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Sources: Intense Pressure Led To Palin UN Snub ["it could jeopardize their tax exempt status"]
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Posted on 09/19/2008 5:02:25 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Sources: Intense Pressure Led To Palin UN Snub CBS 2 HD Has Learned Democrats Threatened To Attack Jewish Groups' Tax Exempt Status Over VP Nominee Invite

Reporting Marcia Kramer NEW YORK (CBS) ― Hillary Clinton won't be speaking at Monday's anti-Iran rally at the United Nations -- and neither will Republican Sarah Palin or any other politicians for that matter.

The reason? A heated behind the scenes tug-of-war.

Sources tell CBS 2 HD that a decision to disinvite Palin from the high profile rally after Clinton pulled out in a huff came as the result of intense pressure from Democrats.

"This is insulting. This is embarrassing, especially to Gov. Palin, to me and I think it should be to every single New Yorker," Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, told CBS 2 HD.

Sources say the axes were out for Palin as soon as Sen. Clinton pulled out because she did not want to attend the same event as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

"I have never seen such raw emotion -- on both sides," said someone close to the situation.

(Excerpt) Read more at wcbstv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
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Whew......nuts
1 posted on 09/19/2008 5:02:26 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

all signs point to
S*O*R*O*S


2 posted on 09/19/2008 5:03:29 PM PDT by xcamel (Conservatives start smart, and get rich, liberals start rich, and get stupid.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Will someone please explain to me why Jews still slavishly vote DemoncRAT?


3 posted on 09/19/2008 5:05:41 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Sub-Driver
Now did I read that correctly? A Democrat actually sort-of defended Gov Palin? and actually referred to her as Governor?

Hoping some Jewish voters are getting the true picture of the Democrats they so unswervingly support.

4 posted on 09/19/2008 5:05:42 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently this strong arming tactic really ticked a lot of Jewish organizations off in NY. There could be an backlash in NY against the dems.


5 posted on 09/19/2008 5:07:42 PM PDT by Truthsearcher
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To: Sub-Driver
From the article: "It's an absolute shame that this has happened," Hikind said. "To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don't withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we're going to look into your tax exempt status … that's McCarthyism."

No, that's Clintonism.

6 posted on 09/19/2008 5:07:43 PM PDT by stayathomemom ( nowanemptynester)
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To: Sub-Driver
One of the groups responsible for the disinvite...

National Jewish Democratic Council

Nuff said.

7 posted on 09/19/2008 5:08:50 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yet NOW retains it tax exempt status year after year.


8 posted on 09/19/2008 5:09:13 PM PDT by TheRedSoxWinThePennant
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To: teletech
Will someone please explain to me why Jews still slavishly vote DemoncRAT?

I'm guessing CowBells and Jazz Hands?

9 posted on 09/19/2008 5:09:18 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (I Love The Smell Of Schmidt Storm in the Morning...and Afternoon....and at Night!!!!!)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant

Yeah, what’s up with that?


10 posted on 09/19/2008 5:10:01 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: Sub-Driver
Maybe Babawa Streisand will sing for them instead.
11 posted on 09/19/2008 5:10:14 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Sub-Driver

How can it be defended? The cause was supposed to be Israel’s survival and Iran’s evil government. Liberals/democrats care so little for real causes they let this BS totally undermine their event.

Israel will not survive if liberal democrats rule here. Israel has no better friends than conservative republicans. So great work offending Israel’s supporters to toady to dopes like Obamam who view Israel’s enemies as friends.


12 posted on 09/19/2008 5:11:06 PM PDT by Williams
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature

The news on the local radio station said that the conference was being run by the Quakers and the Mennonites and that they were responsible.

I’m not kidding. I think it was ABC news.


13 posted on 09/19/2008 5:11:42 PM PDT by Eva (CHANGE- the post modern euphemism for Marxist revolution.)
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To: Sub-Driver
...and people wonder why Hilda's been so quiet
A typical clintonista operation and why the average democratic voter needs to reconsider their party loyalty
14 posted on 09/19/2008 5:12:22 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mewzilla; Sub-Driver
By the way, the above group, the NJDC, is NOT a tax-exempt org.

So jeopardize their tax-exempt status my derriere.

