An op-ed in the LA Times notes "it's amazing that MoveOn would try to squelch
political speech." One of the designers withdrew her T-shirt because she didn't want to fight "a large group with the money to run ads in the NY Times demeaning a four star general."
And The LA Times supplies the punchline to this whole sorry mess with the last 'graph:
Perhaps the most delicious irony here is that MoveOn hasn't exactly been scrupulous in its regard to other people's intellectual property. After all, it seems to have borrowed the Petraeus/Betray Us rhyme from a familiar radio host -- without crediting him, of course.
Now THERE'S the humorless, irony impaired Left Wing I remember from my youth! This demands WIDESPREAD bi-partisan blogmockery - and T-shirts! Until we get a rueful admission of stupidity on Colbert's show, I shall taunt you!
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UPDATE: T-Shirt Created, on Zazzle. Why? Well, I kinda think it's their turn for some huge free publicity. C'mon, MoveOn, don't stop NOW!
Note: I have "Blogmockery" as a category. Click it and see how often I get a chance to mock the LEFT wing. I try to be an equal-opportunity offender, but the pickings are slim on the left. For the most part, I think that's because the targets on the right are SO obvious that you don't have to be all that clever or take many risks to launch a devastating counter attack.
So, even as I criticize, I forgive. Goddes knows, my beloved and often silly lefties, it's not surprising your hunting skills are rusty. It's what you might call a "target-rich environment" on the right. It's like trying to shoot a jackrabbit, just for fun, after spending years clubbing them to death with your rifle butt just to keep from nibbling your personal carrot. You ARE gonna miss - especially seeing as you are still up to your ass in carrot-obsessed jackrabbits.
Anyway, admit it, get over it, laugh ruefully and MoveOn. It was wrong, it was stupid, and it's kinda nice to know that you are just as human as the rest of us. Get over yourselves and remember there are more important things going on than ensuring there's a particular ideological outcome, other than a future without a recreational nuclear encounter.