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Cease and Desist!

Blue Dog Dems

When you have Raum Emanuel and Steny Hoyer in the House leadership, you get an increase in RePUPlicans, AKA “Blue Dog Democrats”. The effect of this is that you have the type of people running for office as Democrats who do not believe in the principles the Democratic Party is supposed to stand for, like respect and equal rights for all Americans.

John McKay reports on a Democratic candidate gay bashing in a Kansas race, while Mustang Bobby found anti-Semitism in a Tennessee campaign.

This is the Democratic Party of Strom Thurmond and Jesse Helms. Do we really want to go back there?


1 Steve Bates { 08.08.08 at 9:38 am }

How exasperating. I really want to restore the word “Democrat” in my site name, because I have considerable respect for some of our local Dems and would like to show some support for them, but the Blue Dog so-called Dems… there are 47 of them, says the wiki… have really thrown a spanner in the works for moderate-to-liberal Dems. And for the record, gay-bashing and anti-Semitism have absolutely no place in the Democratic Party… or any other party, but especially not the party traditionally most concerned with human rights. As you said… it seems we are returning to the Party’s bad old days.

2 Bryan { 08.08.08 at 5:57 pm }

Well, at least they are now reporting that the anti-Semite in Tennessee lost big time, but you have to wonder what a black woman was doing running that kind of campaign.

3 mapaghimagsik { 08.09.08 at 1:33 am }

Absolutely not.

4 Bryan { 08.09.08 at 3:56 pm }

The Democratic Party needs a leadership change. The current crew doesn’t know how to be the majority party, and aren’t ready to use the power they have. They have learned all the wrong lessons, which will make their hold on power short-lived.

People will vote for a real Republican rather than a fake one if those are the only choices they are given.