Senator Hatch Lashes Out at MoveOn and ‘Nutroots’

While Democrats, media, and far-left groups like MoveOn did their level best to smear the good name of Gen. David Petraeus this week, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stood up on the Senate floor to state what most right-thinking Americans have been feeling.

Speaking specifically about the disgraceful advertisement published Monday in the New York Times referring to General "Betray Us," Hatch called these "dangerous and unwarranted allegations" emanating from MoveOn and other groups like it that "are called the nutroots of our society."

How delicious.

Don Surber caught this fabulous video from C-SPAN2. Transcript of the juicy section, beginning in the final 30 seconds, follows (video available here, h/t Hot Air):

Now, anyone who has had the opportunity to meet the General, and anybody who has bothered to follow his career or his academic pursuits, knows that these are dangerous and unwarranted allegations. However, there might be a silver lining to this slander. Libel, really, because it was printed The New York Times. Now, all of America understands MoveOn.org and other groups like it are called the nutroots of our society. These people are nuts and they don't care who they hurt, they don't care who they smear they don't care who they libel. Politics is more important than anything else and power is the most important anything of all.

Bravo, Senator.

Sadly, the same can be said of most liberal media members today who will do everything in their power to advance the Democrat agenda including reporting factual inaccuracies and boycotting stories which go counter to their ideology.

What a disgrace.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.