CINCINNATI (TDB) -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is the target of a new MoveOn.org ad, and you can help pay to get it on the air.
The Kentucky senator helped lead the GOP congressional battle to defeat Virginia Democratic Sen. Jim Webb's plan that would have granted U.S. service members longer home stays before they could be rotated or reassigned to combat in Iraq. Webb's measure would have forced troop reductions, and the drawdown likely could have ended the war.
It's a tough ad that makes use of the word betrayal against McConnell, an ad that is pointed and critical. But it doesn't look to be out of bounds, or beyond the realm of civil political debate. This time, MoveOn delivers its punch above the belt.
By now, everybody knows about the "Petraeus" and "Betray Us" flap that lead to a Senate vote condeming MoveOn's for using ignoble rhetoric to slam the top military commander in Iraq. Ohio's Republican U.S. Sen. George Voinovich voted against the Webb plan. Might he be someone MoveOn could put on its list?