Left Wing MoveOn hopes to enable Democrats to take over Congress in 2006, and they call their plan "Operation Democracy"; this seems like an "interesting" name, since the Dems are so opposed to efforts to expanding Democracy in the Middle East.
Here's are the three pillars of the plan:
- Hold Republicans accountable every day on Iraq,
As George Bush said in the State of the Union speach, "in less than three years, that nation (Iraq) has gone from dictatorship, to liberation, to sovereignty, to a constitution, to national elections." As the Dems "hold us accountable" for that, they show that they had little if any part in it.their corruption,
Republicans got more of the Abramof money than Dems did, because Republicans are in control (why pay for ineffective votes), but the Dems got a significant part of the money.and the economic reverse-Robin-Hood-ism that has become their trademark.
As George Bush said in the State of the Union speach, "Our economy is healthy, and vigorous, and growing faster than other major industrialized nations. In the last two-and-a-half years, America has created 4.6 million new jobs - more than Japan and the European Union combined. Even in the face of higher energy prices and natural disasters, the American people have turned in an economic performance that is the envy of the world."We'll be cranking up our Operation Democracy program to full throttle—our biggest push yet. This is earlier than any other effort out there.
- Encourage Democrats to stand up and fight.
I prefer to see them quivering in the corner, consumed by their anger.Democrats win when they act strong
It is better to be strong than to act strong—it's our job to support them when they do and call them out when they don't.
Like forcing 25 of them to fall on their sword in a foolish attempt to filibuster Alito?We'll push in our advocacy work for Democrats to take bold stands on key issues.
- Get out the vote. In an off-year election, turnout will be key.
It is the key in any election.If as many Democrats vote as turned out in 2004,
which is unlikely since turnout is normally much less in off-years.we'll win a lot of close Congressional races. That will take some nitty-gritty work on the ground. We'll be adding a "national phone program" to Operation Democracy so MoveOn members in any town or state can volunteer.