Pam Gulleson To Attempt Same “Blue Dog” Charade Earl Pomeroy Perpetrated
One of the big reasons why former Rep. Earl Pomeroy was defeated, after nine terms in office, by Rick Berg in 2010 was because North Dakotans stopped buying his moderate schtick. Pomeroy was a member of the House “Blue Dog” coalition, which was supposedly a group of conservative House Democrats. But really, the whole Blue Dog thing was always just a ploy to give liberal Democrats elected in “red states” some cover.
Americans caught on to the ruse in 2010, which was why the Blue Dogs were decimated in those midterm elections. Half of the Blue Dogs lost their re-election bids in 2010. “The Democratic Blue Dog caucus may soon become the Stray Dog caucus,” writes the Wall Street Journal and, indeed, the founder of the Blue Dogs coalition has taken a golden parachute into the lobbying industry after becoming an electoral casualty (much like Earl Pomeroy did with almost record-breaking speed).
Which makes me wonder why Pam Gulleson, the Democrat running to take back Pomeroy’s old seat here in North Dakota, would want to associate herself with the Blue Dogs.
Does she really think North Dakotans are going to buy that old song-and-dance?Tags: blue dogs, Earl Pomeroy, election 2010, North Dakota News, pam gulleson, Rick Berg