From The Hill --
The Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) e-mailed supporters on Tuesday asking for funds to take on Blue Dogs and other "bad Democrats."
"They betrayed us on this core Democratic issue," PCCC co-founder Aaron Swartz wrote. "It's payback time."
"Blue Dog Democrats are wholly owned subsidiaries of corporate America, and they will pay a political price back home for putting their corporate contributors ahead of their constituents who want reform," said PCCC co-founder Adam Green.
I don't know how much stock I would put in the fact that the Blue Dogs voted against the bill for a government run health care bill because they were really against it. A much more probable reason would be that they were given a pass from Pelosi or that they more fearful of losing their House seats and heard the Tea Party Patriots & 9.12ers at the Town Hall meetings. Being somewhat biased, I believe it to be the latter.
More important than why these Blue Dogs voted against the House Health Care Reform -- is that they did! For us, the TPP's & 9.12ers, this means we need to hold these votes against the government take over of our health care if any Bill comes out of the Senate. If this happens then we must counter in full force and go back to concentrating on the Blue Dog's to shore up their support against the bill.
We must let the Blue Dogs know that Pelosi & the Progressives can't help them! Why? Because it is the conservatives, and now increasingly more everyday, the moderate Democrats and Independents in their districts that are against the job-killing government forced health care that may or may not reelect them -- NOT Nancy Pelosi or the Progressive Change Campaign Committee.