Friday, January 29, 2010

Coulter: How to protect your money from the "Obamunists"

From Ann Coulter:
Dear Fellow Conservative,

Despite recent setbacks, the free-market revolution unleashed by Ronald Reagan continues to make strides in country after country.

Unfortunately, those countries don't include the United States.

Here, the trend is towards what has been dubbed "Obamunism," which, if coined by one of his czars, was surely meant as a compliment. This same economic philosophy used to be known as Carternomics, described by Reagan as: "If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. If it stops moving, subsidize it."

But back to the good news ...

Surprisingly, the latest country to show signs of new economic freedom is, of all places, Cuba -- where, according to the
Washington Post, "The Cuban government, in its most dramatic reform since [Raul] Castro took over for his ailing older brother Fidel three years ago, is offering private farmers ... the use of fallow state lands to grow crops -- for a profit."

In fact, it's working so well, they're even thinking about renaming "The Bay of Pigs" to "The Bay of Capitalist Pigs" ... But I digress ...

Even more surprisingly, the
Post didn't include some derogatory qualifier before the word "profits" in the sentence quoted above, perhaps having recently noticed the desirability of "profits" on account of the absence of such a concept from the Post's balance sheet. It's so bad over there, the Washington Post's Facebook account was recently de-friended by the IRS Fan Page.

Maybe U.S. pharmaceutical companies should think about relocating to Cuba. Just being awarded Fidel Castro's personal prescription benefit account would be worth a small fortune.

Of course, the Cubans don't call what they're doing "capitalism," just as Obama doesn't call what he's doing "socialism" -- and just as Ralph Nadar doesn't call his hair "Bird's Nestism," Joe Biden's doctor doesn't call his condition "Diarrhea of the Mouth-ism," Nancy Pelosi's plastic surgeon doesn't call her "his annuity," and Arnold Schwarzenegger doesn't call it, well, I couldn't really understand what he said ...

Instead, Raul Castro is calling it "the new Socialist model." (If they were smart, they would focus on the newest Eastern European models -- but enough about Charlie Sheen.) Which is almost as Orwellian as Barack Obama calling his proposed government takeover of one-sixth of the American economy as an attempt to "foster competition."

And it's not just communist countries like Cuba, China, and Vietnam, noticing the benefits of the free market. Even godless, European social welfare states are throwing off the shackles of socialism. Despite incessant claims that the "rest of the world hates us," Germany just elected a center-right coalition that promised to slash taxes, entitlements, and regulatory burdens on businesses.

Every country in the world is becoming more like America, except America, which is becoming more like Finland.

But don't move to Cuba yet! At least wait until Nancy Pelosi's husband buys property there -- then you know it will prosper. As Ronald Reagan said: You can always trust the American people. Sure, they make stupid mistakes now and then, but, if history is a guide, the backlash to the high tax/low growth policies of a Democratic House, Democratic Senate, and Democratic President should be spectacular. It's currently scheduled for November 2012, with spring training beginning in November 2010 .

Then happy days will really be here again.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Obama protestors line Tampa streets

Fox News reported on today's Tampa Tea Party protest outside President Barack Obama's townhall speech at the University of Tampa -- including protesters protesting the protest (got that?):

While thousands showed up to support the president, just a couple of blocks away hundreds came together to protest his arrival. They lined up down Kennedy Boulevard hoping their voices would be heard.

The protest was part of the Tea Party movement. They were demanding less government and a different kind of healthcare reform, and hoping to derail the state's high-speed train. Protesters believe spending billions on rail has no place in a state facing budget cuts.

"Not the high speed, we don't need it. I mean, how many people are actually going to ride it? I mean, you can check a lot of trains that the government is running and there is no one on there," said Marie Brown.

It was an opinion shared by many there -- more protestors arrived as the day went on.

Obama supporter Thomas Nimmo decided to argue with dozens of the protesters. Little did he know, he was fighting a losing battle.

"I just think that these people don't really understand. They listen to one source of media and they get their talking points from that and they will be against anything that they are told to be against and I think that's really unfortunate," said Nimmo, 22.

As the president's motorcade sped by, the protestors strained for the president's ear. It's doubtful he heard them.

