domingo, 28 de dezembro de 2008

MoveOn is moving on...

NEXT FOR MOVEON.ORG – Politico's Andie Collier: 'After more than a decade spent railing against the Republican machine, MoveOn wants to move on - even if it means leaving some of its high-minded ideals behind. Last week, the group's members chose their top four priorities for the organization, winnowed down from a top-10 list culled from 50,000 suggestions. ... What they chose: universal health care; economic recovery and job creation; building a green economy; stopping climate change; and end the war in Iraq. What they didn't: holding the Bush administration accountable; fighting for gay rights and LGBT equality; and reforming campaigns and elections. MoveOn Executive Director Eli Pariser says that this happy alignment with Barack Obama's agenda - and fortuitous absence of conflict with same - comes in part because 'the people he's listening to and the people we're listening to are the same people.' But it also may be a sign that MoveOn's members want to move ahead – and that they're willing to make some ideological sacrifices in exchange for real progress.'

Source: Mike Allen's Politico Playbook Daily Update (emphasis mine)

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