Pissed at the turn-coat "blue-dogs" who stand with the Tea-Party nut-jobs instead of our President? Well, one Democratic campaign aims to teach blue-dogs how to heel!
Having spent some time in FL, I had a chance to meet Al Lawson a couple of years ago.
Sen. Lawson is about one of the most decent guys I met in politics. He's a big man, a former pro Basketball player, but he's also an approachable and humble "man of the people".
So when I got this email about "Blue-Dog Obedience School" I got a real charge out of it! Anyhow, point is -- after years of Allen Boyd (FL-2) playing Democrat to the voters, but voting w/ Conservatives time and again, Lawson is taking him to task, notably for voting against the stimulus, and the public option.
For example, check out this quote from the Huffington Post:
Rep. Allen Boyd (D-Fla.), who belongs to the moderate Blue Dogs group, said at a town hall meeting yesterday that "the public option is off the table." When asked whether it would be a good idea to "scrap everything" and start the process of reforming health care over, Boyd reportedly said, "I think that is an excellent idea ... we may end up there."
(That sounds to me a little too much like Mitch McConnell if you ask me...)
Send a message to Boyd, that if he won't vote like a Democrat, grass/netroots Democrats will support a man who will! Check out "Blue-Dog Obedience School" and sign the petition!
Oh yes, and please -- pass it on!