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Republicans Attack SC Congressman — for Having Parkinson's!

Republicans want to take over Congress so badly, that they’re using an incumbent Democrat’s newly diagnosed Parkinson’s disease to attack him with.

At long last, has the “Party of NO” become the “Party of No SHAME”?

Oh, they’re SLY about it, with references about his “recent forgetfulness” and his “clumsiness.”

From Talking Points Memo:

Rep. John Spratt (D-SC), who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, has accused the National Republican Congressional Committee of trying to discredit him with “sly, underhanded” references to his condition after an NRCC spokesman sent out an e-mail calling him an “amnesiac.”

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 (R), 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).”

Now, isn’t this just as despicable as if a Republican opponent of New York Gov. Patterson, who is legally blind, sent out an ad saying that “Gov. Patterson just can’t see how he’s harming the state.  He is clearly unable to see his way clear to protect the interests of New Yorkers, deciding instead to be led around by a leash as if the Obama administration were his guide dog.  We need to stop him before he walks the entire state into a wall.”

Apparently, this level of sleaziness is nothing new for this Republican slime merchant.

For his part, Seré told Politico that the NRCC was in no way questioning Spratt’s ability to serve: “We think he’s too effective. He’s done a remarkably effective job at pushing the Obama agenda through Congress.”

As TPMDC previously reported, Seré was scrutinized in December for apparently using anti-gay innuendo to attack Tennessee House candidate Roy Herron (D).


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