Ever Hear of Blue Dog Democrats?
Many of us are unclear of what a Blue Dog even is. Wikipedia tells me it’s
a caucus in the United States House of Representatives comprising members from the Democratic Party who identify as fiscally responsible and centrist. The caucus professes an independence from the leadership of both parties and promotes national defense.
Fiscally responsible and centrist is the definition of what Republicans once were, back when I was one of them. Throw in a lust for military adventurism dressed up as national defense and you’re in very dangerous territory for what is supposed to be an opposition party.
It’s something else as well
Blue Dogs are the main reason Democrats get crushed by Republicans even when they have majorities in Congress and the Presidency. Just ask Barack Obama why he had such an awful time in his first-term, when he owned the government. The Blue Dog caucus currently has eighteen members in a House chamber with a narrow nine-member majority. That’s no majority at all—that’s ask…