15 posted on 09/19/2008 5:12:33 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: teletech

This would be a good question for The Great One, Mark Levin. I’ve often wondered about it myself.


16 posted on 09/19/2008 5:12:43 PM PDT by WayneM (Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe.)
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To: TheRedSoxWinThePennant

I think they need to be investigated,,a threat on someones tax status shouldn’t rattle an honest organization


17 posted on 09/19/2008 5:14:08 PM PDT by coalman (type to slow to be relevant,but I try)
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To: Eva
Yeah, well, NIXON was a Quaker...
18 posted on 09/19/2008 5:14:11 PM PDT by null and void (0bama: One year's experience. Biden: One year's experience, thirty times.)
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To: mewzilla
Correction, contributions to the NJDC are NOT tax deductible. The group is a 501(c)(4). But the whole jeopardize their tax-exempt status excuse still sounds like a load of bushwah to me.
19 posted on 09/19/2008 5:14:29 PM PDT by mewzilla (In politics the middle way is none at all. John Adams)
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To: xcamel

When are they going to arrest this guy.


20 posted on 09/19/2008 5:15:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m still hoping that Sarah Palin shows up in the group of those demonstrating against Ackmoodineedajob.


21 posted on 09/19/2008 5:15:18 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
I'm guessing CowBells and Jazz Hands?

LOL!

22 posted on 09/19/2008 5:15:57 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Williams
I do believe that God is still considered a friend of Israel, since He still call Israel my people Israel.
23 posted on 09/19/2008 5:16:09 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Psalm 83:1-8 is on the horizon.)
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To: WayneM
This would be a good question for The Great One, Mark Levin. I’ve often wondered about it myself.

Good idea!

24 posted on 09/19/2008 5:16:54 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: stayathomemom
Stalinist
25 posted on 09/19/2008 5:17:39 PM PDT by phs3 (Call a terrorist a freedom fighter, I call you the enemy.)
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To: Eva
That's what Rush reported, too, Eva. Rush says it's Soros who is behind this:



All they care about is politics, so let's defeat them.

If Democrats Won't Unify with Us vs. Iran, What Can We Unify On?
26 posted on 09/19/2008 5:18:58 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: teletech

A lot of Jews are not liberals and some liberals will be bailing on Obama the red. One of my friends, who is a died in the wool Democrat, is now voting for McCain. His wife is still a local precinct worker for Obama, but this is a major defection.

My friend is afraid of Obama and his policies of appeasement.

More of my religious brethren are waking up to the threat that Obama poses for America, as well as for Israel and for Judaism, because of the rising tide of Islamofascism, and his inability to recognize it and to do anything effective against it.

Since one of his Middle East advisors was the son of a Soviet agent, Malley (the founder of the Egyptian Communist Party, which was est. by the KGB and CPSU’s International Department) in the 1940’s, and other of his advisors are anti-Israel, you will be seeing more defections from the Jewish liberal ranks as people begin to see who Obama really is.

I’m with the group of Jews who always opposed the communists/socialists/leftist since the 1960’s and we are finally getting our messages thru.

This fiasco re the UN protest against mini-Hitler is showing up the Democratic Jewish group as fools and KAPOS.
It is really hurting Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats where it hurts, in their voting base.


27 posted on 09/19/2008 5:19:29 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: null and void

Yeah, well I’m a quaker too, want to fight about it? FWIW Not all quakers are what you think.


28 posted on 09/19/2008 5:20:15 PM PDT by Woodman ("One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat has only nine lives." PW)
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To: anniegetyourgun
Remember Marian Anderson (?spelling) singing on the steps of that concert hall in Washington DC, when the DAR denied her the right to perform? Sarah should speak on the steps outside the damn conference.
29 posted on 09/19/2008 5:20:22 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: Sub-Driver
ptooey. I guess liberal American Jews like being bullied by thugs. Must make them feel wanted, or something equally neurotic.
30 posted on 09/19/2008 5:21:21 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m surprised that WCBS reported this.

NOTHING will penetrate the minds of the really liberal New York Jews. But I think this will anger more than a few of them, and tip the balance further toward McCain.

I notice that Obama is not mentioned anywhere in this article. I find it difficult to believe that anything this public and controversial would have been done without consulting his advisers.


