I love the MoveOn.org slogan: "Democracy in action." Aside from the fact that it is in direct violation of the organization’s stance (and its regular political activity), the slogan lacks any relevant truth. I find it so ironic that ultra-liberals lament FOX News’ "Fair and balanced," yet openly embrace "Democracy in action," a slogan that, if truly indicative of its parent organization must mean, "devoid of any opinion that is remotely altered from a leftist inclination," or more pointedly, "totally and utterly against free speech that doesn’t coincide with our liberal agenda." But I digress.
MoveOn.org uses scare tactics and is becoming the main puppeteer to the Democratic presidential candidates.
But before I continue my rant, check this out: John McCain had some interesting commentary about the Democratic candidates and the infamously disgraceful ad that was published about General Petraeus in the New York Times.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain criticized the field of Democratic presidential hopefuls Sunday for failing to apologize for the controversial MoveOn.org advertisement that referred to General David Petraeus as “General Betray Us.”
Now, I want you all (especially those ultra-liberals reading this) to focus on this next part:
The Arizona Senator was responding to a question from a military veteran in the crowd at a campaign stop here, who asked McCain how the Democratic candidates will have the courage to stand up to challenges they face in the White House if they can’t stand up to MoveOn.org.
Now, this is an interesting dilemma. American ultra-liberals have fueled MoveOn.org to such a high elevation that the organization no longer works to educate voters on potential candidates; now, MoveOn.org calls the shots.
And don’t misconstrue where I stand on this issue. I don’t despise MoveOn.org because it is liberal organization that works to demean anything on the right side of the spectrum, rather I dislike MoveOn.org because it no longer represents the democracy it so freely touts in its slogan.
John McCain touches upon some extremely important ideas. How can the Democrats do a good job in the White House if they can’t even stand up to the town bully? MoveOn.org has consistently used the media to promote divisive measures, placing Democratic candidates in moral dilemmas and they continue to make immoral choices).
I mean, in the grand scheme of things, why would these candidates take a stand for what’s right? After all, MoveOn.org is not only a political bully and a shot-caller — the organization provides funding and a plethora of supporters to the Democratic candidates:
Moveon.org supporters have contributed over $108,000 to Democratic presidential candidates this year through the group’s political action committee, according to Federal Election Commission records. Sen. Barack Obama lead his party’s field in contributions received through Moveon.org, with just over $30,000 received since the start of his campaign. Rep. Dennis Kucinich received almost $25,000 compared to just over $23,000 for former Sen. John Edwards and $18,000 for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson. Sens. Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden each received between $5,000 and $6000, while Sen. Chris Dodd received just under $1000.
The sad state of affairs is that the thuggish MoveOn.org campaigns will continue, with Democrats flip-flopping their way from one controversy to the next, unwilling and unable to take a stand against what is wrong. Where is their moral footing?
I’ll tell you where it is: It got lost in the funding. MoveOn.org is becoming so powerful that a candidate cannot win the Democratic nomination without gaining the organization’s support. That’s not democracy. Democracy would be allowing the candidates to have their own opinions without threatening to withhold support and without working feverishly to destroy any candidate that has even a minuscule dislike for a topic embraced by this horrifically undemocratic organization.
They did it with the General, they did it with their support for the Yearly Kos and they’ll continue to do it. MoveOn.org will smear any individual or institution that doesn’t share its agenda. The organization is going to continue working to whitewash the political climate before re-coloring it with its ultra-liberal inclinations. This isn’t Stepford, MoveOn, so why don’t you make like your name and get over it.
Here’s a challenge for all you bloggers out there: Name me one event even comparable to the hate-infested Yearly Kos (MoveOn was a sponsor, of course!) that all of the Republican candidates have attended or endorsed. I bet you’ll be devoid of any answers.
MisterE, any ideas?