Sunday, August 2, 2009

On Blue Dogs

The idea of a Blue Dog is a misnomer. There is no such thing as a blue dog, and there is no such thing as a conservative liberal. So how does the whole blue dog thing work anyway?

First, power is not ultimately derived from petitions and protests, but from winning elections. Second, to win elections the candidate must tell the people what they want to hear. So if you're a liberal running in a conservative district, you have to pretend to be a conservative. Once in office, that's where the real circus begins, for you must still act and look like something you're not.

So here's the drill. The votes on a particular bill are counted before they're cast. If there are enough to pass the liberal socialist bill by a decent margin, the party leadership goes to those who live in conservative districts, otherwise known as the Blue Dog Coalition, and gives them the number of votes that can be thrown away and still allow passage of the liberal legislation. These throw away votes are then wheeled and dealed like used cars in Cuba between Blue Dogs, because they know that come election day, the more they are able to hide their liberalism the better their chances of fending off real conservatives. Hence the only way to know where your politician really stands is to watch how he votes when every single vote counts. This is when the blue in your Blue Dog will light up like a Las Vegas Casino.


Joe said...

Yo have a really nice blog! Thank you for coming by mine and for the link. I will reciprocate.

You are quite correct.

The whole point of "public service" is to continue to win a seat of power.

"...act and look like something you're not...the exact definition of "hypocrasy."

Susan said...

The entire "political" scene is a sham and hyprocity. When are we, the American people, going to stand up and take our country back from these "people?"

I am glad today to hear some reports of people really speaking out as all politicians so home for a month to face the music. At least those who have the courage to face it.

Spector really got hit hard. His jumping the fence to the other side for votes doesn't seem to be working so well.

Keep spreading the word, Danny.

Eddie said...

I haven't checked your blog in a while, and I've misse quite a bit. Thanks for the clarifying explanation of Blue Dogs. Very well said.

Dan said...


I know you are a praying woman. Pray with me for insight and for ears to hear what we, as aliens, are to do in response to these dark times. I know every generation has faced its challenges, but this seems to be different somehow because the church at large (not the true one)seems to be increasing its alignment with the enemy of our souls.

Dan said...

Thanks for dropping by again Eddie

Bryan said...

The game of deception that some politicians are playing will not be worth it in the end.

"For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?" (Matthew 16:26.)

Keep pressing on.