two paulbots.Iowa GOP to Obama: Heartland doesnt want war with Syria
August 30, 2013
In a highly unusual move, Iowas two top Republican party officials are publicly urging President Obama not to go ahead with plans to bomb Syria.
We oppose your beginning another war by bombing Syria, Iowa GOP Chairman A.J. Spiker and party Co-chairman David Fischer wrote Mr. Obama in a letter obtained by The Washington Times.
As fathers, we believe our childrens lives are worth far more than the price youll pay for admitting youre wrong when it comes to dragging us into war in Syria, Mr. Spiker and Mr. Fischer wrote.
Mr. Obama has said he considering ordering the U.S. bombing of selected sites in Syria after U.S. intelligence officials concluded Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons on civilians in Syria in a suburb of Damascus earlier this month.
We believe the prosperity of Americas next generation is worth more than profits for defense contractors and the bump in the polls you and your fellow politicians may receive from portraying yourselves as wartime leaders, the two men wrote.
"I was disappointed to discover that three members of the state partys Central Committee are serving in leadership on Ron Pauls exploratory committee, and furthermore allowing press releases to be published highlighting the fact. The message this sends to Iowa Republicans seems inappropriate, as it may appear that the party is already endorsing Paul before the caucus.
Perhaps we might believe that since Messrs. Ivers, Fischer and Spiker were already known to be supporters of Paul when they were elected to the Central Committee that there is no reason for concern. However, I think it is unlikely that delegates, who deservedly have a high regard for each of these committee members, thought that they would see the partys representative leadership team portrayed so visibly promoting a particular candidate."
"Donors to the Iowa GOP (remember them, Paulbots?) wont and have not given to a party that is in the tank for one particular candidate regardless of who the candidate may be, but even more so when the candidate in question is not even a Republican to begin with"