MoveOn ‘Betray Us’ Attack Ad Condemned by Senate!

-By Warner Todd Huston

This afternoon in the Senate, a resolution condemning the hateful ad was passed with overwhelming support. With a vote of 72 to condemn the obscene Move-On Petraus attack ad and 25 voting not to condemn the ad, a closely split Senate showed that it can act commandingly on a controversial issue without being so closely split along Party lines. 3 did not vote — Joe Biden (D-DE), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), and Barack Obama (D-IL)– but a large majority turned out against the resolution sponsored by John Cornyn of Texas.

Earlier In today’s press conference, president Bush attacked the “betray us” ad.

The ad, he said, “was disgusting. It was an attack not only on Gen. Petraeus but on the U.S. military. … I was disappointed that not more leaders in the Democratic Party spoke out more strongly against that kind of ad.” The president’s conclusion: “Most Democrats are afraid of irritating a left-wing group — or are more afraid of irritating them — then they are of irritating the U.S. military. That was a sorry deal. … It’s one thing to attack me, but another to attack somebody like Gen. Petraeus.”

Who voted to SUPPORT the “disgusting” ad, though, is interesting to note.

Senator Hillary Clinton led the pack of those who could not see themselves clear to condemn this attack on the general they voted unanimously to support not but a few months ago. Senator Dodd, another one who imagines himself able to ascend to the White House, also voted to support extreme leftist vitriol like that of

Here is the list of the Senators who voted to support extremist attack ads.

Akaka (D-HI)
Binghaman (D-NM)
Boxer (D-CA)
Brown (D-OH)
Byrd (D-WV)
Clinton (D-NY)
Dodd (D-CT)
Durbin (D-IL)
Feingold (D-WI)
Harkin (D-IA)
Inouye (D-HI)
Kennedy (D-MA)
Kerry (D-MA)
Lautenberg (D-NJ)
Levin (D-MI)
Menendez (D-WA)
Murray (D-WA)
Reed (D-RI)
Reid (D-NV)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Sanders (I-VT)
Schumer (D-NY)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Whitehouse (D-RI)
Wyden (D-OR)

Pay attention Ohio. Your new Senator Sherrod Brown just voted to support this kind of hate in public discourse. New Jersey, Lautenberg, your aged also-ran Senator, voted for extremism, as well.

Next time, keep this in mind when voting for a Senator.

It is also extremely important to note which Democrat Senators voted against supporting In fact, some of the new Senators who were heavily supported by money and voters ended up condemning the hand that feeds them!

Senators like Jon Tester of Montana and Jimmy “it ain’t my gun” Webb of Virginia voted to bite’s hand.

So, it was an interesting resolution all the way around, one full of surprises.

Warner Todd Huston’s thoughtful commentary, sometimes irreverent often historically based, is featured on many websites such as,, men’ and among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a guest on several radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book “Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture” which can be purchased on He is also the owner and operator of Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston

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