Go to hell Blue Dogs

July 30, 2009

“We’re conservative Democrats. We want to save your money. We’re looking out for you: the little guy.” I was working on a post about Blue Dogs, when out of Google heaven, a precious piece of coal came forth.

Yeah, I’m pissed. Big time. So pass on by if my language upsets you. Frankly, I don’t care. You’ve been warned.

Bull fuckin’ shit. Damned little liars. They hold your health care hostage and don’t give a damn whether or not you make it to the doctor. Yet they pretend to have your best interests at heart. I hope that every god damned one of them loses their next erection. (Typo, but it seems appropriate so I’m leaving it.) I’d much rather have a true centrist from either party than these bottom feeders that will have a hell of a moaning party when karma returns to bite them in their fat pharmaceutical insurance corporation loving asses.

Recalcitrant Blue Dogs Raked in the Health Industry Cash

  • When it came to the Blue Dogs in particular, that data showed that the seven members who sit on the Energy and Commerce Committee — Reps. Mike Ross (Ark.), Baron Hill (Ind.), Charlie Melancon (La.), Jim Matheson (Utah), John Barrow (Ga.), Bart Gordon (Tenn.) and Zach Space (Ohio) — have received, on average, $711,828 from the health and insurance sectors. Other Democrats on the committee, by contrast, have received an average of $628,023.
  • Not all the Blue Dogs partook at such high levels. Space, for instance, has raised only slightly more than $200,000 from those two sectors, according to Public Campaign Action Fund. But on the whole, these self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives have found their coffers filled by the industries over which they now have massive legislative sway. Gordon has received more than $1.4 million (Cauli would like to know how he justifies that given the severe poverty in his state.)  in donations; Matheson got slightly more than $1 million. Ross, who is leading the Blue Dog negotiations, took in more than $980,000.
  • The connections between the Blue Dogs and the health and insurance industries extend beyond campaign donations. An analysis of lobbying reports done by the Huffington Post reveals that several former staffers for these seven Energy and Commerce Committee members have also served as lobbyists for major pharmaceutical companies. For instance, after serving as Gordon’s legislative director, Louis Finkel was employed by Lent, Scrivner & Roth. The firm earned $920,000 in lobbying fees from Pfizer between 2001 and 2006, with Finkel acting as a lobbyist for the client.

Blue Dogs: Go to hell

            Any of you part of the Birthers or the invisible klan as well?


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