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Murkowski: Not a Republican by Tea Party Standards

Posted on Nov. 16, 10 | 08:38 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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Anti-Pelosi Democrats

Posted on Nov. 10, 10 | 10:59 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
According to Roll Call, here are some tactics that "moderate" Democrats in the House are considering in order to vent their frustration with Pelosi.  I highlighted my favorite, which I consider the "I'm taking my ball and going home" strategy.  Very cute.
  • Holding Blue Dog meetings at the same time as Democratic Caucus meetings, under the logic that if Pelosi isn’t going to listen to them, they don’t need to listen to her.
  • Taking down a rule during the lame-duck session to express their displeasure with the Speaker and embarrass her on the floor.
  • Pushing to make the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee an elected position to weaken the Democratic leader’s power.
  • Getting members to sign letters expressing their displeasure at the Speaker and threatening not to run for re-election if she remains.
  • Making a push to enforce term limits against Reps. George Miller (Calif.) and Rosa DeLauro (Conn.), Pelosi’s closest allies, in their roles as co-chairmen of the Steering and Policy Committee.
  • Opening formal negotiations with Republicans on budget cuts or other issues and cutting Pelosi out of the talks.
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Joe Biden's Weak Case for Government Meddling

Posted on Nov. 09, 10 | 04:40 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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Blue Dogs Lose 28 Seats!

Posted on Nov. 03, 10 | 09:38 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
The Blue Dog Coalition was hit hard last night.  They saw their membership cut in half.  Of the 54 seats, they lost 22 seats directly to the Republicans, and then lost another 6 seats to the GOP through retirements.  There are still four undecided races outstanding.  Here are the details.
Bright (AL-2) LOST
Giffords (AZ-8) ??
Mitchell (AZ-5) LOST
Ross (AR-4) WON
Berry (AR-1) RET (LOST)
Baca (CA-43) WON
Schiff (CA-29) WON
Costa (CA-20) ??
Thompson, M. (CA-1) WON
Cardoza (CA-18) WON
Harman (CA-36) WON
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47) WON
Markey, B. (CO-4) LOST
Salazar, J. (CO-3) LOST
Boyd, A. (FL-2) LOST
Bishop, S. (GA-2) ??
Scott, D .(GA-13) WON
Barrow (GA-12) WON
Marshall (GA-8) LOST
Minnick (ID-1) LOST
Donnelly (IN-2) WON
Ellsworth (IN-8) RET (LOST)
Hill (IN-9) LOST
Boswell (IA-3) WON
Moore, D. (KS-3) RET (LOST)
Chandler (KY-6) ??
Melancon (LA-3) RET (LOST)
Michaud (ME-2) WON
Kratovil (MD-1) LOST
Peterson (MN-7) WON
Childers (MS-1) LOST
Taylor (MS-4) LOST
Murphy, S. (NY-20) LOST
Arcuri (NY-24) LOST
McIntyre (NC-7) WON
Shuler (NC-11) WON
Pomeroy (ND-AL ) LOST
Wilson, Charlie (OH-6) LOST
Space (OH-18) LOST
Boren (OK-2) WON
Schrader (OR-5) WON
Dahlkemper (PA-3) LOST
Carney (PA-10) LOST
Murphy, P. (PA-8) LOST
Altmire (PA-4) WON
Holden (PA-17) WON
Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL ) LOST
Gordon (TN-6) RET (LOST)
Tanner (TN-8) RET (LOST)
Davis, L. (TN-4) LOST
Cooper (TN-5) WON
Cuellar (TX-28) WON
Matheson (UT-2) WON
Nye (VA-2) LOST
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AFL-CIO's Richard Trumka on Unions' Final Push

Posted on Nov. 01, 10 | 03:58 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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A Love Letter to the Club for Growth

Posted on Oct. 29, 10 | 01:02 PM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
I was using a $100 bill to light my expensive cigar while working in my gold-encrusted office chair when I received this thoughtful email in the Club's inbox.

