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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:41 AM
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Neocons attack Obama - The Nation

During the past few months a small group of neoconservative Jews, many of whom hold key positions in the world of official Jewish institutions, have been working to undermine the presidential candidacy of Barack Obama with a series of carefully planted character assassinations and deliberately misleading innuendo. more http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080324/alterman
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 11:45 AM
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1. Sure, they'd prefer Clinton or McCain, as AIPAC *OWNS* their asses.
Obama is less predictable to them.
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 12:12 PM
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2. Yep...Where Do Ya Think The Farakhan and Whisper Campaign Is Coming From...
Sadly I've heard it from acquaintances (definitely not friends) at our synagogue. It's the race card that was played against Jesse Jackson and has followed every black leader ever since. Some of the most racist people I've met have been Jewish and a shame. Some of it is vested in the divide and conquer attitudes of the "majority" that claims to embrace the "melting pot" by pitting one minority against another.

I'm certain much of the whisper campaign about Obama being a "Muslim" and the other attacks on his religion and race are designed to rattle the Jewish community who see a black as a greater boogieman (literally) than the Hagees and Armageddon nuts. It's selling out...bashing one minority to feel included in the "majority". It was a mindset that Jews in 1920s Germany felt...and many paid for that blind loyalty with their lives.

The good thing is I firmly believe the majority of American Jews...most who are reform, traditional or "in name only" still remember the close relationships the black and Jewish communities have held over the years...their common struggles for respect and civil rights. Those who believe the smears are the same who won't vote for any Democrat...who have built themselves into a fools paradise that the GOOP is their real saviors. It's one of many bubbles that need to be burst this November.
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Puglover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 02:40 PM
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3. Locking.
Wrong forum
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