Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Jewish Whispering Campaign (Obama's treatment of Lieberman)
National Review Online ^ | 10 June 2008 | Mark Hemingway

Posted on 06/10/2008 8:20:51 AM PDT by SE Mom

Newsweek has a piece this week on Barack Obama — titled “His Jewish Problem: A Myth?” — that is an absolutely Herculean feat of water-carrying for the Illinois senator. But before tackling the factual problems, the article’s biggest problem needs to be addressed — Newsweek aids and abets the Obama campaign’s decision to slander Joe Lieberman:

(From Newsweek) In a brief but animated Senate floor confrontation last week, according to a campaign aide who asked for anonymity when talking about private discussions, Obama told Lieberman he was surprised by Lieberman’s personal attacks and his half-hearted denials of the false rumors that Obama is a Muslim. (The aide says Lieberman was “strangely muted” during the exchange; a Lieberman spokesman says the chat was “private and friendly.”) (End Newsweek) ----

That is a surprising disclosure to read, because almost as a rule political aides don’t go walking around leaking the contents of private conversations between senators on the Senate floor to the press. It’s also hard to imagine that an Obama aide would accuse Sen. Lieberman of “half-hearted denials of the false rumors that Obama is a Muslim” and Lieberman would have nothing to say about that other than their conversation was “private and friendly.” ----

(Excerpt) Read more at article.nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blueturban; carter2; carterredux; liberman; obama; propagandawingofdnc
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last
Hemingway updates further here:

If you're wondering how low the Obama campaign will sink and how eagerly the media will abet them in their unfair attacks, you might want to take a look at my article on NRO today which details how Newsweek facilitates the Obama campaign's slandering of Joe Lieberman. The Obama campaign accuses Lieberman of "half-hearted denials of the false rumors that Obama is a Muslim," an accusation which demonstrably not true, and Newsweek printed without bothering to ask Lieberman about it.

After reading my article, Geraghty notes that Newsweek has established quite the pattern of being in the tank for Obama — and Jennifer Rubin over at Commentary asks some relevant questions:

How smart is it of the Obama camp to antagonize a revered figure in the Jewish community? Is this showing tact and diplomatic skills or a tendency to bully and bluster? I suspect it will change Senator Lieberman’s conduct and behavior not at all.

On that last point, Lieberman's office emailed me this morning with another statement, following up on what they told me for my article: "If the Obama campaign thinks they are going to intimidate Joe Lieberman with these sleazy tactics then they are sorely mistaken."

06/10 11:01 AM

http://corner.nationalreview.com/

1 posted on 06/10/2008 8:20:54 AM PDT by SE Mom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: SJackson; Bahbah; Uncle Ike

ping


2 posted on 06/10/2008 8:22:19 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Don’t mess with Joe!!!


3 posted on 06/10/2008 8:24:34 AM PDT by ReagansRaiders (Jeb Bush 2012 -- The only Bush who should ever have been president)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Seen that confrontation on “H & C” last night?


4 posted on 06/10/2008 8:24:44 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl

Nope- I missed it last night.

While Lieberman and I are at opposite ends of the political spectrum- I couldn’t help but give a cheer for this from his office this morning:

“If the Obama campaign thinks they are going to intimidate Joe Lieberman with these sleazy tactics then they are sorely mistaken.”


5 posted on 06/10/2008 8:25:44 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

Comment #6 Removed by Moderator

To: SE Mom

Sen. Obama should talk to Ned Lamont about how Sen. Joe is not to be messed around with.


7 posted on 06/10/2008 8:28:13 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Sen. Obama should talk to Ned Lamont about how Sen. Joe is not to be messed around with.


8 posted on 06/10/2008 8:28:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^=)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Lieberman is only about one car jacking away from being a Republican. Of course, then he’s still several muggings away from being a consertive, but he’s getting closer every day.


9 posted on 06/10/2008 8:28:49 AM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Obama told Lieberman he was surprised by Lieberman’s personal attacks and his half-hearted denials of the false rumors that Obama is a Muslim...

The man doth protest too much.

10 posted on 06/10/2008 8:28:51 AM PDT by McGruff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Biggirl

?


11 posted on 06/10/2008 8:33:08 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (McCain is the best candidate of the Democrat party.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

The few remaining subscribers to Newsweek are either illiterate, not paying attention, or in the tank for “progressives.”

In fact, the above options aren’t mutually exclusive, either.


12 posted on 06/10/2008 8:34:58 AM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Delicious!!!

Bringing those Chicago-style street thug tactics to the US Senate. That is sure to work. LOLOL.


