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  •  But do Blue Dogs count as GOPers? (1+ / 0-)
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    As we will all discover in the coming weeks, not all Democrats are democrats. The vast majority of the Blue Dog Caucus are from southern CDs and do not agree with much of the mainstream Democratic agenda. While Dems concentrate on putting people to work and re-regulating business, the Blue Dogs are screaming about balanced budgets, deficit reduction, and PayGo.

    Another big group of Dems, the New Democrats, led by CA Dem Ellen Tauscher, describe themselves as socially progressive and fiscally conservative, which is code for their pro-corporate agenda of more H1-B visas, more outsourcing, more corporate tax breaks, and reductions in the social safety net.

    Which is why there is still much work to be done in getting better Dems elected. My own suggestion is to primary Steny Hoyer(D-corporate toady), Ellen Tauscher(Dem-CA), and Jane Harman(Blue Dog-CA). Defeating these three congresscritters would send a heavy-duty message to all Dems who are using the Democratic Party as cover while pushing the traditional GOP policies.

    Other DINOs who really, really need a primary are Cuellar(TX) and Lipinski(IL).

    -6.38/-3.79::'A man is incapable of comprehending any argument that interferes with his revenues.' Descartes

    by skrymir on Thu Jan 08, 2009 at 12:17:45 PM PST

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