September 12, 2007

Blue On Blue, No Heartache For GOP

Congressional politicians usually make a point of supporting colleagues within their own caucus when it comes time for re-election campaigns, for several reasons. One reason is just pure karma — no one wants to see their own re-election endangered by an intramural attack. More importantly, majorities tend to be fragile, and a loss of majority means a loss of committee assignments and power.

However, that hasn’t stopped some Democrats from suggesting that a few less Democrats in Congress may be just what’s needed. The purity campaign gets a boost from at least one Democratic Representative, and finally we have some basis for bipartisan agreement. However, unlike in the Senate where the numbers overwhelmingly favor the Democrats, the GOP could grab back the lower chamber if the activists get too successful in their campaign to rid the Democratic Party of its moderates and conservatives. At Heading Right, I take a look at the calculations.


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Posted by Neo | September 12, 2007 9:47 AM

But one aggressive reporter, who didn't identify himself, asked Nancy Pelosi a quite pointed question: Given that it now appears likely that US troop levels will be roughly unchanged since she took power in January, hasn't the Democratic Congress 'been a failure'? Pelosi was understandably taken aback. But she didn't have much to counter with.

You think this has something to do with it ?

Posted by richard mcenroe | September 12, 2007 9:53 AM

Truth to tell, I could live with the red-white-and-blue-dog Democrats, given their actions to date. And more so because of the belly-ache they're giving the leftroots...

Posted by chinesearithmetic | September 12, 2007 10:10 AM

"Blue on Blue," "Blue Velvet, "Roses are Red"...yes, Bobby Vinton was palettable!

Posted by Silvio Canto, Jr. | September 12, 2007 10:19 AM

I think that most Dems running in conservative districts must be scared to death of what they are watching.

Posted by TomHeard | September 12, 2007 10:38 AM

Ed, I linked to the entire transcript of that call and gave excerpts. It was a very enlightening exchange. Woolsey and Moran were both on the call.

Posted by filistro | September 12, 2007 10:56 AM

"palettable": triumphant winner of the BPOD* award

*Best Pun of the Day

Posted by docjim505 | September 12, 2007 12:02 PM

Blue on Blue?

In this case, "red on red" is closer to the mark. At best, "pink on pink". Oh, wait: since they want to surrender, how about "white on white"? "Yellow on yellow"?

I suspect that many among the rank and file of the filthy democrats as well as some in their leadership are starting to regret their cozy relationship with and similar organizations. It's like being a whore for a total pervert: yeah, the money's great, but the things they have to do to earn it...

Posted by FedUp | September 12, 2007 12:38 PM

So, the dimmies have started eating their young... Just proves the lie that THIS congress was going to be bi-partisan... working together, hand-n-hand for the betterment of the American People... apple pie... dear old Mom...

Posted by jerry | September 12, 2007 1:46 PM


You are being unfair to whores!

Posted by Fight4TheRight | September 12, 2007 8:03 PM

After viewing the interview of Speaker Pelosi by Robyn Roberts this morning on Good Morning America, I would say that the physical effects of Pelosi's first year as Speaker of the House show that more than likely, a shift to Republican majority would be the best for her.

I've seen crack addicts with better control of their nerves.

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