Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) is angry that the conservative Blue Dogs are dominating health care negotiations and she’s blaming their breeder — Rahm Emanuel.
Waters, former chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, told MSNBC that the Dogs have proven so powerful because Emanuel, the former DCCC head, and others promised to allow them to vote however they want on any issue.
Could they be brought to heel? she was asked.
"That’s going to be difficult for Rahm Emanuel because, don’t forget, he recruited them," she said. "When he was in Congress, in the leadership, Rahm Emanuel recruited more conservatives members and, based on some of the information… they told him they could vote the way they wanted to — the chickens are coming homing to roost."