Saturday, February 23, 2008
Quit talking About the Conservatives Staying Home... What About the Blue Dogs ?
OK, time to chat about politics again.. Listening to POTUS '08 all the time, you think you hear every political argument from every perspective. But, I had a thought come to me, and I want to get your thoughts on it....
For weeks now, pundits are concerned that John McCain isn't conservative enough to draw the right wing GOP to the polls come November. That the party is downtrodden and unhappy with it's choices. I've heard it so much, it made me think - What about Blue Dog Democrats? Are they really excited with Hillary or Obama?
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, Blue Dogs are Democrats with some sense of sanity - fiscal conservatism, pro defense, and a dash of environmental concern. While there may not be a slew of them in Congress right now, my guess is that you're describing a majority of Democrats in those terms. Keeping that in mind, does that describe Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama at all? I didn't think so either.
While the Blue Dogs might have had their person with Bill Richardson or Joe Biden, they might be sacrificing their core beliefs by supporting Obama or Clinton - two of the most liberal members of the Senate. Two firm believers in the thought that the government is responsible for trying to fix everything, and to regulate everything.
Sure, McCain has some work to do, but the thought that Right Wing Republicans will sit at home or vote for a hardcore liberal is crazy. Maybe the media should be more concerned about middle of the road Democrats defecting , rather than the GOP. We're coming for ya, Dog !!