Either endorse Joe Lieberman, or shut up and sit down
Steve Rabin’s “NJDC Strongly Condemns Mccain; Calls On Gop Leaders To Stand And Be Counted” says,
Today, the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) condemned Republican Senator John McCain in the strongest possible terms for saying that a candidate’s Christian faith is “an important characteristic” for a President, that he would prefer a Christian president and that the “Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation.” Additionally, NJDC called on the GOP leaders and fellow Presidential candidates to denounce McCain’s comments.
The National “Jewish” “Democratic” Council’s hatred of Christians and Christianity is well known, as demonstrated by its portrayal of Christians, Jesus, and the cross in a “This is the Enemy” context in its “Bubbie versus the GOP video.” As is usual with the NJDC’s penchant for dishonesty, it also took McCain’s statements out of context.
This is not the first time that the National Jewish Democratic Council (double oxymoron, there is very little either Jewish or Democratic about it) has grasped at the slightest excuse to smear John McCain, a decorated war veteran who was tortured for refusing to speak against his country and fellow service members as John Kerry did for free. While Ira Forman was whitewashing genuine anti-Semites and Catholic-haters at MoveOn.org, his organization took the time to falsely accuse McCain of racism for using the phrase “tar baby.” Needless to say, “tar baby” is racist in the eyes of NJDC only when used by Republicans like John McCain. It is a perfectly acceptable term to describe how the Bush Administration has gotten us bogged down in Iraq:
Well, how about that? Sanity from Washington! Except for the fact that we went and punched the tar baby (in the classic, Uncle Remus sense) three years ago, and, sadly, there’s no unsticking ourselves any time soon.
But CIA was correct in warning the White House and Pentagon that Iraq would turn into a version of Uncle Remus’ fabled tar-baby for the US, a stocky mess impossible to drop. This is precisely what is now happening. Iraq is in chaos and near-anarchy, scourged by banditry, revenge and ethnic killings, and looting. US occupation forces have so far been unable to form even a puppet regime, as was done in Afghanistan.
Only when a Republican, even a moderate to liberal one like John McCain, uses this term does it become racist according to the National Jewish Democratic Council. This is the same organization whose leader, Ira Forman, told us the following whopper:
Jewish voters should take comfort in knowing that MoveOn.org is not a haven for anti-Semitism and the organization will renounce and remove any postings of the sort. Leave it to Republicans to not allow the truth to get in the way of campaigning. Sincerely, Ira Forman Executive Director National Jewish Democratic Council
Israel has 8,000 Palestinian prisoners, Hezbollah and Hamas has 3 Israeli prisoners.
Israel is killing civilians and their children with our missiles and has never stopped stealing Palestinian land, farms, and precious aquifers.
Removing all Israeli obsessed Jews from congress would stop a lot of killing.
12 out of 14 MoveOn.org Action Forum people voted to AGREE with this
Isn’t it time to tell the American people the truth, i.e. that Jews control all the media.
8 of 8 of MoveOn.org Action Forum participants AGREE that the Jews control all the media
Right, Ira, “Jewish voters should take comfort in knowing that MoveOn.org is not a haven for anti-Semitism.” Now let’s get into what John McCain actually said as opposed to what NJDC would like us to believe he said.
But I think the number one issue people should make [in the] selection of the President of the United States is, ‘Will this person carry on in the Judeo Christian principled tradition that has made this nation the greatest experiment in the history of mankind?'”
McCain is therefore saying up front that the United States is a Judeo-Christian nation, thus underscoring the numerous beliefs that Jews and Christians have in common. The interview continues,
I would probably have to say yes, that the Constitution established the United States of America as a Christian nation. But I say that in the broadest sense. The lady that holds her lamp beside the golden door doesn’t say, “I only welcome Christians.” We welcome the poor, the tired, the huddled masses. But when they come here they know that they are in a nation founded on Christian principles.
While the U.S. Constitution does not say anything about the United States being a Christian nation (it is the Declaration of Independence that says people are endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights), we agree that the country was founded on Christian principles, with which Jewish principles happen to agree. While we could have done without McCain’s “Christian nation” statement, his elaboration on the matter–which the NJDC finds it convenient to omit from its smear job–demonstrates inclusion of Jews. He also says “Christian principles,” not “Christian theology.” This is not, however, our central point. The National Jewish Democratic Council has made its contempt for Christians very clear, as shown by its “Bubbie versus the GOP” videos, but it has yet to get behind the prominent and respected Jewish member of Congress whom its friends at MoveOn.org smeared and tried to unseat last year: Joe Lieberman of Connecticut.
To recap, here is what the National Jewish Democratic Council thinks of Christians and Christianity as a whole:
If someone put a Star of David in the indicated context, terms like “Zionist Occupied Government” would immediately come to mind, and the anti-Semitic intent would be quite obvious. The National “Jewish” “Democratic” Council seems to be saying, “Christian Occupied Government.”
Note that anti-Semites frequently use the Star of David in the context in which NJDC places the Christian Cross. If putting the Star of David in the indicated position is anti-Semitic, then putting the cross there is anti-Christian.
The NJDC portrays a Christian minister as “The Enemy.” Actually, it was the Union for Reform Judaism (think MoveOn.org with Jewish holidays) whose leader, Eric Yoffie, proclaimed that a vote for Al Gore and gun control was a vote for God.
Now that it has attacked John McCain for expressing his Christian beliefs, it is time for the NJDC to either put up (by backing Lieberman) or shut up. Neither of the current Democratic frontrunners is qualified for any position of public trust or responsibility whatsoever, noting that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both:
(1) Supported MoveOn.org’s smear of General David Petraeus. (Obama’s abstention on the Senate vote to support Petraeus was, per Obama’s own statement, a deliberate gesture of disrespect for the vote.)
(2) Posed with and endorsed the prominent racist and anti-Semite Al Sharpton, as did John Edwards (currently running in third place for the nomination).
(3) In addition, Obama has consorted with other racists (Jeremiah Wright) and anti-Semites (Allan Houston, who with a Knicks teammate blamed Jews for killing Jesus) while being effectively on the payroll of America-hater and Israel-hater George Soros. Soros and his family donated more than $60,000 to Obama’s Senate campaign.
In comparison to Clinton, Obama, and Edwards, Joe Lieberman is well known for his personal character and integrity, as well as his strength on national defense. Everyone (except for MoveOn.org, which called him “Jew Lieberman” while orchestrating his defeat in the primaries last year) respects him even if they don’t agree with his positions on various issues. As a centrist Democrat, he can appeal to the voters who usually decide the election: the ones who vote for the person and not the party. Lieberman versus Giuliani, Lieberman versus Romney, or Lieberman versus McCain would be a very interesting and refreshing contest indeed. It is therefore reasonable to call upon the National Jewish Democratic Council to either ask this prominent Jewish Democrat to enter the primary, or else stop bleating and blabbering about Republican Christians–especially since the current Democratic leaders are all on record as endorsing, affirming, consorting with, and enabling a prominent anti-Semite, and a racist hate monger in the bargain.