The great Bush victory of '04 has left many people in its wake. Half-wit celebrities like Cameron Diaz and Bruce Springsteen toured the country trying to turn the electorate away from Bush. They failed. Misguided businessman George Soros spent millions of dollars trying to buy the election for John Kerry. He failed. Shortly we'll see Michael Moore's fiction move Farenheit 9/11 in the $4.99 bargain bin at target. But of all the people and organizations who deserve their sad fate on the wrong side of history, MoveOn.Org is near the top of the list.
MoveOn was formed in 1998 as a political action committee focused on convincing America to "move on" to other issues in the wake of the impeachment of Bill Clinton. Apparently the activists with MoveOn didn't have a problem with Bill Clinton lying under oath. But remarkably enough, they've spent millions trying to push George Bush out of office, claiming he lied to the American people. Apparently MoveOn believes George Bush relying on US intelligence is a crime worthy of censure, but Bill Clinton's lies purely benign.
During the campaign, MoveOn lobbied senators to censure the president, they issued press releases stating Bush manipulated the war on terror for political purposes, and they organized a national "town hall meeting" around viewers of Farenheit 9/11 to brainstorm how to defeat George Bush. Apparently, MoveOn couldn't muster enough brainpower from their 2.2 million members to get the job done.
As I celebrate the great win for George Bush and for the entire Republican Party, it gives me great pleasure to say move on, MoveOn.org.