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September 11, 2007
The Unbearable Lightness of Intellect at Moveon.Org
How truly stupid can you be.
With nearly 70% of the American people basically on their side of the Iraq War debate, Moveon.Org has done surge supporters the biggest favor possible by making perhaps one of the biggest political goofs in recent memory.
The liberal group's ad in yesterday's New York Times sliming General Petraus has caused a monumnetal backlash against the left, causing even some of their most fervent supporters on the Hill to run for cover. And now the GOP, smelling blood, have introduced a measure condemning the Moveon ad and the organization itself for its smear tactics:
The resolution, authored by Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), is cosponsored by 11 Republicans, including Reps. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), the ranking member of the Foreign Affairs panel. What a Godsend to the Republicans. By focusing attention on the dirty tactics of the left, Democratic Congressmen who themselves were questioning General Petreaus's veracity yesterday must now tread more softly lest they too are lumped in with the loons from Moveon.Org.
“The despicable attack MoveOn.org launched against General Petraeus today should be condemned by all Members of Congress, including the Democratic leadership,” Boehner said. “I urge Members on both sides of the aisle to join in support of this resolution so the House speaks with one voice rejecting the character assassination tactics employed by this extremist group.”
Robert E. Lee supposedly said he would rather face a stupid general than an incompetent one. Now we know whjy.