Send Blue Dogs to Pound, Elect Real Democrats

Conservative bloc to blame for majority's ineffective Congress
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 7:30 PM CDT
Send Blue Dogs to Pound, Elect Real Democrats
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer of Md., right.   (AP Photo/Dennis Cook)

A Democratic Congress has bowed to President Bush on Iraq, waterboarding and FISA, and Glenn Greenwald of Salon says enough is enough. With the help of progressive bloggers, he’s campaigning against so-called “Blue Dog” Dems, hoping to teach the party’s conservatives that they will “lose seats … the more they accommodate the right’s agenda.” Greenwald doesn’t mind if Democrats lose a few seats in the revolt.

Greenwald wants to “attach a price to trampling on the political values of Democratic supporters,” and he—along with Blue America PAC—is targeting Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, among other Blue Dogs “responsible for some of the worst acts of complicity and capitulation.” On the left but not willing to risk seats? The “responsibility” is on you to come up with a better plan. (Read more Steny Hoyer stories.)

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