Monday, March 26, 2007

Moving Democrats to the Left

As the country moves to the left -- and, yes, Tennessee too -- it's a good time to turn some very critical eyes toward some of our alleged Democrats, or DINOS.

Gannett reporter, Bill Theobald* looks at the National Journal scores for Middle Tennessee's U.S. Congressmen and finds that they rank among the most conservative Democrats in Congress.

Rep. Lincoln Davis, D-Pall Mall, was ranked as the most conservative of the middle Tennessee Democrats, with his votes making him more conservative than 47 percent House members. Only eight other Democrats were counted as more conservative. He was followed by Rep. John Tanner, D-Union City; Rep. Bart Gordon, D-Murfreesboro; and Rep. Jim Cooper, D-Tennessee. All were included in the publication's grouping of "centrists" in the House.

This is no surprise, but with the country moving left, we should definitely be able to do better come election day 2008.

You can check the scores yourself over at the National Journal.

To make matters worse, Lincoln Davis (D) actually voted against the recent bill that would bring the troops home from Iraq by September, 2008.

Lincoln Davis was the only member of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation who did not vote along party lines. [Contact him]

*[Theobald is the same reporter who authored a recent bizarro hit piece on Al Gore, which was featured on the front page of the Tennessean.]