‘MoveOn’ Should Just Shut Up

A scathing e-mail from the head of MoveOn’s political action committee to the group’s supporters on Thursday targets outgoing Democratic National Committee (newsweb sites) chairman Terry McAuliffe as a tool of corporate donors who alienated both traditional and progressive Democrats.

“For years, the party has been led by elite Washington insiders who are closer to corporate lobbyists than they are to the Democratic base,” said the e-mail from MoveOn PAC’s Eli Pariser. “But we can’t afford four more years of leadership by a consulting class of professional election losers.

Under McAuliffe’s leadership, the message said, the party coddled the same corporate donors that fund Republicans to bring in money at the expense of vision and integrity.

“In the last year, grass-roots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the party doesn’t need corporate cash to be competitive,” the message continued. “Now it’s our party: we bought it, we own it, and we’re going to take it back.”

So much talk and so little to show for it. How many stupid letters did I get from these people about Howard Dean and how we were going to take back America. I watched hypocrisy in action as the things they claimed to abhor were done over and over.

The polarization of the US did not take place in a vacuum, these knuckleheads share copious amounts of responsibility for this.

What I really want to see is them just shut up and work hard to improve things. Too much lip service and too little action.

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1 Comment

  1. Alice December 10, 2004 at 4:32 pm

    Don’t hold your breath. The Democratic Party is ruled by the upper right hand corner of this country, and they think everyone else is a bunch of hicks. I say this having grown up in a family of very politically active Democrats and have close relatives who worked on the last pres campaign (along with many local). And although we are in the South, those family members are self-hating about it, as much as they are self-hating about being American. Their reactions to 9-11 concerned me in that regard as well. I’m no genius but I told them that their self-hating reaction would turn voters off. They ignored me. I was right. Their reaction to the election was, “I don’t want to appeal to all those God fearing rednecks.” These are people in charge of winning elections for Dems.

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