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Thursday, April 20, 2006

MovingNowhere.org

It's their best ad to date at moveOn.org, at least that's what they say. It is a 'critical' part of the 'big' plan to win in November. The ad features Republicans with 'red' hands and revolves around Abramhoff. The only problem is, when this ad airs it will surely be followed up by an embarrassing ad from the GOP that shows the Dems partaking in the exact same kind of behavior. Does anybody believe that Democrat politicians are more honest than others?

The Democrats still won't tell us what they will do to run the country more efficiently. Their 'big plan' is to crank up the attack machine, a tactic that has failed repeatedly for them since 1998.

Is there a far-right leaning website that gathers millions of dollars to churn out ads disparaging the left? If there is, can somebody please point me to it because I have never seen one.

7 Comments:

Blogger Matt Vella said...

Seriously, I wish all the partisan backstabbing would go the way of the dodo and people would just get on with doing their jobs.

Anyone with dirty hands - anyone - should be brought to justice and a fresh crop of true public servants in their place.

But who am I kidding, this kind of shit will go on until the tea goes into the harbor in some form or another.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Senor said...

...yup, and then the group that replaces them will become corrupt.

1:51 PM  
Blogger joe said...

The Democrats have plenty of plans for plenty of situations, some of which I have linked to here before. Why isnt the news media allowing us to hear any of them? Must be that liberal bias..

But you're right, they are no better than the republicans, and the attack machine is all either of them do during the election cycle. The right certainly does have its equivalent to MoveOn, The Heritage Foundation, American Family Values, etc, these folks get donations from all republican representatives, not to mention a great deal from churches and individuals. They also have a rather impressive money laundering scheme that pays for all thier attack ads, in the national GOP. That's why Delay is under investigation, and its all tied together. They certainly have organization over the democrats, and to me it looks like they have a near monopoly in the mainstream media.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

i'll have to check those sites out, Joe. I think one of the dumbest things Bush has done is sign the McCain-Feingold bill which limits free speech and has resulted in all these bogus 527 groups.

4:51 PM  
Blogger Senor said...

I checked out Heritage Foundation, but couldnt find Amer Fam Values.
I don't see anything on Heritage that comes even close to what goes on at MoveOn.

There are no pre-written form letters to congressman and media, there are no pleas for money to make disparaging commercials (none that I could see, though they do have a 'contribution' section). There is no overt animosity.

The lunatic left has inculcated itself into the mainstream left and their message is anger, questionable tactics, and questionable motives. They blur the democrat message and mainstream voters remember that when they go into the ballot booth.

A lot of people in this last election told their liberal friends that they were voting for Kerry. But once inside the ballot booth, they did the opposite. On purpose.

Pelosi, Reid, and Kennedy don't help their cause by whining like little bitches every time Bush draws a breath.

6:53 PM  
Blogger joe said...

lol I really sound like a conspiracy theorist in that last post, most of it is available online somewhere or other, though just reading the archives of the white house press releses over the years will give you an eye opening experience. You'd think they would remove some of the more obvious complete reversals and following attacks on the messenger.

So far as McCain-Feingold, I think we should scrap the current system and go with purely government funded elections, yes that means we pay for it, but we pay for it in the end anyway, this would level the playing field. It would open the door for more ideas, and a wider range of candidates. The govt already pays for media access during elections, so that wouldnt change.

I dont think we'll ever manage to completely remove govt corruption, but we can work to minimize it.

7:05 PM  
Blogger joe said...

kevin,

Dont get me wrong, there's nothing comparable at that level to MoveOn. The republican machine is organized completely differently. They are mostly phone and mail based for one, along with a large percentage of ownership of local media sources, let me guess who owns most of the stations where you are... Clear Channel. Not that clear channel is solely right wing, they own the local air america station as well, but all the news is fox news unless you go to UNCA radio. I know what radio is like in Atlanta, and in Newnan, where I worked for 6 months last year remodeleing a house. There wasnt any liberal broadcast there.

Conservatives have an amazing network for disseminating information, the liberals are catching on as to how to go about it, but they are mostly internet based as you so rightly point out. It's just the new thing, a bit shocking at first, but I think it'll even itself out pretty quickly, our information technology and communications are evolving so rapidly these days it wont be long until there's yet another completely new thing, and somebody will exploit it. I'm really suprised the conservatives havent followed the move-on example, but I do think that they havent realized just how many conservatives use the internet...becuase most of the leadership simply does not. A few of them do, some have a bit of a web presence, but most dont really directly involve themselves with it.

7:20 PM  

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