Well, this isn’t going so well for the progressive MoveOn.org folks.
A petition started by the “People of NYC,” at the time of this post, has 54,412 signatures calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign after the execution-style murder of two NYPD officers Saturday night. And you can see from these tweets how fast the petition has grown in the past 24 hours:
For comparison purposes, a petition calling for Police Benevolent Association president Patrick Lynch to step down for his comment suggesting that Mayor de Blasio had “blood on his hands” from the deaths of the two officers. This petition has 133 signatures:
MoveOn.org has since decided it will no long promote the de Blasio petition because it conflicts with its member’s views:
MoveOn volunteers reviewed this petition and determined that it either may not reflect MoveOn members’ progressive values, or that MoveOn members may disagree about whether to support this petition. MoveOn will not promote the petition beyond hosting it on our site. Click here if you think MoveOn should support this petition.
Oh, well. Let’s see if the Lynch petition can catch up!