Pa. Blue Dog primary losses invite fresh round of ‘Obama ate a dog’ jokes
With the defeats of Tim Holden and Jason Altmire by labor-friendlier candidates, that's two fewer Blue Dogs for the next Congress.
— Daily Kos Elections (@DKElections) April 25, 2012
Progressives are celebrating the Tuesday primary losses of two Pa. Blue Dog Democrats. Rep. Tim Holden lost to personal injury attorney Matt Cartwright and Rep. Mark Critz won a narrow victory over fellow Democratic incumbent Rep. Jason Altmire.
— Brett Banditelli (@banditelli) April 25, 2012
— #ABWisdom (@adbridgeforth) April 25, 2012
Redistricting and an influx of cash from organized labor contributed significantly to the Blue Dog losses:
@AP calls it for Matt Cartwright in the 17th district, meaning redistricting has claimed Rep. Holden. #2012
— Matt Moore (@Guerrillascribe) April 25, 2012
— Jake Sternberger (@JakeSternberger) April 25, 2012
But conservatives on Twitter decided to have a little fun with analyzing the primary results:
Obama ate the Blue Dogs.
— Teri Christoph (@TeriChristoph) April 25, 2012
So it appears that the Labor machine has reared its ugly head in the PA primaries. Blue Dogs are dropping like Obama's dinner.
— Stacy Mott (@Stacy_Mott) April 25, 2012
Tim Holden was a "conservative democrat." And here I thought Obama had already eaten all the Blue Dogs. #tcot
— eric (@eriContrarian) April 25, 2012
— Nouvelle (@NouvelleNom) April 25, 2012
If Pres doesn't eat them 1st MT @FixAaron: Looking at who's left of Blue Dogs, only 10 or so R locks 2 return. Caucus could B cut in 1/2
— Gail (@Miz_Eisenhower) April 25, 2012
Previously at Twitchy: