Election 2012

New MoveOn.org Election Ad: 'I'm going to track down Mitt Romney and give him the world's biggest cock punch.'


Here's what MoveOn.org and producer Michael Moore are up to this election cycle:

MoveOn.org began in the wake of the Clinton impeachment and eventually became rallying point for anti-war activists dissatisfied with the Democratic party during the Bush years. But it's had trouble flying the anti-war flag as high since President Obama took office, and so has resorted to attention-grabbing jabs like this.

One way to measure the group's decline is that you used to hear Republicans talk about how they'd like to create their own, GOP-friendly version of MoveOn.org. You don't hear that much anymore. Instead, for the last few years you've been more likely to hear about how liberals might want their own Tea Party.