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  • Moran: Members Can’t Afford to Live Decently in D.C. (Audio) (exempt RAT wants a raise)

    04/04/2014 2:52:17 AM PDT · by Libloather · 55 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4/03/14 | Hannah Hess
    Despite what constituents outside of Washington might think, members of Congress are underpaid, a House Legislative Branch appropriator suggested Thursday. Virginia Democrat James P. Moran said he plans to highlight the injustice by introducing an amendment to the Legislative Branch bill during its full committee markup, and at floor consideration of the bill. Moran made the comments while the bill that funds member’s $174,000 salaries was being marked up in the Legislative Branch subcommittee. “I think the American people should know that the members of Congress are underpaid,” Moran told CQ Roll Call. “I understand that it’s widely felt that...
  • Dropping Like Flies: Third House Dem in Three Days Calls it Quits

    01/16/2014 9:44:26 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    TRNN ^ | 1/16/14 | Matthew Burke
    what is viewed as a rush to the exits in the face of the Obamacare disaster and the Obama scandal machine bleeding into the 2014 mid-term elections, three prominent democrats in the U.S. Congress have announced their retirement this week. On Monday, 40-year Capitol Hill veteran and Pelosi Democrat, George Miller (D-CA) called it quits. Miller, 68, has been in the House since 1974, the year of Watergate. Miller stated that he looked “forward to one last year in Congress, fighting the good fight and then working in new venues on the issues that have inspired me.” Miller also indicated...
  • Upcoming Town Hall - Rep. Jim Moran (D, 8th, VA) Arlington/Alexandria

    08/06/2009 10:14:24 AM PDT · by sinanju · 7 replies · 578+ views
    House Website ^ | August 6, 2009 | sinanju (self)
    Howard Dean to Join Rep. Moran for Town Hall on Health Care Reform Efforts When: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:00PM - 9:00PM --Doors open at 6:00PM Where: South Lakes High School, Auditorium 11400 South Lakes Dr. Reston, Virginia What: Town Hall meeting hosted by Rep. Jim Moran featuring Governor Howard Dean, M.D., former Governor of Vermont, Democratic National Committee Chair Emeritus, author, and national grassroots leader on health care. The meeting will discuss current efforts in Congress to reform our nation’s health care system. Why: Congress is attempting to craft the first major reform of our nation’s health care system...
  • VIDEO: Dem Congressman Moran: Iran Won The Iraq War

    06/30/2009 4:14:58 PM PDT · by ianschwartz · 23 replies · 833+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 30, 2009 | Real Clear Politics
    Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA), founder of the Out of Iraq caucus, criticized Dick Cheney and the Bush administration's decision to invade Iraq. Rep. Moran wouldn't declare the US the winner in Iraq, but said that Iran won the war.
  • Groups want ethics probe of Murtha, others (Visclosky, Moran & PMA Group)

    05/10/2009 6:50:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,025+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5/02/09 | Sean Lengell
    Groups want ethics probe of Murtha, othersBy Sean Lengell Saturday, May 2, 2009 Four political watchdog groups that typically support Democratic causes want a congressional ethics panel to probe ties between three House Democrats and the defunct Washington lobbying firm, the PMA Group, which benefited from the lawmakers' help. In a letter Thursday to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, the groups Common Cause, Public Citizen, Democracy 21 and U.S. PIRG asked for the panel to investigate whether Reps. John P. Murtha of Pennsylvania, Peter J. Visclosky of Indiana and James P. Moran of Virginia were influenced by...
  • Democratic Leaders Ride to the Rescue of Murtha ('Please save the slug' campaign)

    10/29/2008 6:35:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies · 774+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/29/08 | Emily Cadei
    Democratic Leaders Ride to the Rescue of MurthaBy Emily Cadei, CQ Staff Wed Oct 29, 4:13 pm ET Rep. John P. Murtha is cashing in on his extensive network of House connections to help fend off a surging Republican challenge for his 12th District seat in Pennsylvania. The 17-term incumbent has raised more than $170,000 since Monday, a large slice of it from his Democratic colleagues. Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California kicked in $7,000 from her campaign and political action committees, as did Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel of Illinois and Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia, a fellow member...
  • Republicans: Moran's Time is Up

    06/03/2006 11:03:52 AM PDT · by RDTF · 23 replies · 923+ views
    The Connection ^ | May 18, 2006 | Brian McNeill
    Knowing the 8th Congressional District tends to vote overwhelmingly Democratic, neither Tom O'Donoghue, 41, or Mark Ellmore, 47, wants to be seen as a hardline Republican. "I don't have an elephant tattooed on my back end," O'Donoghue said. "I'm reaching out to labor organizations and African-Americans," Ellmore said. "I'm not interested in playing politics, I'm only interested in being the best I can be and spreading my message of hope and unity." The two candidates, both Alexandria residents, are vying for the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Moran (D) in the fall. But first they will face each...
  • Residents Try to Rescue D.C. Co-op (Ask Your Congressman To Speak Out Against Rep. Jim Moran)