"They think we're not smart enough to understand that what we're getting is economically inefficient," John Hendrix added.

What are protesters' rights at events like this? Click the images below for general guidelines from the American Civil Liberties Union.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Poll: Fox the most trusted name in news

Most Americans trust Fox News over other major U.S. news networks, a new survey finds.

Forty-nine percent of survey respondents said they trust Fox News, followed by CNN, NBC News, CBS News and ABCNews, respectively, according to Public Policy Polling.

"Predictably there is a large party split on this with 74% of Republicans but only 30% of Democrats saying they trust the right leaning network," the polling firm says.

"The major networks all have the majority trust of Democrats but less than 20% from Republicans," Public Policy Polling adds. "NBC, perhaps because of the ideological bent of MSNBC, does the best among Democrats at 62%. Overall 35% of voters trust it to 44% who do not. CBS does the worst among Republicans, with 69% distrusting it. A plurality of independents express distrust of all five outlets we tested."

I'm not surprised by this. I took a telecommunications course in college and recall a study that determined Fox was the most balanced of these networks in delivering news during the 2004 presidential campaign season.

Personally, I prefer to stay away from televised networks, because I think they're all biased. I do watch CNN's Headline News in the morning to brush up on the day's big news, although the show clearly leans left.

This may sound hypocritical coming from a journalist, but why do Americans need someone to tell us or analyze news? Why can't we watch the speech, read the report and find the facts ourselves? That's my advice: Seek the information on your own. Don't trust anybody but yourself.

Tampa to host Tea Party for Obama

President Barack Obama will give a speech in Tampa on Thursday, and the Tampa Tea Party will welcome him with a counter-rally.

Obama is to speak at the University of Tampa about using stimulus money to support the $2.5 billion SunRail project, which offers a train system connecting Tampa to Orlando.

Vice President Joe Biden is also to be at the event, which begins at noon and is limited to 1,000 people.

The Tampa Tea Party and local 912 groups say they are against the SunRail plans, which they describe as "wasteful, low-value, deficit increasing, misguided and unwanted spending."

The protest runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., although the groups encourage people to arrive by 10 a.m. because of anticipated crowds and parking issues. For more information, click here.

Pat Rooney on the issues

Tuesday night was the first meeting of 2010 for the Young Republicans of the Palm Beaches. It also marked my one-year anniversary as a member.

We’ve had guest speakers for the past few meetings. Most have been local Republican candidates, now that the campaign season is beginning to pick up.

Tuesday's guest speaker was Pat Rooney, a Republican candidate for the Florida House of Representatives in District 83. The incumbent, Republican Carl Domino, is running for state senator of District 25.

District 83 runs from the Martin County line down to the middle of Palm Beach Island, mostly covering Palm Beach Gardens and Jupiter. The district has a slight Republican majority, at roughly 53 percent, Rooney said, but also includes “a huge number of Independents.”

Rooney moved to West Palm Beach from Philadelphia 18 years ago and became involved in local politics almost immediately. He served as county finance chairman in the mid-90s and continues to volunteer with the local school board, the Palm Beach County Golf Association and charity groups such as the Salvation Army.

Three years ago, Rooney was appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Crist to serve on the governing board of the South Florida Water Management District, which oversees issues such as Everglades restoration. He is also president of the Palm Beach Kennel Club and a managing partner of two small restaurants -- with staff of about 30 members each -- in North Palm Beach County.

Rooney isn’t the first in his family to enter politics. One of his six siblings, younger brother Tom, is a Republican in the state House of Representatives.

Tuesday night, Rooney sat down with roughly 20 Young Republicans and shared his political viewpoints over a glass of iced tea. Here’s what he had to say:

