Posted by: Rick | Monday, July 20, 2009

Blue Dog Night

Canis ceruleae democraticus

Canis ceruleae democraticus

Blue Dogs are essentially just conservatives who couldn’t cut it in the Republican Party but still want to be big shots.  They’re a blight on humanity, yet they need to be coddled to get anything done.

Here’s what happens when an allegedly “progressive” Democratic president lets Congress write important legislation without providing his weak-kneed, fair-weather backbenchers with killer talking points:

In the House, Democratic leaders are still grappling with severe cramps caused by two different groups: their vulnerable freshman members and the conservative Blue Dog Democrats.

Twenty freshman Democrats, led by Rep. Jared Polis (Colo.), have threatened a revolt against the $544 billion worth of tax increases spelled out in the House bill — one of the two revenue pillars holding up the Democrats’ promise of producing a “deficit-neutral” healthcare bill that is expected to cost more than $1 trillion.

Personal charm was never going to be enough, Mr. President.  Congress Critters have no backbone — none whatsoever.  Didn’t Rahm Emmanuel tell you that?



  1. […] beyond comical.  I won’t waste my time on such beltway imbecility, except to link you to this photograph of a Blue Dog Democrat in his natural […]


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