I've often wondered how gay people can be Republicans. I now wonder the same about my fellow Jews. A recent letter from the Pennsylvania Republican Party to Jewish voters falsely states that Barack Obama trained "members of Acorn to commit voter registration fraud." And then it Goes There. It likens a vote for Obama to the "tragic mistake" of our "ancestors" who ignored the "warning signs in the 1930's and 1940's."
Hellooo? For real? Alleging that a vote for Obama is a vote for Hitler? Not to mention making the implication that those who perished back in "the 1930's and 1940's" somehow "ignored" something obvious? Pardon me for saying that being forced to wear a yellow star and losing your livelihood (among the many other things I won't even begin to enumerate here that led to the Holocaust) were hardly situations being "ignored" by Jews at the time. But beyond that--who the F approved this letter? And--the larger question--what Jew would want to belong to a party that finds this an appropriate use of Holocaust history?