Rahmbo and His Blue Dogs: The Sissy Wing of The Democratic Party

Bowers writes a good one:

Fear seems like a good word to describe centrists and conservative Democrats in Congress, both within the leadership and within certain ideological caucuses. . . . Fear seems to stem from the leadership, as Emanuel and Hoyer have previously been labeled as responsible for not pursuing more aggressive tactics against Republican maneuvers like this. The House Democratic Caucus is rank with fear of Republican attacks, from the leadership down to the rank and file Blue Dogs. . . . Blue Dogs actually seem like the most scared people in all of Washington, D.C. as a result of this article. They are afraid of Republican attacks. They are afraid of conservative pundits. They are afraid of their constituents. They are afraid of motions to recommit that are meaningless in terms of actual policy. And they are protected by Emanuel and Hoyer, who seem petrified of all the same things. . .

A bunch of sissies is what they are. As we have repeated ad nauseum, the reason Dems have an image of weakness has little to do with national security, it is due to their spinelessness. Will these Sissy Dems ever learn?


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  1. or lack of knowledge on the issues.

    I asked my dad once which way he leaned politically and he couldn’t tell me because he hadn’t put much thought into it.  He was about 37 at the time.  I was shocked because we all watched the news every night and then the late news.  I thought for sure he would have some opinion on matters, but nope…not really.

    • pfiore8 on October 31, 2007 at 7:26 pm

    and … snort giggle chortle… even after the first impression, i’m still relishing it

    good one

  2. As I recall, is was Rahm who suggested the DEMS (the DEMS!) not appear on the Colbert Report.

    Again, out of fear.

    I could see the R’s shying away, but it is ridiculous to think the D’s should be afraid of Colbert’s schtik.

    Amazing, and Rep. Harman’s diary over on dKos is also amazing. Tells me she too is afraid.

    Looks like we’re not quite washed up yet, no?

    (By we, I mean the larger left-leaning blogosphere)

    • Edger on November 1, 2007 at 7:52 am

    These are grown up people. They’re not kids. They didn’t get where they are in their political careers with people being “nice” to them all down the line. They’ve all been through some of the most hardnosed and ruthless political infighting and character assassination attempts that we can imagine to get where they are, I’m pretty sure. Both on the giving and receiving end.

    They are politicians. They are in the business of selling fear. Not buying it.

    Chris says: “They are afraid of their constituents”.

    Afraid of their constituents? With respect to Chris, can I have some of what he’s smoking? It must be good stuff.

    Afraid of their constituents? One example should give us a good idea of how afraid of their constituents they are:

    Zogby, August 01:

    Just 24% give the president favorable ratings of his performance in handling the war in Iraq, but confidence in Congress is significantly worse – only 3% give Congress positive marks for how it has handled the war. This lack of confidence in Congress cuts across all ideologies. Democrats – some of whom had hoped the now Democrat-led Congress would bring an end to the war in Iraq – expressed overwhelming displeasure with how Congress has handled the war, with 94% giving Congress a negative rating in its handling specifically of that issue.

    How afraid can they be? They should be, I agree. They should be terrified of them. But I don’t think they are at all.

    I don’t think they much care what their constituents think of them, as long as their constituents are more afraid of republicans than they are of them.

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