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A Blue Dog Democrat is so-called because of the character Dino on the cartoon television show The Flintstones. Dino was a blue dog, and the letters DINO stand for "Democrat In Name Only."

Blue Dog Democrats are also sometimes called "Reagan Democrats." They are conservative, rather than progressive, and have a tendency to align themselves with GOP policies in matters of taxation and spending.
The Blue Dog Democrats are standing in the way of true healthcare reform.
by Sheila345 November 30, 2009
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