The Democratic delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia performed poorly in late May’s vote on whether to continue the American military occupation of Iraq. Out of the six Democratic members of the House, only two voted against the legislation to give George W. Bush billions of dollars, no-strings-attached, to continue the occupation.
The following Georgia Democrats joined the Republicans, and voted to support the Bush policy in Iraq:
Representatives Henry Johnson and John Lewis disagreed with their Democratic colleagues. They listened to the majority of the American people, who want the bloody occupation of Iraq to end. Thanks for Congressman Lewis and Congressman Johnson.
If you’re a rank-and-file Georgia Democrat, it’s time for you to examine your conscience. The Georgia Democratic Party seems to lean toward support of the wasteful and violent agenda of George W. Bush, instead of a more rational, peaceful and efficient foreign policy based on building protective relationships of trust through diplomacy and mutual assistance.
The Georgia Democrats in the House of Representatives get a 66.7 percent score in favor of Bush’s Iraq policy on this vote, and only a 33.3 percent score in opposition to Bush’s plans for Iraq.
The Democratic Party gained majority control over the House of Representatives in 2006 by promising to end the occupation of Iraq. John Barrow, Sanford Bishop, Jim Marshall and David Scott didn’t seem to notice. Why should they get the Democratic nominaton to represent their districts in Congress again in 2008?
So far, only one of these pro-occupation Democrats, David Scott, has a Democratic primary challenger. Progressive former State Senator Donzella James will oppose David Scott in the 2008 Democratic congressional primary in Georgia’s 13th district.
Democratic challengers to Barrow, Bishop and Marshall would be welcome. Is anyone up to the task?