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Posted on 09/16/2005 11:14:07 PM PDT by kcvl

Dear MoveOn member,

Hurricane Katrina has presented a defining moment for President Bush. So far, it's defined him as indecisive, uninterested in poverty and critically unprepared. Last night's nationally televised address was an attempt by the White House to mark a turning point.

But President Bush failed to deeply address either of the core vulnerabilities Katrina exposed—the federal government's inability to respond to disaster, and the poverty and racism that still remains in America. With the media jury out on the speech, we can help draw focus to Bush's failure to deliver on his core promise—to protect America from disaster.

Our ad team worked overnight, preparing a rapid-response TV ad we want to get on the air as soon as possible, to help shape this historic moment. If we can raise $250,000 today, we can do it. Can you contribute?

https://political.moveon.org/donate/nosafertvad.html?id=6003-5511355-6089Z0uqHW.CXfX4RDb3LA&t=4

Even a small contribution will get the ad running if we all chip in. While the money we've all contributed for relief and recovery is critically important, we also need to fight to make sure our government does its job because government efforts will outstrip private efforts by a magnitude of hundreds. Advocacy is as important as charity at this time in our nation's history.

As Republican 9/11 Commission chair Thomas Kean said Thursday, "What makes you mad is that it's the same things we saw on 9/11. Whoever is responsible for acting in these places hasn't acted. Are they going to do it now? What else has to happen for people to act?"1

The ad, titled "No Safer," draws a contrast between the promises made and the reality today—explaining that despite all the money, reports and restructuring, America isn't any more prepared for a disaster now than it was four years ago, and President Bush doesn't have a plan to make us safe.

Since September 11th, we have been told repeatedly by the president that America is safer. That message—that he would protect America—is the central reason why he won re-election. Those claims turned out to be false.2

Millions of Americans are counting on us because none of us are safer without needed changes. There are hundreds of communities that are vulnerable to either natural or man-made disasters. We need a real plan to make America safe and the TV ad will help force this critical issue onto the agenda. Please contribute today.

https://political.moveon.org/donate/nosafertvad.html?id=6003-5511355-6089Z0uqHW.CXfX4RDb3LA&t=5

The ad is just one part of what MoveOn members are doing. MoveOn.org Civic Action organized housing offers for 265,000 people and is co-hosting fundraising concerts for Gulf Coast groups.

Over the coming weeks and months, we'll be pushing for our leaders in elected office to insist on a real plan to keep America safe. We'll ask you to get involved in lots of different ways, but right now we really need your help to put the TV ad on the air.

Thanks for all you do.

–Eli, Marika, Jennifer, Tom and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Sources:

1. "9/11 Panel Says U.S. Hasn't Enacted Crucial Reforms," The Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2005. http://www.moveon.org/r?r=906

2. ThinkProgress.org, Sept. 15, 2005. http://www.moveon.org/r?r=907

PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION


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Maybe if the IDIOTS running Louisiana did their jobs with BILLIONS of dollars from taxpayer's New Orleans wouldn't have flooded in the first place.
1 posted on 09/16/2005 11:14:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
9/11 was never repeated--thanks to President Bush!
2 posted on 09/16/2005 11:17:22 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Love is the ultimate aphrodisiac.)
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To: kcvl

When will MoveOn just move on?


3 posted on 09/16/2005 11:18:34 PM PDT by Begin (Mister, we could use a man like Ronald Reagan again.)
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To: kcvl

Money Money Money Money Money Money. I wonder if Daddy Warbucks Soros cut them off for being incompetent and unable to stop Bush in 2004.


4 posted on 09/16/2005 11:19:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (We Gave Peace A Chance. It Didn't Work Out. Search keyword: 09-11-01.)
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To: kcvl

If these fools had real concern for the impoverished citizens of New Orleans they would contribute the $250,000 to the relief effort.

What transparent morons.


5 posted on 09/16/2005 11:21:46 PM PDT by wingman1 (University of Vietnam 1970. Forget? Hell.)
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Yeah, that's what the victims need...more commercials. Wasting other peoples' money is what the Lefties are best at. Rather than appealing to people for money to help the victims or send volunteers to the site to help in the restoration, they're busy flapping their mouths off with their hand out.