  • Why he’s running: Rooney says he wants to change “the dynamics in Tallahassee.” Half of the representatives are attorneys, while the other half are legislators, he says. Although Rooney holds a law degree, he considers himself a “recovering attorney” because he has “the unique perspective” of running big and small businesses. He says he would bring to the state capitol an understanding of real-life business concerns, such as balancing statements and dealing with workers compensation.
  • His main issue: jobs. “There are more than 1 million unemployed Floridians, and 8,000 are underemployed,” meaning they work in jobs below their skill level, such as an engineer who is a server at a restaurant, Rooney said. “People are saying, ‘I can find a better quality of life or a better job outside the state of Florida,’” and more Floridians are leaving the state for the first time since World War II. Rooney hopes to find ways to create and retain jobs and businesses. One idea he discussed is easing permit requirements for new businesses. Florida law requires businesses to obtain a hard copy of their permit before officially opening their doors, even if an electronic version of their permit has already been approved. Yet this process can take as long as a month, therefore delaying businesses from opening. Rooney proposes to allow businesses to open without a hard copy of their permit, so long as the electronic permit has processed.
  • On the housing market: Rooney didn't say much here but said he thinks the housing market will still get worse and predicts another “five tough years.”
  • On the SunRail project: Rooney says he's concerned about the plan's recent liability issue, which is that if an accident happens, CSX will pay for the first $10 million or so, and Florida residents must fund the rest. “As a lawyer, that scares the hell out of me,” Rooney says, adding that he would like to meet with CSX officials to get a better perspective of the overall project's costs and benefits.
  • On the Business Development Board: The Kennel Club is a member of the BDB, so Rooney said he understands what the board is going through in trying to create and retain businesses: “They’re in the same cycle all of us are in: They’re having a difficult time, even with incentives," such as tax breaks and grants. He acknowledged the board's attempts but recognized that “it’s a difficult [economic] environment to do anything." He added that he wishes the board would implement more projects north of Boca Raton.
  • On real estate: Rooney didn't expand too much here but said, "We have to figure out, through competition, how to get [insurance] companies to give us something reasonable. Something also to work on is fairness, to companies and to us, the consumer."
  • On the Tea Party movement: Rooney pointed to the recent election of Rep. Scott Brown, R-Mass., as en example of the effects and qualities of the Tea Party movement. "I wouldn’t view the Massachusetts race as an anti-Democrat or anti-health care vote, just 'Tea Party mode,'" which he described as "dissatisfaction with the status quo." Rooney said Brown ran a clean campaign and did most of the "grunt work" -- shaking hands and meeting people -- while Brown's opponent, Democrat Martha Coakley, "ran a crappy campaign." But the results came down to more than just the candidates' campaigns, he said. “There’s something else going on," he said. Rooney added, “I hope [Tea Party Patriots are] on my side, because they’re a pretty strong influence.”
  • His business advice for young professionals: Rooney pointed to recent statistics showing unemployment figures by education level, which indicate that people with higher education levels are more likely to be employed. Thus, he advises young professionals to “maybe not get [another] degree but to continue education somehow. Be versatile.” He also encourages young adults to "keep working," even if their jobs are out of their career fields.
  • On the Republican Party of Florida: Rooney said the RPOF faces the same problem the Republican Party nationwide faces: “We don’t have a leader to give us a message and tell us what to do. We need much more direction.” He touted John Trasher, a Republican candidate for Florida Senate District 8, as someone who would be a leader, saying Trasher knows and understands legislators' perspective and the grassroots level.
What did I think? Overall, I liked Rooney. He seems competent, honest and willing to listen, communicate and understand -- important qualities for a legislator. However, I wish he had more concrete ideas for creating and retaining jobs and business and turning around the housing market. Those are important issues to Floridians, and I want whoever is elected to quickly end these crises. Campaign promises, optimism and ambition are one thing, but I want to ensure my vote produces results.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Gallup: Obama's approval ratings wider spread than Clinton's

President Barack Obama has replaced former President Bill Clinton as having the widest gap in approval ratings between Democrats and Republicans after his first year in office, according to a poll released today from Gallup.

Eighty-eight percent of Democrats approve of Obama's leadership, while 23 percent of Republicans agree -- the greatest approval spread between the two parties since Clinton's 52-point difference after his first year, Gallup reported.

Gallup attributes Obama's "extraordinary level of polarization" to "a combination of declining support from Republicans coupled with high and sustained approval from Democrats. In fact, his 88% average approval rating from his own party's supporters is exceeded only by George W. Bush's 92% during Bush's first year in office."

The polling firm warned that "if the current level of polarization persists through the end of his term, Obama would exceed Bush as the president with the most polarized approval ratings."

The difference in Obama's approval rating amounts to an overall approval rating of 57 percent, Gallup said.

