Sunday, November 12, 2006

Yeller Dogs/Blue Dogs

My last post suggested the possibility of newly elected Conservative Democrats forming a coalition to stand up for the principles upon which they were elected. Being out of touch with Washington, I soon discovered that there was already such a coalition that includes 37 members. After this election they expect to increase that number to 46.

The Blue Dogs were formed in 1994 after the Republicans took over leadership of the House. Some of its earliest members soon joined the Republican Party. With the Liberal leadership soon to be running the show, it would seem feasible that many of the Blue Dogs would consider switching parties, especially if Nancy Pelosi, et al., try to force through their progressive ideals.

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