Paul Krugman outline's the healthcare proposal now on the table and questions why the Blue Dog Democrats are opposing it. An Incoherent Truth . He states the case:
Right now the fate of health care reform seems to rest in the hands of relatively conservative Democrats — mainly members of the Blue Dog Coalition, created in 1995. And you might be tempted to say that President Obama needs to give those Democrats what they want.
But he can’t — because the Blue Dogs aren’t making sense.