“Waxman simply does not have votes in committee and process should not be bypassed to bring the bill straight to floor,” Rep. Mike Ross (D-Ark.), the lead Blue Dog negotiator, said on Friday. “We are trying to save this bill and trying to save this party.”
In order to win last-time-round, the Dems put up conservative Democrats (pro-life, pro-business, pro-guns, and pro-military) because that is the only way they could fill seats with their Party affiliation. These Guys and gals (Blue Dogs) are truly trying to save their party and bring it back to the JFK days.