Thanks to Fred Wilson for pointing out this NYT article that documents the direct mail campaign that the Republicans used in Arkansas and West Virginia – traditionally religious states.
A liberal religious group, the Interfaith Alliance, circulated a copy of the Arkansas mailing to reporters yesterday to publicize it. “What they are doing is despicable,” said Don Parker, a spokesman for the alliance. “They are playing on people’s fears and emotions.”
In an e-mail message, Christine Iverson, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee, confirmed that the party had sent the mailings.
This is divisive, deceitful, manipulative, blatantly wrong and untrue, and unfortunately par for the course for a party that can’t seem to come up with a vision going forward to dig themselves out of the largest fiscal hole in years and the quagmire in Iraq. It’s juvenile and irresponsible – which is wholly consistent with how this administration has acted for the past four years.