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Empty Wig, empty GOP coffers

My completely useless senator, Liddy “Sugar Lips” Dole, is tanking in her role as the head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. All the air-kissing and southern belle “charm” in the world isn’t helping rake in the buxxx for her party. Traditionally, the dark side has a bigger war chest, but the Empty Wig is faltering big time — the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has raised $37.7 million, compared to the GOP’s lame $19.9 million.

She’s been a disaster for them – witness the NRSC’s ‘mandatory’ survey debacle or the inability to find a sane candidate to unseat Florida Senator Bill Nelson — the GOP has the self-destructing Katherine Harris up.

It’s no wonder she’s had no luck bringing home the bacon when she sends out mailings like this one that landed in my inbox last week:

We all know Washington Democrats are desperate to take control of Congress, and over the past few months we’ve seen them do some pretty outrageous things to achieve that goal. But in all my years in public service, I have never been more offended and outraged than by their latest campaign-season scheme.

Wednesday, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent an e-mail fundraising plea to their supporters containing a video. That video featured images of flag-draped coffins containing the remains of fallen American soldiers, an image of a helmet perched atop a rifle stuck in the ground (a symbol for deceased soldiers), and a cryptic, yet unmistakable reference to September 11th. The despicable and deplorable use of our fallen men and women in uniform to raise money for a political campaign is beyond the boundaries of taste and credible discourse.

It is shocking that the Democrat leadership would think using deceased soldiers to raise money for their campaigns is acceptable. Their choice of images displays either a complete disconnect with reality, or worse, a disregard for the honor and memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

The GOP has no business talking about the exploitation of the military for political gain. Dole’s breathless “outrage” is about as convincing as George Bush’s ability to lead.

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Pam Spaulding

Pam Spaulding