The guys running MoveOn.Org? Not too bright at times.
A Democratic congressional candidate in Texas is telling MoveOn.org thanks but no thanks after the group bought radio ads to aid his candidacy.
Businessman Michael Skelly (D) is a well-funded long shot against Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) in the incumbent’s Houston-area district. The district voted 64 percent for President Bush in 2004, and the ads could do more harm than good by linking the challenger to the liberal group.
MoveOn bought ads in Culberson’s and five other districts. The spots focus on opposition to offshore drilling for oil.
Skelly, who has called for lifting the ban on offshore drilling, says in the release that it is “time for MoveOn to move out of Texas.”
“MoveOn’s opposition to drilling is 100 percent wrong, and so is John Culberson’s opposition to investment in renewable energy,” Skelly said. “We need a balanced solution to our energy challenges that includes both drilling for domestic oil and investment in renewables. We have to do it all.”
Here's a thought, guys. A "Chamber of Commerce" Democrat running in a red coastal district in Texas is probably not going to be running on a platform of opposition to offshore drilling, m'kay?
You coulda talked to him, maybe? Like, getting to know the candidate instead of mindless party obedience like the other side has been doing for the last generation? Not all Republicans are 100% evil, and not all Democrats are heroes. Both sides have serious problems, and MoveOn.Org style political hackery is one of them.
Whether or not you agree with offshore drilling, MoveOn.Org running the Skelly ad behind the guy's back like that just makes them look like a bunch of amatuers.