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The MoveOn.org Party was at it again, flexing its muscle in the U.S. Senate.
The issue was a completely symbolic sense of the Senate vote supporting Gen. David Petraeus. It didn't mention the MoveOn.org attack ad against Petraeus but the resolution didn't have to. Everybody knew what it was about.
This was the Senate's MoveOn moment, an instant for all of us to see who are Republicans, who are Democrats, and who are members of the MoveOn Party. The resolution passed, because Republicans and a lot of Democrats voted for it.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California — big liberal — she voted yes, and good for her. Sen. Pat Leahy of Vermont — an anti-Bushie if there ever was one — he voted for it, too.
But Sen. Hillary Clinton, candidate for commander in chief, she voted no. Sen. Barack Obama, who also wants to command the military, didn't show up for the vote. Senators Dick Durbin and Carl Levin — big Dems and bit anti-war guys — they voted no. Sen. Harry Reid, the leader of Democrats in the Senate, he also voted no.
Remember what they were voting on: Do you support Gen. Petraeus, yes or no. Simple. Their countrymen were saying sure you support him, why wouldn't you. But MoveOn.org made it clear: Don't you dare, and these Democrats showed where they take their orders from: Eli Pariser and his MoveOn Party.
It's shocking really. They voted to confirm him in his job as commander in Iraq, and they couldn't simply say we hope he succeeds and he's a good man. They didn't dare, actually. MoveOn is not to be crossed. These senators were afraid.
They are also frustrated. They have lost and abandoned any hope of using legislation to end the war, so they have to toe the line to ease the pain of their failure.
It was a sad moment. It was a simple thing, and Bush was right when he said these politicians are more afraid of annoying MoveOn than insulting our own military.
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