Again, I agree 100% and will address this in my next piece. But this general idea about the magic mojo of Blue Dogs is pernicious.
For example: Blue Dog Henry Cuellar is working with Lujan to develop strategies and recruit candidates to try to switch CD’s from Red to Blue. As if Cuellar would know anything about that!!! Given the demos of his district and the historical record, he is probably the LEAST QUALIFIED person to advise on how to get people in “red” Districts to vote Democrat. His District has been solidly Democratic since it was first created in 1993, FFS, and leans D+6 and he wins easily by 25%. F him.