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10.01.2008 0

Blue Dogs Shed Their Conservative Coats

  • On: 10/09/2008 15:43:33
  • In: Hard Left
  • “What is clear is that Blue Dogs are neither conservatives nor independents. They only campaign that way. They are hoping that in November they can ride through the current political ethos for at least another two years.” – Bob Novak, “Blue Dog Blues”, Human Events, May 28th, 2008.

    As ALG News has reported recently in “Congressional ‘Oversight’ by Blue Dogs?”, the Blue Dog Democrats are using the false moniker of “conservative” to disguise their real intents and actions. But thanks to Bob Novak, the Blue Dogs are being stripped of their satiny canine coats—and underneath he finds nothing but ill-disguised Donkeys.

    Blue Dog Democrats pretend to be conservatives when they run for Congress. But as Mr. Novak illustrates in his highly informative piece, wherein he analyzed a sample of nine so-called Blue Dogs voting on eight key issues, they voted with their Hard Left leadership on average 88.7 percent of the time.

    So, voters may think they’re electing a conservative, but in reality, they’re getting a representative who is there solely to help the liberals to secure a massive majority. The reason they run as conservatives, as Mr. Novak points out, is because they are running in swing districts.

    So, what do they really mean on their website when they say their policies are “fair, responsible, and positive additions to a Congressional environment too often marked as partisan and antagonistic.”? And that they have worked on “common sense solutions” to the “benefit” of the American taxpayer? Well, clearly, they mean they intend to help end the “antagonistic” environment by voting the straight party line 90 percent of the time—thereby rendering dissent a moot point. And as to “common sense solutions,” there’s not much that is more common than voting to “ring one’s bread from the sweat of another man’s brow.”

    One can almost hear the “chi-ching” of their party’s expenditures on their behalf piling up alongside the tax increases their leadership in Congress is preparing for 2009 if and when a liberal Democrat president is elected. In common parlance, that’s what’s known as selling one’s soul for a bowl of political porridge.

    That means betraying our strongest democratic ally in South America by voting against the Colombian free trade agreement. That means massive tax increases. And that means leaving us reliant upon our enemies’ oil by restricting domestic energy production. In short, the Blue Dogs are lap dogs for the Hard Left’s attack dogs—regardless of how wildly they wag their tails when they wander home.

    In truth, this represents a big opportunity for true conservative Republicans to mount effective challenger campaigns against these Donkeys in Dog’s clothing. ALG News will keep you apprised of candidates that take these Blue Dogs to task.

    For, if a candidate runs as a conservative, the voters deserve to know when he or she is not living up to conservative principles. With the Blue Dogs, that’s approximately 88.7 percent of the time. And as they say down South, “That dog won’t hunt.”

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