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Friday, April 18, 2008

Clinton throws MoveOn.org under the bus


WTF?!?
At a small closed-door fundraiser after Super Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton blamed what she called the "activist base" of the Democratic Party -- and MoveOn.org in particular -- for many of her electoral defeats, saying activists had "flooded" state caucuses and "intimidated" her supporters, according to an audio recording of the event obtained by The Huffington Post.

"Moveon.org endorsed [Sen. Barack Obama] -- which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down," Clinton said to a meeting of donors. "We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party. MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. And they are very driven by their view of our positions, and it's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them. So they flood into these caucuses and dominate them and really intimidate people who actually show up to support me."
When you have Clinton attacking one of the largest progressive organizations, it shows that her campaign is either batshit crazy, or morphing into an pathetic Republican talking point. For one, Clinton is 100 PERCENT completely wrong when it comes to MoveOn being against the war in Afghanistan and she should know better SEEING THAT THIS IS THE SAME GROUP THAT BACKED HER HUSBAND AGAINST THE DRUMBEAT OF IMPEACHMENT.

MoveOn's Eli Pariser issued this response...
"Senator Clinton has her facts wrong again. MoveOn never opposed the war in Afghanistan, and we set the record straight years ago when Karl Rove made the same claim. Senator Clinton's attack on our members is divisive at a time when Democrats will soon need to unify to beat Senator McCain. MoveOn is 3.2 million reliable voters and volunteers who are an important part of any winning Democratic coalition in November. They deserve better than to be dismissed using Republican talking points."
It's safe to say that with nonsense like this, I'm really beginning to lose any respect I have for Clinton's two-faced campaign.