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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Idea: Do a Mayor Valley on the Blue Dogs

Posted By on Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:02 AM

Digby writes about Charlie Cook comment last  night on "Hardball."

Charlie Cook just said something very profound (which is unusual.) Chris Matthews asked whether or not the Democrats would lose the House next year and he said he didn't think so, but that they might lose 20 seats. And then he said this:

But arguably the people they would lose would be the Blue Dogs who aren't voting with [the president] anyway.

I would love to hear anyone tell me why I shouldn't be cheering for that outcome.

Cook said it would "reflect on" the president, but from my perspective it would reflect well on him. And if it happens because he rammed through meaningful health care reform instead of some watered down bucket of warm spit and the administration managed to get unemployment down, I think he will very likely have Morning in America in 2012.

To hell with Rahm and his appease the Blue Dogs at all costs strategy. What good is it if the president fails in 2012? If Cook is right and the Dems maintain their majority while losing a bunch of these reactionary wingnuts, I couldn't be happier. And the Democrat should be happy too because it means they can pass successful legislation for a change.

PS -- Explanation for the headline. Helena-West Helena Mayor James Valley famously dealt with the town's stray and unwanted dog problem by hauling them into a national forest and cutting them loose.

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