Blue Dogs or Mangy Dogs?

Another Rant by: BettyJean Kling

Right away letters asking us to thank the Dems who stood against Pelosi hit the internet and crowded our email boxes. Thank them for what? This was an orchestrated  production  in order to fool us into believing that at least half of the dirty dogs in Congress are listening to “We the People” I ain’t buying it!

As far as any rational citizen should be concerned – they all gotta go! Vote em out vote em all out! 220 fell on the sword or in the words of Ms Pelosi  “did the work for the ‘American People’” but if you look at those who did — they are the safest of the dogs. Those who did not – are those most at risk. The lone Republican- what a joke- was bought and paid for and won’[t be able to wipe the smile off his face until we vote his sorry ass out of there- but then again he will be bringing so much money home they will probably keep him forever. I suggest we watch and follow that money every dollar of it !!!What a show- but it only works if we fall for this bullshit!

Don’t fall for it- they are all dirty rotten scoundrels and they all must go! Vote em out – vote em all out 2010! Did any of them come to your table and talk to you? Did any of them come out to the White House lawn or the steps of the Capital and talk it over with you? No – they sat behind closed doors and connived on how to pass this without jeopardizing  more seats then they had to and doing it  just enough to screw us and get us to kiss the asses of the others who did not. Now there are emails flying around telling you to thank those who did not vote for the bill. Don’t you dare!

I will kiss no asses – not now and not next November. Instead I suggest we kick ass now and next November. Kick their sorry asses right out of DC! This was what Ringling called the greatest show on earth- where during the three ring circus there is a sucker born every minute. I am not about to buy this bullshit – no not I and I suspect many others are also now swallowing this sleight of hand either!

Next – we have Republicans ready to pounce looking for every opportunity to turn this into an opportunity to turn the tables and get back into power for powers sake. And so to my Republican friends who would have us believe the Republicans are any better – Oh Pleassssse!  Vote em out vote em all out! My mantra will be 435 House incumbents plus 38 Senate incumbents must go! That will give the House and Senate over to the Republicans for a season but I will then again be saying the same in 2012- vote em out vote em all out! Both are wings of the same vulture and always will be!

Neither party can be trusted – let’s get back to the Constitution of the US. Never again listen to anyone from any party who tells you that one party or the others is better – they lie! They all drink Kool-Aide for their party! Tell all party animals the “the party is over” this is our country and we are tired of politics as usual. Below please find the Republican- right wing — die hard pitch- but remember wherever and whenever you can – vote out an incumbent and where there is no incumbent vote to even the numbers so no one party has enough power to roll over the people.  We must never again give the power over all three to any one party and while we are at it – let’s start kicking some media ass too!

Subject: Blue Dogs or Mangy Dogs? We Report . . . You Decide

Are there some “good Democrats” you might consider voting for?  Yes, there are, although they’re few in number.  And the problem is that electing “good Democrats” empowers the bad ones, the socialists and the enemies of basic American freedoms.  Thanks to Sharon Caliendo of OK for the following:

Blue Dog Votes on Stimulus, Cap and Trade, and Healthcare — Targets for 2010!
Blue Dog Democrat Listing ^ | 8 Nov 2009 | Sharon Caliendo

The Blue Dog Democrats have 53 members who are considered Fiscal Conservatives, but the analysis of their three votes on the Stimulus, Cap and Trade, and Healthcare tell a different story for the vast majority.

There are two members of the Black Caucus who are Blue Dogs: Rep Sanford Bishop (GA-02) and Rep David Scott (GA-13) both of whom voted for all three bills.  [Note:  In DC, Rep Scott competes with John Murtha for the title of:  “Most Corrupt Member of Congress.”]

With so many people on here [she’s referring to] attacking Republicans for not doing more, decided to look into the numbers. Since the loss of a Republican seat on Tuesday to a Dem in NY-23, the breakout is: 177 Republicans and 256 Democrats, with 218 needed to pass bills in the House.

Used the following links for Roll Call votes:

Stimulus Package, Roll Call 46
Cap and Trade, Roll Call 477
Healthcare, Roll Call 887


First I looked at Republicans to see how many voted “YES” on these three bills:
Stimulus – 0

Cap and Trade – 8 (Bono-Mack (CA-45); Castle (DE – at large; Kirk (IL-10); Lance (NJ-7); LoBiondo, (NJ-2); McHugh (NY-23) resigned [to serve in Obama Administration]; Richart (WA-8), and Smith (NJ-4th)

Healthcare: 1 – CAO (LA-02) Very liberal district of the former Rep Jefferson [the guy with the $90,000 bribe money in his freezer].

There has been a lot of talk about what fiscal conservatives the 53 members of Blue Dog Caucus are, but their votes don’t show that face.
Blue Dog “YES” votes on the three major bills:

Stimulus: 43

Cap and Trade: 22

Healthcare: 28


Blue Dogs voting NO on all three bills:

Rep Bobby Bright (AL-02;
Parker Griffith (AL-05);
Walt Minnich (ID-01),
Gene Taylor (MS-04).

