Fool us twice...
I will not make the mistake of supporting another pro-war Democrat for president again...-- Cindy Sheehan
Sixty-nine of our best and brightest have been sent meaninglessly and unnecessarily to their premature deaths since I met with Mrs. Clinton on September 22nd.
We all know that Sen. Clinton, along with many other Representatives and Senators voted to give George Bush the authority to invade a sovereign nation that was no threat to the USA.
The Democratic shills over at MoveOn are still pretending to be anti-war (they've got a Support Cindy link--which no longer works). But just like they did in 2002 and 2004, the MoveOn-niks are still raising funds for Dumbocrats who voted for the war. Their Early Support for Candidates in HOT Races page features three Dems--two of whom voted for the war in Iraq, and one, Bob Casey (PA) who apparently has no position whatsoever on the war. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida voted for the war in 2002, and now apparently has absolutely nothing to say about it. Former Rep. Nick Lampson of Texas also voted for the war, although he now says it was the right vote considering the wrong information he was given, and adds this touch of BS:
Our troops have sacrificed so much to provide safety and security to our nation. As a country, we have an obligation to fulfill the promises that we have pledged to the American military. We must provide our men and women in uniform with the resources necessary to successfully continue the war on terror and provide for the defense of this nation. And we cannot forget that how the families of our troops are treated here at home affects the morale of our troops overseas.None of these candidates is worthy of our support. MoveOn is only pushing them now because of their likely opponents: Rick Santorum, Katherine Harris, and Tom DeLay. But this is still 2005--the primaries haven't been held yet. Let's get the warmonger Dems out now! Not only is the anti-war position the right one, it is the best one for getting those three Repug slimeballs out of Congress.
It's a shame to see that not only is MoveOn still supporting any Democrat, no matter how bad, but they've also still got the worst system for feedback imaginable. Don't be fooled--if you want to oppose the war, don't rely on Democratic front groups like MoveOn and Council for a Livable World to work on your behalf (CLW is currently endorsing Senators Carper (D-DE) and Lugar (R-IN) who voted for the war). They supported warmongers in 2002 and 2004, and are doing so again for 2006.