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Saturday, August 12, 2006


Democrats Assail GOP Fundraising Effort

Washington (AP)---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.

Las Vegas SUN
By: Liz Sidoti/AP
August 11, 2006

"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.

***Expected terror tactics from the Republican party! How low will they go> People are starting to wonder about their sick tactics.

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.

***Yeah right! Just like they blame the low-level troops in Iraq for everything! These are very sick people. It sounds like something that they would do.

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

***You mean, once you started getting e-mails back about how appalling this tactic was, you stopped!

Democrats didn't accept the explanation.

***Good for them!

"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 Paul Singer, a spokesman for the Senate Democrats campaign committee.

The day the Britain plot was foiled, Republicans and Democrats accused the other of doing too little to deter the threat of attack.

***This is a Republican administration and a Republican Congress. "They" are the majority! Almost any legislation that came up by the Democrats, the Republicans wouldn't allow on the floor of the Senate or the House. They did everything that the Bush administration wanted them to do. They are puppets, not men and women. As late as yesterday, Bush was quietly trying to divert $6M from Homeland Security. That request was denied! Thank God! You can read that story on this blog. It was just put in today.

"We must implement the strong recommendations of the independent 9/11 commission to improve airport security screening at checkpoints," said House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, stressing one of the party's principal campaign-year promises in its drive to gain control of Congress.

***Yes, unlike the Bush administration who hasn't taken up any of their recommendations yet!

Ohio Republicans said the Democratic candidate for the Senate, Rep. Sherrod Brown, had voted against money for the very types of programs that helped the British thwart these vicious attacks."

***How about we go and look at their voting records! What else was in that legislation? They aren't telling you that though, are they?

"I don't question his patriotism, but the fact is if Sherrod Brown had his way, America would be less safe," said Bob Bennett, chairman of the Ohio Republican Party.

***Let's get back to what the article is really all about, instead of putting down the Democrats. It was about Republicans asking for money from people because they are so desperate.

Brown, who is challenging Republican Sen. Mike DeWine, mentioned the billions spent on the Iraq war and said the thwarted attacks "underscore the need to refocus our resources on fighting the war on terror."

***Yes, instead of spending all of our money on a war that can't be won at this point. Besides, going to Iraq is what caused the increase in terror across the world, mostly aimed at the American people!

The charges served as a reminder that with midterm elections less than three months away, not even an alleged attack to blow up passenger planes was off-limits to politics.

***Bush knew about this months ago. Why is he just coming out now? He could have found other ways to take precautions than not to take "any" precautions, where the suspects wouldn't have known that we knew about the plot. The Republicans knew. Why didn't they tell any Democrats? Were they hoping to get hit, just like we did on Bush's watch in 2001, where he didn't take any precautions then either?

Throughout the day, the accusations grew more heated with Republican and Democrats criticizing each othr for using the day's events for political gain.

***Instead of doing that, they should be sitting down and doing something about it. But, this was planned by the Republcans to be able to come out and say that they are good for securing the homeland. But they aren't. We've tried their product and want a replacement. It didn't work for the Republicans. That's why they got so angry! They didn't realize how many talking points the Democrats had about this situation!

To be sure, both sides are seeking political advantage on national security. Voters will choose a new Congress Nov. 7, and the polls show the public favoring Democratic control of Congress over Republicans who have been in power for a dozen years.

Additionally, recent polls have found that the Republican edge on terrorism and protecting the country has eroded over the past few months.

An Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted this week---but before news of the foiled terror plot---found that 40% approved of President Bush's performance on foreign policy and terrorism, down slightly from 44% in July. The percentage was still higher than the number of Americans who approve of his handling of Iraq, the economy and domestic issues.

The disclosure Thursday that British officials disrupted terrorists' plans to blow up aircraft heading to the U.S. gave both Republicans and Democrats an opportunity to emphasize their positions on national security---and highlight the differences facing voters.


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