MoveOn, Trolled But Not Deterred

Conservatives try to make the progressive group irrelevant again, but MoveOn is ready for the attack.

Tom Steyer speaks at Global Green USA's Millennium Awards at Fairmont Miramar Hotel on June 8, 2013 in Santa Monica, California benefiting the places, the people and the planet in need.

Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green

Ten years ago, MoveOn.org staged a creative event for a pre-YouTube era. It was called "Bush in 30 Seconds," and it encouraged videographers and Final Cut junkies to make TV ads against the Republican president. The winner, "Child's Pay," actually attacked the GOP from the right, portraying adorable tots hard at work in manual labor, ending with this message: "Guess who's going to pay off President Bush's $1 trillion deficit?"*

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