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  • 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 ▸

  • Now it’s the Republicans’ turn to fight smears

    After months of Jewish Democrats fighting rumors and other untrue charges about Barack Obama’s record, it’s now the Jewish Republicans’ turn to fight “smears.” The Republican Jewish Coalition has put out a lengthy “fact sheet” debunking some of the stories that have been circulating about GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, from Pat Buchanan to… 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 ▸