Thursday, September 08, 2005

MoveOn with a new despicable commercial

MoveOn, the moonbat fringe group from (where else?) Berkeley, is running an ad tying the victims of Hurricane Katrina to SCOTUS nominee John Roberts. Basically, most victims from New Orleans are black, and Roberts supposedly (like Kanye West says about W) doesn't care about black people. From USA Today:
The televised images of poverty-stricken evacuees from Hurricane Katrina are part of a provocative, last-minute effort by a liberal interest group to divert federal Judge John Roberts' path to confirmation as chief justice. Political Action plans to unveil a TV ad on Monday that questions whether Roberts is sensitive enough to civil rights concerns to lead the Supreme Court. The ad suggests that the plight of the mostly African-American evacuees in New Orleans showed that poverty remains a serious problem among minorities, said Ben Brandzel, the group's advocacy director. In a mix of judicial and racial politics, the ad then suggests that minorities could suffer if the Senate confirms Roberts.

"The connection is obvious," Brandzel said. "The images after Hurricane Katrina show we still live in a society where significant racial inequities exist. We believe John Roberts' record on civil rights ... is clearly not the direction our country needs to head now."
MoveOn knows what the country needs about as well as Ted Kennedy knows how to drive a car while crossing a bridge. The article describes how Roberts is supposedly against affirmative action. Check the polls, Einsteins...MOST Americans are against affirmative action! Does that make most Americans racist?

It's galling, shameless, and par for the course for a MoveOn ad. After all, MoveOn had an online contest last year where one of the finalist ads they picked depicted Bush as Hitler. It wasn't until after the ads was exposed to people beyond their membership (both of them) that they jettisoned the online ad. They also ran an ad during the campaign last year that showed our soldiers in Iraq in an unflattering light. That went over as well as a fart in church.

Don't get too worked up, though. Considering that MoveOn has failed at every single thing they've ever tried, I doubt this campaign of theirs will turn out differently.