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Democrats Caught Using Hurricane Katrina As A Fundraising Tool

The Associated Press catches Democrats using Hurricane Katrina as a fundraising tool...

WASHINGTON (AP/Newsday) -- A new Democratic effort to whip up indignation about the Bush administration's handling of Hurricane Katrina also tried to raise money for Democratic candidates.

Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat and the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued an appeal Thursday urging people to sign an online petition to fire the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency over his handling of the Katrina response.

After an inquiry from the Associated Press, the DSCC quickly pulled down the page and said they would donate to charity any money raised by the anti-FEMA petition.

When recipients clicked on a link to the petition [Fire the FEMA Director], the top center of the screen _ above the call to "Fire the FEMA director" _ had asked for a donation to the DSCC.

Since the headings are quickly being erased, here's what the AP reporter saw above the petition.

Now it looks like this...

Via Townhall's Mary Katharine Ham, who notes Planned Parenthood is doing the same thing...


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Comments (6)

They really know no ... (Below threshold)

They really know no limits of decency.


Seems like all they care ab... (Below threshold)

Seems like all they care about is getting elected. A South Park reference is coming...

"Follow these three simple steps to world peace:

1. Elect an all-Democrat Senate.


3. World Peace."

Wasn't it Howard Dean's DNC... (Below threshold)
Lurking Observer:

Wasn't it Howard Dean's DNC that was also trying to sell "democracy bonds" which weren't bonds but are actually donations to the Democratic Party?

Yeah, I thought so:


Aren't these those same fol... (Below threshold)
Bat One:

Aren't these those same folks who castigated the Republicans for using images of 9/11? Yeah, I thought so.

The sheer hypocrisy of the left knows no boundaries.

Not to nitpick, but Planned... (Below threshold)

Not to nitpick, but Planned Parenthood is in LA, MS, and AL providing services for those affected. There are *pregnant women* who were affected and they need OB/GYN care...not to mention that there are likely many women who lost their birth control pills and estrogen replacement medication. I'm not sure why you think it's inappropriate that Planned Parenthood is raising money for the work they're doing in the region.

As for Democrats using Katrina as a fundraiser, well...I'm definitely not a big fan of using the hurricane to anyone's advantage. Of course, I'd be surprised if Republicans aren't also using it in some way for fundraising purposes. Both parties have no shame when it comes to that sort of thing, as we saw after September 11th.

Once again, it proves that ... (Below threshold)

Once again, it proves that these whining, lying,
and unscrupulous Dems, will stoop to any and ALL LOWS, when it comes to furthering their Political
Agenda. They were the first to condemn the President, Commander in Chief, when he boarded the
naval ship, to commend our men and women in uniform....THIS, is what a Commander in Chief, should do....give thanks to our military---Unlike
Clinton, the "dodger who ran to England"...When he
was President, he was VERY disliked by our Military. BUT, when it comes to lows, the Dems wasted no time, turning a national tragedy of LA,
etc. into a "political fundraiser"....Funny how the Liberal Left/Press and Media, DON'T REPORT THIS ACTIVITY. These fools, are so transparent,
it isn't even funny. They USE everyone, and everything, to further their careers...especially
the loudmouths Schumer,Hillary Clinton,Pelosi,
Reid, Kerry and "Killer Kennedy"....They should shut up, and do the jobs their constituiants sent them to Washington to do--except...they don't have ANY Future ideas for a better nation, and remain the OBSTRUCTIONISTS THEY EVER WERE.






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