    07/18/2005 7:58:52 PM PDT · by jonathansamuel · 2 replies · 287+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | July 17, 2005 | Lori Montgomery
    The following was in the Washington Post on Sunday about a controversial real estate deal tied to Democratic congressman James P. Moran, Jr. Estes and the co-operative's board of directors rejected offers of help from the city and a nonprofit developer and, with Chestnut's guidance, assembled a group of politically connected partners that includes several former Washington Redskins, the wife of U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) and KSI Services Inc., one of the region's largest developers. The team persuaded HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson to give Sursum Corda another chance, halted a mass eviction threatened for June 15 and...
  • Congressman Moran's News Commentary

    05/16/2005 4:30:17 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 1 replies · 409+ views
    Falls Church News Press ^ | 5/18/05 | Jim Moron
    Last week was Public Service Recognition Week, a time to praise and appreciate the work that local, state and federal employees do for their communities and country on a daily basis. These citizens function as the backbone of our system of self-government In particular, I would like to thank the men and women who serve in our Capital region as federal employees. Home to over 350,000 workers, our system of self-government depends on their commitment, hard work and professionalism. From the first days of our developing nation to today, civil service has been the very essence of public service. That...
  • Congressman Moran's News Commentary (MORON ALERT)

    04/08/2005 4:46:56 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 12 replies · 464+ views
    Falls Church, Virginia News Press ^ | 4/9/05 | Congressman Jim Moron
    The U.S. Congress turned a family tragedy into a political travesty with the case of Terri Schiavo. By ignoring the Constitutional and legal principles of states’ rights, separation of powers and sanctity of marriage, we created a precedent that will come back to haunt us for generations to come. The unprecedented Congressional action to pick sides in the fully adjudicated Schiavo family dispute, contributed to a 24/7 media circus over an issue that we were never factually, legally nor morally equipped to deal with. The media saturation has forced many Americans to confront such end of life decisions affecting their...
  • Virginia lab focus of anthrax scare - "We know that there was anthrax in that sample"

    03/17/2005 11:47:50 AM PST · by Gene Vidocq · 46 replies · 1,343+ views
    Media General News Service ^ | Thursday, March 17, 2005
    The day after the latest anthrax scare, public officials focused on the role of a private Richmond laboratory and its powerful client, the U.S. Department of Defense, in a slow-moving response to what could have been a threat to hundreds of government workers. The negative results of additional tests taken from a Pentagon mail facility and a Defense Department mailroom in Fairfax County have prompted questions about the source of the anthrax. The positive results came from a swab of a 2-foot square filter last Thursday that was tested by Commonwealth Biotechnologies Inc., based in Chesterfield's Gateway Center. For reasons...
  • Moran Warns of Quiet Plans to Reinstate Draft

    10/07/2004 9:28:14 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 59 replies · 1,754+ views
    Falls Church News Press ^ | 10/6/04 | Nicholas F. Benton
    A universal military draft could be in the works if a new approach to resolving the post-invasion turmoil in Iraq is not found, Rep. Jim Moran told a near-capacity audience at a town meeting here Monday. The event was held at the George Mason High School auditorium and featured sharp remarks critical of the Bush administration Iraq policy by former U.S. Ambassador Joseph Wilson. Asked by a Mason High student about the prospect of a draft, Moran cited comments by GOP Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska that such a draft could be the only logical consequence of the administration's current...
  • Action Item: Military Draft Bill Defeated

    10/06/2004 6:58:11 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 20 replies · 1,438+ views
    Last night, the U.S. House shot down the military draft bill proposed by Democrats. The purpose of the bill was to scare college kids into voting for John Kerry. George Bush has never been in favor of the draft. But don't take my word for it. Check out the U.S. House's official website at the link below to see who sponsored the bill to reinstate the military draft. In the end, the sponsor of the bill to reinstate the draft, Charlie Rangel (D), didn't even vote for his own bill. The two "yea" votes were Democrats. The other sponsors of...
  • Congressman Jim Moran Sought To Rename Reagan Washington National Airport Back To National Airport!