13 posted on 06/10/2008 8:35:56 AM PDT by Bahbah (Typical white person)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Obama has a Jewish problem that is much greater than Joe Lieberman.

The big reason McCain is dominating the polls in Florida, is because few Jews will support Obama.


14 posted on 06/10/2008 8:36:25 AM PDT by proudpapa (McCain-Pawlenty '08)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Obama was recently endorsed by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Their ideas about several important subjects coincide very closely.


15 posted on 06/10/2008 8:36:59 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

It’s not surprising that someone in the orbit of Louis Farrakhan might have a “Jewish problem”.


16 posted on 06/10/2008 8:38:06 AM PDT by Redcloak (The 2nd Amendment: It's not about sporting goods.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Wonder if this is to feed the rad Kos types some red meat?


17 posted on 06/10/2008 8:38:36 AM PDT by Mamzelle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: proudpapa
proudpapa wrote: Obama has a Jewish problem that is much greater than Joe Lieberman. The big reason McCain is dominating the polls in Florida, is because few Jews will support Obama.

Few Baptist , or Catholics, will support Obama either.

18 posted on 06/10/2008 8:41:01 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Whatever else you can say about Joe Lieberman, good or bad, it’s clear that he won’t be intimidated. The Rats in Connecticut found that out the hard way, and I expect Obama will too.

}:-)4


19 posted on 06/10/2008 8:44:32 AM PDT by Moose4 (http://moosedroppings.wordpress.com -- Because 20 million self-important blogs just aren't enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

I’m confused. As far as I can tell, the Lieberman people claimed that the “anonymous Obama staffer” was lying and that he and Joe had a friendly conversation. What is the jist of this whole thing supposed to be? I swear, “blogs” have dumbed down politics so badly.


20 posted on 06/10/2008 8:46:49 AM PDT by jmc813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Wow... That’s one of the best and strongest statements by any politician I’ve heard in a LONG time, frankly. Joe has definitely taken off the gloves. Sounds like Obama might be in for a rough ride - I sure hope he is at least...


21 posted on 06/10/2008 8:46:54 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (The LibertyRocks Blog - http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com & http://www.LibertyRocks.us)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Hard to believe that Obama thinks he has enough Democrats behind him to win.


22 posted on 06/10/2008 8:49:24 AM PDT by AmericanMade1776
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ReagansRaiders

“Don’t mess with Joe!!!”

Obambi told big lies to AIPAC and Joe stung him.


23 posted on 06/10/2008 8:55:18 AM PDT by y6162
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ReagansRaiders
Don’t mess with Joe!!!
You don't tug on superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old lone ranger
And you don't mess around with Lieberman

24 posted on 06/10/2008 9:03:47 AM PDT by Paleo Conservative (1984 was supposed to be a warning not an instruction manual!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ExTexasRedhead

ping.


25 posted on 06/10/2008 9:10:30 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Typical white person, bitter, religious, gun owner, who will "Just say No to BO in Nov.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Bahbah

It will work, this was calculated public display by Axelrod, Emmanuel and the rest of the Chicago political mob: Obama told the U.S. Congress that anyone who gets in the way of his campaign is going to get hurt, in singling out Loserman Obama told every congressman in both chambers that he will exact retribution to anyone who even remotely opposes him.

And if he is elected, he will knock off conservatives one by one publicly and eradicate the opposition, I saw this Socilaist Party do it in Illinois, they will conquer and destry with a scorched earth policy.


26 posted on 06/10/2008 9:20:23 AM PDT by right turn at the light
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: jmc813

Did you read the WHOLE piece at NR? There are two pages..


27 posted on 06/10/2008 9:25:43 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Southack
in the tank for “progressives marxists.”

Sorry, but I had to edit that for you.

28 posted on 06/10/2008 9:57:02 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
This manboy Hussein is a whiner, how unseemly.

Do Americans want to give the WH to a Muslim punk?

29 posted on 06/10/2008 10:01:27 AM PDT by roses of sharon ( (Who will be McCain's maverick?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Find a common denominator?

PhotobucketPhotobucket

30 posted on 06/10/2008 10:35:19 AM PDT by processing please hold ( A gov. big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Did you read the WHOLE piece at NR? There are two pages..

Yeah, and I'm still lost. The problem with these blogs is that people just throw stuff out willy-nilly without regard to paragraph and story structure, making it very difficult to figure out what the heck they're talking about. Can anyone Cliff's Notes this for me?

31 posted on 06/10/2008 10:38:16 AM PDT by jmc813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

I like Joe


32 posted on 06/10/2008 10:41:24 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RDTF

Do you like Joe enough to be VP? We could do a lot worse and probably will.


