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MoveOn girds for battles ahead
Boston Globe ^ | 12/02/04 | Beth Fouhy, AP

Posted on 12/02/2004 1:13:03 AM PST by kattracks

After President Bush won re-election, many political observers expected MoveOn.org to move into retreat. The sentiment surrounding the liberal online powerhouse was neatly summed up by The Onion, a well-known satire publication, in its spoof headline: "MoveOn CurlsUp InCorner."

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Armed with over $30 million raised from donors ranging from students to billionaire financier George Soros, MoveOn moved well beyond cyberspace -- organizing star-studded concerts, airing television ads produced by A-list Hollywood directors and mobilizing 70,000 members to walk precincts in key battleground states.

But the efforts proved ultimately unsuccessful, and amid the inevitable postelection recriminations MoveOn came in for plenty of heat.

Republicans took aim at the group for allowing a member's proposed TV ad comparing Bush to Adolph Hitler to be briefly posted on its Web site.

Others complained that MoveOn and other so-called 527 organizations like America Coming Together and the Media Fund sometimes worked at cross-purposes with the Kerry campaign, creating a hodgepodge of confusing messages.

Still others said that while MoveOn was effective in stirring up a sense of righteous anger among hardcore Democratic partisans and anti-war activists, the message didn't necessarily resonate with swing voters.

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"People really feel like they're at the beginning of a movement rather than the end of a campaign,"


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"People really feel like they're at the beginning of a movement rather than the end of a campaign,"

OK, I won't touch that line with a ten foot suppository.

1 posted on 12/02/2004 1:13:03 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks

Since they failed at their objective, they should be forced to change their name to MoRon.org.


2 posted on 12/02/2004 1:16:48 AM PST by msnimje
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To: kattracks

Huh. After the election, I had forgotten all about these clowns. Looks like, I can go back to doing what I was doing.


3 posted on 12/02/2004 1:17:12 AM PST by Mike1973
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To: kattracks
"People really feel like they're at the beginning of a movement rather than the end of a campaign,"

Famous last words. I'm sure someone in Hitler's bunker said the same thing as the Russians advanced on Berlin.

4 posted on 12/02/2004 1:17:44 AM PST by Prime Choice (I like Democrats, too. Let's exchange recipes.)
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To: kattracks
MoveOn , why not take it to the streets , where we can see the whites of your eyes?
oooops, maybe that would be 'red' of the eyes in many cases....
5 posted on 12/02/2004 1:18:11 AM PST by injin
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To: msnimje
Since they failed at their objective, they should be forced to change their name to MoRon.org.

Either that or Moore-on.org. ;o)

6 posted on 12/02/2004 1:18:28 AM PST by Prime Choice (I like Democrats, too. Let's exchange recipes.)
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To: kattracks
Armed with over $30 million raised from donors ranging from students to billionaire financier George Soros, MoveOn moved well beyond cyberspace -- organizing star-studded concerts, airing television ads produced by A-list Hollywood directors and mobilizing 70,000 members to walk precincts in key battleground states.

And they still failed. Poetic justice.

7 posted on 12/02/2004 1:19:01 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
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To: Prime Choice
Much better!! I like it.
Too bad it can't be Moore-on.UN
8 posted on 12/02/2004 1:21:48 AM PST by msnimje
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To: kattracks
MoveOn.org should do now what it should have done five--no, now, it's almost six--years ago when Bubba got acquitted at the impeachment trial...declare victory and shut down.
9 posted on 12/02/2004 1:23:23 AM PST by RichInOC (MoveOn.org. We Give Ourself Very Good Advice, But We Very Seldom Follow It.)
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To: kattracks

Without the Anybody But Bush "movement," groups like MoveOn.org are powerless (even more so) and won't have much luck pushing their extreme leftist candidates.


10 posted on 12/02/2004 1:28:23 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
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To: kattracks

bowel movement maybe?


11 posted on 12/02/2004 1:30:37 AM PST by coconutt2000 (NO MORE PEACE FOR OIL!!! DOWN WITH TYRANTS, TERRORISTS, AND TIMIDCRATS!!!! (3-T's For World Peace))
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To: kattracks

Is Air America still on the air ?


12 posted on 12/02/2004 1:30:44 AM PST by razorback-bert
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To: kattracks
Moveon?....Moveon...Oh Yeah! They helped Bush get re-elected!
Great going guys!
13 posted on 12/02/2004 1:30:47 AM PST by Dallas59 ("A weak peace is worse than war" - Tacitcus)
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To: kattracks

MoveOn was just a front group for George Soros during the last election. Without Soros's money, MoveOn is finished.


14 posted on 12/02/2004 1:46:35 AM PST by Ticonderoga34
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To: kattracks
"Insanity: Doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting a different result."

Well, why were they formed in the first place?
Wasn't this an ABB thing?

Didn't they have a large part in supporting Dean?
That is, until they went to "support" another loser?

People that don't quit, even if their message is rejected, concern me that they just try to outlast us.
15 posted on 12/02/2004 1:47:24 AM PST by bill1952 ("All that we do is done with an eye towards something else.")
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To: kattracks

Uh, whats a MoveOn.org??? A laxative website?


;-)


16 posted on 12/02/2004 1:51:09 AM PST by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: kattracks

They raised $30million. Moveon.org is big business. They will NEVER "move on".


17 posted on 12/02/2004 1:58:01 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: kb2614

They were those people who said "Censure and move on" with regard to the Clinton impeachment. They never did push for censure once their pal Bubba was safe in office. They never did "move on" either.

