If you are the sort of person inclined to give moveon.org money to help finance commercials against Bush’s corporately subsidized campaign donors but haven’t previously donated any money to them, this is a good week to do it. Moveon.org has a $20 matching grant against any $20 donation from a new donor.
The content of the ads is along these lines:
The ads are a seasonal and humorous dig at the out-of-control corporate subsidies to Bush’s campaign donors that can be found in this week’s Omnibus spending bill. Featuring President Bush as a sort of big-donor Santa Claus, the ads point out that while Halliburton and big pharmaceutical companies and the media conglomerates clearly made Bush’s Christmas list, the American people didn’t.
“It’s called the Omnibus,” the print ad starts. “No, it’s not Santa’s sleigh, but it is laden with presents. It’s coming to Washington, DC this week. And you better believe the Bush Administration’s best friends have front row seats.” Then it details the giveaways in the bill. Our TV ad concludes: “Yes, big contributors, there is a Santa Claus. But he’s not at the North Pole. He’s in the White House.”