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  • RJC asks if you’re “concerned about Barack Obama”

    “Concerned about Barack Obama? You should be.” That’s the tagline for a new ad campaign just unveiled by the Republican Jewish Coalition. The word “naive” is a common theme of the two ads, which started running in Jewish newspapers last week. One calls the Democrat’s foreign policy “weak and naive,” while the other calls his… More ▸

  • Palin energizes Jewish Dems too?

    John McCain’s selection of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate has ignited enthusiasm among Republicans. The National Jewish Democratic Council believes it has also energized Jewish Democrats – to work even harder to ensure she doesn’t become vice president. The organization is using the Palin pick to raise money, callling the selection “bizarre”… More ▸

  • Lieberman won’t be lunching with Dems for a while

    The fallout from Sen. Joe Lieberman’s (I-Conn.) speech at the Republican National Convention continues back in Washington. Not only is there talk that the former Democratic vice presidential nominee might lose his chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee, but now Lieberman has decided that he shouldnt be attending the weekly Democratic caucues or the biweekly… More ▸

  • Koch: Obama is my guy — Palin is scary

    Back in June, as the New York Observer reported, Ed Koch was holding out on whether to endorse Barack Obama. Well, now the former Big Apple mayor – a Democrat who has endorsed Republicans, including President Bush in 2004 – is on board (see full endorsement below). What changed? Apparently, according to Politico, Koch is… More ▸

  • Political tidbits: Schumer says Jews don’t care if Palin eats moose meat

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) campaigned for Barack Obama in South Florida on Sunday, reports the Palm Beach Post, and quotes him as saying Jews there aren’t impressed that Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin eats “moose meat.” Schumer also called slammed false rumors about Obama as “shmutz,” according to the Sun-Sentinel. The Obama campaign is expanding… More ▸

  • Iran. Iran. Iran. Iran. And that’s it.

    No Israel meat on the last night of the Republican Party’s convention in St. Paul. The candidate, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and three of his senatorial acolytes each devoted a line to Iran’s nuclear threat – and that’s it. Rudy Giuliani, the former New York mayor, got in his Israel licks Wednesday night, but overall,… More ▸

  • From Ak. to Fla., heritage across the USA

    Over at Politico, the prodigious Ben Smith wonders if the “Christian Heritage Week” Alaska Gov. (and John McCain’s Veep pick) Sarah Palin signed into law will make Jews nervous. Dunno, but it’d be a hard case for the Democrats to make, considering how one of their top Jewish surrogates, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.),… More ▸

  • NRA Jewess: Palin’s gonna get ya!

    First Linda Lingle, Hawaii’s Jewish Republican governor, came to the defense of Sarah Palin. And now Sandra Froman – the only Jew and only the second woman to serve as president of the NRA – has the GOP running mate’s back, in an op-ed that she’s sent out via e-mail. Our favorite line: “In addition,… More ▸

  • Attacking Obama for having the same position as McCain

    After hearing the charge three times in the last 36 hours, it is obvious that attacking Barack Obama for “flip-flopping” on the issue of Jerusalem is going to be a major talking point for Republicans in the Jewish community this fall. But there’s one huge problem with it. While even Obama has acknowledged that, at… More ▸

  • At RNC, foreign policy on stage, and in the margins

    Not a lot of foreign policy in Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s vice-presidential acceptance speech on Wednesday night at the Republican Party convention in St. Paul, but what little there was nodded to pro-Israel concerns about her thin resume. (Palin met with officials of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Tuesday.) Lots of red meat… More ▸