More AND Better Democrats, Get It?

No, clearly they don't.

RenaF has a rec'd diary over at DailyKos that has the transcript of the CNN report on Accountability Now PAC, which desmoinesdem covered earlier. The report features both Markos and Jane talking about the importance of holding Democrats accountable with the threat of a primary challenge. As Markos says:

If you're an elected official and you're representing your constituents, you have nothing to fear.

And Jane:

A healthy primary market within the Democratic party - we think it's good for the people and we think it's good for the party.

But take a look at how Jessica Yellin ends the report:

Wolf, this is just a headache the Democrats do not need.

It's interesting, we're demonized for being partisan, but the second we advocate actually going after Democrats, it's framed as a sort of Democratic infighting. We just can't win.

Of course, the media are not the only ones who can't wrap their minds around it. For years, I've been seen by friends and family alike as a partisan Democrat who will simply vote for whomever has a D next to his or her name. Well, sure, as I tell people plainly, I will support any Democrat over any Republican every time. But they need only look at my passionate advocacy for Ned Lamont over Joe Lieberman to understand that replacing Republicans with Democrats is only half of the equation. I'll support a Democrat over a Republican, yes, but I'll also support a better Democrat over a bad Democrat every time as well. And now that our majorities are as comfortable as they are, particularly in the House, this is precisely the sort of next step our movement needs to take.

It's called accountability, folks; it's called democracy. Look into it.

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Please Help Indiana's Democrats!

If there's anything that Hillary voters, Edwards voters, Obama voters and all other Democrats can agree on, it's that we need more and better Democrats in office throughout the nation.  This year, we have a huge chance to change the face of Indiana for the next decade.

In 2008, Barack Obama is going to make a real play for Indiana.  He's in the process of opening two dozen campaign offices.  He's running ad after ad.  He's leading John McCain in public polling.  Indiana Democrats stand to benefit from his organizing in the state.

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GOOD Congressional challengers on FISA: The List

In the last couple days, there have been several posts across the blogosphere citing what various candidates running for Congress have said on FISA and retroactive immunity for the telecoms.  But so far, it's been all over the map.  I'll try to corral all their statements into this diary, so you can see who the "good guys" are.

First, let's start off with the current House and Senate members who voted against this bill.  They do deserve credit, as it's their jobs on the line.

Follow me below the fold to see the dozens of Democratic challengers who are standing up for the Constitution, and are against this FISA bill and retroactive immunity.

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