“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.
“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.”
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.
The NewYorkPost* 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.