The Corner

MoveOn Milk$ the Controversy

Another fundraising email from Eli Pariser. At this rate, they will be able to afford a lot of discounted New York Times ads:

The U.S. Senate just told you to sit down and be quiet when they passed a Republican amendment condemning MoveOn.

Every day, our brave men and women are dying in a bloody civil war this Senate has done nothing to stop. Yesterday, they couldn even pass a bill to give soldiers adequate leave with their families before redeploying.   But they

e spending time cracking down on a newspaper ad?

So, we

e making clear where America stands. We e releasing a statement from MoveOn members—and anyone else who feels the same way—saying, “We will not be quiet, we will fight back. We will keep speaking out until Congress forces an exit plan for this awful war….” …Maybe you liked our General Petraeus ad. Maybe you thought the language went too far. But make no mistake: this is much bigger than one ad.

Its part of a larger campaign by Fox, the right-wing echo chamber, and Republicans like John McCain (who said we should be “thrown out of the country”).

“Thrown out of the country” might be going a bit far. They took care of that one guy with just four cops and a taser, didn they? (Just kidding!)

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