Tuesday, September 18, 2007

MoveOn.org Owns the Dems...

MoveOn Gravy Train Makes and Breaks Political Fortunes

Here's a pop quiz on money in politics: Who gives more money to federal candidates, the National Rifle Association or MoveOn.org?

Answer: MoveOn.

And it isn't even close.

In the last two election cycles, MoveOn.org Political Action Committee spent more than $58 million in pro-Democrat political advocacy, according to Federal Election Commission records.

In just the 2006 election cycle, MoveOn.org spent $27 million in advocacy to elect a Democratic majority in Congress and used its formidable fund-raising clout to propel numerous Democratic challengers to House and Senate victories. By comparison, the NRA PAC donated $11 million in 2006.

"They give away and raise about three times as much as the National Rifle Association," said Massie Ritsch, communications director for the Center for Responsive Politics.






Blogger The Merry Widow said...

At least they are up front and honest(mostly) about their goals! No more pussy-footing around.


8:48 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Read some of the articles on the sidebar at DTN--they played their cards, alright.

8:56 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

They are feeling quite confident to start being so boastful...but, it can be their downfall, only to forces they don't acknowledge!


9:23 AM  
Blogger Les Ismore said...

Speaking of MoveOn.org, I gotta admit, that was a pretty stupid headline they put up.
I have had the privilege of meeting General Petraeus at a reception at Princeton about 18 months ago. He is a fine man, although a bit willing to carry the water for Bush, but that is a different discussion.

My question is this: It is becoming common knowledge that the General has bigger plans for himself and I had always assumed that it would be for President in '12. But does anyone think he could be a VP candidate in '08?

12:34 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

That's a handy Leftwinger meme that you all want to get going in the blogosphere--that General Petraeus did what did only for personal ambition.

Please prove this so-called 'common knowledge'--or I'll have to encourage everyone to ignore this idiocy.

2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whispered in the hallways of academia...

And there is nothing wrong with ambition. I just asked a simple question. Why is everyone so touchy around here. Sheesh

3:08 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

Well, LES, let's not be too disingenuous here. If I don't mention--'get touchy'--about your underhanded, belittling comment, then I'm nothing but a stupid patsy. And if I DO get 'touchy' about it, then I'm overdoing it. Thus, either way, you get to denigrate Petraeus and try and paint me as either a mark or overly-sensitive.

That's not bad, but you'll have to put some real bullets in your gun if you want to shoots we two birds at once that way.

10:13 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Good morning, G*D bless and Maranatha!

blanks just don't cut it...why aren't you humming to yourself in a corner, lessy?

3:43 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

TMW.--Heh he he...double *snert*!!!!

8:45 AM  

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