Thursday, January 31, 2019

3 New Blue Dogs-- 3 More Freshmen Pledge Fealty To The Republican Wing Of The Democratic Party


Blue Dogs screw up everything... always

7 of the worst, most right-wing Democrats elected in November immediately joined the Blue Dog coalition: Anthony Brindisi (NY), Ben McAdams (UT), Max Rose (NY), Mikie Sherrill (NJ), Abigail Spanberger (VA), Xochitl Torres Small (NM) and Jeff Van Drew (NJ). Yesterday, Lou Correa, Blue Dog co-chair for communications, proudly announced that 3 more right-of-center freshmen had just joined the coalition:
Ed Case (Honolulu)
Joe Cunningham (Charleston)
Kendra Horn (Oklahoma City)
The GOP senses when a fake Democrat loses support from the base because of votes supporting Republican positions-- and then move in for the kill

That makes 10 "Democrats" who will be voting against anything that smacks of progressive and who will be joining with the Republicans to derail any policy that would help working families. For example, yesterday we noted that although 203 Democrats co-sponsored a significant Social Security expansion bill, 15 filthy, mangy Blue Dogs joined the GOP in refusing to get behind it. The 15 filthy mangy Blue Dogs included 6 of the freshmen: Joe Cunningham, Anthony Brindisi, Max Rose, Mikie Sherrill, Xochitl Torres Small and Jeff Van Drew.

There haven't been enough votes this session to make any definitive assessments of members' voting records... although, the only freshman members who have already been awarded "F" scores based on their votes include 9 Blue Dogs:
Anthony Brindisi (Blue Dog-NY)
Kendra Horn (Blue Dog-OK)
Mikie Sherrill (Blue Dog-NJ)
Abigail Spanberger (Blue Dog-VA)
Joe Cunningham (Blue Dog-SC)
Ben McAdams (Blue Dog-UT)
Max Rose (Blue Dog-NY)
Xochitl Torres Small (Blue Dog-NM)
Jeff Van Drew (Blue Dog-NJ)
Anyone surprised? Last week Kendra Horn was back in Oklahoma City whining about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and showing off her own profound ignorance: "Let me be clear: I don't support a 70% tax rate. That, to me, doesn't make any sense." Too much Fox TV? Or was she just born that way?

Ed Case is widely considered the most conservative, anti-working class politician in Hawaii. When he served in Congress between 2002 and 2007 he was also a Blue Dog and was someone everyone knew as a lazy turd who did nothing but but collect money from lobbyists. He supported the war in Iraq, joined the GOP to lower estate taxes on multimillionaires and billionaires, joined the GOP to lower taxes on investment income, and he was the only Democrat to vote to eliminate funding for PBS, NPR, and Title X family planning, including money for Planned Parenthood. (Even most Republicans voted against it!) He's lost most of his political races in Hawaii but manages to win everyone now and then, primarily because of name recognition and big corporate money that in other states would flow to the GOP. He was elected to the state House in 2002 before anyone knew how horrible he is. He was defeated in a run for governor in 2002 and then in runs for the Senate in 2006 and for Congress in 2010 and then for the Senate again in 2012. He promised he was out of politics after that defeat but never stopped sniffing around for an opportunity to get back on the bribery gravy train. He was elected to the House again in November and hooked up with the Blue Dogs again this week. Correa's press release quotes him saying "In the twelve years since I last served in Congress, the Blue Dog Coalition has become even more relevant to finding a better way forward for our country, one that is realistic, pragmatic and inclusive. I look forward to working again with my fellow Blue Dogs toward workable mainstream solutions to the challenges of our generation with a focus on fiscal sustainability and national security."

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At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

but... but... but... but DWT... you BEGGED us to all vote for each and every one of these people.

"hold your nose and..." were your exact words. 'Any blue will do' and all that??

I'm not sure what to make of this. I mean... you *BEGGED* us to elect these skidmarks.

Could it be that I was right all along? (which means you've been wrong)

At 4:37 PM, Blogger AlbuquerqueDave said...

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At 11:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 1:32...We are still waiting for your election guide. I don't think I have ever seen you tell us what 3rd party candidate we should have voted for in each of those elections. Any 3rd party candidate isn't good enough. There are shitty libertarians and constitutional party types that are as bad as Republicans. There are also corrupt people running under Green and other supposedly left-leaning 3rd parties, that would be as quick to sell us out as any 'democrap'.

The reason for voting for these bad Dems was to get a Democrat as the House leader. Pelosi isn't perfect but she isn't a rubber stamp for Trumpism. If we had taken your advice and voted 3rd party the Trump Party would still be running the whole government. I think we know who is wrong here...

At 1:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

got news for you'se, 12:29. Pelosi isn't doing shit except paygo, which was high on the money's list for either the Nazis or the democraps. the remaining 2 years, Pelosi's agenda has one and only one thing: don't get in trump's way and hope he keeps fucking up.

trump has the senate and he has Pelosi. he's still large and in charge, in spite of what you want to believe.

tell me how proud you are of the Pelosi house so far... and give examples. No need to wait around, I guess.


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