Skip to comments.Democrat Wexler Smears Sarah Palin as "Nazi Sympathizer" Sympathizer
Posted on 08/29/2008 7:18:21 PM PDT by kristinn
Democrat Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida (and Maryland) tonight smeared Republican vice presidential pick Sarah Palin as a Nazi sympathizer sympathizer.
Wexler, who represents a district with a significant Jewish population, threw out the vile charge after a 1999 Associated Press article reported Palin was seen wearing a Pat Buchanan for president button on a visit by Buchanan to Wasilla, Alaska when she was mayor.
Ben Smith at the Politico published Wexler's statement:
John McCain's decision to select a vice presidential running mate that endorsed Pat Buchanan for President in 2000 is a direct affront to all Jewish Americans. Pat Buchanan is a Nazi sympathizer with a uniquely atrocious record on Israel, even going as far as to denounce bringing former Nazi soldiers to justice and praising Adolf Hilter for his "great courage."
At a time when standing up for Israel's right to self-defense has never been more critical, John McCain has failed his first test of leadership and judgment by selecting a running mate who has aligned herself with a leading anti-Israel voice in American politics. It is frightening that John McCain would select someone one heartbeat away from the presidency who supported a man who embodies vitriolic anti-Israel sentiments.
Smith reports Palin denied at the time endorsing Buchanan:
She promptly responded to the story in a letter to the editor, that "the article may have left your readers with the perception that I am endorsing this candidate, as opposed to welcoming his visit to Wasilla. As mayor, I will welcome all the candidates in Wasilla."
Smith adds that the AP reported Palin was "an official of Steve Forbes' campaign that cycle."
Tonight on Hardball, Buchanan said Palin "brigadier for me" in 1996 and that Palin and her husband attended a fundraiser for him.
Smith notes that it doesn't appear Palin donated to Buchanan's campaigns.
The left is going to milk this for all it's worth. Wexler is one of the nastiest pieces of work in the Democratic party. His smear of Palin as a Nazi sympathizer sympathizer is par for the course.
What this makes the Democratic party's own cable news channel, MSNBC, which pays Buchanan to offer his opinions on a daily basis, Wexler doesn't say. Maybe he'll ask Obama to boycott MSNBC like he boycott's Fox.
heh heh.. it’s funny to watch the left become unhinged.
Wexler is a nasty man. He tried to help Gore steal the election in 2000 down in Florida.
These are the same people who said John Hagee was happy about the Holocaust...
Nonsense, who are they going to believe, Wexler or Joe Lieberman?
Using the same “””Logic””” ... Wexler is a STALIN Sympathizer. The LIberals really want to go there??
rats are coming out of the basement
Wexler is the lowest piece of slime that exists. Sadly, he’s my representative. I did pass a one of his yard signs the other day. Someone had spray painted JAIL over his face. What a beautiful fantasy that would be.
Wexler is such a VILE man, he really needs Praying for.
I love the smell of Democrat desperation any time of the day.
You just can not please a democrat!
I’m sorry, but since when doesn’t a Democrap call a Republican a NAZI?
If this is the best they can do, they are in trouble indeed.
Obama’s campaign called Stanley Kurtz a smear artist for writing truths about Obama’s relationship with “terrorist” William Ayers. Will it also condemn Wexler for smearing Palin as an anti-semite because she once supported Pat Buchanan?
“its funny to watch the left become unhinged.”
They’ve been unhinged for years, now they’re falling apart.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
wexler is a pathetic little pustule
Obama was endorsed by HAMAS.
Wexler is such a sleazebag. I hope the Commie ‘RATS like Wexler keep this up. They are digging themselves a hole that we Americans are going to bury them in.