Dogs Have Fleas and Other Vermin
Evan Bayh a senator and media whore has started a blue dog caucus in the senate. I hope Obama takes Steve Benen's advice.
The answer, then, is for President Obama to readjust his approach to negotiating. The president seems to believe in honesty -- work hard to create sound ideas, and then encourage reasonable lawmakers to vote for them. What nonsense. Obama apparently needs to high-ball every proposal so Bayh and the Blue Dogs can water them down to "reasonable" levels and feel good about themselves.