Why Democrats Need a Blue Dog Proof Majority

Human Rights

Two days ago, I argued that what progressives need to be working toward now is a Blue Dog proof majority in the House of Representatives, rather than just electing more Democrats of any sort. If the Iraq and FISA fights in the previous Congress failed to convince you of this (39 of the then-47 Blue Dogs sides with Republicans on both), and if the concessions the Blue Dogs squeezed from the Obama administration on the stimulus (see here and here) failed to convince you, then check out Blue Dogs on the Employee Free Choice Act:

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