29 September 2005

Time to Move On

MoveOn.org, a consortium of far-left political advocacy organizations, was founded in 1998 in response to the impeachment of President Clinton and in support of the former President. From their website:
MoveOn.org Civic Action was started by Joan Blades and Wes Boyd, two Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. Although neither had experience in politics, they shared deep frustration with the partisan warfare in Washington D.C. and the ridiculous waste of our nation's focus at the time of the impeachment mess. On September 18th 1998, they launched an online petition to "Censure President Clinton and Move On to Pressing Issues Facing the Nation."

The organization has most recently focused its efforts on opposing the nomination of the new Chief Justice, John Roberts, organizing "hundreds of thousands of supporters . . . at 1,627 vigils in all 50 states and the District of Columbia" in support of Iraq War opponent and anti-Israel agitator Cindy Sheehan, and otherwise virulently opposing anything associated with President Bush. A year or so ago, they published a book about their methods, MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country. They call this love? Some wouldn't:
There is nothing patriotic about hating your country, or pretending that you love your country but despise your government.

Which fascist Halliburton lackey dared to say that the highest form of patriotism is not loudly denouncing your country's every action? Bill Clinton did, in his 1995 commencement address at Michigan State University (quoted by Joe Klein in his sympathetic portrait of the Clinton years, The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton).

It's time to move on.

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