Friday, September 21, 2007

More Criticism MoveOn So Richly Deserves

By Stanford Matthews
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What would you expect from a group without the sense to understand the 'larger issue' they now claim as the excuse for actions denounced by anyone with a backbone? That's right. More discussion of MoveOn since they so richly deserve every criticism directed at them. Was this said before? There are certain lines you don't cross. And here is how MoveOn responds to their wake up call to do the right thing.
Yesterday, an organization so small its 17 employees don't even have a central office, found itself under attack by not only President Bush, who said the ad was "disgusting," but also by the Democratic-controlled Senate, which passed a resolution 72 to 25 expressing its own outrage. Many Democrats blamed the group for giving moderate Republicans a ready excuse for staying with Bush and for giving Bush and his supporters a way to divert attention away from the war.

In an e-mail to its members last night, the group acknowledged that the content of the ad might have angered its allies but argued that a larger issue is at stake. "Maybe you liked our General Petraeus ad. Maybe you thought the language went too far," they wrote. "But make no mistake: this is much bigger than one ad."

This is the single largest example of the far left fringe base of the Democratic party that is being appeased and accommodated by the likes of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama, John Edwards, Richardson, Dodd and many other Democrats who refused to acknowledge their over the top use of an ad in a national publication and the baseless attack on General Petraeus. A man with more honor and character than MoveOn could ever hope to achieve. But then, honorable achievements is obviously not something of which MoveOn would be interested.

Condemning MoveOn is the closest Congress has come to effortless bipartisan effectiveness since the performance ratings fell in the basement. Perhaps the Democratic party majority could seize the opportunity to acknowledge victory in Iraq is in this country's best interest. Showing there is apolitical incentive to do the right thing might become contagious. Then the two parties could actually get something worthwhile completed and watch their numbers go up. Continuing to cozy up to MoveOn is not a recipe for success.

1 comment:

  1. You are absolutely correct. GM's Corner listed he 25 who refused to vote for condemnation. If I have anything to write or say, the all will live to regret their gutless refusal to do the right thing. Here's that info from

    "Damn You Hillary Clinton and Your 24 Fellow Travelers

    The final vote was 72-25, with three not voting. Those voting against "condemnation" were as follows, including her royal majesty Hillary Clinton. Why am I not surprised given her disgusting "willful suspension of disbelief" comment during the hearings with General Petraeus. Twenty five United States Senators are so afraid of the netroots, that they are afraid to vote FOR condemnation of a scurroulous advertisement by Not only were they afraid to vote for the condemnation, but they were also so dhimmified as to vote AGAINST condemning the ad. Shame on you all, you are a disgrace to your office.

    Akaka (D-HI)
    Bingaman (D-NM)
    Boxer (D-CA)
    Brown (D-OH)
    Byrd (D-WV)
    Clinton (D-NY)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Durbin (D-IL)
    Feingold (D-WI)
    Harkin (D-IA)
    Inouye (D-HI)
    Kennedy (D-MA)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    Lautenberg (D-NJ)
    Levin (D-MI)
    Menendez (D-NJ)
    Murray (D-WA)
    Reed (D-RI)
    Reid (D-NV)
    Rockefeller (D-WV)
    Sanders (I-VT)
    Schumer (D-NY)
    Stabenow (D-MI)
    Whitehouse (D-RI)
    Wyden (D-OR)

    If one of these dispicable so called public officials above is one of your senators, write to them and let them know of your disgust."