33 posted on 06/10/2008 10:51:50 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Dog breath? I don't think so.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: RDTF
I like Joe
I don't. He is a liberal who makes a few unprincipled exceptions for Israel and occasionally for the US.
34 posted on 06/10/2008 10:55:53 AM PDT by rmlew (Down with the ersatz immanentization of the eschaton known as Globalism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: Thebaddog

yes - I agree


35 posted on 06/10/2008 10:57:10 AM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
If you'd like to be on this middle east/political ping list, please FR mail me.

High volume. Articles on Israel can also be found by clicking on the Topic or Keyword Israel, WOT

..................

36 posted on 06/10/2008 10:59:29 AM PDT by SJackson (It is impossible to build a peace process based on blood, Natan Sharansky)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

I said, when this first came out, that BO played it for the press.


37 posted on 06/10/2008 11:08:18 AM PDT by razorback-bert (Demorats tax returns consists of "welfare in" and " child support out.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

let’s see.

obama wants to speak to mr. “ahmajidad” of iran, with no conditions, after he has threatened to wipe israel from the face of the earth. jews are predicted to vote for mr. obama in their usual high percentages for democrats.

makes no sense. (a real head-scratcher there)


38 posted on 06/10/2008 11:10:30 AM PDT by ripley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Is Obama getting a taste of Joe-mentum?

-PJ

39 posted on 06/10/2008 11:13:08 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AmericanMade1776

I couldn’t understand why Catholics supported Hillary, let alone why they would support Obama.....


40 posted on 06/10/2008 11:25:00 AM PDT by phoenix07
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom
Sounds like Obama is playing to the anti-Israel far left with the help of Newsweak. Newsweak was already leftist, but recently they've gone Kos-type far left. Glad I let my sub run out long ago. The radicalization of the MSM is the real story. Formerly, the MSM was just left-leaning, but in the last few years, they've become far-left activists. When Olbermann is the “star” of both NBC and MSNBC (they even run commercials for his show during NBC News), their total disregard of actual “reporting” is obvious.
41 posted on 06/10/2008 11:28:14 AM PDT by ozzymandus
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: processing please hold

Someone... please hold me, I'm scared!
42 posted on 06/10/2008 11:49:02 AM PDT by John123 (Obama said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: John123

Not half as scared as she’s gonna be if obamassiah is elected. Stupid freakin’ idiots.


43 posted on 06/10/2008 12:01:48 PM PDT by processing please hold ( A gov. big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: processing please hold

Is that a cross around her neck? I wonder if she realizes that Obama believes that even if a baby is born alive, you can kill it....


44 posted on 06/10/2008 12:17:56 PM PDT by blasater1960 ( Dt 30, Ps 111, The Torah is perfect, attainable, now and forever)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SE Mom

Does anyone have any video of the Obama-Lieberman confrontation on the Senate floor? You could probably tell a lot just by looking at them.


45 posted on 06/10/2008 12:18:49 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: proudpapa; SE Mom

yup , .. .. and I know 5 Democrat couples ( retired ) , that are “yappin’-it up” for McCain , .. and they’re “NYC-retired” , usuallaly Democratic voters

how can it be , . . that at this stage , the LeftiePress/LameStreamMedia somwhow , someway , think they’re gonna get these “RetiredFolks” onboard , ... .. ( OMG , O M G , not in a Million Years !!!! )


46 posted on 06/10/2008 12:23:58 PM PDT by Dad yer funny (FoxNews is morphing , and not for the better ,... internal struggle? Its hard to watch)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: ozzymandus
Newsweak was already leftist, but recently they've gone Kos-type far left.

What else would you expect from them? They're owned by the Washington Post!

47 posted on 06/10/2008 12:33:47 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: McGruff
The man doth protest too much.

The leftists always overplay their hand. Team Bambi is going to spend the next five months complaining that his opponents are belittling his accomplishments and misrepresenting who he is and by Election Day most Americans are going to be asking themselves "Who is this guy and what has he accomplished?"

48 posted on 06/10/2008 12:35:31 PM PDT by rogue yam
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Paleo Conservative

“and you don’t mess around with Joe”

- that would go mo’ betta’, wouldn’t you agree?


49 posted on 06/10/2008 12:39:42 PM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: blasater1960

If it is a cross I’m sure it’s just a piece of jewelery to her. No Christian significance whatsoever.


50 posted on 06/10/2008 2:55:14 PM PDT by processing please hold ( A gov. big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-55 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson