Back in the day the Blue Dogs were the examples I used when I’d say something like this: “I’d never vote Democrat, but if I did I’d vote for a Blue Dog.” They were the same level of crazy on the social issues as every other Democrat, but at least they were somewhat coy about opening the coin purse. I remember one woman kept an actual blue dog replica under her desk as a symbol of their fiscal conservatism. One of the biggest points of contention with Obamacare back then was that the Blue Dogs had to be tricked, uh, I mean pursueded, that Ocare was going to save the government money. Ha! Once they realized they’d been lied to and no one cared, they were left behind by the party. It would be smart to put a face to what appears to be fiscal sanity again, but I’m happy to see articles like this one telling them the answer is always to go hard left.
I was born and grew up in the Florida Panhandle.
It was so solidly Democrat that very few people even voted in the general election. If you won the primary, you were elected. Once a candidate tried to steal an election by having his people show up in the general election and write in his name.
The primary winner found out just in time and got people to the polls.
Now the area is solidly Republican but not quite to the extent it used to be Democrat.
“but Im happy to see articles like this one telling them the answer is always to go hard left.”
The answer is for the ComDems to Go Away. They can try California? I hear they have a hotel for them there.