I’m tired of these idiots on the far left who don’t know anything about American politics attacking the Blue Dog Democrats for being closet Republicans. The Blue Dog Democrats are largely getting this criticism just because they may have concerns about the public option crowding out the private sector in the insurance market. What in the world does Roseanne Barr know about making a living from a small business and having to fight everyday to get affordable coverage for your employees? I’m sure she ran a production company as a figurehead, but the truth is the woman knows very little about the struggles of the small business owner or the balancing act that a Blue Dog Democrat has to do in order to represent ALL of their constituents.
I’ll take a Blue Dog Democrat like Walt Minnick over a guy like Bill Sali. Sali was defeated in 2008 after he said he didn’t believe in the minimum wage, didn’t believe that homosexual couples deserve domestic partnership rights and once again supported the shipping of American jobs overseas in the name of free trade. I could write an entire polemic on why Bill Sali is a walking, talking carcinogen upon humanity, but that sounds like hyperbole and I wouldn’t want to waste your time.
I’ll take a Blue Dog Democrat like Miss Ross over a Republican like Jay Dickey any day. Jay Dickey opposed things like Family & Medical Leave because he said it was up to employers as to whether they wanted to fire a pregnant woman while she was off work giving birth. I’ll take Mike Ross over Jay Dickey any day over someone like Dickey who claimed there were no homosexuals in his congressional district. Who knew that an Arkansas Republican could sound so much like the President of Iran? Dickey was a real piece of work who also said that incest should be dealt with as a family manner.
Of course Mike Ross is now taking some heat from the far left for selling a family owned pharmacy to another drug company! Unthinkable, why would someone possibly sell their pharmacy to another drug company. My heavens, Ross also takes money from drug companies while opposing the public option! Could this be Mike Ross realizes the truth which is a public option will phase out some jobs probably in the thousands range within the health care industry? Maybe Ross wants to protect those jobs, imagine that! I’m sure that Mike and his wife were suppose to give away their services for free. I bet Michael Moore isn’t charging to get into his movie about capitalism either.
Of course dishonest partisans over MSNBC don’t want to admit that as they case their checks from their parent company General Electric, another corporate boogeyman.
I’ll take Mike Ross, a man who opposed CAFTA over a guy like Dickey who supported fast-track authority on trade agreements. I’ll take Mike Ross over Jay Dickey because Mike Ross supported the expansion of S-CHIP over a guy like Jay Dickey who blamed Bill Clinton for the genocide of innocent children overseas. Of course the far left portrays Ross as not caring about poor people who need health care despite supporting that S-CHIP expansion. Ross also voted for the re-importation of drugs from Canada which happen to be made by the same manufacturers who are involving in the creation of American drugs for you conspiracy theorists out there.
I could spend all day doing this, but I am pleading with the sensible center out there to look at the voting record of a Blue Dog Democrat and a loon like Bill Sali or Jay Dickey and tell me there is no difference? The same could be said for Leonard Boswell here in Iowa, another good Blue Dog Democrat who would take a lot of heat from the well informed types such as Roseanne Barr if she had a clue who Leonard was.
I want to also make it clear that if I were in Congress I would most likely support a public option. The point of this editorial was to defend good representatives of the people who may have reservations.