Dear Readers: I was reflecting on my earlier post today, and I wanted to expand upon a thought I had. Many of you know that am the Democratic co-founder of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition, and many of its members refer to me as “their favorite Democrat”. I am a Blue Dog, in the mould of classical liberals Thomas Jefferson, John F. Kennedy and Zell Miller. I have inspired many fiscally conservative “Blue Dogs” from various groups I work with to give our citizen action groups a look.
A citizen reported that the following remark was made by Congressman Bob Filner (Democrat, CA-51): He also said that the Democrat Party leadership is afraid of losing the Blue Dog Dems, that he would prefer to kick them completely out of the party.
Frankly, as a Blue Dog and a target of that remark, I find Filner — the guest speaker of that Coffee Party event — to be contemptibly uncivil. If this is an example of the graciousness I can expect from the Coffee Party, I think I will continue to inspire Blue Dogs to:
* Remain in the Democratic Party
* Get involved in Tea Party Events
* Get active in the Democratic Central Committee and local elections
What I find most interesting is that I am scheduled to meet my representative, Republican Duncan Hunter. His staff was very polite, courteous, and accommodating to me (a Democrat), in stark comparison to Filner and his crew with many of his constituents.
My parents were proud Democrats when they were my age. There was a time when the Democratic Party could appeal to regular Americans — businessmen, laborers, military — and not rely on coalitions of victim groups for electoral support. It is my hope that it is the Filners in the party that GO AWAY via elections such as the one I am looking forward to in November.
MUT NOTE: Sarah Bond has created signs that can be downloaded for use in the upcoming Tax Day Tea Party protests (like the one above). CLICK HERE for SIGNS!
I would like to update my readers of the Senatorial Campaign one common-sense Democrat: Mickey Kaus.Kaus will not be able to speak at the Democrat Convention, because the leadership will brook no Blue Dog challenge to their progressive darling, Babs Boxer. Ann Althouse has been fellowing her fellow blogger and had this comment about him:
“The Democrat has been centrist and even conservative on some of the issues on which Boxer has taken a more left-leaning stand, including immigration: He does not favor amnesty and favors a more restrictive national policy.”
One of the beauty parts about being a California Democrat is that I may have the opportunity to vote against Babs — twice! 🙂
I would remind the Republicans who despair of all Democrats that Senator Brown would NOT have won the Massachusetts Senate Race without the Blue Dog vote. So, we do exist…. in vast numbers. More vast that Filner can possibly imagine. We just need inspiration, a fiscally-oriented message, and a candidate with more personality that a moldy potato to rally behind.
I must admit, I was also very upset about this portion of Filner’s Coffee Party comments: He said it would be great if 10 coffee partiers called over and over to jam the station lines so no one could get in.
Nice suppression of Americans’ First Amendment Rights, Bob. Enjoy your new healthcage package.Next time, you may want to attend a Tea Party and take this sage advice:
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