Obama is not bending to the will of the Blue Dogs. Obama is not doing what the Blue Dogs want to get their votes.
Obama is the alpha Blue Dog. He runs the show. He is not some cypher, some not too bright short bus president that can be lead around by a smart and corrupt vice president, or chief of staff.
From the very beginning with the appointment of the head Blue Dog in the House as his chief of staff and the choice of the homophobe preacher to deliver the invocation he made his position clear. We just didn't listen.
OK, he did lie all the way through the election process, but once the election was over he took off his disguise.
Oh yeah, and Earnest Borgnine is one year younger than Kirk Douglas.