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  • RJC (mis)plays the Buchanan card

    You may recall that our own Ron Kampeas was quick to call out U.S. Rep. Robert Wexler over the Florida Democrat’s rush to pounce on what proved to be flimsy reports that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin once backed Pat Buchanan’s presidential campaign. The Republican Jewish Coalition also jumped in to defend Palin. Well, now it’s… 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 ▸

  • Can Biden and Palin be believed?

    Remember the hubbub back in April, after George Stephanopoulos asked Hillary Clinton what she would do if Iran attacked Israel and she said the Islamic Republic would be met with “massive retaliation“? Well the question – and henceforth the answer – struck me as utterly besides the point. After all, does it really matter what… 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 ▸

  • Matthews to Cohen: Hitler and Jesus are off limits

    U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) backed off likening Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential nominee, to Jesus, saying the comparison was a mistake. Cohen, who is Jewish, told the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday that Jesus, like Obama, had been a “community organizer” and that Pontius Pilate was a governor – leaving unsaid but understood… More ▸

  • Palin says it three times: She won’t “second guess” Israel

    Sarah Palin said she would not “second guess” Israel if it were to decide to strike Iran – and said it three times. “We are friends of Israel and I don’t think that we should second guess the measures Israel has to take to defend themselves and for their security,” said the Republican vice presidential… More ▸

  • Palin’s inspiration on small town values

    Sarah Palin’s love song to small town values at the Republican convention may have nauseated some urban liberals, but the delegates in St. Paul ate it up. Little noticed, however, was the inspiration for this line, quoted from an anonymous “writer”: “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty and sincerity and dignity.”… More ▸

  • Cohen accepts Jesus – as a metaphor

    Looks like U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) took the Christ talk to heart. Last month, the Memphis lawmaker trounced an opponent in the Democratic primaries after she failed to convince Cohen’s majority black constituency that he wasn’t “Christian” enough to represent them. Cohen, among the first Jewish Dems to endorse the presidential candidacy of Sen…. 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 ▸