Friday, September 01, 2006

Hot Congressional Race In Maryland

African American Political Pundit says: A local congressional race in Maryland is getting hot.

Rep. Albert R. Wynn who has represented Maryland's 4th Congressional District since 1993, has never faced a serious challenger- until this year. His challenger Donna Edwards, has been agressively campaigning and has a big endorsement. The Washington Post.

In an article endorsing Ms. Donna Edwards the post writes, Mr. Wynn has often seemed more involved in playing the role of a kingmaker in Prince George's than in his duties in Congress. On key federal issues, he has cast himself as the most bipartisan member of Maryland's congressional delegation. That's great in theory, but too often his votes have been at odds with good government and the interests of his constituents. He has backed the estate tax repeal, a measure that benefits the richest Americans at the expense of the poor and middle class. He supported the Bush administration's energy bill in 2003, offering subsidies to oil and gas companies even as they were headed toward record profits. He has flip-flopped on fuel efficiency standards and opposed campaign finance reform. And he has tried to clear the way for casino gambling in Prince George's. All in all, it is a lackluster record.

This pundit agrees with the Post. But this report about Wynn and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus is nothing new. The Black Commentator has been reporting on lackluster records of CBC members for years.

No confidence in House, Senate , Rumsfeld or Bush

Democrats Target Rumsfeld

African American Political Pundit says:
Oh, now the democrats want to rally against Defense Sec. Rumsfeld for screwing up the war. The Washington Post, N.Y. Times and other major news outlets have pointed out for years that Rumsfeld's decisions, including not mobilizing enough troops to keep the peace, disbanding the entire Iraqi army and purging all members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party -- including teachers and low-level technocrats -- from the Iraqi government were generally screwed. Yeah he screwed up the war and is now blaming the American people for not supporting his strategies. Whatever! Now Rumsfeld is reaching Out to Democrats in Letter I wonder why???

  • Thanks for the no vote of confidence against Rumsfeld: 2,637 American deaths too late.
  • Thanks for the no vote of confidence against Rumsfeld: 19,773 American wounded too late.

Note: CNN reports there have been 2,864 coalition deaths, 2,637 Americans, two Australians, 115 Britons, 13 Bulgarians, three Danes, two Dutch, two Estonians, one Fijian, one Hungarian, 31 Italians, one Kazakh, one Latvian, 17 Poles, two Romanians, four Salvadoran, three Slovaks, 11 Spaniards, two Thai and 18 Ukrainians in the war in Iraq as of August 31, 2006, according to a CNN count. (Graphical breakdown of casualties).

At least 19,773 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon. View casualties in the war in Afghanistan and examine U.S. war casualties dating back to the Revolutionary War.

The American people have no confidence in the U.S. House, Senate , Rumsfeld or Bush