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Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:39 PM

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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yurbud Nov 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #1
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #2
yurbud Nov 2012 #4
sweetloukillbot Nov 2012 #3
yurbud Nov 2012 #5

Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:42 PM

1. In the senate the Blue Dogs are down to 7

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:46 PM

2. We will need bluedogs this session. The issues require less courage this time around, but are

important.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:30 PM

4. usually when we need blue dogs the most, they lick the hand of the burglar

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Response to yurbud (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:28 PM

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.

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Response to sweetloukillbot (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:31 PM

5. moderate on cultural issues or regulatory, privatization, etc?

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