bascule Posted May 19, 2010 Share Posted May 19, 2010 The National Republican Congressional Committee has issued a statement calling Democratic Congressman John Spratt an "amnesiac": http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/05/sc-dem-nrcc-using-sly-underhanded-references-to-my-parkinsons-disease.php Andy Seré, a regional spokesman for the NRCC, sent out an e-mail statement Monday referring to "amnesiac John Spratt," whose "memory is failing him - and the congressman is failing South Carolinians as a result." The e-mail also said "Spratt can't even recall what Obamacare does," and described how he is "clumsily" attacking State Sen. Mick Mulvaney ®, who's challenging Spratt in his bid for re-election. It continued: "Now - worst of all - it seems he's completely forgotten who he works for (hint: they're the same folks who elected him)." In a response issued by Spratt, he alleges that claims of "amnesia" are actually a reference to the fact he has Parkinson's: In a statement released Tuesday in response to the NRCC's e-mail, Spratt called the talk of amnesia "beneath contempt," and a "sly, underhanded reference to the fact that I am in the early stages of Parkinson's disease." He defended his decision to run, citing his doctor's evaluation which did "not include any loss of mental capacity, and especially amnesia." Are Republicans sinking to the level of Rush Limbaugh? (who chastized Michael J. Fox and falsely alleged that Fox was faking symptoms) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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