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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Note from Ken

My good friend Ken (who knows me on a first name basis) sent me an email this week. Here's what Ken had to say:
Dear William
This week, liberal Democrat Russ Feingold called on the Senate to censure the President for a program that is successfully stopping terrorists. After months of searching, Democrat leaders are finally beginning to find their agenda: take away the tools America needs to fight terror. In the last 24 hours, fringe groups like MoveOn.org and Democrat leaders from John Kerry to Harry Reid to Dick Durbin have rallied to Feingold's side, praising his grandstanding as a "catalyst" for the investigation of the President.
Weakening our national security is their agenda. Is it yours? Sign the petition to tell the Democrat leaders to stop undermining the War on Terror with cheap political stunts.
We are a nation at war. Our President has no more basic responsibility than to protect the American people and fight terrorists who want to kill us. It's one thing if a lone Senator wants our government to look the other way when an Al Qaeda terrorist contacts a sleeper cell inside the United States. It's entirely another when Democrat minority leader Harry Reid commends Feingold's censure move for "bringing [the terrorist surveillance program] to the attention of the American people."
Democrat leaders never miss an opportunity to put politics before our nation's security. And now, they would rather censure the President for doing his job than actually fight the War on Terror. It's what the MoveOn.org wing of their party wants, and now, it's their agenda - from the top of the ticket on down.
Make your voice heard. Tell Democrat leaders to stop playing politics with national security.
Sincerely,Ken Mehlman,Chairman, Republican National Committee
Thank you, Ken, for informing me.
Now if I read you right...
1. Bush needs the power to use warrantless wiretaps and any other devices he deems necessary, legal or otherwise, to secure America against the threat of terrorism. That seems to be your point and it seems to be the Republican agenda.
2. Anybody who thinks otherwise is an enemy to liberty in America.
3. After five (5) full years of the Bush presidency and four and a half years after 9/11, there are still al Qaeda sleeper cells in the United States, "when an Al Qaeda terrorist contacts a sleeper cell inside the United States."
Ken, could you repeat again who it is that is looking out for the security of our liberty because I really am confused about these points you have made.


Blogger Sarah Eliza said...

Did he intentionally call John Kerry and other democratic leaders "fringe groups" or was that a Freudian slip and a badly phrased sentence?

7:24 AM, March 22, 2006  
Blogger Bill said...

Actually I think he called moveon.org a fringe group. He was saying that fringe groups and Democrat leaders have rallied to support Feingold.
It's likely that Mehlman's point here was to identify Democrat leaders with "fringe" groups as an ad homonym attack against Feingold's Democrat supporters. But even that is a straw man argument. Moveon.org isn't the fringe of anything. It is only imagined as such by liberal-bashing Republicans.
Not that there weren't any Freudian slips in the email, though...

11:28 AM, March 22, 2006  

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