MoveOn to host rallies for health care reform is hosting "emergency rallies" nationwide tomorrow afternoon to urge Congress to pass a strong health care reform bill. As of now, 160 rallies are planned across the country, according to the group's Web site.

So, what can you do? Attend in opposition! It seems most of the rallies are around 12:30 p.m. Sure, you have to work, but you'll take a lunch break, won't you? Click here to find a planned rally near you. Show up, be respectful and bring your own signs. If cameras are present, stand in front of them.

What do you say? Don't verbally attack, but speak politely and logically if approached. Click here for health care reform talking points from The Heritage Foundation. And don't be afraid to have a conversation; we're all Americans, not enemies, and you probably have more in common than you realize. Just stick with the facts -- logic is always > emotion.

For sign ideas, see below for a video I created from a South Florida town hall forum on health care. As the video explains, the event was not open to the public, but Tea Party Patriots showed up anyway -- with their signs. The Tea Partiers ended up outnumbering those in support of the bill. We definitely made a statement! So get inspired, and get out there tomorrow!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The (phone, e-mail, fax, etc.) Hit List

The health care reform bill in its current form has a significant chance of defeat now that Massachusetts has a Republican senator. So, let's destroy it while we're ahead, say Dick Morris and Eileen McGann.

They offer a list of 23 Democrats in swing districts who supported the bill and who are up for reelection this year. "Its time to turn up the heat on them," Morris and McGann say:
  • Harry Mitchell = Arizona 5
  • Gabrielle Giffords = Arizona 8
  • Alan Grayson = Fla 8
  • Mark Schauer = Mich 7
  • Carol Shea-Porter = NH 1
  • Mike Arcuri = NY 24
  • Mary Jo Kilroy = Ohio 15
  • Kathy Dahlkemper = Pa 3
  • Christopher Carney = Pa 10
  • Tom Perriello = Va 5
  • Ann Kirkpatrick = Arizona 1
  • Baron Hill = Indiana 9
  • Dina Titus = Nevada 3
  • John Hall = NY 19
  • Stephen Driehaus = Ohio 1
  • Paul Kanjorsky = Pa 11
  • Dan Maffei = NY 25
  • Allan Mollohan = W Va
  • Nick Rahall = W Va
  • Steve Kagen = Wisc
  • Marion Berry = Arkansas
  • John Spratt = Georgia
  • Zack Space = Ohio 18
I say let's not make this about parties, though, but voting records. Don't forget that Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, supported a version of the health care reform bill back in October. If you oppose this legislation, target your representatives regardless of party and warn them that their vote in support of this health care reform will cost them your vote.

Hearing aid

Ever have hearing problems when a politician's talking? You might want to invest in one of these:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Dems enter freak-out mode

As if's e-mail wasn't telling enough, the Democrats outright admit it: They are freaking out from Sen. Scott Brown's Republican victory Tuesday night in Massachusetts. (And rightly so!)

Straight from the horse's mouth:
  • “If there’s anybody in this building that doesn’t tell you they’re more worried about elections today, you absolutely should slap them,” said Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).
  • Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) called the Massachusetts race a “wake-up call” for his party and said his colleagues were in a “reflective” mood at a private lunch Wednesday.
  • “Every state is now in play,” said Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), who faces the toughest reelection battle of her career — most likely against wealthy Republican Carly Fiorina.
  • Asked if red-state Democrats up in 2010 and 2012 should be nervous about the electorate, Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) told POLITICO, “Oh, yeah."
  • Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), also up in 2012, said Democrats made a mistake by allowing bipartisan negotiations in the Senate Finance Committee to extend into the fall, saying that the lag time allowed the GOP to mischaracterize Democrats’ attempts to reform the health care system.
  • Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), one of the more conservative members of the caucus, said some in the Democratic Party were “overreaching” and “advocating more government” than her constituents want.
  • [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Robert] Menendez [(D-N.J.)] said the party has already learned one lesson from [Martha] Coakley’s losing campaign in Massachusetts: Democrats have got to be aggressive, defining both themselves and opponents early on — and frame the debate well before Republicans do. Menendez also said his party has to “find a way to engage independent voters in a meaningful way,” and he suggested that a focus on Obama’s proposed “financial crisis responsibility fee” might be a way to do that.
(Read more.)

