Skip to comments.Jewish Republican and Democrat groups fight about Howard Dean, places anti-Dean ads
Posted on 02/15/2005 1:59:17 PM PST by Cableguy
As the Flournoyian transition begins, the only significant opposition to Gov. Dean's short tenure has come from a Jewish political group and Republican state parties.
This weekend, the Republican Jewish Coalition, the leading group for, you guessed it, Jewish Republicans, opened a newspaper ad campaign criticizing Dean and alleging that his selection as DNC chair shows that Democrats don't take Jewish concerns seriously.
The full-page advertisement is running in major Jewish newspapers around the country, including papers in California, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Pennsylvania. To get to Hill elites, it's also running in Roll Call.
It features a comment by Dean in reference to the Middle East: "It's not our place to take sides."
(Contextually, the ad is a bit misleading, as Dean's position has been very Clintonesque . . . but it never seems to come out of his mouth that way.)
The ad also features quotes by prominent Democrats expressing concern about Dean and Israel.
The buy is small enough so that it won't distract the Dean transition train, but it will certainly get pick-up (like in The Note!!!), and it will remind some Democrats who are nervous about Dean why they are nervous about Dean.
The National Jewish Democratic Committee responded with an e-mail broadside yesterday, alleging that " GOP leaders launched a vicious smear campaign against him within the American Jewish community a campaign that dangerously politicizes support for Israel, threatening the crucial legacy of bipartisan support for Israel. Moreover, it blatantly mischaracterizes Howard Dean's record of support for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship."
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In for 20 seconds, and already people hate Dean's guts. Hey, pass the popcorn!
YES!!!! Jewish Republicans are getting stronger!
I'm still pretty lonely up here as a young, Jewish, Conservative Canadian female...
What? I thought Republicans were 100% behind Dean.
Have you checked in with FreeDominion?
Yeah, I have. The format of FD bores me because you have to dig for new stuff...but I do check it out.
"Well hello massa Dean, lemme get da do' fo ya. Ya'll see that dis hotel be filled wit us colored folk."
Agreed. I love 'em but this is the best format I have come across.
ping Thank you
wow........you must feel alone in the woods sometimes, kind of like how I feel when I visit San Franicisco......LOL
Hey, did Dean ever release ALL the official papers in Vermont that he hid?
Get yourself a nice Jewish boyfriend. Keep a sharp
eye out and you could nab a real winner...Jake
Dean ...Governor..we got small cities in California
with more people and bigger budgets than Vermont...A
Governor that balanced the budget?..with 2 Senators
and one Congressman....wowie....Forget the
alamo.,.This guy is a real motivator for "R's"
Just remember Dean's statement..."I hate Republicans."
Rallying cry for '06 and '08.....LOL....Jake
No, he did not. There are stuff there that he doesn't want to show to the public.
LOL...I like walking around San Francisco in my Navy G-1 Flight Jacket covered in USN patches...People want to say something but I intimidate the heck out of 'em...
I'm on the lookout, indeed. It's not easy finding a Jewish conservative with an interest in aviation, no less.