John at Powerline recently posted on an article at Contentions by Peter Wehner about connecting the dots between the Democratic Party and MoveOn.org. Yesterday, President Bush provided another dot at a press conference-
Q What is your reaction to the MoveOn.org ad that mocked General Petraeus as General "Betrayus," and said that he cooked the books on Iraq? And secondly, would you like to see Democrats, including presidential candidates, repudiate that ad?
THE PRESIDENT: I thought the ad was disgusting. I felt like the ad was an attack not only on General Petraeus, but on the U.S. military. And I was disappointed that not more leaders in the Democrat Party spoke out strongly against that kind of ad. And that leads me to come to this conclusion: that most Democrats are afraid of irritating a left-wing group like MoveOn.org -- or more afraid of irritating them than they are of irritating the United States military. That was a sorry deal. It's one thing to attack me; it's another thing to attack somebody like General Petraeus.
And also yesterday, 25 senators from the Democrat side of the aisle provided the last dot, by voting against a symbolic condemnation of MoveOn.org and their disgusting attack ad on Gen Petraeus.
Keeping in mind that MoveOn.org has actually bragged about having bought and paid for the Democratic Party, I think the following announcement is only reasonable.
The party formerly known as Democrat will now be called the MoveOn Party.
In addition to just being good common sense, it will help them comply with truth in advertising laws. Keep in mind that this applies only at the national level, here in Minnesota the Democrats are still called the Democratic Farmer Laborer (DFL) party. But if the MoveOn party's name change is successful, we may soon see the Education Minnesota Farmer Laborer Party (EMFL) party.