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In the End, They Caucus with Pelosi and Reid

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The news is full of democrats running away from the President, from Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Obamacare, Stimulus, Cap’n Trade, and the general legislative agenda of the first three. The gubernatorial candidates are perhaps to be excepted (though the RI democrat who said the President could “shove” his endorsement was way over the line in terms of disrespect).

All these senate and house democratic candidates who are trying to distance themselves from Obama et al., and who are touting their putative independence, are forgetting one thing. And they are hoping that the voters forget it as well. It is the Achilles Heel of the independence argument, and it applies to every Blue Dog, regardless of how they voted on any legislation.

It is this: every single one of them caucuses with the democrats and thus allows Pelosi and Reid to maintain their majorities. They can vote against it all, but they can’t change the fact that every democrat elected to Congress is a vote to maintain the status quo of the leadership. Regardless of how they themselves vote on specific bills.


Written by martinipundit

October 25, 2010 at 8:43 pm

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