Eat At Joes

Just a regular Joe who is angry that the USA, the country he loves, is being corrupted and damaged from within and trying to tell his fellow Americans the other half of the story that they don’t get on the TV News.

Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Thursday, April 07, 2005


For weeks now Rush Limbaugh and other Republican Pundits have been insisting that the Memo to Republicans in Congress stating that they were GOING TO USE THE TERRI SCHIAVO CASE TO GET VOTES IN THE 2006 MID-TERM ELECTIONS was a fake. Something dreamed up by Democrats. Well, REPUBLICAN US SENATOR MEL MARTINEZ HAS FINALLY ADMITTED THAT HIS OFFICE WROTE THE MEMO. Once again proving that Rush Limbaugh is a liar, and a shill for the Republican Party, but people with more than two brain cells to rub together already knew that. I doubt Rush will bother to tell his listeners that the statement he has been making for weeks is a complete lie. I’d put the odds at just below a snowball’s chance in Hell. Here is an article in which Republican US Senator Mel Martinez admits to the deed. Martinez was a member of George W. Bush’s cabinet as Secretary of HUD during Bush's first term before coming to the senate this year and is now the point man for the Terri Schiavo case for the Republican Party. Of course he tries to blame it on an underling, and claims that he knew nothing about it. Yeah, right. The official legal council of a US Senator sends a memo to every Republican Senator in the US Senate and the Senator (who is the GOP’s point man on the Schiavo issue) he works for doesn’t even know about it. It turns out that it was Martinez who was handing out the copies of the memo to Republican Senators. Martinez said he had not read the memo, but accidentally gave it to a Democratic Senator by mistake. Okay, the GOP’s point man on the Terri Schiavo issue’s staff writes a memo on how the Republicans are going to use the Terri Schiavo issue to woo conservative Christians to vote in greater numbers for Republicans in the 2006 Mid-Term elections. He’s handing it out to Republican Senators without even reading it first. He accidentally hands a copy to a Democrat with some other papers he’s giving him. He later claims that he didn’t know where the memo came from. He also claims that he never read it. Now let me see if I got this straight: the Republican’s point man for the Terri Schiavo Case is handing these memos he never read and didn't know where they came from to only Republican Senators (until he screws up). If you believe that I got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.

Here are what the Republicans have been falsely telling America about this memo:

"Last week a memo surfaced, reportedly written by the Republican members of Congress explaining how to make hay with the Terri Schiavo case, the Talking Points Memo, Ah, I think within a week or two it will become clear that that memo was a forgery, possibly written by Democrats on the hill in an effort to discredit Republicans.
-- Tucker Carlson

"...the issue "stinks of a news fabrication similar to the one that engulfed CBS anchorman Dan Rather during the 2004 presidential campaign, after he reported that President Bush did not fulfill his duties while in the National Guard, citing documents that CBS later admitted could not be authenticated. I've never seen it, and nobody ever gave it to me. As far as I'm concerned, it is an invention of the press."
-- Republican Sen. Robert Bennett

"The only basis for blaming Republicans was the unsubstantiated allegation that the memo was spread among Republican senators. Yet no senator stepped forward and said, 'Yes, I got that memo.' Now consider what would have happened if a damning memo had been distributed to Democratic senators, saying the Schiavo issue could be used politically against Republicans. Would anyone in the mainstream media have jumped on it? I doubt it.
-- Fred Barnes, Washington Times (owned by Reverend Moon)

Closer examination by The American Spectator, talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, The Weekly Standard, and Accuracy in Media (AIM) indicates that the memo is a fraud – a political dirty trick, if you will, specifically aimed at causing public revulsion at Republicans.

"Supposed GOP Schiavo Memo Forged by Democrats"
-- Rush Limbaugh

All of the above reports by Republicans have been proved false by Republican Senator Martinez' admission. What does that tell you America?


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