I just wish you'd stop your negative ads on democratic candidates.  Look the only pigs putting out negative ads are you just say no republicans.  We need democrats in so that our president can do his job.  I do not like this two party system, i wish you republicans would just face the facts.  I as an american voter I am voting democrat this election because pigs like you arn't worth it.  All you care about is big business and huge profit so you can pay your employees.  i for one would relish paying higher taxes for quality health care and the presidents stimulous worked for me.  Look about a year ago i made an purchase on an energy efficient furnace for my house and was able to get a tax credit on it, just one example of why the stimulous worked.  and I also think you guys need to embrace the presidents wishes on fuel efficient cars instead of being worried about oil, we need to stop drilling and start working together with him for that is what to me Club for grouth is all about 
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Murkowski: GOP Wants Me to Win

Posted on Oct. 22, 10 | 09:00 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
From the POLITICO:

The day after the scuffle, during which Alaska Dispatch Editor Tony Hopfinger was handcuffed and detained, the Anchorage Press asked Murkowski whether she thinks Republicans “are secretly hoping that you’ll win.”

“Yes. Yes, I do. Definitely,” Murkowski told the alternative weekly newspaper. She said she expects a warm welcome from her “colleagues on both sides of the aisle” if she wins. 

“They need my vote,” she said. “And let me tell you — when you win, it’s a whole different story out there. Because then you’re a player. Right now I’m a write-in candidate and I’m not my party’s nominee and [Republican leaders] are looking at the situation and saying, ‘We have to stick by the process,’ so they’re doing about what I expected of them, which is they’re standing by the party nominee. They may not be doing it gladly, but that’s what they’re doing.” 

For more on this, check out RedState blog post.


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14 Democrats Want Pelosi Out As Speaker

Posted on Oct. 20, 10 | 08:39 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
From the Daily Caller:

There are now more than a dozen House Democrats – the list is at 14 and growing by the day – who want to fire Speaker Nancy Pelosi if their party somehow manages to keep its majority on Nov. 2.

Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania on Tuesday became the latest to decide that it was politically advantageous to jettison the first female House Speaker in history. It is becoming a trend, as vulnerable Democrats in conservative districts or tough races decide Pelosi’s San Francisco liberalism is too heavy of a weight to survive.

The vanguard of outright Pelosi opponents includes Jim Marshall of Georgia, who has even run TV ads against the Speaker, Gene Taylor of Mississippi, Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, Peter DeFazio of Oregon, and Bobby Bright of Alabama.

Throwing Pelosi under the bus is hardly a difficult decision to make if you're a vulnerable House Democrat.  It's highly unlikely that Democrats will retain the majority.  I wouldn't be surprised if another two dozen liberals did the same thing.
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"The Blue Dog Label is a Liability"

Posted on Oct. 15, 10 | 08:23 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
That headline is from Kim Strassel's latest column in the Wall Street Journal where she is reporting from Cross City, FL.  Excerpt:

You won't find many Republicans here in Dixie County, a timber and farming community near the Florida Panhandle. Then again, you won't find many folks who intend to vote for Democratic Rep. Allen Boyd.

This is the land of the conservative Democrat, a county where 66% of the voters have a D listed on their registration but 71% pulled the lever for John McCain. It's an area that for 14 years has played a crucial role in sending Mr. Boyd back to Congress.

Voters did it for one reason: Mr. Boyd is a "Blue Dog," which in Dixie County is code for "one of us." Or at least it was. The Blue Dog label is today dying an ugly death and Mr. Boyd is at risk of getting wiped out by GOP businessman Steve Southerland. 
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WSJ Segment on the Club's Blue Dog Report

Posted on Oct. 07, 10 | 10:30 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
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Another Blue Dog Myth

Posted on Oct. 05, 10 | 08:27 AM by Andrew Roth | Topic: Crazy Liberals
It's understood that Democrats are going to lose a lot of House seats in November, but if they miraculously are able to maintain the majority by a few seats, here's what Blue Dog Rep. Gene Taylor said about Speaker Pelosi and Democrat leadership:

“We would then be in a position where they would have to listen to us,” said one of those Democrats expected to remain, Rep. Gene Taylor (Miss.).

False.  The Democrats hold a 39-seat majority over the Republicans right now.  If the 54-member Blue Dog coalition had been the "fiscal conservatives" they claim to be, then Obama's big government agenda never would have passed.  No ObamaCare, no Cap and Trade, no Stimulus, no Cash for Clunker, nada.

The truth is that the Blue Dogs didn't stop Obama's agenda because enough of them supported it lock, stock, and barrel.
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