Thursday, July 13, 2006

Charlie Wilson Needs to Cowboy-Up

I still await Charlie Wilson's decision to do the right thing and return this tainted money.

From the Chuck Blasdel campaign:

Two days after the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee released a fundraising video capitalizing on the deaths of fallen American soldiers, Charlie Wilson refuses to support the troops and denounce this politicization of tragedy.

Wilson also refuses to return more than $20,000 in campaign contributions including $5,500 in campaign contributions from DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel's PAC, $8,000 from the DCCC and a combined $7,000 from Minority Leader and San Francisco liberal Nancy Pelosi's personal campaign committee and PAC. The DCCC also spent more than $600,000 to get Wilson's name on the ballot in the wake of his embarrassing petition foul-up.

"How dare they degrade our veterans?" said Eddie Six, a Vietnam veteran living in East Liverpool. "Doing what the Democrats did was as low on the totem pole as you can go. The only glory in war is surviving. The real heroes are the ones who gave it all. They died for our way of life."

Said Pomeroy resident Dale Colburn, an Army veteran: "It seems to me that most of the people who try to prey on the military never served in the military and have no idea what combat is like. They continue to try to make gains on our military politically or financially."

"As a veteran who served in Vietnam and who has a nephew who served three tours of duty in the Middle East and other areas of the world where we're fighting the global War on Terror, I find these tactics deplorable," said Marietta resident Jean Yost. "These are the same tactics that Jane Fonda used. This is supporting the enemy who are terrorists."

National Democrats have offered no apology for their shameless use of soldier's caskets to raise political cash.

"This disturbing and disgusting display of politics dishonors the memories of those who died on September 11th and those who have died protecting America," said Blasdel Communications Director Jessica Towhey. "Charlie Wilson's refusal to give back more than $20,000 in campaign contributions and his silence regarding this shameful video speaks volumes for his character. His loyalty should be to our troops, not to liberal Democrat leaders who clearly do not support our military."

Truth be told, it has been the Democrats from the beginning who have politicized the War on Terror and they must be called to account for their political sins.

We shall not let the sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform be used to undermine the sacrifice that they have made.

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