The MoveOn.org Political Action ad blames a banking deregulation bill sponsored by former Sen. Phil Gramm, a friend and one-time adviser to McCain's campaign. It claims the bill "stripped safeguards that would have protected us."
That claim is bunk. When we contacted MoveOn.org spokesman Trevor Fitzgibbons to ask just what "safeguards" the ad was talking about, he came up with not one single example. The only support offered for the ad's claim is one line in one newspaper article that reported the bill "is now being blamed" for the crisis, without saying who is doing the blaming or on what grounds.
They are a despicable group that only cares about one thing - making sure the Democratic candidate wins. The truth doesn't matter to them at all. It's pathetic. They offer free Obama stuff, but I won't take it because I refuse to display or wear anything with their logo on it. We recently got a car magnet that we did not realize had their logo on it. I think the only way I can stomach having it on my car is if I cross out their name.