    06/06/2004 1:08:42 PM PDT · by chambley1 · 48 replies · 270+ views
    Per Rosenberg campaign.
  • Kerry aides plot Moran's defeat

    03/25/2004 11:00:06 PM PST · by kattracks · 2 replies · 96+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/26/04 | Charles Hurt
    <p>Three top advisers to Sen. John Kerry are helping to unseat Rep. James P. Moran in an unusual effort to topple the seven-term fellow Democrat from Northern Virginia, who is routinely re-elected by wide margins.</p> <p>The Kerry workers join numerous Democratic Party leaders in supporting Alexandria lawyer Andrew Rosenberg's effort to oust Mr. Moran in the June primary.</p>
  • Cong. James Moran (D-VA) Received $15,000 From The Now-Outlawed Safa Group/Saar Foundation

    12/18/2003 8:05:52 AM PST · by jonathansamuel · 16 replies · 282+ views ^ | 12/12/03 | Jonathan Mark
    It is interesting that of the $84,000 that officials of the now-outlawed Safa Group/Saar Foundation gave to politicians, $15,000 went to Virginia Democratic Congressman James Moran. That is more than any other politician received. Why was Moran so popular with this group? What is Moran doing that makes him so attractive to terrorists with money to give politicians?
  • Unions upset Kerry, Edwards missed vote

    10/24/2003 10:44:13 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 208+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Saturday, October 25, 2003 | By Stephen Dinan
    <p>Democrats missed a good chance to try to defeat President Bush's competitive-sourcing initiative, which would privatize some government jobs, and unions are blaming presidential candidates Sens. John Edwards and John Kerry for missing the vote.</p> <p>"There's disappointment that senators who are presidential candidates were not there," said one union source who had been tracking the issue. "It seems they may have been blindsided by the schedule of the vote, and if that's the case, it's certainly understandable, but it's disappointing."</p>
  • Fisette won't run against Moran

    08/19/2003 4:02:52 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 1 replies · 159+ views
    Less than two weeks after announcing his candidacy, Arlington County Board member Jay Fisette said Monday he will not challenge U.S. Rep. James P. Moran in the 2004 Democratic primary race for the 8th District. After filing to run Aug. 6 and proclaiming the district needs a change in leadership, Fisette said he realized now is not the time to pursue the office. ``It became increasingly clear that this year's intra-party campaign will serve primarily as a referendum on the incumbent," Fisette said in a statement Monday. Fisette also said it would have been difficult to run a positive campaign...
  • Moran Again

    05/14/2003 9:07:56 AM PDT · by chambley1 · 18 replies · 179+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5/14/03 | John McCaslin
    Moran again The president of the American Life League is praising the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Bishop Paul Loverde and his "faithful priests" for standing up to an outspoken U.S. representative who thinks "it's possible to be pro-abortion and remain in good standing with the Catholic Church." The praise from Judie Brown referred to an incident involving Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, who, according to eyewitness accounts, got into a shouting match May 4 with a priest at Blessed Sacrament Church in Alexandria after a homily touched on pro-life topics. Here's what we know: Two days before Election Day...
  • Inside the Beltway: Political tidbits and other shenanigans from around the nation's capital

    05/13/2003 11:02:53 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 134+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 14, 2003 | John McCaslin
    <p>The president of the American Life League is praising the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Bishop Paul Loverde and his "faithful priests" for standing up to an outspoken U.S. representative who thinks "it's possible to be pro-abortion and remain in good standing with the Catholic Church."</p>
  • Democrats: Party of Angry White Men?

    03/16/2003 3:03:15 PM PST · by Jean S · 79 replies · 629+ views
    Common Conservative ^ | 3/16/03 | Tom Adkins
    Democrats: Party of Angry White Men? The good ole (white) boy network by Tom Adkins 03/16/03I accompanied my lovely wife to the Saturday Starbucks klatch. Nice girls. Good coffee. Corporate. All the better. I dutifully slid off into a corner and spotted some discarded newspapers. Hmmmm… New York Times or National Enquirer? I went with the Times because it had a better talking fish story. Really. Just below the fold. A few pages in, I spotted a blurb about Jim Moran (D-VA), the pugilistic congressman with a history of beating his wife, eight-year-old kids, and a series of ethics charges....
  • Arlington County Board Refuses To Call On Rep. Jim Moran To Resign

    03/15/2003 3:04:22 PM PST · by chambley1 · 5 replies · 161+ views
    Ferguson Calls Moran's Comments 'Offensive and Hurtful' County Board Chairman Paul Ferguson on Saturday distanced the board from comments made by U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, D-8th, but suggested that it wasn’t the board’s place to call on Moran to step down from Congress. Moran has been in hot water over what were perceived to be anti-Jewish comments made during a forum in Reston. The congressman has apologized, and has stepped down from a leadership post he held in Congress. But he said he would not resign. Ferguson said Moran’s comments were “offensive and hurtful,” but beyond that the all-Democratic board...
  • Wash. Post ed on Moran (D-VA): Blaming the Jews

