Today, Americans for Tax Reform called on Rep. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) to publically resign from the Blue Dog Coalition. The group issues its call in response to phone calls and emails to Americans for Tax Reform attempting to distance himself from the actions of his Blue Dog Coalition in “compromising” with the Pelosi/Waxman government healthcare bill.
Rep. Dan Boren remains an outspoken leader of the Blue Dogs, and refuses to publicly disavow the Pelosi/ Waxman/ Blue Dog compromise. Meanwhile, press operatives from the Congressman’s Washington D.C. office have attempted to silence any association between Rep. Boren and the Blue Dogs’ underhanded compromise with House liberals. Rep. Dan Boren is trying to have his cake and eat it too.
“You can’t have it both ways, Rep. Boren,” said ATR President Grover Norquist. “If you’re not with the Blue Dogs, declare it publically: resign. Until you do, Oklahomans really have no choice but to understand you to be part of the ‘compromise’”