MoveOn Takes a Beating

The Family Research Council is planning a 1 p.m. press conference today in Washington to attack the good-hearted folks at MoveOn.org. (Please read USA Today‘s article on MoveOn’s latest plans.) Our friends on the left seem to have exploited Hurricane Katrina victims a bit too much.

FRC: MoveOn.org Exploits Hurricane Victims for Political Gain

September 8, 2005

Washington, D.C. — Today at 1 PM ET at the National Press Club, FRC President Tony Perkins will discuss a USA Today story which reports that MoveOn.org intends to exploit hurricane victims in their efforts to target Judge John Roberts.

FRC President Tony Perkins released the following statement:

"As a Louisiana native, I am outraged that MoveOn.org would exploit the suffering of the people of my state and the Gulf region in their ongoing campaign to destroy Judge Roberts."

WHO: Tony Perkins, President of Family Research Council
Kenneth Whitehead, Catholic League
Daniel De Leon, Templo Calvario
Bishop Harry Jackson, Hope Christian Church
Phyllis Berry Myers, Centre for New Black Leadership
Cathy Cleaver-Ruse, Family Research Council

WHAT: Press Conference to comment on President Bush’s nomination of Judge John Roberts as Chief Justice to the Supreme Court

WHEN: 1 pm, September 8, 2005

WHERE: The National Press Club
The Zenger Room

Earlier today, MoveOn’s Tom Matzzie e-mailed his D.C. supporters a note calling for a “peaceful protest” at the White House this afternoon. Seems MoveOn has moved on from its charitable work—earlier in the week it had launched a campaign to house hurricane survivors. MoveOn’s real agenda: recklessly and falsely attacking President Bush. I could be mistaken, but does anyone remember Bush “blaming the victims of Hurricane Katrina”? See MoveOn’s note below.

Dear MoveOn member in the D.C. area:

Later today, a delegation of MoveOn members who were evacuated from New Orleans will deliver a petition to President Bush demanding he stop blaming the victims of Hurricane Katrina and focus on helping them. You’re invited to join them at a peaceful protest and picket outside the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue at 1:00 PM today, Thursday. Together we’ll send the message that the White House blame-shifting is shameful and raise awareness about public anger over the Bush administration failures.

Last night I met the Hurricane evacuees who will join us today. Iona Renfroe, from New Orleans, was rescued via helicopter from the rooftop of her neighbor’s two-story house last Wednesday. Iona told me, “It just makes me so angry that my country, my government would say that I’m not worth saving.”
Please join Iona and other MoveOn members today.

Here are the details.

What: Protest outside the White House to help Hurricane Victims

When: 1:00 PM, TODAY, Thursday, September 8th

Where: Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House.
(Metro: Red Line: Farragut North. Blue-Orange Line: Farragut West or McPherson Square)

Signs will be provided. (Signs will say, "Shame" and "Help Hurricane Victims")

Because you live in the Washington, D.C. area you can play a very important role helping to get the word out. It is important as Congress returns and the Bush administration tries to cover over their failures that a surge in public concern forces the Bush administration to take care of Hurricane victims.
Please show up and show your support.

Thanks for all you do. I hope to see you there.

–Tom Matzzie
  MoveOn.org Political Action

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