14 March 2004

I couldn't believe that the Republican Party would sink this low, to exploit and capitalize on the misery and loss of families

Listening to KTAR Jay Lawrence this evening, I heard again, the falsehood repeated about Peaceful Tomorrows, the advocacy organization founded by family members of September 11th victims that called for the Bush campaign to end its campaign ads featuring WTC 9/11 imagery. Media flacks continue to perpetrate this lie but the truth is this the organization receives no funding from the Heinz or Kerry families:
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows has never received funding from the Howard Heinz Endowment, the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, Teresa Heinz Kerry or John Kerry.

Peaceful Tomorrows has no connection with the Heinz or Kerry families through Tides Foundation, the Tides Center or any other entity.

The vulgar Limbaugh pounced on this group, running with the original flawed reporting, with no concern for the facts, as his typical for him.

As I say, we've now learned all the organizational effort that's going on behind this and these people are indeed aligned with the Democratic Party, and it's just… I do not know this kind of hatred; I don't know this kind of venom; I don't harbor it; I never have; I don't know what it's like to be governed by this kind of rage, and I don't know what life must be like when it is. I cannot relate. I cannot relate to being obsessed with rage and hatred. I can relate to being obsessed with love and infatuation, but I cannot relate to being obsessed with all this hatred.

No, Rush, you are the hate monger disseminating lies and disinformation. And shame on the other media outlets for propagating these Republican campaign dirty trick shenanigans.


The way Bush handled 9/11 was a shining moment of his Presidency. You can't talk about the Bush administration without talking about 9/11.

The bottom line is that Bush is serious about fighting terrorism, you are not. If we elect John Kerry the war on terrorism will go back to police actions and arrest. We are finished with that. We have to go after the very governments that harbor and support them.

We should run an ad detailing how Clinton fumbled in the war on terror, how he let Osama continue to get away with murder. Then show a picture of the bodies being taken away from the smoldering World Trade Center. In big red letters across the screen it should say "IT'S JUST NOT SAFE TO VOTE DEMOCRAT".