While our own Representative voted against the measure, 30 other members of the so-called Blue Dog Coalition voted for the bill. If Rep. Herseth Sandlin had used her position in the Blue Dog Coalition to convince 4 other members to vote “no” the bill would have died. South Dakota only has one seat in the House and therefore we need a leader who will stake out their position and convince others it’s the right course of action [R. Blake Curd, official campaign propaganda, regurgitated at DWC, 2010.03.21].
If they can't hold you accountable for your vote, they'll hold you accountable for everyone else's vote. Remind me to comb the Legislative records and use this trick on Curd and Kristi Noem.
No matter what you do, Stephanie, the right wing is going to paint you as a leftist. You might as well have the fun of being a leftist! Get back on that Dem horse, ride hard, and ride left!