In what can only be described as self-parody, MoveOn.org has asked its membership to come up with ideas on exactly how it can live up to its name. Eli, Wes and Joan have sent me an email, inviting me to help them....well...move on.
"To get direction from our members, we have set up an online forum. There, you can share your ideas and goals for MoveOn and our nation. Comments are read and rated by other members and the best ideas float to the top. These help set MoveOn's course."
Funny thing though. When I go to the forum, the folks writing in have absolutely no intention of moving on. The overarching theme of nearly every single action is the defeat of George Bush. The writers don't care if the defeat is in 2000 (the first four words of the very first post on the very first page I got to when I clicked on their link are "The presidential election of 2000 was a crisis for our nation ") , 2004, or 2008 (apparently it's not common knowledge among lefties that US presidents are limited to two terms of office).
Whining about a "crisis" in the 2000 elections. Calling for anti-war demonstrations weeks after the Iraqis held a nation-wide celebration for their very first free election in their nation's thousand year history. Combatting the "vast right-wing conspiracy". That's the MoveOn.org membership for ya.
And that's what I call "moving on".