As the Democratic Party continues its slide into disrepute, there doesn’t seem to be any bottom in sight. Here is the latest smear from the Dems: candidate Coleen Rowley has published a despicable slander of my own Congressman and friend, John Kline, depicting him as a Nazi. Click to enlarge:
In a sane world, the pathetic Ms. Rowley would be forced to resign from the race in humiliation. That won’t happen, however, as this kind of ridiculous smear is exactly what the Democratic Party is looking for in its candidates. The more outrageous, the better.
Here is Congressman Kline’s response to Rowley’s smear:
Dear Mrs. Rowley,
It has come to my attention that you have placed on your campaign website a doctored photo of me in which my military uniform has been replaced by a Nazi uniform. I demand that you immediately remove from your website that outrageous and disgusting insult to me, my family, and every man and woman who has ever worn a military uniform in defense of our country.
No one knows better than I the rough-and-tumble of a political campaign, but we owe it to the voters not to cross the line of civility, respect and common decency. With regard to each of these, you have clearly crossed the line by portraying me as a Nazi.
I demand a personal apology from you, as well as an apology to every veteran.
Your attempts to smear my good name and 25 years of honorable service in the United States Marine Corps by equating me to a Nazi shows a lack of perspective, a lack of seriousness, and a lack of good judgment. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Member of Congress – Minnesota’s 2nd District.
Don’t hold your breath. Far from being ashamed, my guess is that Rowley’s Nazi slur will increase her fundraising from the Democratic faithful.
UPDATE: Rowley now says that she intends to apologize to Congressman Kline for depicting him as a Nazi on her campaign website. Interestingly, Rowley admits that she personally approved the use of the photoshopped picture of Kline. She says that “This was a Nazi uniform and I didn’t grasp that impact,” which is a little hard to fathom. If Rowley really doesn’t understand the impact of depicting a Congressman and 25-year Marine Corps veteran in a Nazi uniform, she is not ready for prime time, to put it mildly. Rowley now says the photoshopped image was “in bad taste,” but on her official site, rather than distancing herself from the outrageous photo, she writes: “I support this excellent blog written by one of our best volunteers!”
THE LAST WORD: Ms. Rowley has now apologized on her web site. Most of the comments are not very forgiving.