How Obama took over the peace movement
John Stauber describes how MoveOn morphed from an independent grassroots organization to an integral piece of Barack Obama's message machine.
MoveOn built its list by organizing vigils and ads for peace and by then supporting Obama for president; today it operates as a full-time cheerleader supporting Obama's policy agenda. Some of us saw this unfolding years ago. Others are probably shocked watching their peace candidate escalating a war and sounding so much like the previous administration in his rationale for doing so. [PR Watch]
The irony is not lost on Stauber.