22 September 2007

Plain Speaking About MoveOn, Democrats

Never mind that President Bush said the following to a reporter's question about his reaction to the recent ad by MoveOn and the vote in Congress to condemn that ad. What is more important than who said it is that it is actually accurate.
"I thought that the ad was disgusting. I felt like the ad was an attack, not only on General Petraeus, but on the U.S. military. And I was disappointed that not more leaders in the Democrat Party spoke out strongly against that kind of ad. That leads me to come to this conclusion: that most Democrats are afraid of irritating a left-wing group like MoveOn.org -- are more afraid of irritating them than they are of irritating the United States military."
Indeed. According to MoveOn, they have "bought and paid for" the Democrats. This was reflected in those who did not vote for the Senate resolution against the ad (which, however, was not specified by name in the resolution): Senators Clinton, Dodd and Reid. Senator Obama continued a long-standing trend of his to simply not vote (or vote present) on the matter.

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