The last attempts at McCain to court the Jewish vote

One of my favorite shows is Rick Sanchez' program that comes on CNN at 3pm. He uses Facebook, Myspace, Twitter and other social networks to make it truly interactive. He had McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb on today. The topic was Senator Obama's ties to Rashid Khalidi (Columbia University professor and controversial figure with ties to the Palestinian Leadership Organization.) When asked by Rick Sanchez to name another person that Obama has ties to that is also anti-semitic the spokesman after a long pause said "I think we all know who we are talking about." See video here

I was completely shocked at this comment. He never offered a name, and left the suggestion completely open-ended that there is a possibility that Obama has ties to anti-semitic people. What makes things even more interesting is that McCain has ties to Khalidi himself! During the 1990's McCain donated money to Khalidi to study voting patterns in Palestine. I suppose in McCain's mind that doesn't count as being associated with Khalidi. The hypocrisy kills me. I guess in the last days of a campaign, its clear that the GOP is aiming to target the Jewish vote as their last semblance of hope as their campaign dwindles. The audacity of hope.

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Dan-el said…
if you think that's wild -- check out this hot document on slate: http://www.slate.com/id/2203271/entry/0/. Pennsylvania GOP sent an email to 75000 Jewish voters warning them that a vote for Obama was tantamount to endorsing "a second Holocaust."

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