Last gasp Bush uses Ground Zero dead for campaign
Bush is mailing this to voters in Pennsylvania
In final hours, Bush mailings display images of burning World Trade Center
By John Byrne | RAW STORY Editor
In a last ditch bid to win Pennsylvania’s electoral votes, where Democratic Sen. John Kerry is leading is most polls, President George W. Bush has engaged in mailings which contain myriad graphic images of the burning World Trade Center on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
The ad is three-fold. RAW STORY has acquired scans of two and a half pages.
On the front side, the ad asks in red print, “How Can John Kerry Lead America In A Time of War?” It adds three subsequent lines, “Kerry: Changing Positions,” “Kerry: Cutting Defense” and “Kerry: Slashing Intelligence.”
Following that, there are nine images of the front pages of Sept. 12, 2001 newspapers (shown below), all of which display the smoking towers of the World Trade Center before they collapsed, killing some 2,600 people. One includes the approach of the plane.
While the Bush-Cheney campaign has routinely used 9/11 as a keystone of their campaign, these are the first print advertisements this site is aware of which actually display multiple images of the burning twin towers. The ad states that it was paid for by the Republican National Committee, with the approval of Bush-Cheney ‘04.
The second side blames Kerry for “slashing intelligence,” though it neglects to note that the CIA did not believe there was a solid case for war. President Bush took America to war over the CIA’s objection, leaving it unclear what the relevance of Kerry’s alleged “slashing intelligence” means in this election.
The third side details the programs Kerry allegedly voted “to cut.” These programs were part of broad Defense Department packages, which Kerry is believed to have voted against in protest of excessive Pentagon spending .
Thank you for doing this. Thank you for showing your true face and letting Americans know what you would do to be reelected. If you think a miniseries is bad....wow. Kinda like the postcards of burning buildings Jen and I saw one evening down by Ground Zero. Beyond bad taste.
This is the kind of thing which makes you hate.
I would hope the readers of this blog in America's newsrooms would call the RNC and ask them if explain how they can use the deaths of 3,000 Americans for political gain. I was unaware that the tragedy which befell my city on that day was fodder for Bush's reelection.
On the bright side, the campaign that is so desperate to use this cannot be winning.
They are losing and playing their last card.
Make them answer for this:
Phone them, e-mail them.
Republican National Committee
310 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Office of the Chairman
Ed Gillespie, Chairman
Maria Cino, Deputy Chairman
Republican State Committee of Pennsylvania
112 State Street
State Chairman : Mr. Alan P. Novak
If you live in Pennsylvania, call your local TV station and newspaper and ask them have they seen this flyer.
I though the banning the Bible flyer was low, this is U Boat low.
posted by Steve @ 1:52:00 PM