By: Bill Hurst
The “Troublesome” Conservative
Blue Dog Myth has been neutered losing it’s misleading meaning with conservative voters; the mythical appeal will vanish into thin air.
The Blue dog’s error-ridden thinking is obvious when confronted with the tough decisions on legislation like ObamaCare and financial reform. They deviate from the Democrats that supported and campaigned for them getting them elected and then they vote a more conservative line to appease their mostly conservative constituency opinions.
In other words, they try to sell their so-called conservative values, while selling out the one’s electing them. Then they pursue the votes of the “independent-conservative” voters, when in fact, the majority of that group will not vote for them. As we see in the Democrat Party, the blue dogs might part company with leaders on a few major votes, but only when the legislation is guaranteed to pass without their support. The truth is that the blue dog Democrats will line up like school children on (teacher) Pelosi’s command.