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Bloggers and unions form group to push Democrats to the left
http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/02/26/america/27webliberals.php ^

Posted on 02/26/2009 1:52:24 PM PST by kcvl

A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left.

Soliciting donations from their readers, the bloggers said they are planning to recruit liberal candidates for challenges against more centrist Democrats currently in Congress.

The formation of the group marks another step in the evolution of the blogosphere, which has proved effective at motivating party activists to give money and time to political campaigns, especially in local races.

But it also illuminates a deepening wrinkle for President Barack Obama, whose attempt to build a broad governing coalition — often by tempering some of his more liberal previous positions — has already angered some of his supporters on the left.

The new organization is in many ways the liberal equivalent of the Club for Growth, a conservative group that has financed primary challenges against Republicans it deems insufficiently dedicated to tax cuts and small government.

Organizers of the new group, to be called Accountability Now, said their intention is to enable Obama to seek more liberal policies without fear of losing support from the more conservative members of his party serving in Congress. But they did not rule out occasional friction with Obama, as well.

"We're going to be about targeting incumbents to make space for Obama to be more progressive," said Glen Greenwald, a liberal blogger with Salon who is part of the effort. "There may be other times when the Democratic Party, as led by Obama, is being unresponsive, so yeah, we have the potential to push back against that, as well."

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; 527groups; bho44; democrats; liberalbrownshirts; liberalbrwonshirts; loonyleft; moveon; nutroots; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 02/26/2009 1:52:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Any more left and we’ll be Cuba.


2 posted on 02/26/2009 1:54:42 PM PST by exist
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New PAC Will Use Primaries to Hold Incumbents to Account

February 25th, 2009

Effort Will Challenge Vulnerable Members of Congress Who Side with Corporate Interests Instead of Constituents

http://accountabilitynowpac.com/

Watch this space for updates!
Targeted races coming soon…

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3 posted on 02/26/2009 1:55:21 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

“A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left.”

I didn’t know that was possible but little surprises me anymore.


4 posted on 02/26/2009 1:55:52 PM PST by henkster (0bamanomics: "I'll loan you all the money you need to get out of debt.")
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To: exist

... then comes North Korea, then off the edge of the earth, (which quite possibly could be flat — we’ll never personally know, because none of us peasants will be able to afford to travel anymore anyway).


5 posted on 02/26/2009 1:56:52 PM PST by webschooner
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To: henkster
...a deepening wrinkle for President Barack Obama, whose attempt to build a broad governing coalition — often by tempering some of his more liberal previous positions — has already angered some of his supporters on the left.

?

I stopped reading right here.

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6 posted on 02/26/2009 1:58:42 PM PST by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: kcvl

Okay, that headline looks like standard English, but it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.


7 posted on 02/26/2009 1:59:42 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Seaplaner
I stopped reading right here.

I wouldn't read anything that had the name Glen Greenwald in it.
8 posted on 02/26/2009 2:01:17 PM PST by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: kcvl
Is is too early to try to corner the market on ground tree bark? That's seems to be a popular dish in North Korea.
9 posted on 02/26/2009 2:02:19 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: kcvl
A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left.

What could that be? Tax credits for abortions? Mandatory gay marriage? ACORN getting to vote for its own House of Representative member?

10 posted on 02/26/2009 2:03:02 PM PST by Mojave (Don't blame me. I voted for McClintock.)
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To: kcvl

I believe that democrats are going to take a wait and see attitude. More and more are becoming disappointed with Obama. Their seeing their jobs going away, their stocks going away, their taxes going up, pork barrel spending running rampant and the list goes on and on. They don’t see anything coming their way.


11 posted on 02/26/2009 2:04:44 PM PST by RC2
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To: kcvl

Further to the left? He cannot go any further.


12 posted on 02/26/2009 2:04:54 PM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: kcvl
They are shooting for a Robin Hood government. We are well on our way now.
13 posted on 02/26/2009 2:08:16 PM PST by Tex Pete (Obama for Change: from our pockets, our piggy banks, and our couch cushions!)
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To: exist

Any farther to the left and it will fall off the edge of the Earth.


14 posted on 02/26/2009 2:08:36 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: kcvl
First of all, everything Glenn Greenwald has touched has turned to shit -- including Mr. Deeply Saddened And Withdrawn -- so this is good news. What could be a better tool to dislodge the Blue Dogs in favor of Constitutionalists? This is easily two dozen seats in play for 2010.
15 posted on 02/26/2009 2:26:34 PM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: kcvl
So begins the inevitable crack-up of the Donkey Party. In due time, the Blue Dogs will join forces with the RINOs and form the Kadima-like Centrist Liberal Party. The remaining True Constitutionalist Conservatives will take over and restore sanity to the United States.

