1) They are all serving their first terms.
2) They take no shit.
Notice how all these so-called "Blue Dog Democrats" - the democrats who oppose health care reform - have been in Washington for decades? Notice how they were the same democrats with no fucking backbones during the Clinton years, and went right along with the republicans' deregulation which caused the current economic crisis? Notice how Barack Obama was a newcomer to Washington as well? Just thought I'd point all of this out.