Aaron Klein, WND.com
The wife of President Obama’s new online response team leader is a top official at Moveon.org and was the promoter of the group’s notorious attacks of Gen. David H. Petraeus.
This week the White House named its online guru, Jesse Lee, to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response.
The Huffington Post reports Lee will be responsible for responding to negative stories as Obama prepares for his reelection bid.
Last April, Lee married Nita Chaudhary, a progressive activist.
Choudhary has led MoveOn’s campaigns on the Iraq War and U.S. Constitution, as well as running the group’s fundraising program for MoveOn’s 2008 electoral effort. She is MoveOn’s campaign director for political action.
MoveOn is funded by philanthropist George Soros.
During the period Choudhary led the group’s Iraq campaign, MoveOn was behind a notorious ad accusing Petraeus of “cooking the books for the White House.” The ad also labeled him “General Betray Us.”
Choudhary stood by the Petraeus ad after it created national political controversy.
“It’s unfortunate that they’re concentrating on the headlines instead of the facts in the ad,” said Chaudhary. “We stand by every single fact [in the ad], and we challenge Boehner … and any other politician to refute those facts.”
At MoveOn, Choudhary advocated against what she called “right wing extremists.”
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