From a recent MoveOn update/fundraiser on the importance of intervening in Democratic Party primaries:
From: Adam Ruben, MoveOn.org Political Action
To: Rad Geek
Subject: Victory! Progressives defeat a right-wing Dem in Congress
Date: 2/13/2008 9:50 AM
We’ve been working together for years to make sure Democrats hold to progressive values and stand up to President Bush. It hasn’t always been easy. But yesterday, something amazing happened.
In what the Washington Post called astunning victory,progressive underdog Donna Edwards triumphed in her primary against right-wing Democrat Al Wynn. That’s one more vote for ending the war, for affordable health care, for ending global warming. And thousands of MoveOn members pitched in time, money, and shoe leather to make it possible.
In 2006, we helped Democrats take back Congress from the Republicans. And while many Democrats have stood up against the war and corporate interests,
Oh, yeah? Name some.
That damned war isn’t funding itself.