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Response to Cary (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:03 PM

11. Blue Dogs

Truth is, as the whole tax fight showed, what is really happening is that the "blue dogs" are in charge again. Several people have figured out that you need a few moderate GOP'ers to vote with the democratic minority in the House, and you can pass bills. Even Bohner is gonna figure out how to leverage this. This puts the moderate republicans, and their blue dog buddies firmly in the drivers seat. This will marginalize the Tea Party, but it will also "sideline" the progressives. They'll be forced, again, to vote for whatever the Blue Dogs dictate.

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