It’s one thing to note that the national Republican Party exploited the tragedy of 9/11 both for partisan political gain and to justify a horrendously misguided foreign policy, but it’s another thing entirely to see Montana Republicans doing the same thing on the tenth anniversary of one of the most terrible days in American history.
The only words that come to mind when I see this flyer from the Montana GOP and Lewis and Clark Republican Women are “tasteless” and frankly, “despicable.
Up in the Flathead, their Republican women are hosting an event “produced” by retired Major General Paul Vallely, an Obama birther and supporter of torture.
Having watched the moving reading of the names at the World Trade Center memorial site today, it’s even more difficult to imagine how anyone could find events like these appropriate.
If you have the time, I’d say it’s appropriate to fire off a quick, polite e-mail to the Montana Republican Party, just to let them know that you don’t appreciate exploiting innocent victims of terrorism. You might also consider asking Steve Daines, Rick Hill, and the other entirely insignificant Republican officials in attendance if they feel comfortable fundraising this way.