Like me, I’m sure you’re all sick of watching "moderate" Democrats suck up to the right while dissing the left. But there is hope! Today, after many years of fruitless observation, I have finally discovered how to get one of them to absolutely go off on conservatives:
Rep. Gene Taylor (D-Miss.) has called Grover Norquist’s anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform “lying sacks of scum” for lumping him in with other moderate Democrats who support the House health reform bill.
“Americans for Tax Reform are lying sacks of scum, and anyone who knowingly repeats this false information is also a liar,” Taylor said in an unusually blistering statement for a member of Congress.
So there you have it. The only way a conservative can raise a Blue Dog’s hackles is to… accuse him of mildly progressive tendencies.
Now we must figure out how to make this valuable new intelligence work in our favor.