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  •  Wish the California reps would leave already (3+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, abgin, redrelic17

    and stop propping up the last handful of conservadems.  Schrader and Scott don't belong there either.

    •  My old congressman Mike Thompson (2+ / 0-)
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      is now Speaker Pelosi's top guy for gun control. He's been having town hall meetings in regards to that matter for the past 3 days.

      "Unfortunately when the Republican party needs to be a big tent party it seems to me we are doing everything we can to become a pup tent party. " — Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R)

      by lordpet8 on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 03:12:15 PM PST

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      •  Patrick Murphy(PA) was part of the group (2+ / 0-)
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        lordpet8, DCCyclone

        and was pretty liberal.

        •  For some of them, it's empty posturing (3+ / 0-)
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          jj32, abgin, bumiputera

          The Blue Dogs were really way too mixed ideologically to be a legitimate ideological caucus.

          There were, indeed, some liberals in the group who joined because it was a talking point to their more moderate swing voters who they needed to win.  And then there were some downright conservatives, the few we've had left the past decade or so.

          44, male, Indian-American, married and proud father of a girl and 2 boys, Democrat, VA-10

          by DCCyclone on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 07:37:07 PM PST

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    •  Schrader is turning more moderate. (1+ / 0-)
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      abgin

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Thu Jan 10, 2013 at 03:24:29 PM PST

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