F. Socialists


18 posted on 12/02/2004 1:59:18 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: weegee

I know.

I forgot to put up the 'sarcasm alert'. Funny, for an organization called MoveOn.org, they never really MovedOn.

;-)


19 posted on 12/02/2004 2:02:19 AM PST by kb2614 ( You have everything to fear, including fear itself. - The new DNC slogan)
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To: kb2614

A hypocritical website for people who preach "Crap or get off the pot."


20 posted on 12/02/2004 2:02:44 AM PST by weegee (WE FOUGHT ZOGBYISM November 2, 2004 - 60 Million Voters versus 60 Minutes - BUSH WINS!!!)
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To: kattracks

over $30 million raised from donors

What a waste!


21 posted on 12/02/2004 2:35:40 AM PST by garylmoore (God Bless you W, you have prevailed.)
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To: razorback-bert

They must be some where.X-M carries them on it's left talk channel. Great comic relief it's almost as funny as reading DU in short doses.


22 posted on 12/02/2004 2:50:16 AM PST by rednekelmo
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To: kattracks
Moveon.org is going to continue spewing out anti-Bush hate?

Excellent!
The Republican base is going to continue being even more energized than ever.
Hate groups like moveon serve to anger and energize conservatives almost as much as any get out to vote efforts.
With moveon around, we can look forward even more, to a very long period of Republican rule. :)
23 posted on 12/02/2004 2:51:12 AM PST by KwasiOwusu
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To: msnimje

They could call themselves moveout.org and do the same thing. Move out!


24 posted on 12/02/2004 2:59:51 AM PST by KStorm (Rush's name for the MSM is precise: "The Liberal Spin Machine".)
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To: garylmoore
This is centered with the Berkeley crowd that has been at it for 40 years or more. They never give up and never change. Their specialty is chaos, disorder and disinformation.

Say, Isn't that pretty much the definition of Evil?

Check their pedigrees. They are hardcore Marxists, disguised as "middle-class concerned citizens". They are the umbrella group for all the loonie movements.

Grass roots and Soros are two words that have no place in the same sentence, but it gives them that folksy populist appearance. KGB had hundreds of them around the world.

Lt.-Gen. Ion Pacepa, (KGB insider; deputy chief of Romanian foreign intelligence DIE and the highest-ranking defector from the Soviet bloc,) has written numerous articles detailing the KGB front organizations in the US and rest of the world.

25 posted on 12/02/2004 3:08:05 AM PST by Socrates1 (Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.)
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To: kattracks

They have several problems, but, fortunately, do not understand them.

First, they think money is everything, so it is used to hire all those "volunteers" to do the leg work.

Second, they think lies will change peoples minds, since network news has done it for so long, but they forget the alternative media.

Third, they hate and hate destroys.

There are more, but why bother, since they act as a black hole for money that would have gone to the dem party. They are dead men walking.


26 posted on 12/02/2004 3:21:18 AM PST by KeyWest
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To: kattracks
"People really feel like they're at the beginning of a movement rather than the end of a campaign,"

Ha Ha, I just read that. After I clicked in, I was at the beginning of a movement....and had to step away for awhile.

Results seem to be the same as theirs.

27 posted on 12/02/2004 3:24:33 AM PST by leadhead
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To: kattracks
"MoveOn was effective in stirring up a sense of righteous anger among hardcore Democratic partisans and anti-war activists"

Hardcore libs needed this help?
28 posted on 12/02/2004 3:52:28 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Maybe they can hire Dan Rather for webcasts and forgeries.


29 posted on 12/02/2004 3:56:37 AM PST by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: zert_28
MoveOn was just a front group for George Soros during the last election. Without Soros's money, MoveOn is finished.

Exactly. Its reminiscent of 'United We Stand' back in '92. Remember them? Anyone?

30 posted on 12/02/2004 4:02:35 AM PST by MichiganMan (Thank Michael Moore for 2004!!)
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To: kattracks

"People really feel like they're at the beginning of a movement rather than the end of a campaign,"

Bowel movement?


31 posted on 12/02/2004 4:07:59 AM PST by nuke rocketeer
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To: kattracks

They lost big, and they still aren't as cool as FReepers. :)


32 posted on 12/02/2004 4:15:31 AM PST by Constantine XIII
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To: kattracks

LOLOLOLOLOL!


33 posted on 12/02/2004 4:57:10 AM PST by alwaysconservative (Ever notice that leftists don't have a sense of humor?)
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To: kattracks

I did poll watching at an Elementary School in Las Vegas, NV.

In the 8 hours I was there, there were three different Moveon.org people.

All were from California.

All had cells & names/phone numbers/lists of "their" voters to call.

All called their voters and checked the posting of the voters who had voted every two hours.

They were organized.


34 posted on 12/02/2004 6:00:50 AM PST by Seeking the truth ( www.0cents.com - Pajama Patrol Badge stuff is here!!)
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To: weegee
They raised $30million. Moveon.org is big business. They will NEVER "move on".

Exactly. All MoveOn has to do is keep the spectre of the "Evil Right" in the paranoid minds of the left and the money will roll in. It's like printing money.

35 posted on 12/02/2004 6:01:46 AM PST by randog (What the....?!)
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To: kattracks

Not fair - you stole my joke!!!


36 posted on 12/02/2004 6:02:20 AM PST by MortMan (On ne voire bien qu'avec la coeur.)
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