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Friday, May 20, 2005

PA-Sen: Spectacular Hypocrisy of the GOP

Posted by Tim Tagaris

Yesterday, Atrios mentioned the MoveON standard in reference to Santorum's ridiculous comments on the floor of the Senate. In a bit of an ironic twist--From a GOP release yesterday, attacking the Democratic position of saving the filibuster:


Two Ads Comparing President Bush To Hitler Appeared On MoveOn.org’s Voter Fund Website. “One ad begins with Adolf Hitler making speeches, until a picture of President Bush appears. Another also uses Nazi and Bush images, with the tag line: ‘What were war crimes in 1945 is foreign policy in 2003.’ The videos appeared on the Web site of MoveOn.org’s Voter Fund as part of a nationwide contest for an anti-Bush television ad on which the liberal group plans to spend a considerable sum.” (Howard Kurtz, “Anti-Bush Ad Contest Includes Hitler Images,” The Washington Post, January 6, 2004)

Rick Santorum on the floor of the Senate yesterday:

"It's the equivalent of Adolf Hitler in 1942 saying, 'I'm in Paris. How dare you invade me? How dare you bomb my city? It's mine,'" Santorum said during a 30-minute statement on the Senate floor.

A few hours later, Santorum issued a statement calling his remarks "a mistake."

Just a bit of an FYI--quite ironic that the GOP release came out just shortly before Senator Santorum unacceptably compared Senate Democrats to Hitler.

Posted at 12:00 PM in Pennsylvania | Technorati


(dumpsantorum.com) I was thinking the same thing over at my blog, http://www.dumpsantorum.com - the GOP was all up in MoveOn's face about their ad. The press really got around to saying that MoveOn never made that ad, it was one of hundreds submitted as part of a contest. Unlike Senator Santorum's comments that came out of his own mouth.

In my opinion the party the wrote and passed the Patriot Act and tries to ban homosexuality shouldn't go around calling people Nazi's (you know the whole glass houses thing).

This whole filabuster thing is crazy with people going nuclear, calling other people Nazi's...it's like I'm waching an episode of 24, too bad Jack Bauer isn't a Senator - if anyone could stop the nuclear option it's him.

I'm looking for some bloggers to help me maintain the dumpsantorum.com site. If you are interested in posting a few times a week about Santorum, please shoot me an email at mike.panetta(at)dumpsantorum.com

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