Monday, January 10, 2011

Blue, blue blue dogs

Which way will moderate/conservative Democrats go in the new Congress?
They probably won't be following Nancy Pelosi's lead.
Blue Dogs have already started having informal discussions with Republicans in the hope that they can help forge bipartisan deals like they did between President Bill Clinton and the GOP after the 1994 Republican takeover.

“We have an opportunity that’s the same opportunity the Blue Dogs did with welfare reform,” said Rep. Jim Matheson (Utah), who co-chairs the Blue Dog Coalition’s political action committee and replaced retired Rep. John Tanner (Tenn.) as one of the Democratic Caucus’ chief deputy whips. “They were the bridge and they were the group that held that together in a bipartisan way to make it happen.”
Making Nancy Pelosi unhappy. Sounds like a good thought to me.

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