The NY Times, with my observations:
Evan Bayh of Indiana is the ringleader, and here he appears here on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", which is famous for their pro-Republican bias and anti-Obama administration slant. The show's very existence goes a long way to disabuse the notion that the media, especially MSNBC, is overwhelmingly liberal. I've yet to see FoxNews sport a show like "Countdown" or "Rachel Maddow" to balance their radical rightwing agenda.
Six Democratic freshmen, Mark Begich of Alaska, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire, Mark Udall of Colorado, and Mark Warner of Virginia.
Herb Kohl of Wisconsin
Mary Landrieu of Louisiana (who abandoned the Democratic party's candidate of record for Connecticut Senate in 2006 to publicly campaign for CFL candidate Joe Lieberman)
Claire McCaskill of Missouri
Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Bill Nelson of Florida (the Nelson Bros.)
And of course, Joseph I. Lieberman, the Connecticut independent (thank you NY Times) is also all for being a member of this group.
Some wag named this group the "Blue Poodles", which is an obvious reference to Bush's "Blue Dogs" of prior years, consisting of a group of Democrats who helpfully enabled George W. Bush to take this nation on the downward spiral that has resulted in our present economic crisis.
It seems that some Democrats just can't help enjoying the punishment that the GOP has meted out over the years. I guess if Rhianna can go back with Chris Brown, we shouldn't be surprised to see battered Democrats willing to continue the cycle of abuse at the hands of Republicans. Maybe an intervention would help, but I'm doubtful.
The video below mocks the reticence that some of the poodles had about being identified as part of the group. So they'd rather be cowardly about their sniveling betrayal rather than owning it like an honorable stand-up person. Sheesh!
Here's the entire purpose of this group summed up perfectly by arch-conservative pundit Pat Buchanan, which clearly illustrates the goal of the GOP in obstructing anything Congress attempts to accomplish:
"If they're cohesive, they can veto any bill that comes down!"