Blue Dogs

After CNN's Candy Crowley pointed out that a lot of what's really worrying the voters along with the IMF is the current gridlock in the United States Congress, she asked Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell when the last time was that he sat down Read more...
So what does a Republican politician do when they can't give a good answer on why they think it's acceptable to disenfranchise millions of people with a voter ID law they just sponsored? Why blame it all on a Democratic sell out and Blue Dog, Artur Read more...
The sooner these Bluedogs let the door hit them in the arse on the way out, the better. They're more trouble than they're worth these days. I realize we live in a country with a great diversity of opinion, but when you call yourself a Democrat while Read more...
He forgot to add, until we elect another Republican president. From Think Progress -- Mitch McConnell Vows To Hold Debt Ceiling Hostage In The Future: ‘We’ll Be Doing It All Over’: Read more...
Paul Krugman wrote a terrific column that the clip above depicts perfectly where Chris Cilizza and the panel on Chuck Todd's show on MSNBC are bemoaning the loss of those great "compromisers" in the U.S. House of Representatives -- those rotten Read more...

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Now that progressives have licked their wounds from the 2010 Elections -- especially the 60 House seats won by Republicans -- it's time to turn our attention to the real task at hand: Getting a large chunk of those seats back. And if there's Read more...
h/t Heather at VideoCafe Lord, spare us your milquetoast, conservative Democrats eager to suck up to Republicans tropes and hurt the country. There is no earthly reason why Harold Ford Jr. should enjoy either a position in the Democratic Read more...
Ari Berman, who was our guest here at a C&L book chat for his new book, "Herding Donkeys," has this thought-provoking op-ed piece in the Times. He says the Democrats would be better off without the Blue Dogs, even if they lost the majority: With Read more...
It won't happen anytime soon, but Rep. Lynn Woolsey wants to bring it up in the next session of Congress. Obviously, I'd like to see it happen; I real Read more...
The World Of Civil Rights In 1947
(Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall at the HUAC hearings - the circus was in town) [media id=17545] In 1947 the famous (or infamous) HUAC Hearings wer Read more...