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Campaigning to push the Blue Dogs OUT? Could health care reform divide a party?

MoveOn.org is sending out emails seeking more contributions for its campaign to defeat any Democratic senator who does not fully support Obamacare. Yesterday the left-wing activist group asked members to contribute “to a primary challenge against any Democratic senator who helps Republicans block an up-or-down vote on health care reform.” Today, MoveOn reports that it has received $2 million in pledges in less than 24 hours. “It’s a clear sign of how angry progressives would be at any Democrat who helps filibuster reform,” MoveOn executive director Justin Ruben writes in the new email.
“The larger the war chest we can offer a potential challenger, the stronger the signal we’ll send to conservative Democrats,” Ruben continues. “So we’re setting a huge new goal: $3 million in total pledges by the end of the week. That’s plenty to launch a serious primary challenge.”

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 7:58 AM on Nov. 4, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:00 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Are the politicians working for their constitutes or the special interest group moveon.org? What do you think?

    Why a question like that and not WHO are the Blue dogs working for? Most people want reform, I have no problem with the Blue Dogs and think they have a place in the democratic party, I also think they are being obtuse to this process.
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:39 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Reform, YES! But Obama Care? You fail to see there IS a difference


     Public Disapproval of 'Obamacare' Jumps to 52 Percent An Associated Press-GfK poll says that public disapproval of President Obama's handling of health care has jumped to 52 percent.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:46 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • NBC Poll: Obamacare Still Sagging Despite an unprecedented media blitz, a speech to a joint session of Congress, town halls and rallies and innumerable media interviews, views of the President’s proposal is statistically unchanged in an NBC poll.


     

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:46 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Why Government Health Care Keeps Falling in the Polls According to the Gallup polling organization, the percentage of Americans who believe the cost of health care for their families will "get worse" under the proposed reforms rose to 49% from 42% in just the past month. The percentage saying it would "get better" stayed at 22%.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:47 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • The latest Rasmussen Reports finds that 54% are opposed to the plan.It also finds that 42% now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down from 45% a week ago but unchanged from two weeks ago.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:49 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • sweet-a-kins: Most people want reform, I have no problem with the Blue Dogs and think they have a place in the democratic party, I also think they are being obtuse to this process.


    So, when you say reform.... DO YOU MEAN this 1990 page Obama-Pelosi Care? :o)

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 8:50 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • What bothers me the most about this is that fact that a special interest group is trying to rally to remove the voice from constituents of the Blue Dog Dems. It's sad that politicians are all bought and paid for by special interests, but it's a sad sign that special interests have become powerful enough to try to blatantly disregard American voters just to further their agenda. I really wish that there were legislation that barred special interests from effecting legislation. And I mean on either side of the aisle, just to clarify for those waiting in the wings to call me a hypocrite.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:03 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Reform? Yes. But lets start with things that don't cost the taxpayers additional funds and that won't bankrupt our futures more than they already are. We need to lose the 'nothing to lose' attitude in this country and have a little pride.  JMVHO

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:04 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

  • Moveon needs to take their own advise and do just that MOVE ONE!
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:22 AM on Nov. 4, 2009

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