Skip to comments.Stimulus Request: Sanford plans to try again [challenges Obama] [RNC, RINOs are silent]
Posted on 03/16/2009 10:49:20 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
Obama rejects request to use cash to pay down debt; Dems launch attack ad.
BY YVONNE WENGER
COLUMBIA Gov. Mark Sanford will try again today to get President Barack Obama to give him money to pay down the state's debt, rather than allow $700 million in federal stimulus cash to pay for education, public safety and other government services over the next two years.
But Democrats said the two-term Republican governor already is getting what he's after: publicity.
A television advertisement by the Democratic National Committee that accuses Sanford of "playing politics" began airing on cable channels in the capital city Monday and will continue throughout the week.
Sanford wants the ad pulled. His press secretary, Joel Sawyer, said the one-page rejection letter the White House sent Monday to the governor's original request is a better way of communicating. The ad began running before the governor had received the response from the White House and breaks Obama's campaign promise to reform "politics as usual," Sawyer said.
Sanford will release details of his follow-up request today.
"In the meantime, part of a truly constructive response would be to call off the attack dogs from the DNC who are now attempting through political attack ads to determine our course of action," Sawyer said. "It's time for the president's game of good cop, bad cop to end, and therefore we again ask him to end these ads so we can engage in a productive dialogue on the merits of our request."
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It's the perfect riposte.
“President Obama, do you really believe the residents of South Carolina can't spend their own money more wisely than you can spend it?”
Do no cross Obama, or he will campaign against you!!!!!
He will sit down and talk with the Taliban, and hamas, but will nt talk with one of the Governors of the Unted States? This fact will now be seen by EVERYONE.
Obama is toast AGAIN!
He has to many Obama campaign workers now advising him t govern. STOP CAMPAIGNING OBAMA, get down and govern, or resign the office.
Obama, that fascist poggie, has SOON got to go!
A below average intelligence chimpanzee in a wheelchair could spend the money more wisely than Obama.
I’m likin’ this governor more and more every day!