Saturday, October 25, 2008

Do Not Ignore This Warning

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?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree as a fellow Tribe member. I can't decide if I hate that they used the holocaust for their own ends more than the fact that they think Jews are so stupid and gullible that they'll equate an opposing candidate for President of the United States whose views differ from your own with the leader of a movement to exterminate 6 million Jews. At some point this becomes completely unacceptable, and for me this is it. Like I said in an earlier comment I'm not voteing for Obama. But I'm sure as hell not voting for a man whose campaign wants me to equate a candidate for president with Hitler-and who thinks Jews are stupid enough to be swayed by it. This letter shows no respect for the intellect of the people reading it.
I also notice that the guy who approved the letter is the same guy who pushed the white woman getting attacked story. If the campaign doesn't support this kind of thing then why does he still have a job?