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  • RJC: Hastings and Cohen “offensive”

    The Republican Jewish Coalition is responding quickly to Rep. Alcee Hastings’ (D-Fla.) comment that “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks” at Wednesday’s National Jewish Democratic Council conference. It calls that remark and Rep. Steve Cohen’s comment that Jesus was “a great Democrat” inappropriate… More ▸

  • Bill Clinton taking the High Holidays off

    Why hasn’t Bill Clinton started his campaigning for Barack Obama yet? Apparently, he wants to wait until after the High Holidays. Politico has the details, from an interview with Larry King scheduled to air tonight. “Senator Obama also has a big stake in doing well in the Jewish community in Florida, where Hillary did very… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: A new addition to the oneg Shabbat this week in Fla.

    A South Florida synagogue will be watching Friday night’s debate together after Shabbat services, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Yoav Sivan, in the Jerusalem Post, believes John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as his running mate makes the Obama-Biden ticket “the natural ticket” for American Jews. The St. Petersburg Times finds Jewish voters in South Florida… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Republicans mad over Palin rally disinvite

    At Commentary’s blog, David Hazony says the Conference of Presidents’ revovcation of their Iran rally invitation to Sarah Palin “publicly humiliated” the VP nominee, while Jennifer Rubin writes “we haven’t heard the end of this story. Jim Geraghty of the National Review believes Democrats are “exerting more effort in opposing Palin than Ahmadinejad.” Georgetown University’s… More ▸

  • Jewish push polling?

    Some Jewish voters claim they have been the target of anti-Obama push polling aimed at Members of the Tribe, according to the folks operating the new pro-Obama Web site: JewsVote.org. The Associated Press reported incidents in Florida and Pittsburgh: Jewish voters in Florida and at least one other state are being targeted by a telephone… More ▸

  • Political Tidbits: Everyone is still talking about Sarah Palin

    The Washington Post editorial page says Palin’s refusal, in her ABC interview, to “second guess” Israel about a potential Iran strike leaves a big question unanswered – would she permit Israeli forces to fly through U.S.-controlled airspace to make such an attack? MSNBC’s Chris Matthews didn’t like Palin’s “second guess” answer, but was he reporting… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Is Palin pushing Jews toward the Dems?

    The Jerusalem Post speaks to a couple Florida Democrats who say John McCain’s selection of VP nominee Sarah Palin helped push them into the Obama camp. Georgetown University’s Jacques Berlinerblau, writing on the Washington Post’s On Faith blog, asks and answers a number of questions about the Sarah Palin pick’s possible effect on the Jewish… More ▸

  • Florida Jewish Republican: Scaring Jews about Palin won’t work

    The Obama campaign announced a major new effort to court Florida Jewish voters this week, as we reported yesterday. A top Florida Jewish Republican has responded, arguing that contrary to the belief of many pundits, Sarah Palin will help the GOP with Jews because Democratic attacks on her will backfire. According to Politico, Florida House… More ▸