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13 October 2010

A Couple of Honest Questions for Democratic Party Activist Amy Morton

It may be an incorrect assumption, but based on her reported campaign activities, one assumes that Democratic Party activist Amy Morton would prefer having Jim Marshall in office over the Republican nominee.

The answers to those three questions above will demonstrate whether folks like Amy Morton remain true to their convictions, or if those strongly-held political beliefs are yielded for expediency and victory at the ballot box.


You see, recently, Amy Morton had an attorney file papers to open the sealed divorce records of GOP congressional candidate Austin Scott [Spires, Shelby G. (2010-10-8). Morton: Scott divorce should be open. Macon Telegraph. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.].

Macon City Council member, blogger and CNN contributor Erick Erickson suggested that Morton wants Scott's divorce records unsealed so "any dirty laundry that might be in there can be used by her and other Democrats to destroy what is shaping up to be a substantial challenge to Marshall." [Erickson, Erick (2010-10-8). The passion of Melanie Cross. Macon Telegraph. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.]

Jim Marshall, Amy Morton's favorite son, is a Democrat. But more importantly, Marshall is a conservative Democrat and he does not shy away from his conservative credentials.

Morton, on the other hand, can best be described as a liberal in the Democratic Party.

Over the past few years, Amy Morton has donated campaign cash to liberal politicians like Barack Obama, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, and left-wing organizations like the National Stonewall Democrats [SOURCE: Federal Elections Commission]. Morton also is the head of Georgia's Win List, an organization dedicated to “recruiting, training, supporting and electing progressive Democratic women.”

Wednesday morning, Politico ran an article featuring a campaign ad from 8th district Congressman Jim Marshall (D - Georgia) [Smith, Ben (2010-10-13). Dem's hippie ad: 'Does not support Pelosi...voted with GOP 65% of the time'. Politico. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.].

The commercial boldly declares that the Macon Democrat "does not support Pelosi," before rattling off a slew of endorsements from conservative organizations like the National Rifle Association and National Right to Life.

Here's an honest question:

How does a liberal/progressive Democrat like Amy Morton rationalize her own support for Jim Marshall who, day-by-day, seems to go out of his way to prove he's more Republican than Democrat?

Here's another honest question:

With Jim Marshall running away from the nation’s first female Speaker of the U.S. House like she’s got the dreaded scarlet letter emblazoned on her chest, how does Morton reconcile Marshall’s opposition to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with her organization’s stated goal of “supporting and electing progressive Democratic women?”

In other words, if Jim Marshall isn't supporting a liberal/progressive Democratic woman like Nancy Pelosi to be elected Speaker of the House, why should liberal/progressive Democratic women like Amy Morton support Jim Marshall?

The answers to those three questions above will demonstrate whether folks like Amy Morton remain true to their convictions, or if those strongly-held political beliefs are yielded for expediency and victory at the ballot box.