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Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Wu-Dog vs. the Yellow & Bluedog Democrats

by The Democrat
a.k.a. Steve Walker

Most Democrats in Bexar County claim to be bona fide Yellow Dog Democrats. By definition a Yellow Dog is an extremely loyal and usually liberal Democrat who would vote for a Yellow Dog before crossing the line to vote for a right-wing Republican.

A few of us claim the more conservative route and proclaim ourselves Blue Dog Democrats because we tend to be more fiscally conservative and more liberal in social issues. Blue Dogs tend to be accused of being Republicanesque in their outlook on issues.

But somewhere in between we now have what we call the Wu-Dog Democrat. Many of you have seen and even interacted with “the Wu” as she is affectionately called.

Although Wu is literally a dog, (as you can attest from the photo) she is highly political and has attended more political events than most dyed-in-the-wool Democrats. You have seen her at the CEC meetings, the Tejano Democrats meetings, the Northeast and Northwest Democrats meetings and on and on.

Wu has traveled to Austin, the state convention and all parts of Texas helping spread the Democratic doctrine. You get the picture.

Wu is an enigma. She has a nose for Democrats and wherever her owners Charlie and Linda Jones attend a Democratic function, you can bet she is there as well sniffing out Republicans.

When traveling, Wu has her own personal handbag which she travels in from function to function. Quietly and patiently behaving in her handbag, you could say she travels incognito.

The next time liberal yellow dog and conservative blue dog Democrats get to fussing, remember the Wu-dog, Bexar County Democrats mascot. Here's to you, Wu.

1 comment:

RightDemocrat said...

Good blog. I have a Blue Dog-oriented blog that is geared toward promoting social traditionalism and economic populism within the Democratic Party. Keep up the good work. We need to get Texas back on the right track.