Wednesday, March 08, 2006

LoseOn.org

Back in 2004, a lot of Republicans were having fits about news reports that George Soros and friends were dumping millions of dollars into MoveOn.org. I was asked to write an article about MoveOn for Ripon Forum, a moderate/liberal GOP journal. Unfortunately, that article is no longer available online, but what I discovered in my research was basically this: MoveOn has never won anything.

They failed to prevent Clinton's impeachment, failed to help Dems take back Congress in 1998, failed to elect Al Gore, failed to help Gore win the Florida recount -- failed, failed, failed. By the time 2004 rolled around, MoveOn's presence in any political controversy was a certain bellwether of failure: Whatever side MoveOn is on, the other side wins.

Now, witness the most recent waste of resources by MoveOn, their quixotic campaign against Rep. Henry Cuellar in the Texas Democratic primary. On Feb. 14, Tom Matzzie of MoveOn PAC sent out an e-mail asking, "Should we take on right-wing Democrats?"

The story about "the Democrat who sold out" has become too familiar. Too often progressives tip toe around these betrayals. But there needs to be real consequences for these Democrats. Replacing a right-wing Democrat with a more progressive Democrat will help voters more clearly understand what Democrats stand for — and that will help Democrats win.

The e-mail included a link to a poll site, but it seems pretty obvious that this was a bogus plebescite, like those old 99% votes to re-elect Saddam. The MoveOn moonbats wanted to take on "right-wing Democrats," and were just going through the motions of being democratic. And they already had their target picked out. Two days later, Matzzie sent out another e-mail:

Earlier this week 84% of us agreed we should challenge some right-wing incumbent Democrats in primary elections. Now, we're announcing our first MoveOn-member endorsement in a primary.
Ciro Rodriguez is running for Congress in the 28th District in Texas. Rodriguez opposed the war in Iraq and has championed health care, education and veteran benefits. In the words of Marta from San Antonio, "Rodriguez is a true Democrat and would stand up to the Bush administration in Washington."
But Rodriguez is up against an incumbent—Henry Cuellar—who consistently voted against Democrats on important issues and literally campaigned for Bush in 2000. With a sprint to the March 7th finish we can put Rodriguez over the top with our support. Can you contribute whatever you can afford?
The e-mail then provide a click-to-contribute link but, instead of being directed to Rodriguez's campaign, the link led to MoveOn PAC's own site. The message to left-wingers, in other words, was: To elect Rodriguez, don't give money to Rodriguez, give it to us! I'm sure that message was helpful to Rodriguez's campaign staff.

And, with MoveOn's help, Rodriguez lost by about 5,000 votes in Tuesday's Democratic primary. And so, MoveOn maintains its perfect .000 batting average. All they do is take money from liberals and waste it on hopeless left-wing causes -- it's like a tax on stupidity.

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, based on a Feb. 13 report, MoveOn PAC has spent $9.3 million for the 2006 election cycle. Of that enormous sum, MoveOn PAC had donated exactly $1,675 to congressional Democrats. In fact, all $1,675 of this left-wing group's 2006 campaign contributions went to exactly ONE Democrat:

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-KKK).

You can't make this stuff up. And something else: MoveOn has bamboozled the media for years by claiming to have so many millions of "members." That's a lie. What MoveOn has is millions of e-mail addresses.

Give them your e-mail address and you, too, can keep informed on their latest loser activities!

-- McCAIN

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