Jewish McCain Supporters-Have They Forgotten Judaism?

Throughout human history, Jews have figured prominently in the struggle to further the ends of social justice and end war. When Martin Luther King marched, invariably there were Rabbis who walked step by step with him in the struggle to secure equal rights for Negroes, because as long as one person lacks human rights, so do Jews. The New York Times reported an email making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania “equates a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the tragic mistake” their Jewish ancestors made in ignoring the rise of Adolf Hitler. the email was sponsored by he Pennsylvania Republican Party’s “Victory 2008″ committee and was signed by several prominent Jews from Pennsylvania.

How any person of the Jewish faith who has an iota of knowledge concerning the Holocaust can equate Senator Obama with the rise of Hitler suggests the individual is ignorant, stupid, or lacks any sense of the meaning of Judaism. It is shocking to think McCain supporters would sink to such a low, vicious and historically inaccurate version of the past and present. Hitler was responsible for the death of six million Jews–exactly how does that figure relate in any way with anything being advocated by Barack Obama?

I find particularly disturbing for Jews in the 21st century to make insulting remarks about Jews in the 1930s and 1940s as having “ignored warning signs.” Of the approximately 800,000 Jews in Germany about 600,000 left before WWII broke out. Most European Jews had no place to flea, and, when a shipload of Jews tried landing in America they were denied the right to enter. Perhaps, these ignorant Jews can explain exactly how Polish or Russian or Hungarian Jews could leave! The war was upon them before they could flee and when they wanted to leave, they had no place of refuge.

The remarks of Republican Jewish McCain supporters continue with distorting the remarks of Bill Ayers. He NEVER SAID he wanted more of 9/11 destruction. He DID SAY the Weathermen could have done more but he was not referring to death and destruction. John McCain and the idiot fool who is his vice president candidate continue lying about the words of Bill Ayers.

  • better informed

    You are an idiot. I guess you think Muslins love Jews and Obama actually said in his book that if hard times come he will stand with the Muslims. What do you think will happen to Israel then?

  • Fred Stopsky

    Some Muslims love Jews, some don’t. Some Jews like you have no understanding of what Judaism means. Barack Obama never said he preferred Muslims over Jews. I challenge you to back up your stupid remark with evidence. That assumes, you can read.

  • Israel Ortiz

    To: better informed

    You know what I like about this year’s election campaigns?

    It has shown the entire world how ignorant and racist America still is. America has a long way to go on racial issues, but with the new change, there is hope, a breath of fresh air, if you will. Views and beliefs like yours, are what sows hate in people . But for one of you there are 10 decent human beings, such as Mr. Stopsky

  • Fred Stopsky

    I fight for reconciliation and peace between Israel and the Arab nations. If that makes me stupid, so be it.

  • Dan Lauber

    If you carefully study Jewish theology and history, it’s hard to see how any Jewish person could be a political conservative or a Republican — except for the effects of assimilation. The racial bigotry, worship of greed, and disrespect for education that form the basis for today’s Republican Party are anathema to everything in Jewish teachings. Then again assimilation is a powerful factor — how else to explain Jews, Blacks, and Gays who belong to the Republican Party, a party that by its actions continues to show it hates all three groups?

    The hatred reflected in that email represents a new low in an already disgusting Republican campaign for the White House. How low can they go?

  • Fred Stopsky

    As low as Hell.