"But that's not all. In addition to the ten who voted against final passage, and additional four voted for the Stupak-Pitts coathanger amendment: Snyder, Hill, Driehaus, and Space.
So of that list of the 18 most endangered Democrats, the only ones who didn't cast a shitty vote Saturday night were Grayson, Kilroy, Shea-Porter, and Periello.
And that's just the 18 most endangered, expand out to other competitive races, and it gets uglier. This is where the bulk of the DCCC's money is going to go -- supporting Democrats who didn't just vote against the party's most important piece of legislation in decades, but also threatened to vote against it if the legislation didn't get in the way of a patient and her doctor (along with obviously hypocritical Republicans) on a LEGAL procedure.
..."So here's the bottom line -- skip any donations to the DCCC. Their first priority is incumbent retention, and they're (necessarily) issue agnostic. They'll be dumping millions into defending these seats. Instead, give to those elected officials who best reflect your values."
Admittedly, the guy who runs the dailykos has an agenda, that is a democratic party of Democrats, and he swears too much for my taste, and he's ex-MIL and he lives in Berkeley or thereabouts, so you could say...
but don't bother. The guy gets it right most of the time and he's worked too hard to not beat all the worst of those labels down; he does something I've never seen before and was entirely needed, and he's done it incredibly well. He's one of the best things I've ever seen on the 'net, consistantly.
So, let me put it this way: If you have this thing for a democracy, and you want to get involved, there's a website for you, and it's DailyKos & its sister site, CongressMatters.
What? You're a Republican? Yes, so? Lots of work to do.