September 23, 2005

MoveOn.org Exploits Hurricane Katrina For Donations - Part II

MoveOn.org continues to exploit Hurricane Katrina for donations:

Hurricane Katrina has presented a defining moment for President Bush. So far, it's defined him as indecisive, uninterested in poverty and critically unprepared. Last night's nationally televised address was an attempt by the White House to mark a turning point. But President Bush failed to deeply address either of the core vulnerabilities Katrina exposed—the federal government's inability to respond to disaster, and the poverty and racism that still remains in America. With the media jury out on the speech, we can help draw focus to Bush's failure to deliver on his core promise—to protect America from disaster. Our ad team worked overnight, preparing a rapid-response TV ad we want to get on the air as soon as possible, to help shape this historic moment. If we can raise $250,000 today, we can do it. Can you contribute?

This is a gross exploitation of a true national tragedy. With all the suffering of the Hurricane Katrina victims, wouldn't it make more sense to ask your followers to donate to the Red Cross, the Salvation Army or any other relief efforts? Couldn't that $250,000 be put to better use?

After all, President Bush will no longer be running for President - or any office, for that matter - in 2008. Why are the Democrats at MoveOn.org constantly fighting the last two elections?
I have been arguing, for the past few months, that the Democrats have lost focus. Rather than concentrating on winning local, state and national races by offering a positive solution for our nation's problems, the Democrats have become obsessed with President Bush. Looks like I am being proven right...
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