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    we need some Blue Dogs in order to have a chance at a majority, and if we want to be in majority for more than just 2 or 4 years then having them is a necessity.

    Lewis & Clark Law class of 2015

    by James Allen on Tue Jun 26, 2012 at 01:14:08 PM PDT

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    •  I dont get why they can't just call themselves (0+ / 0-)


      •  They do call themselves Dems (2+ / 0-)
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        The Blue Dog label is the same as the Congressional Progressive Caucus , or Black Caucus

        •  They use their individual label much differently (0+ / 0-)

          Like to attack their party leaders.

          •  Thats not what you said. (0+ / 0-)

            Blue Dog's are also the backbone of the caucus and without their support Dems would be a permanent minority.

            •  Sorry, what? Your statement can't go unchallenged. (0+ / 0-)

              According to Wikipedia, in the 190 member Dem caucus of the 112th Congress:

              There are 19 members (plus 2 delegates) in the CHC
              There are 26 members of the Blue Dog coalition.
              There are 40 members (plus 2 delegates) in the CBC
              There are 76 members of the Progressive caucus.

              How are 26 Blue Dogs the "backbone" of the Dem caucus?

              You might - possibly - be able to make a better case for your claim that the Dems would be a permanent minority without the Blue Dogs, but I suspect most people would be skeptical about that, given demographic trends.

              I'm one of those lucky homos in a bi-national relationship - at the age of 49, all I had to do was give up my career, leave behind my dying father, my aging, diabetic mother, my family & friends and move to the Netherlands. Easy peasey!

              by aggieric on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 01:54:57 AM PDT

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              •  The last times we have held the house it (0+ / 0-)

                was because of the Blue Dogs. Not the CHC or CBC or Progressive Caucus. Blue Dogs are the backbone becuase without them we would be in a permant minority.

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