6 posted on 09/16/2005 11:22:24 PM PDT by ElderEdda
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The ad, if it indeed runs, will fall flat. The left is impotent and in chronic denial, and this email is illustrative of this. The left has tried to solve poverty, and $6.6 trillion and 60 years later, they have nothing to show for it. Bush has decided to take things on a different course, the Conservative way.

The left will become increasingly disconnected from the mainstream thought of America, once the Conservative movement applies the elbow grease and puts into action what were only 6 decades of promises by the left.

7 posted on 09/16/2005 11:23:09 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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Dear MoveOn Member,

You're an idiot and a sap for blindly following and believing everything we say, no matter how kooky.

Sincerely,

The People Who Are Taking Your Money


8 posted on 09/16/2005 11:23:20 PM PDT by pcottraux (It's pronounced "P. Coe-troe.")
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To: ElderEdda
Yeah, that's what the victims need...more commercials. Wasting other peoples' money is what the Lefties are best at.

It's in the left's playbook. All words, no action.

9 posted on 09/16/2005 11:24:03 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is a form of insanity)
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To: kcvl

Isn't this email a couple weeks old?


10 posted on 09/16/2005 11:25:06 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: kcvl
we can help draw focus to Bush's failure to deliver on his core promise—to protect America from disaster.

Bush promised to protect America from hurricanes??? I must have missed that.

11 posted on 09/16/2005 11:25:36 PM PDT by E=MC<sup>2</sup> (Are liberals born stupid, or do they have to work at it???)
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To: BCrago66

Whoops - forget it.


12 posted on 09/16/2005 11:25:52 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: kcvl

believe I called it before the speech. It doesn't matter WHAT he says, the liberals will never be happy.


13 posted on 09/16/2005 11:27:08 PM PDT by Echo Talon (http://echotalon.blogspot.com)
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There's a conservative author named Dafydd ab Hugh who has a name for the constant (and fruitless) attacks on the President by the Left: Move-Onanism.


14 posted on 09/16/2005 11:28:10 PM PDT by Rastus (Year 7: Harry Potter and the Heartbreak of Psoriasis)
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To: kcvl

As Rush observed, Louisiana has been run by Democrats for a long, looooooooooong time. The real IDIOTS are the people who keep voting these Democrat politicians into power. The New Orleans mess is the obvious--and predictable--result. If the American people were IDIOTIC enough to let the Democrats run the country, the New Orleans mess would the the entire U.S.A.--everywhere--forever.


15 posted on 09/16/2005 11:29:38 PM PDT by Savage Beast (Love is the ultimate aphrodisiac.)
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It is so funny that MOVEON.ORG was founded to get America to Move on past the Clinton-Lewinski scandal and they simply cannot move on from their irrational hate of President Bush.
16 posted on 09/16/2005 11:30:03 PM PDT by msnimje (Cogito Ergo Sum Republican)
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To: BCrago66

Thanks for all you do.

–Eli, Marika, Jennifer, Tom and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team

Friday, September 16th, 2005


17 posted on 09/16/2005 11:31:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Savage Beast

If it was left to the Democrats, they would have needed the 30,000 body bags they brought as Pelosi and Kennedy whined on.

Thanks to the President putting his boot to the governor's back side, New Orleans will come out of this.

And the President is man enough to pull the governor and mayor from their mess because to do anything else would hurt the people (who didn't vote for him by the way). He just keeps getting better and better.


18 posted on 09/16/2005 11:33:33 PM PDT by Joe_October (Saddam supported Terrorists. Al Qaeda are Terrorists. I can't find the link.)
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To: kcvl

Bump.


19 posted on 09/16/2005 11:35:27 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: kcvl
Dear Move on, I understand that there is a certain Boy's/girl's club that's an easy pic. I don't have the address but I believe Al Frankin could hook you up.
Regards
20 posted on 09/16/2005 11:39:55 PM PDT by kublia khan (absolute war brings total victory)
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