February 28th, 2009
10:54 AM ET
14 years ago

Preston on Politics: Democrats target Democrats

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/POLITICS/02/26/preston.accountability.now/art.moulitsas.cnn.jpg caption="DailyKos' Markos Moulitsas says his online community is wary of Democrats being corrupted by power."]

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Call it a shot fired across the bow, or simply a stern warning to congressional Democrats: Power corrupts, and we are watching your every move. And if we think you are no longer representing the interests of your constituents, we will try to defeat you next year.

A Republican threat? Good guess, but no.

This is what Democratic activists are telling lawmakers of their own party, and they have formed a political action committee to raise money and help galvanize support for Democratic primary challengers in 2010.

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Accountability Now PAC formally launched Thursday, creating a potential headache for Democratic leaders who would rather spend time focused on expanding their congressional majorities next year rather than defending Democrats from fellow Democrats.

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Filed under: Democratic Party • President Obama
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. Willy Brown

    Democrats eat their own.

    February 28, 2009 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  2. jon

    Dems trying to destroy each other. This from the party of diversity, tolerance, and fairness.

    February 28, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  3. Justin from New Haven, CT

    Rock on Kos.

    February 28, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Marcia, Marcia, Marcia in CA

    Obama has awaken the sleeping giant, the angry American voter.

    February 28, 2009 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. kossite #4953345

    Go get em Kos 😉

    February 28, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. Dan, TX

    This is a good thing. We need to people to volunteer to report on how our representatives are behaving. Power corrupted the republicans, let's not let it happen to the democrats.

    February 28, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  7. Bipartisan

    Sounds to me like an attack on moderates. This country is mainly centrist in politics. I wonder if the far left are trying to get rid of moderate Democrats and trying to put their radicals in power. With the Republicans out of the way this would be a perfect time for them to try this. I support Obama but I will fight to keep radicals out of office. Radical whackos from either side are bad for America.

    February 28, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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