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Friday, August 11, 2006

The fear card is all they have left

Democrats assailed the Republicans Friday for e-mailing a fundraising appeal mentioning the war on terror hours after British authorities disclosed they had disrupted a plot to blow up aircraft headed to the United States.

"In the middle of a war on terror, we need to remain focused on furthering Republican ideas more than ever before," former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said in a letter that asked for donations to the
Republican National Committee .

The RNC blamed a low-level staffer for distributing the fundraising appeal, which the party said had been scheduled for release before news of the plot broke.

"Once the RNC learned of this error we ceased distribution of the e-mail," said Tracey Schmitt, a party spokeswoman.

Democrats didn't accept the explanation.

"The defeat of the London plot is a warning that we should redouble our efforts to defeat terrorism. It shouldn't be used as a political defibrillator by Republicans on electoral life support," said Phil Singer, a spokesman for the Senate Democrats' campaign committee.
Low level staffer...yeah, got'cha. I'm sure Tony Snow has a perfect explanation for his well-timed rant yesterday as well as the increasingly irrelevant Joe Lieberman with his pinheaded Rove-inspired attempt to use the terror plot in England against Ned Lamont.

Let's not forget the ultimate in shame Nancy Johnson using 9-11 for political points going as low as being a reenactment of a WTC victim funeral in her political commercial.

Ugh, I'll dig into the shamelessness of those who use fear for their own purposes later. I’m to disgusted to continue this post.