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  •  How many are there? (0+ / 0-)

    The answer is not too many. And the ones that do tend to be in D+1 or D+2 districts.

    Take Marion Berry in Arkansas 1 CD. He gets a 53% from the Christian Coalition. He also represents a D+1 district. Do you really want to take the chance of knocking him out for a progressive that will get slaughtered in the general?

    •  You're right, there aren't. (1+ / 0-)
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      Fact is, this PAC's mission is narrow. And that's good, because it will have a finite amount of resources. I would be surprised to see this group targeting more than 3-5 incumbents a cycle.

      But its presence is important. Knowing there's a group out there who will pound you if you're a conservative Democratic in a liberal district will keep incumbents in line. This isn't to go after the Marion Berrys, whose district is in line with his beliefs. He's 53% with the Christian Coalition, which makes him half theirs. It's a D+1 district, which makes it moderate. He belongs there.

      Obama's campaign just transformed from "Yes, we can" to "You're fuckin'-A right we did!"

      by Eddie in ME on Thu Feb 26, 2009 at 11:24:14 AM PST

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      •  If I thought that this PAC (0+ / 0-)

        would stay narrow, I would be more on board.

        But it just seems that any PAC or group that concerns itself with purging members (and let's be frank, that is what will happen here) tends to redraw the lines after a while and get more rigid.

        I don't see what makes the Democratic Party immune to this.

        •  You're engaged in slippery slopte (0+ / 0-)

          i fear x may happen, and rather than crossing that bridge when we come to it, I will put the whole idea down. On the terms as stated - do you agree with it or not? That's the standar, and not the one's you  fear.

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