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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Good Riddance to Blue Rubbish

Posted by Dan Savage on Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 10:58 AM

We're not gonna miss some of the Dems who lost last night:

In a fell swoop, the once-powerful Blue Dog caucus of conservative House Democrats was reduced from 54 members to 26 in Tuesday’s midterm election. The caucus lost two members to retirement and two others who ran for higher office, and out of the remaining 50 members, 24 Blue Dogs lost. There were still a few Blue Dogs in tight races that had yet to be called early on Wednesday morning. There is the potential for more losses, though most of them look likely to hold on. Two members of the leadership—Rep. Stephanie Herseth-Sandlin of South Dakota and Rep. Baron Hill of Indiana—both lost to Republican challengers.

One of the most frustrating things about the last two years was watching Obama and real Dems bend over backward to appease faux Dems.


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