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  •  Perhaps not a capital-letter Blue Dog, (6+ / 0-)

    but anti-choice is blue dog enough.

    "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." John Wooden

    by CKendall on Fri May 14, 2010 at 02:37:27 PM PDT

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    •  Not even lower-case blue dog... (0+ / 0-)

      Tarring him like that is just not right.

      Dale Kildee’s legislative initiatives have frequently focused on the protection and development of children. During his first term in the U.S. Congress Kildee led the fight to enact a prohibition on the sexual exploitation of children and the transportation and dissemination of photographs or video depicting child pornography.

      Kildee’s Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act (Public Law 110-134) reauthorized the national early childhood education and development program, Head Start. Public Law 110-134 targets funding to ensure that half of the Head Start teachers nationwide will have a bachelor’s degree by 2012, to expand Early Head Start services for infants and toddlers, and emphasize early identification of child mental health needs.

      Dale Kildee’s district has suffered from the decline of the American auto industry, and he has supported job retraining efforts locally and nationally. He helped author several job training programs and secured a $20 million Job Corps Center for Flint, Michigan.

      Dale Kildee has introduced the Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act in each Congress since 1995. The bill requires each state to provide minimum collective bargaining rights to their public safety employees and encourages states to implement their own compliant regulations in a manner of their own choosing. Most states currently already have laws in place that satisfy the bill’s requirements and would be unaffected.

      Let's see.

      Fierce advocate for Head Start, fighter for job retraining, proponent of minimum collective bargaining rights, and so on.

      He's anti-choice, which in my book is a mark against him. But he's otherwise pretty liberal. We shouldn't misrepresent his record because of disagreement on one, albeit very important issue.

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