(Josh Richman -- who was the first reporter to get Tauscher on record about the netroots hatred of her -- gets Tauscher Flack Kevin Lawlor to say that she is only taking a "leave" because she "wouldn’t be a valuable member." -- blogswarm
Now cross-posted to dKos and MyDD. - promoted by blogswarm)
I was reading a MyDD post by Chris Bowers on the Blue DOgs, and found myself at their current membership page. And guess who is not on there? Why, Ms. Ellen Tauscher does not appear on the membership page at all. Funny thing about that...it's really not very hard to find evidence that she was a Blue Dog in the past. Examples? Well, try a Google search for "Tauscher Blue Dog, and you'll find plenty of links, including some to her own site. And, of course, there's the Internet Archive of the old member list.
Has Ms. Tauscher unceremoniously dumped the Blue Dogs? As far as I can see, she didn't issue a press release noting the exit from the hawkish group. She tried to do it all quiet like, but as she knows from the "The Caress", the internet has a long memory. It never forgets.
So why would Ellen Tauscher leave the Blue Dogs? Could it be because they enable the President's disastrous occupation of Iraq. Why just today, they were trumpeting their success in enabling this disaster of a president:
With Democrats in charge again, the Blue Dogs have played a key role in halting an emerging plan to place strict conditions on war funding. Their revolt helped beat back that proposal, by Pelosi ally John Murtha, D-Pa. Leaders are now considering a watered-down version. (AP 3/7/07)
Wow, that's some great work. And as Chris pointed out, 58% of the nation supports such a plan. Wow! It's a great thing the Blue Dogs were able to moderate us! Phew, otherwise we would have gone and done something that the people supported. Heaven forbid!
So, Ms. Tauscher, how do you feel about the Blue Dogs victory? How are you working to get the troops out of Iraq within 120 days (of 6 months ago)? How are you working to answer the questions that this Iraq War mother asked you in December?