Are "Blue Dog" Democrats really "Wall Street Dogs"

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    Two days ago I heard that 15 Blue Dog Democrats are going to align against the Democratic Agenda. I heard this on the Ron Reagan show.

    I believe the bankers/oil companies/healthcare lobbyists have gotten to these 15 people in order to stop any real progress.

    So much for it being easy to get 60 votes.

    And screw Chris Dodd, sellout.

    And Obama should get Tim Geithner out of his administration. He is corrupt.

    Colbert made a good point last night. While we are all pointing fingers and playing the blame game, the bankers are still in charge. B

    If we fire all the CEO's and break up all the banks but keep the Federal Reserve in tact, we have done nothing. And it will happen again.

    Are "Blue Dog" Democrats really "Wall Street Dogs"

    http://robschumacher.blogspot.com/2009/02/blue-dog-coalition.html

    http://www.newser.com/archive-polit...-democrats-join-gop-in-opposing-war-bill.html
     
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    There is room in the Democratic party for differences of opinion and approach.

    They're NOT the former Republican Party, Sealy.

    Diversity of thinking and approach makes the Democratic party healthier for this republic than the my way or the highway approach that the NEO-Cons have imposed on the Republicans.
     
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    Blue dog democrats are fiscal conservatives. One of their primary goals is to eliminate the federal deficit and get this country back into the black again. Spending trillions of dollars that we don't have is in opposition to their goals. Not to mention incredibly fiscally irresponsible.

    Like most blue dogs, i don't want us to be borrowing money we can't pay so that our failure to be disciplined creates a mess that our children will have to clean up.

    Blue Dogs are primarily southern and rural. They are old-fashioned democrats.
     
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    Well if they are anything like Republicans, I want nothing to do with them.

    And I hope they are more fiscally conservative than Republicans were.

    I believe Obama, like Clinton, will eventually cut back on spending and get his budget right.

    But what I expect to see is these blue dog democrats obstructing a solution to things like healthcare.

    They are going to also block any real changes to the tax code too. Like closing loopholes that allow the rich to avoid paying taxes.

    Ron Reagan suggested that the NRA and Oil & Healthcare & Bank lobbyists have gotten to these blue dogs.

    Stay tuned to see.
     
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    The blue dogs were just as critical of Bush's overspending as they have been of Obama's. You should read up on them.

    I think it depends upon how you define obstructing. Given that most of their constituents don't support a nationalized health care system, I doubt that they will be in favor of creating a huge new government bureaucracy to handle healthcare. But I also know that they have spoken out about this issue and that reform needs to happen.

    They have a website:

    Blue Dog Coalition

    I know this flies in the face of normal USMB protocols, but maybe you should research them before getting paranoid and wildly speculative.

    Just a thought...
     
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    who's got time for crap like that?
     
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    I know a lot about blue dog democrats.

    They are the libertarians of the Democratic party. LOL.

    PS. Democrats don't want socialized medicine. If Blue Dogs are spreading that lie around, then they are corrupt.

    They want:

    We want employers to continue contributing financially to cover costs for health care insurance
    We want a requirement that everyone have healthcare insurance
    We want the government to help those who can't afford it
    We believe financing health insurance should be a shared responsibility of government, employers and individuals
     
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    Do I look like some kind of spokesperson for the blue dogs?

    I assume you're using the "royal we" in this instance?
     
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    FYI Rachel Maddow calls them "Conservadems" she hates them more than you do! :lol:
     
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    Sealy, did you even bother to read the links you posted? They in no way support your paranoid delusions about the blue dogs.
     

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