If you are a blog reader, you will be quite familiar with MoveOn.org's despicable attack ad on General Petraeus. This full page ad appeared in the New York Times and refers to a great American as "General Betray Us." Cute.
House Democrats have been asked to repudiate the ad and to call on Move.On to apologize.
Here's a heated exchange that occurred during General Petreaus' testimony.
Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: Once again, I offer my colleagues the opportunity to use this hearing to distance themselves from the despicable ad that was published today, calling into question the patriotism of Gen. Petraeus.
Hawaii Democrat Rep. Neil Abercrombie: Point of order, Mr. Chairman. Nobody has to distance themselves from something they weren’t associated with.
Rep. Abercrombie's response is a fair one. He isn't associated with MoveOn.org. But there are eight sitting Congressional Representatives--including one of our own--who accepted money from MoveOn.Org
Giffords, Gabrielle (D-AZ) $5,000
Gillibrand, Kirsten E (D-NY) $5,000
Hare, Philip G (D-IL) $5,000
Hodes, Paul W (D-NH) $5,000
Murphy, Patrick J (D-PA) $88,112
Perlmutter, Edwin G (D-CO) $5,000
Rodriguez, Ciro D (D-TX) $163,643
Sestak, Joe (D-PA) $5,000
So what's the reaction from the Giffords camp? Congresswoman Giffords' district contains Fort Huachuca and she as many constituents from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Does the ad represent her views? Is she going to call on MoveOn to repudiated it? Is she going to return the money?
Who has betrayed whom?
(To view the ad in its original size Click Here )