February 26th, 2009
08:58 AM ET
6 years ago

Democrats to target Democrats in 2010

Conservative Democrats will take heat from members of their own party.
Conservative Democrats will take heat from members of their own party.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A powerful union, influential bloggers and several liberal groups have formed a political coalition to pressure conservative Democrats to support liberal policy goals.

"Accountability Now PAC will recruit, coordinate and support primary challenges against vulnerable congressional incumbents who have become more responsive to corporate America than to their constituents," the PAC said in a written statement provided to CNN.

Accountability Now comprises of BlogPAC, Color of Change, DailyKos, Democracy for America, MoveOn, Service Employees International Union and 21st Century Democrats.

The PAC was created last September, and organizers have been acquiring funding and hiring an executive director to oversee the project, Jane Hamsher, of the political blog firedoglake.com, told CNN.

The statement said PAC organizers hope to "create the political space needed to enable President Obama to make good on the many progressive policies he campaigned on - such as getting out of Iraq, ensuring access to affordable health care for every man, woman and child, restoring our constitutional liberties and ending torture."

Heading into the 2010 mid-term elections, Democrats control the House 254-to-178 with three vacancies, and the Senate 58-to-41 with one open seat.


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soundoff (186 Responses)
  1. USA CITIZEN

    Enough is enough. Just get the show on the road to recovery. We are all tired of hearing what is going to be done. Just do it. This country cannot survive a depression in todays society. It is quite different from the great depression days. The people will suffer much more today. We need leaders that will do what they say and not just a bunch of words to please the ear of all that are listening and really care. People just need to be more frugile and stop spending their money on things that want rather that surviving necessaties. Spending out of control is what the financial problems are over. Then they go and charge because they have no money, well, how are they going to pay for that if they don't have the cash to buy.

    February 26, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  2. USA CITIZEN

    Enough is enough. Just get the show on the road to recovery. We are all tired of hearing what is going to be done. Just do it. This country cannot survive a depression in todays society. It is quite different from the great depression days. The people will suffer much more today. We need leaders that will do what they say and not just a bunch of words to please the ear of all that are listening and really care. People just need to be more frugile and stop spending their money on things that want rather that surviving necessaties. Spending out of control is what the financial problems are over. Then they go and charge because they have no money, well, how are they going to pay for that if they don't have the cash to buy.

    February 26, 2009 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  3. Keith

    To Ray:

    If you look at the groups that are mentioned in the atricle they are Democratic and liberal groups. So its not the Republcans or the KKK that are doing this its the Democratic Party. As the article says libera Democrats are going to try and oust moderate and conservative Democrats out of Congress. Learn to read what the article says instead of always blaming the Republicans

    February 26, 2009 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Republican in NC

    Hate groups need to be prosecuted and punished to the fullest. They are a disgrace to society. Guess they are just not educated. They are the biggest cowards going. They must disguise themselves to say what they say and do. Looks like they are the ones afraid of being caught.

    February 26, 2009 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. LLL

    Watch out for liberal hate groups...

    February 26, 2009 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Hear ye Hear Ye

    It is the poor people that make the rich richer. Get a grip on your pockets and don't be so gullable buying everything they want you to buy. Save your money like they do. The rich is for their own kind and will tell you anything. Be a leader not a follower.

    February 26, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  7. EJ

    We are in danger of failing as a nation of 50 states. I think there are too many pressures (social, politcal, economic, etc.) for the US to survie as it is currently organized. Maybe the time has come to agree to disagree and peacefully separate into smaller, but more harmonious nations that share common ideals.

    The US cannot be al things to all people, it never could. Pretending that it will someday is a waste of time. We are divided as a nation and no amount of spending or social engineering will change that.

    February 26, 2009 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  8. J.P.

    Look, I can understand how "democrats" get elected in America... we are a big tent nation and half the country are Dems... I get it.

    What I can't fathom is the 12% liberal kook fringe that thinks this is a nation just dying to become Cuba 2.0.

    Folks, Americans will elect Dems... they won't elect ravenous, splittle-flying liberal kook moonbats (except of course for constituents in Dennis Kucinich's district).

    Dems, this is a big mistake. If you want to keep your Congressional majorities, don't nominate kooks.

    February 26, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  9. Conservative In USA

    PROSECUTE THE HATE GROUPS TO THE FULLEST. THEY ARE CRIMINALS.

    February 26, 2009 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  10. Bob in Pa

    Ah yes, thats true democracy at work.
    If you don't agree with us you ar e wrong. And if you don't conform to our ways, we will destroy you.

    February 26, 2009 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
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