From the inbox: Outraged GOP Senator Cornyn

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During his campaign last year, President Obama promised to bring a new tone to Washington. He decried partisan politics and in a speech last September said, "We have real problems in this country right now and the American people are looking to us for answers, not distractions, no diversions, not manipulations."

Yet, just weeks into his Administration the President's staff has been caught engaging in a coordinated and cynical political attack game - the very diversion and manipulation then-candidate Obama attacked the McCain campaign for last year.

The apparent goal of this strategy was to distract public attention from the Democrats' massive spending proposals by depicting Rush Limbaugh as the new face of the Republican Party.

Democrats needed the distraction -- over the course of only seven weeks of the current Congressional session, Senate Democrats have passed more spending than the previous Administration spent on Iraq, Afghanistan, and Katrina recovery combined.

According to Politico newspaper yesterday, this coordinated strategy began with "conversations and email exchanges" taking place "in and out of the White House" between former Clinton political operative James Carville, the political team at the Democrat National Committee, and White House staff. The article goes on to note that "a senior White House aide has been tasked with helping to guide the Limbaugh strategy."

This is an outrage. It appears the Obama Administration has forgotten that the salaries of White House staff are paid for by you the taxpayer. To say nothing of the fact that this story reeks of hypocrisy coming from a President who campaigned against these very cynical political tactics last fall.

President Obama owes the American people an explanation.

His staff should apologize to the American people for supporting these tactics and diverting attention to the hard work that needs to be done to get America's economy back on track.

Please join me in signing this petition and calling on the Obama White House to come clean on this matter. Join me in asking them to work with Republicans on the critical issues facing our country today. The American people deserve better than diversions and manipulations.


Senator John Cornyn
National Republican Senatorial Committee

These guys need to do much better job to get their message out. They should not be worried about being provocative or controversial as defined by the phony media. You see liberals are applauded by the partisan media when they say the stupidest things and offend the entire nation as Mr. Holder did in calling us "Nation of Cowards". Media propagandists told us he needed to get our attention to this "important" issue of race relations so he used these words. When Rush Limbaugh said he hopes Obama fails because his policies will destroy this nation if successful, there were no media apologists lecturing us about the thought provoking nature of his statement. Instead they wanted to hush Rush. They claimed he was attacking the first black president in a personal way and challenged Republicans to speak out against Rush.

This is the reality Republicans are operating in. The best way to handle it is not to cower and be quiet. Go out and say what you think. Go on the networks and challenge the media propagandists premise of attacking you and your party; do not answer the false attacks; speak directly to the audience and get your message out. That is the only way to expose Obama's trickery to a wider audience.