MoveOn Says It Has Been Following Government for Years, Will Now Ask Government to Follow Us -- Too Funny
"The change we need doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington."
That's what Barack Obama said in his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in 2008. Now, midway through the president's second term, we know just how true that was. Congress has an approval rating of 8.4%—and they've earned it.
Sitting around waiting for this Congress to lead isn't going to work. So we've come up with an alternate strategy—bringing change to them.
[A remarkable breakthrough in 2013, wouldn't you say? Has anyone else thought of this?]
Our plan is to start campaigns targeted at every level of government—from local to state to national—kick-starting a wave of progressive action that Congress will eventually be forced to react to as well.
[Incredible. So, like, the government would represent us instead of the other way around? This changes everything!]
But with only 25 staff, we can't know what campaign to launch everywhere. That's why, as a local MoveOn member, you're so key to this effort.
[25 staff! 25 staff! WTF have they been doing? The email goes on to ask local activist groups and individuals to donate their email lists to MoveOn so that those people can be flooded with demands to drop everything and raise money for lousy candidates in the next election. I've deleted.]