Take away quote from today’s blogger conference call with House Chief Deputy Republican Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA_ and Republican Policy Committee Chairman Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) in response to a question about Blue Dog Democrats retiring rather than face steep uphill campaigns next year:
The nutty left is destroying the sane center of the Democratic Party. Look no further than Lisa Madigan’s decision not to run for Governor of Illinois next year. That’s gotta be a calculation by the Madigans --some of the shrewdest Democratic minds around-- that Obama’s making a mash of America and it’s no reason to go down with this shape. Mike Madigan knows these Democrats America’s sent to Washington better than almost anyone. That family sits things out, Democrats should know they’re in a deep mess with Obama.
Footenote: Politico on Blue Dog John Tanner to retire from House.
Gotta wonder if Bill Foster --one of the Richest Guys in Congress-- has to be having second thoughts on plowing his own dough into a reelection instead of buying a new home in the Hamptons, Long Island or something.