The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) passed the House last session with all but two Democrats voting in favor. Of course, the bill never stood a chance getting through the Senate or being signed into law by Bush. But now that the Senate may actually have the votes and the President in office is an original co-sponsor of the bill, there are some strange grumblings coming from the moderate section of Democrats in the House.
So, did Blue Dogs vote for EFCA last session knowing it wouldn't make it into law or do they believe in the legislation? Were they pandering to the left then or are they pandering to the right now?
You have to hand it to Richard Burr. After a week of positioning himself as Art Pope's go-to guy for fighting working class people, he's all of a sudden interested in gaining some populist cred. His issue of choice is the Outlying Landing Field.