Raw Story: “MoveOn.org PAC will run sharp radio ads attack against the Democrats’ number two in the House, Democratic Whip, Steny Hoyer (D-MD) [and 10 Republicans].” The ads will be up tonight. Below: MoveOn’s been taking some heat + a poll …
As an anonymous friend wrote in an e-mail to me yesterday:
The votes on the bankruptcy bill were about nothing but money and power. The credit card and banking industries have never been more profitable or more free of regulation. They wrote this bill out of pure greed to make even more money off of those least able to afford it. Most of the Democrats who voted for this bill did so only because they want to keep the campaign contributions from this sector rolling in. I hope every one of them is challenged in the primaries next year. It is time for Democrats and independents who care to let Democratic politicians who don’t care that they cannot count on our votes simply because they are not registered Republicans.
From the Raw Story breaking story:
The issue, it seems, is Hoyer’s vote on the bankruptcy bill, and what MoveOn sees as Hoyer’s failure to bring the party together against the bill. The bill has been mired in Congress for years, and a significant share of Democrats have always supported it.
This week, the bill passed 302-126; 73 Democrats supported the bill, and 125 were against it. President Bush is expected to sign the bill into law.
Progressives, particularly online bloggers, see the bankruptcy bill as a gift to the financial services industry. Democrats supporting the bill say it wasn’t what they would have passed were they in the majority, but that there were many good aspects and protections for low-income voters. Those opposing the bill disagree.
RAW STORY is expected to speak shortly with a spokesperson for MoveOn.org, and has placed calls to the House Democratic leadership.
DEVELOPING HARD… THE PRESS RELEASE FOR THE CAMPAIGN FOLLOWS
STENY HOYER & GOP REPS TARGETED
IN RADIO AD CAMPAIGN …
Read the MoveOn press release.
I’m off to visit my brother and mom, along with my daughter. So I’ll see all you punkins tonight. Be good. No. Don’t.