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MoveOn.org Supports Health Bill by Threatening U.S. Senators With Extortions

Moveon.org has reportedly raised $3,578,117 in contributions to fund primary challenges against 'any Democratic senator who blocks an up-or-down vote on health care reform with a public option,' according to an e-mail sent to group members on Thursday.

A civil war is threatening to erupt within the Democratic Party as liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org looks to punish moderate Democrats opposed to the sweeping health care overhaul proposed by party leaders.

MoveOn has reportedly raised more than $3.5 million in contributions to fund primary challenges against "any Democratic senator who blocks an up-or-down vote on health care reform with a public option," according to an e-mail sent to group members on Thursday.

The e-mail warned that any Democratic House member who joins Republicans to filibuster the health care reform measure will "face an enormous backlash from the grassroots."

The group also highlights a letter from Democracy for America, the nation's largest progressive political action founded by former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, which urges Senate Democrats to strip committee chairmanship from "any Democrat who filibusters health care."

MoveOn.org, which has 5 million members, has become increasingly vocal in its threats against conservative and moderate Democrats who remain opposed to the health care bills laid out by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Several Democrats, including Rep. Ike Skelton of Missouri, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama, have expressed resistance to Pelosi's $1.055 trillion measure in recent days -- underscoring the intra-party rift over President Obama's top domestic priority.

Obama had planned a rare visit to the House Friday morning to persuade wavering Democrats, but was forced to reschedule it until Saturday as delays push back a vote on the measure.

Among the most heated disagreements among rank-and-file Democratic lawmakers are issues related to abortion and illegal immigrants.

Democratic opponents of abortion -- under pressure from Catholic bishops -- want stronger provisions written in the bill that no federal funds would be used to finance abortion in coverage bought in the government-run exchange.

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/11/06/liberal-activist-groups-threatens-democrats-opposed-government-run-option/

Who said, "Democracy is another word for mob rule"?


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Added: Nov-6-2009 
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  • Political Extortion, not from the enlightened left?

    Just say it ain't so!

    Business as usual folks, to hell with what you may actually want, after all you just pay the bills.

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  • Extortion? Don't make me laugh. If Repubs. were doing this to Democrats, you'd be praising it to the skies. It's simply politics, you idiot.

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  • MoveOn.Org has been declared an enemy of the United States of America.

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  • Wheres a IED when ya need one.

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    • Why is it always about killing those that don't think like you do? Great Americans and great Conservatives....Randy Weaver, Tim McVeigh and David Koresh...go figure...they don't think like us...so kill them, attack them or destroy them...wow....imagine what it would look like if the LibTards twisted off on Conservatives....Hannity, Bill "O", Rush, Levine and Beck...all wondering when and where? And then there'd be the politicians...where do they hide?

      So when you continue talking ab More..

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    • Liberals are no different.
      And that's the funny thing, that they are so alike in their approach to politics with each side condemning the other for thing they do and say themselves.

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  • They better be more worried about their constituients!

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  • I hope they do it, it will be a big boost for the Republicans.

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  • I continue to be stunned that Conservatives on LL...don't remember what they did to their members (pro/con) when they owned both houses and the Presidency....it's called politics....and Republicans have done it....why act like this is new business?

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    • Gotta agree with on this one, Lo.

      This is just grass-roots political hardball.

      That said, if I were a sitting Democrat, I'd be a lot more afraid of mainstream voters than the extremists that are MoveOn's constituency.

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    • Libs, including MoveOn, are alway accusing conservatives of being controlled by wealthy special interest groups and of bullying tactics.
      Both are.
      It's obvious.

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  • I've been reading all week about the Conservative witch hunt (led by Palin, Beck, Hannity, etc.) that is going on to oust any Repubs who they consider to be too moderate (as seen in the elections this past week).

    Google "Conservative witch hunt republicans" and there's plenty there. So obviosly both parties devour their own to advance their political agenda.

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