You know the Left has reached a new level of desperation when it begins to attack as candidate’s religious beliefs. Such is the case for Democrats and their supporters in the 30th Legislative District’s race for State Senate.
An anonymous website attacking GOP State Senate candidate Mark Miloscia crossed the line into pure bigotry with its latest attack. The website attacks Miloscia for his Catholic faith, portraying him in an anti-Catholic caricature complete with a confederate flag suitcase, accusing him of representing “the people of the Vatican” and not “the people of Federal Way.”
Shari Song, Miloscia’s Democrat opponent and beneficiary of the bigoted attack, issued a lukewarm response to the attack via Facebook, writing,
“I respect Mark Miloscia’s religion and I certainly don’t condone ANY of my supporters making attacks on that basis. I understand one of my supporters may have crossed the line of what is appropriate in that regard, and I’ve asked them to stop. This campaign should be about the issues, not personal attacks.”
Surely Song could have done better. Notice that she believes one of her supporters “may” have crossed the line. She evidently does not believe that such anti-Catholic bigotry “did” cross the line, only that it “may” have done so. Additionally, Song knows who initiated the disgusting attack, because her campaign manager told the News Tribune that “Song had no idea the website existed but thinks she knows who created it and has asked the person to take it down.”
Song and her campaign manager might be the only people with knowledge of who is behind the attack—organization or person—because the website does not disclose donor details. The website states that its costs are “below minimum public disclosure requirements.”
Of course, the anonymity of the website begs the question of how Song and her campaign manager know who launched the website attack. The response of both the candidate and campaign manager confirm that Song’s campaign is associated with the bigoted attacker—a fact that more than just a little concerning.
Another fact that is more than just a little concerning is the relative lack of media attention the blatant anti-Catholic attack has generated in local news outlets. With the exception of the News Tribune, no local news outlet has covered the story. The story did, however, make the news in the United Kingdom. The Telegraph called the attack an “extraordinary cartoon” that “reflects lingering bigotry” and “expresses more than just ideological inflexibility.” Interpreting her Facebook response, the Telegraph points out that Song’s “statement implies that the author of the ad is indeed a supporter of the Democrat candidate and that the Democrat campaign is in contact with them. So, yeah, the ad is probably legit.”
Finally, Democrats who profess the Catholic faith are noticeably silent on the bigoted attack. We await the public condemnation of this attack by any Democrat leader in Washington State.
The attack is no longer posted on the website. But, a screen shot lives forever.