November 3rd, 2010
01:05 AM ET
12 years ago

Liberal activist blames 'weak Democratic leaders' for historic losses

(CNN) - A leading liberal activist blamed "weak Democratic leaders" for the historic losses dealt to a Democratic Party that was able to maintain control of Congress for only four years.

"What the average voter saw of Democrats was weak, watered-down change - and weak Democratic leaders who cut deals with the very Wall Street banks and insurance companies they are supposed to be fighting," Adam Green, the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee said in a statement.

Green said Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, who lost his re-election bid Tuesday, was "dragged down in a national rejection of Democratic Party weakness."

"Progressives will be stepping up and insisting that the Democratic Party be bolder, not weaker," Green added, saying his group's mission is now to "save the Democratic Party from its own incredible weakness that savaged Democratic candidates in 2010."

Filed under: 2010 • PCCC • Russ Feingold
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Had Enough

    You're wrong. It is EXACTLY that in your face, progressive liberal agenda, and pushing the envelope too far that has rallied conservatives everywhere to stand up for battle and bring about the resonating sound of a saber being unsheathed. Conservatives don't just want to win this time. We are after total annihilation. We want to send a clear and distinct message. Keep your dirty socialist hands off our businesses, our money, our guns, our health care, our freedom.

    November 3, 2010 03:13 am at 3:13 am |
  2. yup yup

    Thats it move more to the left so Americans can reject you more. Good plan, I like like.

    November 3, 2010 03:33 am at 3:33 am |
  3. King

    Obama and clinton was the only people out there campaigning. The dems split and started badmouthing their own historical acheivements instead of sticking together and show the people the enormous benefits their policies held in the future. But they panicked lessoning to the repugs empty rederics and scattered, giving the repugs who were tightly togather oportunity to use their own undecisiveness against them and tore them apart.

    November 3, 2010 03:38 am at 3:38 am |
  4. Marry

    I could not agree more with this assessment! If you cannot win an election with the excellent work done, be proud of it and explain it well to the American public you should not and cannot win anything! The elections have turned into a circus, a push of money behind the scene (as always), and a lot of coward (democratic) politicians. That is not the way to get the country out of the dumps – not to mention back at what many still think: “America the best in the world!” It is so sad!

    November 3, 2010 05:53 am at 5:53 am |
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