Blue Dogs Support GOP On Health Care Vote

Interpreting the votes of 34 Democrats in the House of Representatives against the health care reform legislation last night, it’s important to recognize the role of the right wing Blue Dog Coalition. Most of the Democrats who voted no were Blue Dogs. The entire leadership of the Blue Dog Coalition voted against the health care reform legislation.

But, what about those Democrats who voted against health care reform who aren’t Blue Dogs? They all have voting records leaning toward the right. As you’ll see below, not a single one of the Democrats who voted no has a progressive legislative rating about 50 percent.

Opposition to the health care reform legislation did not come from congressional progressives.

John Adler – progressive rating 34 percent / Jason Altmire (Blue Dog) / Michael Arcuri (Blue Dog) / John Barrow (Blue Dog) / Marion Berry (Blue Dog) / Dan Boren (Blue Dog) / Rick Boucher – progressive rating 17 percent / Bobby Bright (Blue Dog) / Ben Chandler (Blue Dog) / Travis Childers (Blue Dog) / Artur Davis – progressive rating 21 percent / Lincoln Davis (Blue Dog) / Chet Edwards – progressive rating 24 percent / Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (Blue Dog) / Tim Holden (Blue Dog) / Larry Kissell – progressive rating 28 percent / Frank Kratovil (Blue Dog) / Dan Lipinski – progressive rating 28 percent / / Steve Lynch – progressive rating 41 percent / Jim Marshall (Blue Dog) / Jim Matheson (Blue Dog) / Mike McIntyre – progressive rating 28 percent / Mike McMahon – progressive rating 38 percent / Charlie Melancon (Blue Dog) / Walt Minnick (Blue Dog) / Glenn Nye (Blue Dog) / Collin Peterson (Blue Dog) / Mike Ross (Blue Dog) / Heath Shuler (Blue Dog) / Ike Skelton – progressive rating 24 percent / Zack Space (Blue Dog) / John Tanner (Blue Dog) / Gene Taylor (Blue Dog) / Harry Teague – progressive rating 14 percent

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