Well it’s EVIDENT that Donna Edwards did NOT TOW the Democratic Party line.
Are you “TOO PROGRESSIVE for Maryland,” Ms Donna Edwards?
And the Establishment sent out the CBC to discredit Donna Edwards, just in time for last night’s primary.
Why Donna Edwards Can’t Count on the Congressional Black Caucus
In her fast rise, Edwards has made enemies within the CBC and the Maryland delegation. That may hurt her Senate chances.
Excerpt: “Donna Edwards has always been an outsider to the caucus,” said the former staffer with CBC ties. “The CBC overwhelmingly doesn’t think that Donna Edwards has managed her relationships well or even developed one. “¦ I have heard members say that they will go and campaign for Van Hollen before they will support Donna Edwards.”
Edwards responded to such criticism in a statement, dismissing her anonymous detractors. “Whenever I’ve taken on a fight for the people of our state, I’ve done so proudly and put my name on it,” she said. “Marylanders do not need more backroom politics, they deserve a senator who will have their backs regardless of the circumstances. Maryland’s working families will always know where I stand—with them.”
Apparently, having her constituents backs doesn’t bode well for Ms. Edwards, according to the CBC!
— Lizz Brown (@lizzzbrown) April 25, 2016
So what is it going to take to elect another BLACK female senator?
By the 111th Congress (2009-2011), the number of women senators had increased to 17, including four Republicans and 13 Democrats.
“So, I wonder WHO in the Democratic establishment decided that Donna Edwards should not be a senator?
All of this ESTABLISHMENT push back against progress and 21st century realities really needs to end. It will stop eventually, of course, but how? Democrats sure as hell do not believe in a soft landing as evidenced by their ramming Hillary down our throats and NOT supporting true progressive candidates.
This election. Damn.”
Madeline Albright: “There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other”.
Is there a special place in hell for the women like Hillary Clinton, Barbara A. Mikulski, Nancy Pelosi who did not support @DonnaFEdwards in her bid for the US Senate?
Black people have ALWAYS been told…wait your turn, time isn’t right, not now. As a black woman I feel betrayed by the Democratic Party. And we’re the most loyal voting block, the base of the Democratic Party. But we get no help for a seat at the table.
Ain’t Donna Edwards a woman? If the Democratic Party can’t support black women and help elect them to office, then find my ass at the polls. I am no mule for the Democratic Party.
The most disturbing thing to me was the lack of support from the CBC.
What was Donna Edwards’ crime?
That she had the nerve to challenge and defeat Wynn?
Wynn was a sellout to Republicans, i.e, Bush’s WARS & BIG BUSINESSES.
That really is her sin. Because, you can’t say that she came into the Congress voting like Harold Ford, Jr.
That’s not the case – at all.
Donna Edwards challenged one of their corrupt buddies and HOW DARE SHE!
They think those jobs are lifetime appointments, and Edwards coming in showed them that they could be beaten.
They really do disgust me.
I won’t even get into the feminists not supporting Edwards. I never thought they would to begin with.
Always expecting Black women to show up for whatever White female candidate they throw up there….
But, suddenly…when it’s a Black woman coming around asking for Sisterhood, they’ve got 10,000 reasons why. Always quick with the explanations.