Skip to comments.Blue Dog Democrats face extinction in next election
Posted on 04/17/2012 6:56:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
Just when the Blue Dogs thought it couldnt get any worse, it did.
Two years after the 2010 midterm elections decimated their ranks, the coalition of conservative Democrats is poised to get pummeled again in November moving the Blue Dogs dangerously close to extinction.
Of the 24 remaining Blue Dogs, five are not seeking reelection. More than a half-dozen others are facing treacherous contests in which their reelection hopes are in jeopardy.
Its a rough time to occupy the right wing of the Democratic Party.
Its a tough environment out there, said former Alabama Rep. Bud Cramer, a longtime member of the House Blue Dog Coalition. Their numbers are down. Redistricting has not been kind to them.
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At best, commie sympathizers and enablers.
You mean they lied about being moderates?
I’m in his district and my support is going to Pantano.
From my understanding the district was altered so that McIntyre stands little chance of holding his seat....I hope.
Ummm????I wonder why? I wonder how many Blue Dogs voted for OBAMACARE?
Blue Dog Democrats are simply liars who tell gullible voters what they want to hear about how moderate or conservative they are to get elected but then vote Socialist for Nancy and Harry when it counts
I remember how many times I argued with Freepers about Gabrielle Giffords being a “moderate” or “conservative” Dem. The media kept repeating that crap. If she really was a rebel, the media would have destroyed her. She was to the left of Trotsky.
Remember, Stupak spelled backwards is Kaputs, which is what most of the other “blue dogs” will be soon.
If republicans really wanted to make elections work instead of making districts SAFE, they would create legislation that would end the gerrymandering of each state. It is time to clean out washington of all the dirty politicans - mostly with law backgrounds - then bring in some citizens.
The Blue Dogs blew their cover when they voted for Obamacare.
That’s why they got slaughtered in 2010 and why the slaughter will continue in 2012. Redistricting has not been kind to Blue Dogs.
The prize would be if someone could knock off Matheson in UT.
I think my district wiggled again this year.
We were in Ellmer’s district for the last number of years but being in north Fayetteville we’ve drifted every so often.
Yeap, just checked my sample ballot for the primary and we’ve moved to district 4.
Right. Joe Manchin is supposed to be a “moderate” or “conservative” Democrat too and he grumbles in the press every once in a while about how bad his party is, but when it comes time to vote on critical things, Joe does what Harry tells him to do.
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