Add this to the annals on the myth of the Blue Dog Democrat:
This isn’t the first time. To get them out of the “undecided” column in last December’s House vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic leadership promised $500 million for a new University of California-Merced Medical School. Costa and Cardoza then voted “aye.”
During the 109th Congress, Cardoza was co-chairman of the Blue Dog Coalition, a group of moderate and conservative Democrats who allegedly had the Constitution, limited government and their constituents’ best interests at heart. Lately, many have just rolled over and played dead. Cardoza and Costa were among 28 Blue Dog Democrats who voted for the first House bill.
From September last year for background on the issue:
A little CA background: The population of CA was about 10 million in pre-WWII. From 1950 to 2000, people flocked to the southern half of the state as all kinds of businesses and industries based themselves in that “sunny, mild climate.” The estimated 2009 population is about 38 million people with almost half, 17 million, in Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Ever heard the expression ” a lick and a promise”? It’s what I say when I’m cleaning but am behind on other work, too, meaning I get the worst of it and promise to get back to it later.
There is no water, only the schmucks, Congressmen Costa and Cardoza who sold their health care deform votes for water in a newly created, but preventable, dust bowl in California all in the name of protecting a little fish no one but environmentalists and their government lackeys care about. They sold their votes for a “a lick and a promise”. Water was released early just in time for the health care vote but did little to ease the long term suffering of their constituents.
Way to go, Congressmen! Is it time to go so soon?