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Recent MoveOn.org letter to members
Posted on 04/25/2003 10:45:00 AM PDT by rocky88
An annoying liberal co-worker emailed this to me, saying "Have a Nice Day!" GRRRRR! Luckily, I was able to scroll through past FR threads regarding MoveOn.org and fire back my ammunition about this organization and what the so-called "peace movement" really consists of!
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KEYWORDS: 2004election; antibush; bushbashing; iraqifreedom; lovedclintonswars; moronorg; moveon; notapeacemovement; prodictator; prosaddam; saddamites; socialists
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"Moveon" got it's name from the mantra of the DimoCrite rapist-apologists during Slick's impeachment.
While most of the nation remembers 9/11, these twits have yet to "moveon" from Florida, 2000.
I agree, why doesn't moveon.org just move on! After all it's not 1969 any more.
posted on 04/25/2003 11:18:35 AM PDT
"I wonder if they realize half their membership is freepers with fake names and email addresses."
posted on 04/25/2003 11:19:05 AM PDT
(Liberate Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, NK, Cuba...; Support the Troops!)
I would just laugh, loudly and heartily, laugh until the tears ran down my face, then tell everyone "Hey! I just got an email about this MoveOn organization to defeat President Bush! MOVE ON! Can you believe it! This from the people who after three years STILL can't let go of Florida 2000, who don't know what move on even means, and when they talk about the war in Iraq, keep bringing up 30-year old stuff. MOVE ON! Get it? Hysterical!!!" Dissolve into more gales and whoops of laughter, or if that would be too distracting in the workplace, giggle helplessly. THEN ask your HR people about whether people are supposed to be passing out political or religious tracts at work.
In my experience, most knee-jerk Libs who buy into this stuff HATE to be laughed at. It punctures their sense of superiority.
posted on 04/25/2003 11:20:03 AM PDT
("All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
The main ammunition I used was information obtained through the efforts of the Citizens for Fair and Balanced Funding (CFBF) Committee here on Free Republic, which I found on a past thread. GREAT STUFF, posted below.
Plus, some other excerpts from a past thread about MoveOn.org's praise of Sen. Robert Byrd (former KKK) calling him "one of the most respected US Senators" and urging how all Americans should "take his words to heart" (I knew that one would sting my diversity-loving co-worker big time!)
And, one more thing about how they've raised so little money that they were only able to donate a paltry $285 to the late Senator Wellstone's campaign in 2002, after MoveOn.org had bragged that they'd raised millions.
Here is the CFBF info, thanks to FR (it's quite lengthy):
Exposing the Anti-War Movement, Part I: MoveOn.org (You Don't Know Jack!)
by David Ware
NOTE: The following information was obtained through the efforts of the Citizens for Fair and Balanced Funding (CFBF) Committee here on Free Republic. Though the goal of CFBF is to provide research into the activities of the anti-war groups & their funders, the following presents compelling evidence that the Leftist Extremists in America are using the war effort as a front for an all out war against President Bush and the Conservative movement which is sweeping America today. If you would like to support the efforts of CFBF, please email David Ware (email@example.com
Ever played the smash hit game, "You Don't Know Jack!"? Chances are, if you paid to play an early version of the game, you unknowingly & ultimately supported the anti-war effort. The popular game, first introduced online and then made available offline, was created by a company called Berkeley Systems. The company also well known for their creation of the "After Dark" screensavers, and the lovable 'flying toasters'. What does this have to do with the anti-war movement?
Former Berkeley Systems owners, husband & wife team of Wes Boyd and Joan Blades are now known for the success of their latest venture, a "flash campaign" called MoveOn.org. MoveOn.org is one of the leading supporters of the anti-war movement in America today.
A Brief History
MoveOn.org, originally known as 'Censure and Move On', was started in 1998 by Boyd & Blades in response to the Impeachment efforts of former President Clinton. They started the website just about a year after selling their Berkeley Systems company to CUC International, and used it as the basis to gather signatures to petition politicians to simply censure Clinton for his mesdeeds, and 'move on' with the business of the people.
The Move On campaign became mildly successful, boasting several thousand signatures from around the Nation within a short period of time. Altogether, the group managed around 300,000 signatures worldwide.
The Rest of the Story
When the Senate failed to Impeach Clinton, the MoveOn.org campaign focused their efforts on getting Democrats elected to office by forming the MoveOn PAC (moveonpac.org). Despite the fact that the PAC donated millions to Democrat candidates nationwide, the effort proved fruitless when Republicans began making gains and ultimately took over control of both the House & Senate in 2002.
Despite the setback for the PAC, the MoveOn.org campaign capitalized on the deaths of thousands of Americans on Sept. 11, 2001. Instead of taking the time to mourn those that had been lost in the terrorist attacks, the group immediately began another petition, this time to ask members of congress and President Bush to avoid a rush to war against terrorism. With the latest effort, the group began seeing more financial support from various 'socially progressive' organizations & non-profit funding groups.
MoveOn.org, though not a registered non-profit, is now able to offer their private contributors tax-deductible benefits when they make their donation through the San Francisco Foundation Community Initiative Fund (a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization). Other organizations providing financial support include the Iraq Peace fund ($20,000 grant - an effort of the "Tides Foundation", tidesfoundation.org), and a grant of $100,000 in 2002 from the Richard & Rhoda Goldman Fund. Coincidentally, the Goldman Fund also provided the now irrelevant Million Mom March with a $4.3 million grant in 1999.