Gingrich: Republicans, learn your lessons

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spells out nine lessons Republicans learned (or should learn) from Scott Brown's victory Tuesday as Massachusetts' new Republican senator. Here's an abbreviated version of what Gingrich writes in The Lessons of Massachusetts:

  1. Candidates and campaigns: The first lesson Republicans should take from Tuesday night’s victory is the GOP should run candidates everywhere this year and not worry about whether the district used to vote Republican.
  2. Being positive matters, and congressional Republicans should take note: In the three winning campaigns (Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts) the Republican candidate has been issue-oriented and had a positive message. In each case, Republicans drew a principled, issue-oriented difference between themselves and the Democrats.
  3. President Obama has had two bad anniversaries, and now is the moment for him to rethink what he is doing: The anniversary of the President’s victory in the 2008 election saw decisive Republican gubernatorial victories in two states he had carried. The anniversary of his inauguration was yesterday, and it is the same date a new Republican Senator was sent to Washington to fill the late Senator Ted Kennedy’s seat, which Scott Brown reminded us is “the people’s seat.” ... The President now has an excuse to stop, rethink, recalibrate, and learn some painful lessons.
  4. Republicans should offer to help solve America’s jobs, security, deficit, and health challenges through an open, transparent legislative process: This offer to work together [with Democrats] to help the nation would be well received by the American people and would represent a real shift from an opposition party attitude to an alternative governing party attitude.
  5. The Tea Parties and populism are real: Both the Republicans and the Democrats should take notice of the scale and authenticity of the Tea Party movement. They will be back on April 15 and on dates after that. They will represent a healthy reform energy that will challenge both parties to rise to new levels of integrity and serious reform.
  6. Trucks beat lobbyists: If your opponent has chosen a symbol for their campaign they may have had a reason for doing it. Be very careful about flippantly highlighting your opponent’s chosen campaign symbol.
  7. National security matters: Every American concerned about our safety in an age of terrorism ought to read [Andy] McCarthy and look at Brown’s campaign and take heart that safety is a winning issue, and the left is absurdly on the side of putting terrorists’ rights above protecting American lives.
  8. Secular radicalism is a losing theme, even in Massachusetts: As the left has grown more secular and more militant in its hostility to religion it has begun to arouse strong opposition. Among Catholics, Evangelicals, Mormons, and Orthodox Jews, [Democratic contender Martha] Coakley’s position represented an anti-religious bigotry which they fear.
  9. The American people are sovereign, and when their leaders infuriate them, they will rise up and fire the leaders: As it was with Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, the Progressive movement (especially Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson), Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan — again and again the American people find a way to overwhelm the establishment.

Naturally, I couldn't agree more with No. 5 :) Lesson learned!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Marvin, Zooman, Kool Aid and Obama walk into a bar ... and that's no joke

As a short break from all the Scott Brown election posts, I thought I'd share a post from my other, nonpolitical blog.

Yesterday afternoon, a comedian left a voicemail on my iPhone:
"What's up? This is your boy Marvin Dixon -- that's right, comedian extraordinaire -- and I wanna invite you and THREE of your friends out to the world famous Improv. That's this Wednesday night for the Marvin Dixon Comedy Cabaret. You heard what I said: You plus three of your friends -- that means four of you -- are gonna get in on ME, get a table, have a good time."
Dixon went on to emphasize that he was "bringing in TWO headliners -- that's right, not one, but two:" Cory "Zooman" Miller and Kool Aid -- and told me to "have your behind there by 9 p.m."

I haven't been to the Improv since 2007, when I saw Bill Bellamy, yet years later, a comedian named Marvin invites me to see his show for free with two gentlemen named Zooman and Kool Aid ... it sounded like the beginning of a punk'd setup.

I had a friend listen to the voicemail, and he assured me it was authentic (although a recording not a live message). He also informed me that Dixon, Zooman and Kool Aid are BET comics.

But Kings of Comedy they are not. I opted not to go to the show, because Dixon seems too loud and vulgar for my taste, and from what I can tell, Kool Aid just tells the same jokes we've all heard ("Women fake orgasms; men fake relationships.").