Either that, or welcome to the North American Union, and all hail World Chairman $oro$.

16 posted on 02/26/2009 2:29:10 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: exist

Any more left and we’ll be Cuba.
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Don’t worry, we are almost there. Give him until mid summer


17 posted on 02/26/2009 2:39:41 PM PST by mojitojoe (None are more hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: kcvl

They blog we target practice........


18 posted on 02/26/2009 2:54:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: kcvl

Lefties are far better organized than the right and have better defined leadership. The right has no leadership. We are screwed.


19 posted on 02/26/2009 2:58:31 PM PST by balls (I have seen the enemy and it is Hussein 0)
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To: RC2
“Their seeing their jobs going away, their stocks going away, their taxes going up, pork barrel spending running rampant and the list goes on and on. They don’t see anything coming their way.”
Oh, something is coming their way all right. 22% unemployment, double digit inflation, and probably a thousand percent increase in energy costs. The asshat intends to forcefully increase the prices of “non renewable” energy so people will be forced to choose renewable sources that don't exist. I say we turn the lights out in Washington, and put out the lights on any politician that votes for any of his insanity.
20 posted on 02/26/2009 3:07:12 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 116)
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To: kcvl

Yeah, wait until those union workers lose their jobs to obama’s economy and their 401 (k)’s shrivel up to nothing. They might start looking around and finding themselves all alone. Some by then, may figure out that they have been had by the big self-interest groups.


21 posted on 02/26/2009 3:11:32 PM PST by Enough is ENOUGH
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To: exist

Nah—Sodom and Gomorrah.


22 posted on 02/26/2009 3:16:40 PM PST by huldah1776 ( Worthy is the Lamb)
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To: balls

Ron Paul had an organization, he had internet bloggers and strong grassroots support. If the GOP would have listened to him they could have tapped into his support. I met many Paul supporters who were previously Obama supporters. The GOP is a joke when it comes to organizing, they are the redcoats to the Democrat’s colonists.


23 posted on 02/26/2009 4:48:44 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: La Lydia

Any further to the left and they’ll flip all the way around to the right.


24 posted on 02/26/2009 5:08:07 PM PST by ponygirl (Obama: All beans, no weiner.)
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To: kcvl

“...a deepening wrinkle for President Barack Obama, whose attempt to build a broad governing coalition — often by tempering some of his more liberal previous positions — has already angered some of his supporters on the left.”

I see this is satire.


25 posted on 02/26/2009 5:56:16 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: kcvl

Politically, this is a good thing for us. The crazier and more radical the Democrats are, the sooner the public will reject them.


26 posted on 02/26/2009 6:00:20 PM PST by denydenydeny ("I'm sure this goes against everything youÂ’ve been taught, but right and wrong do exist"-Dr House)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

Ya know.....if you stop and think about it....who in our government do you trust? Really trust? The FBI, CIA, Senate, House, IRS, Military? I have great faith in our Military. It wouldn’t bother me a bit if they marched into Washington and ran them all out of office. Then start installing people that actually care about this country. It would be a mess for awhile but we could handle it.


27 posted on 02/26/2009 6:38:54 PM PST by RC2
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To: balls

Thank you... the one serious intelligent comment on this thread.

While the left is in full frontal assault mode, the right is busy cracking jokes and infighting over who is more conservative than the conservative next door....

ALL of them are more American than the leftist running over you!

Thank you for stepping up! It’s getting depressing to read comments from the right. They aren’t a bit serious about this battle for America. But the left sure is...


28 posted on 02/26/2009 6:48:11 PM PST by PlainOleAmerican
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To: RC2
“I have great faith in our Military.”
I too have great faith in our Military, to a point.
99 percent of them are terrific patriotic people that are highly motivated and honest. Unlike politicians, they are disciplined, have a code of honor and conduct, and are accountable. The part that would worry me is that there are liberal asshats that stabbed everyone in the back to rise up the ranks, like colon pile, for example, that would end up screwing us no matter what.
29 posted on 02/26/2009 7:25:16 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 116)
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To: kcvl
left??? please... they been hard-to-port since the 70's.
30 posted on 02/26/2009 7:31:21 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - Dear Mr.President, Please make it rain candy!)
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