Crossposted at Truth and Reason
There are 52 Blue Dog Democrats in the Blue Dog Coalition.
22 of them voted Yes on Cap and Trade (HR 2454, American Clean Energy and Security Act) Friday evening, in a bill that narrowly passed the House 219-212. Thats just over 42% of supposedly conservative Democrats voting Yes on a VERY liberal piece of legislation than no one had a chance to even read.
Baca, Joe (CA-43) 225-6161
Bishop, Sanford (GA-02) 225-3631
Boswell, Leonard (IA-03) 225-3806
Boyd, Allen (FL-02) 225-5235
Cardoza, Dennis (CA-18) 225-6131
Chandler, Ben (KY-06) 225-4706
Cooper, Jim (TN-05) 225-4311
Cuellar, Henry (TX-28) 225-1640
Giffords, Gabrielle (AZ-08) 225-2542
Gordon, Bart (TN-06) 225-4231
Harman, Jane (CA-36) 225-8220
Hill, Baron (IN-09) 225-5315
Michaud, Mike (ME-02) 225-6306
Moore, Dennis (KS-03) 225-2865
Murphy, Patrick (PA-08) 225-4276
Peterson, Collin (MN-07) 225-2165
Sanchez, Loretta (CA-47) 225-2965
Schiff, Adam (CA-29) 225-4176
Scott, David (GA-13) 225-2939
Shuler, Heath (NC-11) 225-6401
Space, Zack (OH-18) 225-6265
Thompson, Mike (CA-01) 225-3311
If you live in any the blue areas below, and your representative’s name is listed above, you need to replace them with a conservative Republican. No excuses.
I count 8 that are from southern states that depend largely on farming. At least 2 others are from mostly conservative states (OH and AZ). We only needed 7 of these 9 to defeat the bill. Every one of these 22 needs be replaced in 2010.
Many are jumping on the 8 GOP turncoats who voted Yes: Bono Mack, Castle, Kirk, Lance, LoBiondo, McHugh, Reichert, and Smith(NJ). But these are mostly RINOs. Are we really that surprised?
Michelle Malkin asks of the 8 GOP turncoats: We still want to know: What were your payoffs/earmarks? Who will ever know?
Im more surprised at the 22 of 52 Blue Dogs that voted Yes than I am of the 8 GOP turncoats. But Im also more confident that conservatives can recruit and elect conservative Republicans in most, if not all, of these 22 districts.