Oh the beautiful irony…
Kerry Spokesperson Calls on Bush to Apologize for Using Images of Hitler on Website
June 25, 2004
For Immediate Release
Kerry campaign spokesperson Phil Singer issued the following statement in response to the Internet ad on George Bush’s website featuring images of Adolph Hitler:
ï¿½The fact that George Bush thinks itï¿½s appropriate to use images of Adolf Hitler in his campaign raises serious questions about his fitness to spend another four years in the White House. Adolf Hitler slaughtered millions of innocent people and has no place in a campaign that is supposed to be about the future and hope of this nation. The Presidentï¿½s use of these images during a month that evoked the memory of World War II is remarkably insensitive to the sacrifices of the millions of people who lost their lives during Hitlerï¿½s reign of terror.
ï¿½The Bush Campaign should immediately remove these hateful images from its website and apologize for using them. The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or party is simply wrong.ï¿½ >source
The images they are referring to are in the video linked below - a video which is SOLELY comprised of snips from various DEMOCRAT ads against George W. Bush. So John Kerry is calling on Bush to stop using images created and used by KERRY’S OWN PARTY.
I’ve also seen the criticism over about the RNC’s use of this ad. They’re claiming it’s ok that Moveon.org hosted the Hitler ad because it “wasn’t selected for use on television.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the Internet have a wider audience than American television?
If Kerry objects to the use of such ads in political campaigns, where was John Kerry’s disgust when he hired Zack Exley - the man responsible for encouraging the production of these ads as part of a MoveOn contest - to run the Kerry campaign’s internet operation?
Where was John Kerry’s sense of outrage when Al Gore compared the Bush Administration to the Nazis saying, “The Administration works closely with a network of ‘rapid response’ digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for ‘undermining support for our troops.’”
Where was John Kerry’s anger when Al Gore in May spoke of “Bush’s Gulag”?
Why has John Kerry not denounced billionaire and Democrat Party donor George Soros for comparing the Bush Administration to Nazis. Soros stated, “When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit (’The enemy is listening’).”
Why has Kerry not spoken out against filmmaker Michael Moore who last October compared the Patriot Act to Mein Kampf. “The Patriot Act is the first step. ‘Mein Kampf’ - ‘Mein Kampf’ was written long before Hitler came to power.”
You gotta love the irony.