Zooman, however, impressed me with his impersonation of President Barack Obama -- it seems to be his trademark. He doesn't really make fun of Obama, just gives Obamalike speeches full, of awkward pauses and croaky "uhhhs," and tosses in a few curse words. In the second video below, he holds a fake press conference during which members of the audience ask "Obama" questions, and he responds like the president. That's pretty good comedy -- an accurate impression of a current figure and delivered on the spot.

It's too bad Zooman isn't the main comic tonight, because I probably would have gone to the show. But if Obama had left me a voicemail inviting me to his comedy skit ... oh, that joke's too easy. (Who am I, Kool Aid?) Enjoy the clips below.

Seat Scott soon!

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the Republican contender in the 2008 presidential election, has started a
petition to seat Scott Brown, Massachusetts' new Republican leader as of last night, to the Senate immediately.

McCain says:
Last night, Scott Brown won a stunning electoral upset and will be the first Republican Senator from Massachusetts in decades.

His victory sent a strong message that you and I have long known - Americans are furious with the liberal leadership in Washington. Their out of control spending and proposed takeover of health care are destructive to our country and we must continue to fight against it.

The Democrats can no longer ignore the will of the American people who oppose government-run health care and massive deficit spending. I gave you my pledge to actively fight this health care bill every step of the way and will continue to do so.
Pushing to let Scott Brown represent the people that elected him is a critical step in stopping this bill from becoming law, and I hope you will make your voice heard today.

Please sign this petition to seat Scott Brown in the US Senate right away.

MoveOn moving on?

Yesterday's election results gave a scare ... and a slight change of heart? Here's an e-mail I received today (yes, I'm on MoveOn's e-mail list):

Dear MoveOn member,

Watching a conservative Republican replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate is simply devastating.

But as bad as the news is this morning, there's actually one reason to be hopeful.

For the last year, most Democrats in Washington have let lobbyists and corporate interests run roughshod over the people's business. Wall Street got bailouts. Bankers got bonuses. Big Insurance rewrote the health care bill. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans continue to struggle to make ends meet.

But now, finally, Democrats know they need to change course to win back voters' confidence. The question is, will they learn exactly the wrong lesson? Will they give up on change altogether? Drop health care reform? Follow the lead of conservatives like Joe Lieberman Evan Bayh and embrace "Republican-lite"?

We need to make sure Democrats don't get it wrong this time. It's time to demand that they start truly fighting for working families. Pass real health care reform. Rein in Wall street. Take on the banks and special interests that stand in the way of change.

Clicking here will add your name to the petition:

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The petition says, "Voters want real change. It's time for the Democratic Party to stop siding with corporate interests and start fighting for working families."

If last night's election result proves anything, it's that voters are angry, and they want politicians who'll stand up for them. So along with this petition, we'll be delivering pitchforks—that time-honored symbol of populist rage—to the White House and every Democratic member of Congress. (Don't worry, they're made of plastic.)

And if Democratic leaders want to show that they're serious about helping regular folks, they can join with the progressives in Congress who are already leading the fight for bold change. But first they're going to have to take on those in their own party who think it's more important to protect corporate profits.

The first step is to ignore the talking heads and pass a strong health care reform bill that would force big insurers to compete with a public health insurance option—even if that means they have to use the special reconciliation process to pass legislation without 60 votes in the Senate.

And then to win in November, Democrats need to show they're serious about restarting the economy by creating millions of new jobs—and crack down on the Wall Street banks that got us into this mess with tough new rules to stop their predatory behavior.

Voters need to see Democrats fighting for them. It won't be easy, and it will mean ignoring the corporate lobbyists who represent banks, insurance companies, and Big Oil. But that's the point.

Clicking here will add your name to the petition:

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Thanks you for all you do.

–Justin, Carrie, Kat, Michael, and the rest of the team

(emphasis added by The Real Polichick)

What's all this talk about Democrats' taking on their own party? When in the past year has MoveOn ever held liberal politicians accountable for anything mentioned in the letter above? Have they really adopted a "policies not parties" mantra? And now they want to mail Democratic leaders pitchforks?

If you ask me, MoveOn's starting to sound a little Tea Partyish. (Except, of course, they just won't give up Obamacare ... yet.)

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