In a December 9th e-mail signed by “Eli Pariser, Justin Ruben, and the whole MoveOn PAC team,” the Soros front group stated: “In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the Party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive. Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back.”
This goes a long way in explaining why the Democrats have not condemned Moveon for their accusation that General Petraeus is a traitor. Last night, the Dems held yet another debate via the internet. Not one candidate condemned Moveon's actions. Tonight, John Edwards has bought ad time on MSNBC (at a discount perhaps), and I'm virtually going to guarantee that he will attack Bush ruthlessly, but will not say a word about Moveon's accusation. The same goes for whomever gives the Dem response to Bush's speech tonight.
The New York Post is reporting that the New York Times sold Moveon the ad in question at a 50% discount. Why? There has yet to be an explanation from the Times. However, Rudy Guiliani has already requested an equal-sized ad in the Times at the same rate. The Times hasn't responded yet.
General Petraeus has accomplished some remarkable things in Iraq, from a military standpoint. He should be congratulated. He should be welcomed as a hero. Instead, Hillary calls him a liar, and a major Democrat party contributor calls him a traitor. How shameful. But nearly as shameful as the Democrat leaders' failure to quickly condemn what these people did. No doubt because Moveon "owns" that party. They bought it free and clear.