It’s about time:
WASHINGTON â€” The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a measure condemning MoveOn.org for a newspaper ad it ran last week attacking Gen. David Petraeus. The move came as President Bush accused Democrats of cowering to the liberal political action group.
The measure passed in a 72-25 vote, with none of the Democratic presidential candidates supporting it. Sponsored by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn, never one to shy away from forcing Democrats to go on record on politically sticky issues, the amendment to the defense authorization bill did win the backing of 23 Democrats.
It’s the AMERICAN thing to do.
Now this is rich:
“Who would have ever expected anybody to go after a general in the field at a time of war, launch a smear campaign against a man we’ve entrusted with our mission in Iraq?” Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell asked on the Senate floor. “Any group that does this sort of thing ought to be condemned. Let’s take sides. General Petraeus or MoveOn.org. Which one are we going to believe? Which one are we going to condemn?”
In response, MoveOn officials said the group was going to buy TV ad time to attack McConnell, R-Ky., and other senators who voted against a measure offered a day earlier by Democratic Sen. Jim Webb to require troops to have equal down time at home as they have deployed in war zones. The measure failed.
Do I detect a hint of childish anger and revenge in MoveOn.org?
The stupidity continues:
“No wonder public approval of Congress is tanking. Theyâ€™re so out of touch with reality that they can find time to condemn an ad but they can’t do what most Americans want â€” vote to end this war,” said Eli Pariser, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action.
Ya don’t say. Ever notice MoveOn.org, that as liberal supporters you just turned on your own party affiliates who happen to be the controlling party of Congress? I wonder who really is out of touch with reality Mr. Pariser ??
This guy is most definitely a few fries short of a happy meal.
Update by Nate
Those who voted against supporting Petraeus of the 2008 candidates include the following:
Joe Biden and Barack Obama did not vote.
Mitt Romney was none too pleased:
Boston, MA â€“ Today, Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on the Senate’s vote to condemn the MoveOn.org ad:
“Hillary Clinton had a choice. She could stand with our troop commander in Iraq, or she could stand with the libelous left wing of her party. She chose the latter. The idea that she would be a credible commander-in-chief of our armed forces requires the willing suspension of disbelief.”
I concur with Mitt.