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Dean Has It All Wrong ... Again [Rebuttal to Dean Speech at American Jewish Committee]
Republican Jewish Coalition E-Newsletter | May 5, 2006

Posted on 05/08/2006 6:20:28 PM PDT by justiceseeker93

Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean addressed the American Jewish Committee on Wednesday, where he claimed the Democratic Party is more inclusive and a better choice for Jewish Americans.

I was recently asked about the difference between the Democratic and Republican parties," Dean said. "When it comes right down to it, the essential difference is that the Democtrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews."

But the facts don't back up the DNC Chairman's assertions.

Virginia Democrat Rep. Jim Moran blamed the war in Iraq on the Jewish community, claiming, "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this." He added, "The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should." (The Washington Times, 3/12/2003)

House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) met with the radical, anti-Israel Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), just days after CAIR released a press release labeling President Bush's support for Israel and the security fence as "neo-Apartheid policies." ("Muslims Applaud Court's Condemnation of Israeli Wall," CAIR News Release, July 9, 2004)

Does the Democrat Party really make Jews feel more secure when a ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee equates events in Iraq with the Holocaust? Representative Charlie Rangel (D-NY) said in 2005, "The Iraq war is the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country... This is just as bad as the 6 million Jews being killed." ("Rangel in Holocaust Firestorm," Lloyd Grove, New York Daily News, June 9, 2005)

Contrary to what Dean might say to a Jewish audience, it is the Republican Party and President Bush that continues to support Israel, to fight anti-Semitic rhetoric by our lawmakers, and to push for policies that allow for greater religious freedom.

President Bush spoke to the AJC on Thursday where he reconfirmed that "America's commitment to Israel's security is strong, enduring and unshakable."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ajc; americanjews; chairmandean; democrats; dnc; howarddean; israel; jews; middleeast; rjc

1 posted on 05/08/2006 6:20:32 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
The question remains: When will the Jewish community wake up to the realization that the only friends they have are in the Republican Party?
2 posted on 05/08/2006 6:26:30 PM PDT by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus.)
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To: justiceseeker93

The democRATs can talk all they want about how tolerant they are and how they protect Jewish people, but unless they back it up with any political action, they should just shut up and let the REAL politicians handle things.


3 posted on 05/08/2006 6:29:15 PM PDT by NavySon (The Republican Party: stamping out the REAL racists since 1860.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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4 posted on 05/08/2006 6:29:52 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do!)
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To: wolfpat

Never. I try and try, but the brainwash seems fairly complete.


5 posted on 05/08/2006 6:30:02 PM PDT by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: satchmodog9

It does to me too.


6 posted on 05/08/2006 6:32:29 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: wolfpat
I agree with you in general.

Some Jews have woken up and are continuing to do so. The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC), from whose newsletter this post was taken, is growing at a rapid rate. That's a favorable indicator.

7 posted on 05/08/2006 6:34:17 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Always remember; Dr. Dean writes his own prescriptions. ???


8 posted on 05/08/2006 6:37:55 PM PDT by Uncle George
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To: Uncle George

Yes, and his prescriptions are almost always poisonous!


9 posted on 05/08/2006 6:39:46 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

When The Beast was running for the Senate, she made a derogatory remark (the F word) towards the Jews. Anyone remember this?


10 posted on 05/08/2006 7:21:13 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: justiceseeker93

MY EXPANDED & EDITED VERSION:

Dear Editor,

DNC Chairman Howard Dean, addressing the American Jewish Committee on May 3rd, stated that "the essential difference (between the Democratic and Republican parties) is that the Democrats fundamentally believe it is important to make sure that American Jews feel comfortable being American Jews.” THAT is the ESSENTIAL difference? Fundamentally? If it weren’t so obviously pandering, it would be laughable as a tenet in the Democratic Party hierarchy of what is important.

Being an "American" Jew? Are Jews in America somehow different and it requires Democrats to make them feel comfortable? Or, is demogogic rhetoric like this supposed to raise warning flags so timid Jews will cower behind Democratic skirts? In his patronizing way, Dean would probably include every other minority, given time and opportunity.

No, he is saying that Republicans are a threat to Jews: by supporting Israel? by taking a hard stand against terrorism and terrorist organizations? by assuring the personal protection guaranteed by the second amendment that is constantly challenged by liberals? The actions and facts don’t back up the DNC Chairman’s assertions. Democrat leaders have not made Jews more comfortable.

Rep. Jim Moran(D-VA) blamed the war in Iraq on the Jewish community, claiming in 2003, “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this.”

House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi(D-CA) met with the pro-Hamas Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in 2004, days after a CAIR press release labeled President Bush’s support for Israel and the security fence that has virtually halted suicide attacks as “neo-Apartheid policies.”

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Rep. Dennis Kucinich(D-OH), and fellow Democrats headlined a fundraiser in 2004 for CAIR that raised over a million dollars.

In 2005, Rep. Charlie Rangel(D- NY), ranking Democrat member of the House Ways and Means Committee, equated events in Iraq with the Holocaust: “The Iraq war ‘is the biggest fraud ever committed on the people of this country...This is just as bad as the 6 million Jews being killed.”

And, after Sen. Dick Durbin(D-IL) suddenly launched into a bizarre rant last June, comparing the American military to Nazis, would Jews, or any other group, feel comfortable?

Contrary to what Dean SAYS to a Jewish audience, it’s the Republican Party and President Bush that continue to support Israel, fight anti-Semitic rhetoric by our lawmakers, and push for policies that allow for greater religious freedom.


11 posted on 05/08/2006 9:02:23 PM PDT by Optimist (I think I'm beginning to see a pattern here.)
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To: Cobra64
Yes, the Beast did in fact use the F word in reference to Jews, but it was during her tenure as the governor's wife in Arkansas, not during her Senate run in 2000. That's according to Arkansas State Trooper Larry Patterson, who was on security detail for Bubba and Tubba at the time.

It was during her Senate run that she kissed Mrs. Arafat after Yasser's wife made a speech in which she accused Israel of things like poisoning Palestinian children. The Beast later explained that she wouldn't have planted the infamous kiss if she had been able to understand the Arabic in which the speech was delivered. But it so happened that all in attendance were provided with an English translation, making her explanation lame.

12 posted on 05/08/2006 9:28:58 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Cobra64

"When The Beast was running for the Senate, she made a derogatory remark (the F word) towards the Jews. Anyone remember this?"



I don't think I ever heard about it.


13 posted on 05/09/2006 5:40:05 PM PDT by strategofr (Hillary stole 1000+ secret FBI files on DC movers & shakers, Hillary's Secret War, Poe, p. xiv)
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