The Anti-Bush Agenda Revealed
Here's where it gets interesting. With the substantial increase in funds, the group began hiring folks to run the show. Their choices reveal an undeniable fact: the organization couldn't care less about working for peace - the ragtag group of leftist activists are more interesting in bashing the Bush administration in any way they can.
For example, the group hired on Zach Exley, who is well known in leftist extremist activism for his Bush-bashing website, GWBush.com. The site was begun during the 2000 election cycle as a parody against the Republican candidate & then-Texas Governor. In 1999, the Bush campaign unsuccessfully tried to shut down the site by filing a complaint with the FEC. The complaint alleged that Exley violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 by failiing to register with the FEC, and for expending or receiving funds for his online campaign.
To further demonstrate Exley's passionate disdain of the Bush administration, he also organized CounterCoup.com, "To question the legitimacy of a Bush presidency, due to disenfranchisement and disregard for the will of the people". The domain is now defunct, but the website is still viewable at www.geocities.com/countercoup/
Another Bush hater also joined the ranks as a Senior Consultant/Political Director - John Hlinko. Hlinko began justsayblow.com (also known as Students for a drug free White House) when he realized Bush was going to get tough on drug-using students who received student loans & grants. The provision Hlinko was protesting was a 1998 provision requiring prospective students to answer questions about their drug use history on applications for federal funding. Hlinko found out about the provision when he himself was applying for aid to gain an undergrad degree. Though largely ingorned by the Clinton administration, Bush promised to make sure it was enforced. Hlinko refused to answer the question.
In addition, Hlinko also began a petition drive that delivered 6,000 signatures to TV Executives in support of Bill Maher after Maher made his mis-statements about terrorists having courage after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Once again, the activist revealed the willing disregard and lack of respect for the victims of the attacks by capitaliziing on the deaths of Americans for political purposes.
Research on this, and many other organizations and individuals involved in the anti-war movement quickly reveal they are not interested in peace at all, but instead use their political soapboxes to chip away at the Bush Administration's policies against Iraq, the economy, and every other issue they can get their grubby little paws on.
posted on 04/25/2003 11:20:51 AM PDT
LMAO! I'm going to do that NOW!
posted on 04/25/2003 11:22:44 AM PDT
We'll throw out Bush and the Republicans using every means available: by registering a wave of new voters,
You can start with the Iraqis.
Yeah, it's fairly satisfying to see that these knuckleheads - no longer able to hide behind their faux protests of the war - are unmasked for what they really are. Who wants to bet the Dem candidates in 2004 are less than enthusiastic to receive this group's support.
Why can't everyone just pass the problem on to their children, like dems do?
posted on 04/25/2003 11:25:07 AM PDT
Is (don't) Move On (unless it's a democrat) a 501-C-3 non profit?
posted on 04/25/2003 11:27:05 AM PDT
by Bob J
(Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
You'll never go broke, underestimating the intelligence of a Liberal.
posted on 04/25/2003 11:27:39 AM PDT
by Free ThinkerNY
((((Liberalism is a mental disease))))
To: Blood of Tyrants
"Your coworker is a total dumbass. Tell him/her not to send this inflammatory crap or you will report him the the supervisor for abuse of the e-mail."
NO, guys n' gals, don't resort to that Crybaby Liberal Victimology stuff.
Instead, OUTWIT, OUTMANUEVER or, more simply, USE THE TRUTH!
Hehehe. They should consider changing their name to "DontMoveOn.com" for the next 10 years since all they care about is who is in power rather than policy or national security. Once a traitorous scoundrel is back in power then they can revert back to "MoveOnNothingHereToSeeFolks.com"
When the Senate failed to Impeach Clinton,
Small error here, I think -- someone correct me if I'm wrong. The House of Representatives did impeach Clinton. The Senate failed to convict him.
First, liberals are immune to logic and truth or they would not be liberals. I say urinate in his coffe cup.
posted on 04/25/2003 11:30:12 AM PDT
by Blood of Tyrants
(Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
posted on 04/25/2003 11:32:43 AM PDT
To: Bob J
Good point...I wonder if this e-mail bashing Bush by name violates the Campaign Finance Reform law...
I thought that Moron.org founded to preach "Censure, Not Impeachment". They dropped all push for censure once their blessed Bubba Clinton was safe in office.
They are partisan wonks (and socialists to boot).
Are they a 501c3 organization? They could lose their tax-free status for seeking the defeat of President Bush in 2004. 501c3 charities can no more push for the election of defeat of a specific candidate than a church could.
posted on 04/25/2003 11:42:32 AM PDT
(NO BLOOD FOR RATINGS: CNN let human beings be tortured and killed to keep their Baghdad bureau open)
In the chilling words of a senior official close to the Bush administration, "Anyone can go to Baghdad. Real men go to Tehran."
Great way to get in a madeup quote. Hey, we can do that too...
In the chilling words of a senior official close to MoveOn.org, "Stalin was by far the greatest man of the 20th Century. Hitler was OK, but he didn't kill enough people."
posted on 04/25/2003 11:44:22 AM PDT
I'm going to be making a 2004 website with other freepers, one of whom is a web designer. It's still classified but it will be very cool!
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