Accountability NOW? A new political action committee? Just the next step in what RBO and Trevor Loudon have been writing about for months! The radical OBORG has finally arrived to assimilate us all — or at least to drive non-conforming politicians from office and non-compliant voters from the polls.
First the official “news” report: Jim Rutenberg writes in today’s New York Times:
“A group of liberal bloggers said it was teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn.org to form a political action committee that would seek to push the Democratic Party further to the left.
Soliciting donations from their readers, the bloggers said they were planning to recruit liberal candidates to challenge more centrist Democrats currently in Congress.”
“Left-leaning” founding bloggers include Glenn Greenwald from Salon.com and Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake.com. Support will come from SEIU (you know — the one that helped spawn ACORN) and DailyKos.com, which will “concentrate more fully on candidate recruitment on a statewide level.”
Greenwald said “We’re going to be about targeting incumbents to make space for Obama to be more progressive, … 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.”
Hamsher said Accountability Now “might also involve itself in Republican primary contests, though the focus for now seemed to be primarily on the Democratic side,” Rutenberg wrote.
The AN home page states that SEIU, MoveOn.org and DailyKos.org will be joined by ColorOfChange.org, Howard Dean’s Democracy for America, 21st Century Democrats and BlogPAC.
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