Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:39 PM
yurbud (37,269 posts)
How did blue dogs and conservative Democrats do in the election?
I ask because I was listening to an episode of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, and Ira Glass said in passing that the moderates from BOTH parties were being squeezed out.
I wanted to write him about it, but I wanted to check first.
I don't agree with conservative Democrats or think there's any particular virtue in having people in the party who don't support what most consider core principles, but I get annoyed with the false symmetry.
It's like saying the chess team and the football team have equal numbers of bullies.
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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:28 PM
sweetloukillbot (1,402 posts)
3. Two of the newly elected in AZ are blue-dogs - or at least are moderate-conservative
Kirkpatrick and Barber. Kirkpatrick was a blue-dog before getting voted out in 2010, and Barber has expressed his more moderate views and replaced blue-dog Gabbie.