Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Republicans using government resources to attack Kerry

A House Resource Committee web page on the Congressional servers is being used for campaign attacks against Kerry. This is an outrageous misappropriation of the people's tax dollars.

Perhaps the most pitiful thing is that Republican members of the Committee blame the terrible toll of job outsourcing on Kerry! What? It's absurd, but there it is. The allies of Bush call the loss of jobs due to outsourcing a terrible thing (though Bush thinks it's great), and bemoan rising energy prices (though they control the Congress, and the very committee that should be dealing with the issue is blaming Kerry!). It is downright farsical.

And could be downright illegal. The government is not allowed to use government resources for lobbying the public. This press release is not news, it's an attack ad. At the end it even quotes a transcript from a Kerry press interview, suggesting a Kerry flip-flop. That is nearly the sine qua non of contrast advertising.

Write your Congressmen. Time for yet ANOTHER investigation of Republicans who think they are above the law. It is getting to be almost a daily occurance, isn't it? Perhaps Congressional Dems should just install a GOP corruption hot-line phone bank to make reporting all these shenanigans easier.

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