Yippie! It seems Obama's glossed-over background story that painted him as a kind-hearted and cheritable "Community Organizer" has inspired the establishment of some entirely new leftist activist groups. Let's all look forward to being disgusted (Soros-willing) by the activities of the brand-new group, "Accountability Now"! Hurray! A.N., Allow me to welcome you to the dismal idiocy of American politics!
MoveOn, Kos, SEIU Push Dems More Left
[Buried in the back pages of the New York Times]:
Bloggers and Unions Join Forces to Push Democrats
By JIM RUTENBERG
Published: February 26, 2009
WASHINGTON — A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left.
Soliciting donations from their readers, the bloggers said they are planning to recruit liberal candidates for challenges against more centrist Democrats currently in Congress…
The new organization is in many ways the liberal equivalent of the Club for Growth, a conservative group that has financed primary challenges against Republicans it deems insufficiently dedicated to tax cuts and small government.
Organizers of the new group, to be called Accountability Now, said their intention is to enable Mr. Obama to seek more liberal policies without fear of losing support from the more conservative members of his party serving in Congress. But they did not rule out occasional friction with Mr. Obama, as well.