues just “…have a hard time understanding the everyday concerns of citizens…”
Well no, Representative Edwards that’s not it at all. “Too far” was right on. “Too fast” is the important qualifier that tags you as nothing more than an enabler of the would-be Marxists who are running DC today. Lets be really clear Mr. Edwards, your fellow travelers aren’t “…hav[ing] a hard time understanding the everyday concerns of citizens…” they don’t give a tinker’s dam about them. Your fellow Democrats, whose agenda you support lock-stock-and-barrel, and who you vote “NO” on only when Ms. Pelosi gives you permission to, are about one thing only and that would be nationalizing the entire economy because they know better.
Mr. Edwards it’s bad enough that you’re a jackass. It’s insulting that you treat your constituents like they are jackasses. But then again that’s the history of your Party.