The Group is led by Sens. Carper (DE), Mark Udall (Colorado) and Kay Hagan (N.C.). Others joining the group include Sens. Michael Bennet of Colorado, Mark Begich of Alaska, Kent Conrad of North Dakota, Chris Coons of Delaware, Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bill Nelson of Florida, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire and Mark Warner of Virginia.
Yes, you read that correctly. Chris Coons, the bearded Marxist, is actually on the list. The joke is that the leaders of the group have accrued an almost impeccable liberal voting record. Sens. Carper, Udall, and Hagan have obtained a 0, 8, and 4 respectively from the American Conservative Union for the 2012 legislative session! What a joke. A moderate would score an average of 50. The only person to come close was Ben Nelson, checking in at 48. However, even Nelson, voted for all of the prized bills of the radical left like ObamaCare, DADT repeal, START, Disclose Act, and the Dodd-Frank financial services takeover.
It would be nice if these radical statists would have the temerity to own up to their liberalism and speak candidly with their constituents. Unfortunately, they will attempt to sound like staunch conservatives who support budget austerity throughout the 2012 election season. We must work assiduously to remind their constituents of their radical agenda in Washington.