Thursday, June 21, 2007

Lieberman raises big money for Moveon.org

This story makes me very happy.

Finally, Joe Lieberman is responsible for something positive happening!

Jane over at FDL reports:


Nobody Raises Money Like Joe
By Jane Hamsher on Thu Jun 21, 2007 at 09:36 am

He’s a friggin’ cash cow:
When the MoveOn.org Political Action Project found out that Lieberman was one of the hosts of a $3,000-a-person Washington fundraiser tonight for Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the grass-roots, anti-war group pounced.

MoveOn has long been at odds with Lieberman, a strong backer of the war who won re-election last year as an independent. He has worked together with Collins for years as leaders of the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
The word went out from MoveOn Tuesday: Donate money to defeat Collins, who could face a tough re-election battle next year, it told members in an e-mail.

Within 24 hours, more than 5,600 members donated an average of $63 each, for a total of $355,000.

MoveOn, knowing a good thing, decided to keep it going, and Wednesday sent out another e-mail.

“Wow,” the organization said. “In less than 24 hours, thousands of us around the country chipped in more than $280,000 to help anti-war candidates beat Joe Lieberman’s pro-war fundraiser. It’s amazing.
Collins’ opponent Tom Allen seems to be well aware of this, per his Blue America appearance here on FDL. You can kick Joe by giving to Allen here.

And here's CNN's coverage of the situation via My Left Nutmeg:

2 comments:

Connecticut Man 1 said...

Hey Bob,

I think Kucinich could use some of your talent here. I am sure that if anyone could make a funny add for him, and since you alrady have miles of Kucinich footage to work with, maybe you might be one to rise to the challenge.

CT Bob said...

Holy crap, thanks for pointing this out! I'll do a post on this right away, then start going through my footage.