Blue Dog Coalition

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Blue Dog Coalition

A caucus of Democrats in the United States House of Representatives who are moderate to conservative on fiscal issues. The Blue Dog Coalition does not have a cohesive ideology but tends to stand between Republicans and more liberal Democrats on matters like federal spending, entitlement programs and national security. Many members of the Blue Dog Coalition are also socially conservative..
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Often with less money and name recognition, these self-described Blue Dog Democrats won by campaigning on relatively conservative, antiwar, and populist themes.
The Rockefeller Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats of yesteryear have been largely purged, while Americans who strongly identify with a political party have grown increasingly hostile to the other side.
Most notably, Hulings has leaned on endorsements from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and his former law school classmates, Julian and Joaquin Castro.
The Democratic Party of Clinton and Sanders has no room for moderate Blue Dog Democrats or bipartisanship.
Typically those have been Republican lawmakers and conservative, so-called Blue Dog Democrats. That was the coalition on which the Defense Department could rely when it was under budget pressure.
By the time the GOP and Blue Dog Democrats got done with it, it was even smaller than what had been proposed, and so was not as effective as it might have been.
The demise of the so-called Blue Dog Democrats. The more conservative to moderate Democrats often represent Southern districts or otherwise competitive districts but roughly half of their House caucus was defeated, including many who did not support some of Obama's votes.
The overall gains by the GOP in Congress, however, while positive on the surface, also mean that a number of Blue Dog Democrats are leaving the nation's capitol.
Twenty-two Blue Dog Democrats were defeated in last Tuesday's elections, leaving the fiscally conservative bloc and its allies short-handed.
Does anyone believe, with Obama's popularity slipping and the Blue Dog Democrats running scared, that they're going to push that legislation this year?
Most recently, on Wednesday, the Obamas opened the White House doors to House caucus leaders from the moderate Blue Dog Democrats and the Congressional Black Caucus.
Still, the hot news comes from the political arena itself as Obama is facing challenges from the "Blue Dog Democrats", a centrist wing in the Democratic Party that in several stances shares qualms about revolutionary reforms with Republicans.