Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I Thought Only Republicans Couldn't Tolerate So-called Centrists!

Those crazy partisans on the lunatic fringe--their party can't tolerate centrists!  Those darned Repub--oh, wait:
U.S. Rep. Tim Holden, the longest-serving member of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation, has lost his re-election bid in a Democratic primary race in a newly redrawn district.

Personal injury attorney Matt Cartwright spent nearly $400,000 in the race against Holden, who was elected to Congress in 1992 and was one of its conservative, so-called Blue Dog Democrats.

Cartwright's campaign hit Holden with allegations that he was too conservative for the district's voters, citing his vote against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
If those voters think health care costs a lot now, wait till they find out how much it costs when it's "free". Hopefully the Supreme Court will protect them from having to learn that lesson the hard way :-)


allen (in Michigan) said...

Two words: Joe Lieberman.

The folks at the edges have always exerted centrifugal force on the political spectrum. Lately though there's been a lot more force exerted.

For lefties it's watching their power evaporate that's justifying pulling out all the stops including running well-funded primary opponents against incumbents. For conservatives it's the prospect of knocking out long-sitting incumbents who talk-right and vote-left.

maxutils said...

But . . . health care IS free. For those who can't pay. change this, and it will be affordable for all.