When Did You Stop Beating Your Wife?

“He has a chance at his confirmation hearing to show that he is not what he appears to be, which is frankly an anti-Semite. It’s not just being anti-Israel. He’s got a problem with what he calls ‘the Jews,’ the Jewish lobby. I think if  If he can’t satisfy people that he is not in fact bigoted against Jews, he certainly should not be confirmed…. ”

Elliott Abrams attacking Chuck Hagel on NPR

I really think this whole thing is going to backfire, especially on that moron Bill Kristol, who is responsible for the B. S. at ChuckHagel.com.


Quote of the Day

“I know Romney doesn’t believe a word he’s saying on foreign policy and that it’s all aimed at ginning up votes:  there’s some China-bashing to help in the Midwest, some Arab-bashing to win over the Jews, some Russia-bashing (‘our No. 1 geopolitical foe’) to bring in the Polish vote, plus a dash of testosterone to keep the neocons off his back.”

Thomas L. Friedman, “It’s Mitt’s World,” NYT

Too Stupid to Live

West Virginia GOP Senate candidate John Raese is campaigning against anti-smoking laws.  He claims that his having to put No Smoking signs up in his buildings is just like Hitler making Jews wear Stars of David:

“Remember, Hitler used to put Star of David on everybody’s lapel, remember that?  Same thing.”

In this guy’s defense, it is West Virginia, so I assume his parents are also siblings.

Pre-emptive strike on Right Wingers leaving “shocked, shocked” comments — your guy Dick Cheney made a West Virginia incest joke back in 2008.

Mitt Wants to Starve Old Jewish People

The New York Post* is reporting that in 2003, when he was governor of Massachusetts, Mitt vetoed funds for kosher meals for Jewish nursing home residents. 

Newt Gingrich has picked up this matzoh ball and is running with it in Florida, where it is not exactly “kosher” for a candidate to be seen as anti-Semitic.

Newt supporter and Brooklyn state assemblyman Dov Hikind is outraged at the “Let Them Eat Pork” veto, noting that “If you’re kosher, you’re not eating anything else,” so Mitt in effect was telling those Jews to starve to death.

* “Romney rapped for kosher cut,” by Geoff Earle

Jews Like Mormons? Who Knew?

A new Florida Rasmussen poll of likely GOP primary voters shows Mitt the Vulture flying ahead of his competition with 41%.  “Comrade” Newt has 19%, closely followed by “Frothy” Santorum at 15%.

Ron Paul’s at 9%, Huntsman’s at 5%, and poor “Oops” Perry is at just 2%.

79% expect Mittens to be the nominee.