Why Does a Blue Dog Lick Its Balls?

He's got to find some use for them.

The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) passed the House last session with all but two Democrats voting in favor. Of course, the bill never stood a chance getting through the Senate or being signed into law by Bush. But now that the Senate may actually have the votes and the President in office is an original co-sponsor of the bill, there are some strange grumblings coming from the moderate section of Democrats in the House.

So, did Blue Dogs vote for EFCA last session knowing it wouldn't make it into law or do they believe in the legislation? Were they pandering to the left then or are they pandering to the right now?

I don't have a problem with a Democrat - Blue Dog, Yellow Dog, Mutt or Mongrel - who doesn't support the Employee Free Choice Act if they don't believe it is the right thing for our country or the workers and business owners in their district. I do have a problem with a Democrat who is willing to play games with legislation to curry favor with different groups.


Blue Dogs and EFCA

In that same vein, I have seen reports that Blue Dogs want the Senate to go first this year. That way they don't have to vote for a progressive version, and then watch House Progressives negotiate with Senate Republicans.

Instead they want Senate Republicans to get whatever they want and then the Blue Dogs can shoot down progressive amendments and vote for the final bill.

"Keep the Faith"

Yep...I read that too

How very courageous.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

He's got to find some use for them.....very funny

Could someone explain why there are Blue Dogs? Looking at most of their votes it just seems they would be more comfortable as Pubbies. Does the Dem leadership feel it's okay for them to be pubbies as long as the dems have the majority? Isn't that compromising their/our values?

I have no problem with us having Blue Dogs

I don't want them to be Republicans. I actually agree with them at times. They need us b/c they can accomplish more in the majority. We need them because we can get more done with their votes. They just can't be allowed to play both sides. Take a principled stand. Don't pander to the left one minute and to the right the next.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Because...he can?

Sorry. I just flashed back to a "couples" field party I went to when I was a senior in high school. My (somewhat stuffy) date noticed a hound dog doing that a few feet away from the bonfire, and said, "Oh God! That's nasty. Why do they do that?"

I answered, "Because he can." Which...well, it was downright hilarious, but I'm pretty sure that was our last date. :(

I'm sorry but someone had to

I'm sorry but someone had to say this. I just love the title of this thread.

Thank you, thank you very much

It may be crude. It may not be gender neutral. But....for kicks and giggles it had to be written.

Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I'm reminded of a story by Lewis Grizzard about the Univ of GA

mascot....a bulldog named UGA (uh-guh).

Two guys were at a UGA game and as the team and mascot were running onto the field, UGA stopped and started to lick himself. One guy says "Ah wish Ah could do thet"...the other said " Thet dog wud Bite Yeeeew!"

Then there's the one about the two Alabama deer hunters stopping for gas at a filling station with a big sign out front saying "free sex with a fill up."
Er...well...maybe another time...but I'm sure they were all big Blue Dog supporters.

Stan Bozarth