MoveOn.org — the liberal group responsible for last year’s infamous “General Betrayus” campaign — has endorsed Barack Obama for president. Obama welcomed their support with open arms, issuing a statement which, in part, reads:
From their principled opposition to the Iraq war –- a war I also opposed from the start –- to their strong support for a number of progressive causes, MoveOn shows what Americans can achieve when we come together in a grassroots movement for change. I thank them for their support and look forward to working with their members in the weeks and months ahead.
It should come as no surprise that MoveOn — which actually had beginnings as a group mobilized to encourage Congress to censure rather than impeach Bill Clinton and “Move On” but which has since transmogrified into something else — would endorse Obama. He has now become the candidate of the Democratic Party’s left wing. MoveOn’s endorsement came after a vote by its members, who supported Obama over Hillary Clinton by a whopping 70% to 30%.
Amidst Obama’s effusive praise for MoveOn and its works, the Illinois Senator should explain whether or not he agrees with the organization that General Petraeus, currently winning the war in Iraq, has indeed “Betrayed” his country.