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    blue dogs not entitled to participate in government too? The far left is no more entitled to a government presence than the near left.

    "It's almost as if we're watching Mitt Romney on Safari in his own country." -- Jonathan Capeheart

    by JackND on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:00:09 PM PST

    •  Blue dogs are very, very ENTITLED. (1+ / 0-)
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      NotGeorgeWill

      "Empty vessels make the loudest sound, they have the least wit and are the greatest blabbers" Plato

      by Empty Vessel on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:44:50 PM PST

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    •  In a polarized political world . . . (0+ / 0-)

      the saying seems to hold that "if you stand in the middle of the road, there's a good chance you'll get run over from both directions".

      The blue dogs have progressively lost seats in recent elections -- especially in the House.  However, as long as they have a presence in the Dem party, they will retain influence.  Especially true if the blue dog votes are critical for achieving a majority.  The presence as key votes, tends to give them a lot more leverage, and many tend to exercise it.  

      See the debates and votes over the health care law or the FinReg law.

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