McCain fights back against liberal interest group

April 20, 2007

Following a particularly vicious attack ad by the liberal special interest group MoveOn.org, Sen. John McCain Friday released a statement noting the group’s “long record of liberal extremism.” The McCain camp refer to past fanatical left-wing action by MoveOn in refuting the 30-second advertisement.

“It comes as no surprise that America’s most liberal interest group would attack John McCain’s belief that we cannot allow Iran to destroy Israel,” said spokesman Matt David. “After all, MoveOn.org posted ads comparing President Bush to Hitler during the last presidential election.”

The ads David referred to were a pair of 2004 MoveOn campaign propaganda pieces comparing President Bush to Adolph Hitler. At the time, the Washington Post wrote:

“One ad begins with Adolf Hitler making speeches, until a picture of President Bush appears. Another also uses Nazi and Bush images, with the tag line: ‘What were war crimes in 1945 is foreign policy in 2003.’ The videos appeared on the Web site of MoveOn.Org’s Voter Fund as part of a nationwide contest for an anti-Bush television ad on which the liberal group plans to spend a considerable sum.”

Fallout from the 2004 ads was well documented. Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center called the ads, “Shameful and beyond the pale [with] no place in the legitimate discourse of American politics.”

The Anti-Defamation League said the ads were “vile and outrageous,” noting that MoveOn’s explanation was “hardly comforting.”

In the accompanying release, the campaign also cited previous MoveOn ads in which the Statue of Liberty was shown with a hood over its head. From the USA Today:

“[MoveOn] used imagery they knew would be controversial: a digitally doctored photo of the Statue of Liberty, hooded to remind viewers of what happened to some Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison as a narrator says ‘something has gone terribly wrong’ in Iraq. … the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org begins airing the ad, titled ‘Fire Rumsfeld,’ in 14 major cities today.”

The McCain campaign said the group also used ads showing a surrendering American soldier in Iraq. From a Sept. 2004 Dallas Morning News article:

“[T]he liberal group MoveOn.org produced a TV ad titled ‘Quagmire’ asserting that Mr. Bush lacks plans to end the war. ‘George Bush got us into this quagmire,’ the narrator says as an American soldier sinks deeper into quicksand, rifle overhead in a posture that suggests surrender.”

MoveOn.org has even gone so far as to oppose holding accountable governments harboring terrorists. The group’s own website proudly boasted:

“Furthermore, we assert that the government of a nation must be presumed separate and distinct from any terrorist group that may operate within its borders, and therefore cannot be held unduly accountable for the latter’s crimes.”

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  1. If you think your dossier on MoveOn.org (the surrender ad and so on) is good, wait until you see mine. Blood libels of Jews and evangelical Christians, 9/11 denial–it’s pretty bad.

    MoveOn.org should have no credibility with anyone, given the racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Catholic hate speech that MoveOn’s people were exchanging on their now-disgraced Action Forum, and also the anti-Catholic hate cartoon (a derogatory picture of Pope Benedict) that MoveOn itself published in 2005. Why this organization still has any credibility whatsoever is beyond me.

    Google on “MoveOn.org” and “Jew Lieberman” (that’s “Jew” used as an epithet, not “Joe”) and you will see what I mean. Googling “Catholic Pedophiles of America” also might be instructive; that’s also courtesy of MoveOn’s people.

    Al Sharpton, the Black counterpart of Tom Metzger or David Duke (Aryan Nations and Klan respectively), is even worse.

  2. Although I do not support John McCain (Romney supporter), it takes a special kind of idiot to run an anti-mccain ad in IOWA that is also liberal. Hmmm…yea….conservative voters def. won’t vote for McCain b/c MoveOn.org (aka… George Soros dot org)tells them too.

    If MoveOn Tells me to do something, i’m inclined to to the exact opposite!

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