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GOP sends its thanks to MoveOn.org
Posted by: McQ on Monday, October 01, 2007

Seems the organization was an effective fundraising tool for the GOP:
Capitol Hill Republicans are getting a much-needed fundraising boost from a newspaper advertisement in which the liberal group MoveOn.org accused Iraq war commander Gen. David H. Petraeus of lying, strategists say.

Republican candidates and party committees are frequently citing the ad in fundraising solicitations and campaign materials to attack Democratic opponents for not condemning the ad, which was published in the New York Times three weeks ago today.

While it's too early to tell how much money Republicans have raised using the tactic, party spokesmen say it has been an effective fundraising tool.

"The [MoveOn ad] issue is very hot with our base right now," said National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher. "We are using the controversy to reinforce our message that the Democrats in the Senate are beholden to the liberal wing of the party — and this is a perfect example of [their] pandering to the extreme wing."
Of course this isn't unusual. Both parties use gaffes and outrageous comments by the other side to help in their fundraising efforts. But they usually don't have the legs this particular bit of stupidity by MoveOn seems to have. Methinks the GOP will be using this for quite some time to raise much needed cash.

I wonder if they'll spend any of it on a thank you card for MoveOn.
 
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Ok, I have to ask: is it even remotely possible that MoveOn.org is actually a secret Republican front created by Karl Rove and Dick Cheney to actually HELP Republicans? Because, really, they’re becoming the GOP’s greatest asset.
 
Written By: Joel C.
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Wasn’t ol’ Ollie in here a week or two ago boasting about how much had been donated to MoveOn as a result of the ad?
 
Written By: Steverino
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Ol Ollies doesn’t, it seems, understand backlash unless it favors his ’side’.

 
Written By: looker
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Considering their fundraising since mid 2006, the RNC needs all the help it can get! In the long run, MoveOn will raise more, the DNC will raise more and the two top Democratic campaigns have apparently raised more than the entire GOP field. Again.
 
Written By: Oliver Willis
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Considering their fundraising since mid 2006, the RNC needs all the help it can get! In the long run, MoveOn will raise more, the DNC will raise more and the two top Democratic campaigns have apparently raised more than the entire GOP field. Again.
Right. And that’s just counting the top three Democratic doners.
 
Written By: Don
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Considering their fundraising since mid 2006, the RNC needs all the help it can get! In the long run, MoveOn will raise more, the DNC will raise more and the two top Democratic campaigns have apparently raised more than the entire GOP field. Again.
If only your dreams of being able to buy the election could be fulfilled.
Try contacting Diebold.
 
Written By: looker
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