MoveOn’s dueling emails

From Wall Street Journal’s Best of the Web….

MoveOn.org Loves Insurance Companies

Yesterday brought an email from Nita Chaudhary of MoveOn.org, which is raising money for a new ad campaign:

Republicans are on a rampage to repeal health care. It’s time to fight their misinformation with the truth. We’re launching a big campaign to make sure voters know how health care reform will help them and put the Republican lies to rest.

This reminded us of another fund-raising email, from last December. It urged us to sign a petition:

America needs real health care reform–not a massive giveaway to the insurance companies. Senator Bernie Sanders and other progressives should block this bill until it’s fixed.

That petition was from MoveOn.org! Of course, the bill was not “fixed.” The Senate approved it on Christmas Eve, with Sanders voting “aye.” It became law last month when the House followed suit.

Now MoveOn is raising money to defend a law it called “a massive giveaway to the insurance companies.” How dumb does it think its backers are? That was a rhetorical question, because apparently they are very dumb: As we write, the group claims to have raked in more than $183,000 from its latest pitch.

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