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.
It’s a rough time to
occupy the right wing of the Democratic Partyto be spineless lickspittles of the radical progressives and liberals that make up the current leadership of the Democratic Party.
Fixed it for Politico.
You will forgive me if I shed no tears for a rogues’ gallery of opportunistic politicians who signed off on the most disastrously radical expansions of state power in American history since the days of Woodrow Wilson*. Actually, I don’t really care if you forgive me or not; I’m still going to sneer at these people, largely because they’ve earned every drop of karma that they’re suffering from and more. I got kids who will have to pay off this debt that the Blue Dogs helped saddle us with; compared to that the problems of a handful of Congressmen who will have to start in on being lobbyists early are pretty small beer.
Via Hot Air Headlines.
*That it failed back then is probably mostly due to what turned out to be Wilson’s extremely well-timed stroke in 1919. And if that assessment seems harsh, well, so was instituting segregation in federal government agencies.