31 posted on 09/19/2008 5:21:47 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Ciexyz

Yep...with nothin’ but smack for that Iranian whackjob.


32 posted on 09/19/2008 5:24:02 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: teletech

“Will someone please explain to me why Jews still slavishly vote DemoncRAT?”

Their worst nightmare is any form of nationalism.


33 posted on 09/19/2008 5:24:28 PM PDT by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Woodman

I didn’t think it needed a </sarc> tag.

It was a poke at ABC and their biases, not so much at Nixon, and certainly not at all towards Quakers.


34 posted on 09/19/2008 5:24:34 PM PDT by null and void (0bama: One year's experience. Biden: One year's experience, thirty times.)
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To: Eva
The quakers and mennonites were hosting a reception for the Persian dog.. It was a different thing than the Jewish organized demonstration altogether.
35 posted on 09/19/2008 5:25:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Woodman

“Not all quakers are what you think.”

They’re not oats?


36 posted on 09/19/2008 5:26:29 PM PDT by billhilly (I was republican when republican wasn't cool. (With an apology to Barbara Mandrell.))
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To: Sub-Driver
"I'm absolutely appalled at the behavior of the Democrats," said Bob Kunst of Defenders.net. "I'm a Democrat and for the first time in my life I'm going to vote Republican. I can't take it anymore."

Just wow.

37 posted on 09/19/2008 5:26:49 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: TET1968
Their worst nightmare is any form of nationalism.

Ah.

38 posted on 09/19/2008 5:26:52 PM PDT by null and void (0bama: One year's experience. Biden: One year's experience, thirty times.)
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To: Cicero
I’m surprised that WCBS reported this.

It's the same reporter who did the Charlie Rangel story. Poor gal will be fired by Monday.
39 posted on 09/19/2008 5:27:24 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Ciexyz
Remember Marian Anderson (?spelling) singing on the steps of that concert hall in Washington DC, when the DAR denied her the right to perform? Sarah should speak on the steps outside the damn conference.

AMEN!!!

It would be the right thing to do, look presidential, shake things up and scare the bejeezus out of the Obama folks and the press (but I repeat myself). Frankly, the USSS would have a cow, but that is their job.

(look at my vanity!) Steve Schmidt, if you are reading this: puh-leeze make this happen. It would be the media event of the election.

40 posted on 09/19/2008 5:27:50 PM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
A lot of Jews are not liberals and some liberals will be bailing on Obama the red. One of my friends, who is a died in the wool Democrat, is now voting for McCain. His wife is still a local precinct worker for Obama, but this is a major defection.

My friend is afraid of Obama and his policies of appeasement.

More of my religious brethren are waking up to the threat that Obama poses for America, as well as for Israel and for Judaism, because of the rising tide of Islamofascism, and his inability to recognize it and to do anything effective against it.

Since one of his Middle East advisors was the son of a Soviet agent, Malley (the founder of the Egyptian Communist Party, which was est. by the KGB and CPSU’s International Department) in the 1940’s, and other of his advisors are anti-Israel, you will be seeing more defections from the Jewish liberal ranks as people begin to see who Obama really is.

I’m with the group of Jews who always opposed the communists/socialists/leftist since the 1960’s and we are finally getting our messages thru.

This fiasco re the UN protest against mini-Hitler is showing up the Democratic Jewish group as fools and KAPOS. It is really hurting Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Democrats where it hurts, in their voting base.

Thank you for your reply. I'm encouraged that Jewish folks are realizing that they are being used by the Democrat party. The Democrats are certainly no friend of Israel.

41 posted on 09/19/2008 5:28:25 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Sub-Driver

Contact Malcolm Hoenlein and ask him to explain why Gov. Palin was “disinvited,” which in itself is patently rude. Why should Palin be disinvited just because Hillary didn’t want to share the spotlight? If Gov. Palin was willing to participate in a bi-partisan action for the greater cause, why should she be tossed out? It just looks ridiculous.

