Comments: I'm Confused By The Internets

I think the democratic party would be a lot more effective if somebody held a really swanky party and invited the most puffed up neoliberals(and Joe Lieberman)and held them there while all the important voting was scheduled, and we could have pantomime senators, perhaps wearing bear suits, show up in their place to vote.

We'd have to tell them that if they showed up, the pope would endorse their candidacy for presidency*. And there would be cake.

*although I have a feeling David Obey wouldn't fall for it.

Posted by Jonathan Versen at March 15, 2007 07:49 PM

Now THAT'S a great idea. Make sure there are PLENTY of delicious refreshments, get Mr. Obey well oiled and he'll go along. I never saw a politician who didn't like to drink. (ALL your bestest legislation gets passed at 3:00 am anyway.)

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 15, 2007 09:28 PM

moveon has a website? good on them!

Posted by hibiscus at March 15, 2007 09:46 PM

It was there at the top of the site yesterday, where the Iraq War anniversary vigils are now. Maybe after Monday it'll be back in that spot.

But what I don't understand is why it didn't at least get moved down into the 'current campaigns' section. That's unsettling, but I'm putting it down to ineptness rather than anything more sinister: Two days ago, after getting an alert about organizing March 19 vigils, I went to look at the website, but there was no sign of anything about them. Including in the 'current campaigns' section. So they're just really bad at posting items to the 'current campaigns' area.

Regrettably, this lagged and slipshod recording of campaigns on the website has been true for a long while: E-mail alerts give a much clearer picture of their actions and priorities than the website. It's mystifying.

Posted by Nell at March 16, 2007 01:52 AM

I suppose I'm being cynical, but with the recent newspaper stories reporting that Moveon is "privately" urging Pelosi to beef up the limitations on Bush in the recent "waive-if-you-want-to" Iraq legislation, combine with this report on anti-bomb-Iran legislation which Moveon doesn't seem to be pushing very hard as you've discovered, I think we're seeing quite a bit of Kabuki theater here.

Given the fact that Democratic partisans Moveon spent the entire election cycle avoiding the Iraq War issue, combined with the fact that the Democrats' victory was clearly driven almost overwhelmingly by voters wanting out of the war and yet the Party has managed to shirk away from any substantive move to actually get us out of the war, is it unforgivable to suspect insincere posturing by Moveon here, worried that its fundraising base might begin to suspect a rat?

Posted by Rojo at March 16, 2007 01:58 AM

Rojo: More rats than in building 18.

Posted by Mike Meyer at March 16, 2007 09:34 AM