I told you they would try to do it. I told you they would watch the new Bush video and squeal because they would misinterpret it and think they were being compared to Nazi’s. Not only are they stupid, but they are predictable. At any rate, here is the GOP official response, which says just about everything I have to say:
On Thursday, the campaign launched a web video titled Kerry’s Coalition of the Wild-eyed. The video featured Democrats who support John Kerry making negative and baseless attacks against the President. Interspersed in the video were segments of two ads that appeared on a website sponsored by MoveOn.org – a group campaigning for Kerry – in January.
On Friday night, John Kerry’s campaign denounced our use of these ads, and called that use “disgusting.”
The Kerry campaign says, “The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or party is simply wrong.”
We agree. These ads, like much of the hate-filled, angry rhetoric of Kerry’s coalition of the Wild-eyed, are disgusting.
– Where was John Kerry’s disgust when he hired Zack Exley – the man responsible for encouraging the production of these ads as part of a MoveOn contest – to run the Kerry campaign’s internet operation?
– Where was John Kerry’s sense of outrage when Al Gore, just yesterday afternoon, compared the Bush Administration to the Nazis saying, “The Administration works closely with a network of ‘rapid response’ digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for ‘undermining support for our troops.'”
– Where was John Kerry’s anger when Al Gore in May spoke of “Bush’s Gulag”?
– Why has John Kerry not denounced billionaire and Democrat Party donor George Soros for comparing the Bush Administration to Nazis. Soros stated, “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (‘The enemy is listening’).”
– Why has Kerry not spoken out against filmmaker Michael Moore who last October compared the Patriot Act to Mein Kampf. “The Patriot Act is the first step. ‘Mein Kampf’ – ‘Mein Kampf’ was written long before Hitler came to power.”
We created this web video to show the depths to which these Kerry supporters will sink to win in November.
Is this the Democratic Party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who reassured his countrymen we have nothing to fear but fear itself?
No. This is John Kerry’s Coalition of the Wild-eyed, who have nothing to offer but fear-mongering.
No more apologies, no more backing down to their faux outrage. The Democrats have spent the last year lying about Iraq, lying about the way we went into Iraq, calling the President stupid, calling the vice-President a crook and a war-profiteer, lying about the economy, lying about the start of the recession, lying about asbestos in the water, and so on and so on.
The Leahy-Cheney dust-up really sums it all up. The Democrats think they can say and do anything they want, and then we will be chummy with them anyway. Finally, the gloves are off.
And- Get it through your thick heads- it was you who compared Bush to Hitler- all this commercial does, as Mehlman said, is demonstrate the depths to which Kerry supporters will sink. Think about that while you ar chewing your popcorn in Fahrenheit 9/11. You lie down with dogs…
*** Update ***
Not only are they unable to understand the commercial, they are lying about it:
Dear [Name Withheld],
Yesterday, the Bush-Cheney campaign, losing any last sense of decency, placed a disgusting ad called “The Faces of John Kerry’s Democratic Party” as the main feature on its website. Bizarrely, and without explanation, the ad places Adolf Hitler among those faces.
The Bush-Cheney campaign must pull this ad off of its website. The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or party is simply wrong.
We sent you a fundraising plea earlier this morning. But when this came up, we decided it was important to show you just what we’re up against: a presidential campaign that is willing to do or say absolutely anything to win.