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Poor, put-upon, Evan Bayh. After going on Morning Joe last week to announce that he had formed a Senate version of the Blue Dogs, with a goal of determining:

... how centrists in that chamber can assert more leverage on the major policy debates that will dominate this Congress.

... he became one of several targets of an ad campaign by Americans United for Change that urges all Democrats to support the president's budget. And Bayh doesn't like it:

Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) is also unhappy with the friendly fire ...

“We literally have no agenda,” Bayh shot back. “How can they be threatened by a group that has taken no policy positions?”

His group has no agenda? Then why is it that last week you couldn't swing a dead cat without hitting Bayh as he appeared on one cable news show after another, talking about his group's agenda?

Bottom line, Senator Bayh? Don't complain about the reaction you get after you litter the airways with vague, smiling threats about getting your own way.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Mar 26, 2009 at 07:20 AM PDT.

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