Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Annette Taddeo is backed by DailyKos

And the Time Machine takes us back to this spring. Remember how the Miami Herald alerted us to a problem of collegiality that prevented our Democrats in the U.S. House from getting fully behind the Democratic challengers to the three Republican incumbents?

Once again it’s splashed on the front page of DailyKos today along with pleas to donate to Annette Taddeo. Join me here in doing so.

Man, don’t they ever learn? Don’t they understand that we their grassroots are offended that those in Congress on our behalf do not share our wishes for a full-scale victory in November?

We don’t ask them to be rude like those McCain ads running against Barack Obama. They don’t have to insult or belittle their Republican colleagues in the U.S. House. Just be friendly and supportive to the Democratic challengers whose victories in November would enhance the two sitting South Florida Democrats’ punch.

Referring here to Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-20) and Kendrick Meek (FL-17).

The DailyKos article is most sharply pointed at Wasserman Schultz, who has donated to Raul Martinez and Joe Garcia, respectively challenging Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL-21) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), but not to Annette Taddeo, challenging Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in FL-18 (my district, Please God, let’s Go Blue!).

If you go to the DailyKos post you’ll find me down among the comments saying:

And look what Kendrick Meek's doing:

This Saturday he's appearing with Mario Diaz-Balart and other R state elected officials at a health center. The event could be non-partisan if the election weren't three months away. Opposition to this is a-rising and questions are to be shouted.

For those not aware, Mario D-B is the rubber-stamp incumbent in FL-25 (Miami and the Everglades district) challenged by Joe Garcia, who is recommended by the DCCC. Now, why is Meek appearing with D-B and not Joe? Meek, like Wasserman Schultz, is unchallenged for re-election, and does not need any Republican backing.

This is the unexplained mystery still of this affair, which emerged back in March. (Read the first post here.)Why should Democrats in perfectly secure seats not be fully on board with strong Democratic challengers in their home region?

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