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  •  My Blue Dog isn't on the list (3+ / 0-)
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    NearlyNormal, martydd, appledown

    Because he votes with the Republicans on health care. Matheson is becoming toxic in Salt Lake, but because his district has been gerrymandered to include eastern Utah all the way south almost to Moab, a very conservative area, he is stuck between a rock and a hard place. So he's gone into hiding. Literally.

    From Jim Matheson Vs Democrats

    Wrapped in white sheets to memorialize the uninsured dead, a crowd of 150 gathered to wave protest signs demanding universal health care. Their "die-in," staged in August 2009, attracted considerable media attention.

    The protesters waited at the entrance of Millcreek Canyon hoping to seize a moment of time from their elusive 2nd District congressman, Rep. Jim Matheson, a Blue Dog Democrat who voted against health-care reform in committee and would also vote against it in the U.S. House of Representatives. The protesters had heard the congressman was on his way to Log Haven Restaurant for a fundraiser, and they thought they had a choke point. "We thought there was only one way in there," activist Richard Lafon says.

    But somehow Matheson slipped past them. "I don’t know if he ducked down in his seat," Lafon says, "but he certainly didn’t engage us."

    "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." A. Einstein

    by bewert on Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 09:19:18 AM PST

    •  If He's A Turncoat Then He Won't Go (1+ / 0-)
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      bewert

      On the list until they've attacked the other BushDogs first.

      Frankly I don't care how many BushDogs get their pink slips.

      ~Ruff

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