An economic conservative in the Democratic Party: GOP leaders are courting a group of 21 House Democrats, the self-proclaimed Blue Dogs (1990s+)
“blue dog Democrats are wholly owned subsidiaries of corporate America,” said co-founder Adam Green in a press release.
In contrast, the openly gay Aiken would have a difficult time transitioning from Broadway star to rural blue dog Democrat.
The ranks of blue dog Democrats have been shrinking steadily since they enabled Democrats to retake control of the House in 2006.
But the only people who seem to be listening are the blue dog Democrats, and a small bipartisan group of Senate centrists.
As a brand, Blue Moon beer is not unlike blue dog Democrats, walking the tightrope of competing identities.
We very rarely meet with the blue dog; but there is an example in Grantham, and the sign occurs in a few other places.
"And so you're determined to back the blue dog, Miss Mary," said he.
"I won't if you'll sing a song through your ears," said the blue dog.
He imagined that he was tumbling around a feather bed and that a blue dog was chasing him with a yellow feather duster.
The room was empty except for Henry, the blue dog, and the still sleeping Smuts.