GOP pulls out all stops, shows love for Hillary
Last month the Republican Jewish Coalition angered co-religionists and even some fellow Republicans with a mudslingin' "push poll" that tried to plant a link in voters' brains between Barack Obama and that nefarious trio of Pat Buchanan, Iran, and Palestinians.
Now, with the election only a few days away, the GOP Jews are so desperate that they're openly showing love to Hillary Clinton in a last-minute ad campaign aimed at showing that Obama is a soul brother to Iranian crackpot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The ad (shown above) is running in the Jewish Daily Forward and probably elsewhere.
Last month's GOP gaming of Obama was less of a shock than its new campaign of praising Hillary. But it was much more devious. The Forward's Brett Lieberman reported on September 18:
If you're uncertain how such "push polls" work, the story continues with a good explanation:
On October 23, the Forward reported that angry Obama aides pulled out of any event featuring the Republican Jewish Coalition.
The Republican Jews' fanatical embrace of identity politics plays well with American Jews in Israel.
But not so much with Jews who live in the U.S. Most of whom are more liberal and moderate than the right-wing leaders of most major U.S. Jewish organizations. The Voice of America reports that the American Jewish Committee's national survey late last month showed Obama leading John McCain 57 percent to 30 percent.
That's not as strong a showing as most Democrats have made in past AJC surveys, but what do you want from me?
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