2008 Obama Campaign Calls the Washington Republican Party “Beyond Sad”
posted by July 17 at 18:10 PMon
With our economy in shambles, our nation at war and our challenges mounting by the day, it is beyond sad that the Republican Party of Washington would spend its time launching shameful attacks on the wife of a candidate–attacks our current First Lady Laura Bush has decried. Michelle Obama has lived the American Dream, and it’s love of country that leads Michelle and Barack to make this race. But how does it strengthen our country to pollute our politics with false and mean-spirited attacks? John McCain promised us better. It’s up to him to curb these tactics, or take responsibility for them.
Meanwhile, Ben Smith sees, in the RNC’s non-condemnation of the ad (which was modeled after a Tennessee Republican Party ad that the RNC did condemn), a signal that “attacks on Michelle’s patriotism are now fair game.”