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Alan Nunnelee: Washington is no longer a place for a Conservative Democrat

December 23, 2009
tags: Alan Nunnelee, Blue Dog Coalition, Congress, Travis Childers
by Brett

Alan Nunnelee, who hopes to defeat Travis Childers in a little more than 10 months, published a lengthy blog post yesterday where he argued that conservative Democrats can not serve in Washington, particularly in the House led by Nancy Pelosi.

This was on the heels of the announcement by Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith that he was leaving the Democratic Party because of the liberal agenda the leadership has taken. Further, a number of Blue Dogs have already announced their retirement at the end of this term rather than seek a difficult re-election.

Without mentioning the incumbent he will face in November (should he win the GOP primary), Nunnelee was able to take a couple indirect shots at Childers. He said those conservative or Blue Dog Democrats who remain are not conservative.

He also made a point of saying that thanks to the large majority for the Democrats, a number of Democrats have been able to oppose many of the big-ticket items being pushed by the leadership and the president. He mentioned cap-and-trade and healthcare- two items Childers opposed. However, he argued that after the 2010 elections there will be fewer Blue Dogs around (and fewer Democrats) meaning the ones that remain will have no other choice but to support Pelosi.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Charlotte permalink
    December 23, 2009 3:20 pm

    I hope that Nunnelee also realizes that there is no room for left wing republicans either. It is not only the Democrats that are out of control but the Republicans as well. Our beloved Thad Cochran has earned the title of Mr. Porkulous!

  2. Ed Case permalink
    December 25, 2009 11:50 am

    The sensible thing in a government of the people, for the people, and by the people is for the people to vote on all issues which then would be decided by the majority of the people. If this isn’t possible then all those in Washington should be called servants of the people and not Democrat or Republican where they will sell their souls for favors.If this were possible the public could vote for the best man instead of for a party as our crooked government has arranged it. The public shouldn’t have to wait to vote out a common crook which may wind up in Washington. They should have a right to recall upon finding that he is representing himself instead of the public. Until the tax paying public which is funding this farce reclaims government, crooks are going to continue stealing the country blind.

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