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
> Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman
> 212-318-6111

For more information contact info@conferenceofpresidents.org or 212-318-6111
info@jcrc.org or 212-983-4800 x 161


42 posted on 09/19/2008 5:28:56 PM PDT by Cinnamon Girl (Welcome home, former McCain haters and rageaholics!)
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To: Sub-Driver

this works out great....it is now being reported this was 100% the rats doing for partisan politics...not that there was ever any doubt..

McCain/Palin can get a LOT of mileage from this....this will also raise a lot of eyebrows....

Hillary and the rats have effed themselves...


43 posted on 09/19/2008 5:29:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: TET1968

Their worst nightmare is any form of nationalism.


In reality, their worst nightmare should be the Islamics and their Leftist allies. If it were up to a lot of Leftists, Jews will would paying a special tax and walking around with a Yellow Star on their coats—one step ahead of the concentration camp.


44 posted on 09/19/2008 5:29:49 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"This is insulting. This is embarrassing, especially to Gov. Palin, to me and I think it should be to every single New Yorker," Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, told CBS 2 HD.

It's your party, Assemblyman. You willingly participate in this. Don't complain to us.

45 posted on 09/19/2008 5:31:27 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("[Obama acts] as if the very idea of permanent truth is passe, a form of bad taste"-Shelby Steele)
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Palin should just show up anyway, with Secret Service detail.

Then she should grab the lead agent by the tie, look him square in the face and say:

“Whatever it takes, GET...ME..ON...THAT...STAGE. I’ll take care of the rest!”

And then Saracuda could light up Mahmoud like a roman candle.

(Sweet)


46 posted on 09/19/2008 5:33:48 PM PDT by TheRobb7 (Has "Movement Conservatism" FINALLY been reborn?)
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To: rbg81; TET1968
In reality, their worst nightmare should be the Islamics and their Leftist allies. If it were up to a lot of Leftists, Jews will would paying a special tax and walking around with a Yellow Star on their coats—one step ahead of the concentration camp.

Yeah, they fixated on the 'National' part of 'National Socialism'

Somehow they've forgotten that it was, after all, Socialists that stoked the ovens.

They continue to blot it out of their collective memory to their ongoing peril.

47 posted on 09/19/2008 5:35:53 PM PDT by null and void (0bama: One year's experience. Biden: One year's experience, thirty times.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Preposterous excuse. Absolutely ridiculous. The organization—to its eternal shame—caved.


48 posted on 09/19/2008 5:38:25 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

Hey Grinning, I appreciate your efforts. Could you please, please explain to us why U.S. Jews so often (as a demographic group I’m saying) vote LIBERAL?? Do they NOT SEE? Have they NOT HEARD?? (a little aside there...). I think many of us would like your insights on that issue. And thanks.


49 posted on 09/19/2008 5:38:59 PM PDT by brushcop (We remember SSG Harrison Brown, PVT Andrew Simmons B CO 2/69 3ID KIA Iraq OIF IV)
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To: Miss Didi

I hadn’t noticed that this same reporter did this story and the Charlie Rangel story. Wow!

I clicked on her name at the link, and got this capsule bio from WCBS. Check out the kicker at the end!:


Marcia Kramer

Marcia Kramer joined CBS 2 in 1990 as an investigative and political reporter. Prior to CBS 2, she was the City Hall bureau chief at the New York Daily News.

Her reports on the local, national, and international level have garnered her multiple honors, including two George Foster Peabody awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, five Emmy awards, two New York Press Club Golden Typewriter awards, and a first-place award from the Associated Press for her investigative reports. Her work has been recognized in editorials in the New York Times and the New York Post, as well as in a piece entitled “Marcia Kramer: Journalism at its Best,” which ran in the New York Observer in March 1998.

Most recently, Kramer broke a story exposing the improper use of lights and sirens by city government officials. Her story led to Mayor Bloomberg’s crackdown resulting in the removal of lights and sirens from hundreds of vehicles. Other credits include a report on people stealing school supplies and selling them on the Black Market, a story on schools that served old food past its freshness date, and a film exposing school board members vacationing in Las Vegas on taxpayer dollars. She has also been cited for her reports on the Swiss Banks and Nazi Gold that culminated in a decision by the Swiss to finally give back the money.

Kramer is also remembered for her 1992 interview with President Clinton in which he confessed he “never inhaled.”


50 posted on 09/19/2008 5:39:20 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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