Twenty three Senate Democrats today showed that they are cowards and will bend to the slightest threat by the right wing. They all joined every single Republican Senator in censuring MoveOn.org's advertisement in the New York Times. The add, now famously known as the "General Betray Us" ad, asserted that General David Petraeus had a record of carrying the political water of the Bush administration and that a less than honest assessment of the situation in Iraq was a betrayal of trust.Cowards: Max Baucus, Evan Bayh, Ben Cardin, Tom Carper, Bob Casey, Kent Conrad, Byron Dorgan, Dianne Feinstein, Tim Johnson, Amy Klobuchar, Herb Kohl, Mary Landrieu, Pat Leahy, Joe Lieberman, Blanche Lincoln, Claire McCaskill, Barbara Mikulski, Ben Nelson, Bill Nelson, Mark Pryor, Ken Salazar, Jon Tester, and Jim Webb.
It's not rocket science. In fact, none of the people attacking MoveOn even bothered to take issue with the facts contained in the advertisement. Not one. I challenge you to prove me wrong.
Biden and Obama didn't vote and then Obama tried to DC talk his way out of it.
I know a few people who want the money back they had given to some of these Senators.
UPDATE - I agree with the first three comments. I originally had a notation by Lieberman's name but dropped it.
Lakoff is right. Who was more rude, beyond the pale, John McCain saying that Democrats are calling for surrender, or MoveOn.org asking the general not to betray us?
UPDATE 2 - MoveOn.org, with over three million members, says they are being overwhelmed with emails of support and donations. Half a million dollars right after the disgraceful Senate vote and Bush called MoveOn disgusting. Click here to donate.