RUSH: I touched on this story yesterday. I didn’t have that much time to delve into it, but I want to go back to it. Do you remember, ladies and gentlemen, all those far-left fantasies about the talking points that Karl Rove is faxing around to all the conservative pundits and all the radio talk show hosts? They drew a tree diagram to illustrate how news is made in the conservative media, and Rove writes the talking points, and it filters down to various elements of the conservative media in the food chain, and this is said to corrupt media and so forth. In fact, the opposite is true. We have proven many times that it’s what the Democrats do. The Democrats constantly do this talking point stuff and they are coordinated with their buddies in the Drive-By Media. As we’ve documented countless times, you can have the same phrase, the same point made by 15 different journalists on a whole bunch of different networks about the same story.
Well, this New York Times story shows that this criticism that Rove and somebody in the White House is sending out all these talking points to the minions is another example of projection in reverse. The New York Times reported on Sunday, May the 6th, that anti-war wacko groups conduct a conference call every morning with the leadership in the Democrat Party. These anti-war groups, I mentioned that they have a leash around the neck of Nancy Pelosi and Dingy Harry. ‘Every morning, representatives from a cluster of anti-war groups gather for a conference call with Democratic leadership staff members in the House and the Senate. Shortly after, in a cramped meeting room here, they convene for a call with organizers across the country. They hash out plans for rallies. They sketch out talking points for ‘rapid response’ news conferences. They discuss polls they have conducted in several dozen crucial congressional districts and states across the country.’
It really focuses here on Move On. ‘On Thursday, leaders of the liberal group MoveOn.org, including Tom Matzzie, the group’s Washington director and campaign manager, sent a harshly worded warning to the Democratic leadership. ‘In the past few days, we have seen what appear to be trial balloons signaling a significant weakening of the Democratic position,’ the letter read. ‘On this, we want to be perfectly clear: if Democrats appear to capitulate to Bush — passing a bill without measures to end the war — the unity Democrats have enjoyed and Democratic leadership has so expertly built, will immediately disappear.’ The letter went on to say that if Democrats passed a bill ‘without a timeline and with all five months of funding,’ they would essentially be endorsing a ‘war without end.’ MoveOn, it said, ‘will move to a position of opposition.”
So exactly what they accuse, falsely accuse of happening on the conservative side of the aisle is exactly what happens in the Democrat Party. It’s in the New York Times to boot. It makes it clear that everything you hear from Dingy Harry and Pelosi and Jack Murtha is dictated by MoveOn.org and these wacko Internet groups that are literally yanking the chains of the Democrat Party. This, by the way, is why Hillary Clinton is so off balance here on her vote for the Iraq war. She doesn’t dare apologize for that, because that will kill her in the general. But she’s somehow gotta get past all this during the primaries, and in the process she’s out there saying, ‘We need a new vote to deauthorize the war in Iraq.’ She knows that’s never going to happen. That’s unprecedented. That’s just fodder for these little groups out there that have taken control of the Democrat Party.
This is, by the way, not new news. MoveOn.org and a number of other of these kook fringe websites on the left threatened that they were going to take over the Democrat Party from the Democrat National Committee, that the leadership just wasn’t there, and these are the people that are steering elected Democrats further and further left. They don’t take a whole lot of tugging on the leash to get them to move left because they already move in that direction on their own. We heard that Dingy Harry actually is inspired, motivated by his poll numbers at various Democrat websites as to how he’s doing, and he will modify his rhetoric in order to get his poll numbers on these websites up. Stunning admission. The New York Times.