Why The Press Loves Blue Dogs

Chris Bowers wants to know why the press puffs up Blue Dogs. The asnwer, simply, is that the press thinks like the Blue Dogs. To wit, the Blue Dog premise is a total crock. There aren’t massive amounts of socially conservative people who oppose universal healthcare and social welfare programs, while supporting tax cuts for the wealthy and unchecked spending on the Iraq war (while ostensibly opposing Iraq). But it plays very well to corporate donors, and it to people who write for the Washington Post. Blue Dogs think that we just can’t afford demand side stimulus and much needed overhauls like universal healthcare and alternative energy investments in the face of an economic downturn. Who does that sound like?