If you want to find out more about this dangerous idea of mine, follow along after the jump.
It struck me when I read this comment by standingup , that maybe there is something else we can do other than support the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Perhaps it is time for a Progressive Congressional Campaign Committee? There already exists a Progressive Congressional Caucus. Why not a Progressive Congressional Campaign Committee? So I sent the following email to Bill Goold, Policy Advisor, Congressional Progressive Caucus:
Yesterday's vote on the Iraq war funding bill has created an incredible amount of consternation among progressive Democrats. There is much gnashing of teeth and pounding on keyboards going on in the progressive blogosphere. Many folks are discussing leaving the Democratic Party. Others feel betrayed by the Democratic Leadership. An email sent last night from the DCCC was particularly galling to many progressives, leaving them very cold about the idea of ever supporting the DCCC again.
In light of that, I want to suggest to you that now might be a good time to consider a Progressive Congressional Campaign Committee if one does not exist already. I feel you may find tremendous support for such an idea amongst the progressive Democratic community.
So what do you think? Is this an idea worth pursuing. Is there something like this that exists already that we can get behind? Act Blue, perhaps? I'd be interested in your ideas.