Parading suffering for political gain

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Yesterday's campaign appearance by Michael J. Fox in support of Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth made for a heart—wrenching sight. Watching two severely handicapped people — Duckworth lost both her legs in Iraq — demagogue an issue (stem sell research) for political gain made the spectacle painful still. But this, sad to say, is what the Democratic Party has been reduced to in its desperate bid to win an election.

Utterly devoid of ideas and unwilling to tell us what they truly stand for, they now seek to attract votes by parading human suffering. As if this was not bad enough, they encourage the unfortunates they so cynically exploit to spread lies about their political opponents.

By shamelessly exploiting disability, Democrats have shown that there is nothing they will not stoop to for political gain. This is a party in the throes of utter moral bankruptcy.

Vasko Kohlmayer   10 25 06

Yesterday's campaign appearance by Michael J. Fox in support of Illinois Democratic congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth made for a heart—wrenching sight. Watching two severely handicapped people — Duckworth lost both her legs in Iraq — demagogue an issue (stem sell research) for political gain made the spectacle painful still. But this, sad to say, is what the Democratic Party has been reduced to in its desperate bid to win an election.

Utterly devoid of ideas and unwilling to tell us what they truly stand for, they now seek to attract votes by parading human suffering. As if this was not bad enough, they encourage the unfortunates they so cynically exploit to spread lies about their political opponents.

By shamelessly exploiting disability, Democrats have shown that there is nothing they will not stoop to for political gain. This is a party in the throes of utter moral bankruptcy.

Vasko Kohlmayer   10 25 06