February 13th, 2008

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The Real Take Away on Donna Edward's Win

Donna Edwards won quite handily. The media is making much of this as being about national progressive groups targeting "moderate" Dems for betraying the cause. And why not, groups such as Moveon are making similar claims, and soliciting money from members for similar campaigns on this basis.

While Lord knows I'm all for the notion of a progressive rebellion putting a little spine into the Democratic leadership so that they will stop rolling over for the Bush Administration (the MSM definition of "moderate"), that is not what lead to Donna Edwards knock out win against Wynn. Rather, what we have seen is how economic pain brings voters a wonderful sense of clarity to recognize when they have been sold out.
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