Horrid Antiwar Jewish Dems Bash Lieberman & Praise Obama
These antiwar Jewish Democrats attacked Sen. Joe Lieberman and praised Barack Obama for his imagined support of Israel.
These Jewish democrats- Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) held a press conference to persuade Jewish voters that Barack Obama really is a friend of Israel.
Obama has a long list of anti-Semitic friends, associates and even advisors who are still working with his campaign.
Here are a few of the anti-Semitic (and terrorist) friends of Obama:
(Top left clockwise) Barack and Michelle Obama and radical Leftist anti-Israel Professor Edward Said at a May 1998 Arab community event in Chicago at which Edward Said gave the keynote speech. (Bill Baar’s West Side), Former PLO operative and close friend of the Obama’s Rashid Khalidi, Barack Obama and his racist minister Jeremiah Wright, and close terrorist friend William Ayers.
These partisan democrats tried to persuade their audience that Obama and not Senator John McCain would offer the best path on dealing with Iran and securing the safety of Israel. That’s scary.
Yid with Lid and The Hill reported:
Jewish Democrats are anxious that Sen. Joe Liebermans support for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) will hurt their own nominees chances with voters of their faith.
Their increasing frustration came to a head Wednesday when liberal activists and bloggers dropped off a petition calling for Democratic leaders to remove Lieberman, an Independent from Connecticut who caucuses with the Democrats, as chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in the next Congress. The petition contained 43,000 signatures.
But their frustration also has been building for months. And many of them have silently gritted their teeth while one of the most well-known Jewish members of Congress, who served as their vice presidential candidate in 2000, has sought to drive Jews even further from presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).
Joe Lieberman, a friend of mine, just sees life differently, Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) said recently. And so its too bad. We miss him.
Lautenberg has been one of the most vocal Jewish lawmakers working to refute Liebermans claims that McCain, not Obama, offers the best path on dealing with Iran and securing the safety of Israel.
Before the Fourth of July recess, Lautenberg and other Jewish lawmakers joined the National Jewish Democratic Council to drudge up a three-year-old vote on an amendment to a defense authorization bill to charge that McCains rhetoric does not match his voting record on tough economic sanctions for Iran.
The press conference, also attended by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), was designed to cast doubt about McCain’s credentials on Israel while trumpeting Obamas.
Lautenberg, who said he was saddened by Liebermans notable absence at the press conference, acknowledged that his fellow members of the faith have their work cut out for them in this area.
I believe there are some misunderstandings, yes, and Ive seen it directly in conversations Ive had with people, Lautenberg said. And people dont know Obama, and there are suspicions being supported by whats being thrown out by the Republicans.
Lieberman stunned Democrats when, almost immediately following Obamas securing of the nomination, he participated in a conference call organized by the McCain campaign where he criticized Obama for appearing to blame American foreign policy for much of the current tension between Iran and Israel.
Im certainly disappointed that he [Lieberman] would be such an active part of the campaign, Schakowsky said this week. I feel disappointed as a Jew, but primarily as a Democrat, and around a whole myriad of issues.
But Schakowsky argues that Liebermans support of McCain will have little lasting impact on Jewish Americans.