Even though they voted NO on the three major bills, they did all vote for Pelosi for Speaker. That said, these four should be talked to about switching to Republican. 

[Note:  We might also go after Blue Dogs who voted YES on just one of the three bills, especially Dan Boren of OK, Travis Childers of MS, Glenn Nye of VA, Stephanie Sandlin of SD, and John Tanner of TN Any of them determined to be eminently beatable in 2010 should be encouraged to remain as Democrats.]

Blue Dog Leadership

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Administration (Voted YES on Stimulus)
Rep. Baron Hill (IN-09), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Policy (Voted YES on all three)
Rep. Charlie Melancon (LA-03), Blue Dog Co-Chair for Communications (Voted YES on Stimulus)
Rep. Heath Shuler (NC-11), Blue Dog Whip (Voted YES on Cap and Trade)

Blue Dog Members:

Altmire, Jason (PA-04): Yes- Stimulus
Arcuri, Mike (NY-24): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Baca, Joe (CA-43): YES – all three
Barrow, John (GA-12): YES – Stimulus
Berry, Marion (AR-01): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Bishop, Sanford (GA-02): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare – Black Caucus
Boren, Dan (OK-02): YES – Stimulus
Boswell, Leonard (IA-03): YES – all three
Boyd, Allen (FL-02): YES – Cap and Trade
Bright, Bobby (AL-02)
Cardoza, Dennis (CA-18): YES – all three
Carney, Christopher (PA-10): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Chandler, Ben (KY-06): YES – Stimulus/Cap and Trade
Childers, Travis (MS-01): YES – Stimulus
Cooper, Jim (TN-05): YES – Cap and Trade/Healthcare
Costa, Jim (CA-20): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Cuellar, Henry (TX-28): YES – all three
Dahlkemper, Kathy (PA-03): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Davis, Lincoln (TN-04): YES – Stimulus
Donnelly, Joe (IN-02): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Ellsworth, Brad (IN-08): YES – Healthcare
Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08): YES – all three
Gordon, Bart (TN-06): YES – Stimulus/Cap and Trade
Griffith, Parker (AL-05)
Harman, Jane (CA-36): YES – all three
Herseth Sandlin, Stephanie (SD): YES – Stimulus
Hill, Baron (IN-09): YES – all three
Holden, Tim (PA-17): YES – Stimulus
Kratovil, Jr., Frank (MD-01): YES – Cap and Trade
McIntyre, Mike (NC-07): YES – Stimulus
Marshall, Jim (GA-08): YES – Stimulus
Matheson, Jim (UT-02): YES – Stimulus
Melancon, Charlie (LA-03): YES – Stimulus
Michaud, Mike (ME-02): YES – All Three
Minnick, Walt (ID-01)
Mitchell, Harry (AZ-05): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Moore, Dennis (KS-03): YES – All Three
Murphy, Patrick (PA-08): YES – All Three
Nye, Glenn (VA-02): YES – Stimulus
Peterson, Collin (MN-07): YES – Cap and Trade
Pomeroy, Earl (ND): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Ross, Mike (AR-04): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Salazar, John (CO-03): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare
Sandlin, Stephanie (SD): YES – Stimulus
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47): YES – all three
Schiff, Adam (CA-29): YES – all three
Scott, David (GA-13): YES – YES – all three (Black Caucus)
Shuler, Heath (NC-11): YES – Cap and Trade
Space, Zack (OH-18): YES – all three
Tanner, John (TN-08): YES – Stimulus
Taylor, Gene (MS-04)
Thompson, Mike (CA-01): YES – all three
Wilson, Charles (OH-06): YES – Stimulus/Healthcare

We need to look closely at each of these seats and get input from people on the ground in their districts on how they can be beaten.

[Frankly, I know some people are disappointed that Republicans in the House didn’t “do more” to defeat NancyCare.  However, they spoke out against it, presented alternatives, and voted against it.  Thus, I give them an “A” or an “A-minus.”  We lost many fine conservative voices in 2006 and 2008, and it’s ultimately up to us, as Americans, to rectify that situation. ]

Steve Maloney
Ambridge, PA
TimBurnsforCongress (Burns — R — against Murtha – D, PA 12th)
KeithRothfussforCongress (Rothfuss — R — against Altmire – D, PA 4th)
KJeneretteforCongress (Jenerette — R — against Brown – R, SC 1st)
CarlyforSenate  (Fiorina – R — against Boxer — D, CA, U.S. Senate)
RubioforSenate (Rubio – R – against Crist — R, FL, U.S. Senate)
ToomeyforSenate (Toomey – R — against Specter or Sestak, PA, U.S. Senate)


2 Responses

  1. They are all crooks

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