    03/11/2003 9:31:53 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 11 replies · 206+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 03/12/03 | editorial board
    OUR VIEW THAT Rep. James P. Moran Jr. is unfit to serve in Congress is not new. Last July, citing Mr. Moran's ethical obtuseness, we urged Democrats in Alexandria and surrounding neighborhoods to find another candidate for the fall election. Now, by blaming American Jews for an Iraq policy he opposes, the seven-term congressman has confirmed our opinion about him. House Democratic leaders quickly dissociated themselves from his remark; it will be interesting to see whether they, and Northern Virginia Democrats, will make an effort to find a better candidate to run in 2004.
  • White House Blasts Moran, Democrats' Silence

    03/12/2003 7:06:58 AM PST · by Columbine · 41 replies · 244+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | March 12, 2003 | Jeff Gannon
    WASHINGTON (GOPUSA News) -- For the second day in a row, the White House had harsh criticism for a Democrat Congressman's offensive remarks. On Tuesday, Spokesman Ari Fleischer condemned Rep. Jim Moran, Jr. (D-VA) who told a community group that the push for war with Iraq was strongly influenced by American Jews. "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this," Moran said. "The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going and I think...
  • Backlash Grows Against Rep. Moran

    03/14/2003 11:14:55 AM PST · by apeman81 · 34 replies · 239+ views
    <p>WASHINGTON — Six Democratic House members called on Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., not to seek re-election in 2004 in the wake of controversial comments about Jews and the possibility of war with Iraq.</p> <p>Moran's comments are "not merely wrong, offensive and ignorant," the six, all Jewish lawmakers, wrote in a letter Wednesday, "They are grossly irresponsible, and were given at a sensitive time when inflammatory comments -- regardless of outrageous factual flaws -- can unleash unintended and dangerous consequences."</p>
  • Come What May, Bush & Blair Are Bent on Destroying Iraq [How Worried Are Dems on the Eve of War?]

    03/14/2003 6:06:26 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 35 replies · 238+ views
    Arab News (Saudia Arabia) ^ | Friday, March 14, 2003 | Nourah Abdul Aziz Al-Khereiji
    <p>How worried are Democrats on the eve of possible war?</p> <p>NEWSWEEK's Howard Fineman early this month shocked the world with this mind-numbing revelation: President George W. Bush is a born-again Christian. Worse -- he prays. Even more scandalous: He not only reads the Bible, the hayseed believes what it says!</p> <p>Bush, dad-gum-it, is too Christian to be President!</p>
  • Powell denies 'cabal' drives Iraq policy

    03/14/2003 6:40:54 AM PST · by DoctorMichael · 4 replies · 167+ views
    WashTimes ^ | 3/14/02 | David R. Sands
    <p>Secretary of State Colin L. Powell yesterday denied that "a small cabal" of pro-Israeli American Jews had masterminded the Bush administration's drive toward war with Iraq.</p> <p>Mr. Powell, in an extraordinary exchange at the beginning of a congressional hearing devoted to foreign-aid spending, became the highest U.S. official to date to enter the incendiary debate that has seen charges of anti-Semitism and dual loyalty among senior U.S. policy-makers and pundits.</p>
  • Busting neoconservative blame game

    03/14/2003 6:43:39 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 4 replies · 108+ views ^ | March 14, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    It's the Jews' turn. Over the last year, a number of anti-war arguments have taken center stage. It's a war for oil. It's a war to distract from the war on terrorism or the economy. It's a war to boost the president's ratings or to avenge Saddam's attempt to assassinate the elder Bush. And now, it's the Jews. "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this," Virginia Democratic congressman Jim Moran said the other day. The same week that news came out, Pat Buchanan announced...
  • Pelosi Demotes Moran, Remains Silent on Kaptur

    03/14/2003 12:53:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 193+ views ^ | 3/14/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today forced out Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., as regional whip of the mid-Atlantic region for his comments blaming Jews for war in Iraq. But the Democrat hypocrisy continues. Pelosi and company still refuse to criticize or even comment on Rep. Marcy Kaptur's apologia for terrorism, and the pro-Democrat media establishment isn't pressing them one bit. "I have taken this action because Congressman Moran's irresponsible remarks were a serious mistake," Pelosi said. She said Moran has accepted responsibility for his remarks and expressed his "sincere regret." And right on cue, Moran released a statement saying:...
  • Rep. Jim Moran (Democrat) Quits Democratic Post

    03/14/2003 11:59:29 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 20 replies · 229+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 3/14/03 | Jim Abrams
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., was forced out of his party leadership post Friday after a furor over his remarks about the role of American Jews in a possible war with Iraq. Moran stepped down from his position as regional whip at the insistence of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California. In a statement, Pelosi said she spoke to Moran on Friday and he agreed to accept responsibility and give up his post. "I have taken this action because Congressman Moran's irresponsible remarks were a serious mistake," Pelosi said. "As I said earlier this week, his comments were not...

    03/14/2003 11:47:50 AM PST · by Hillary's Lovely Legs · 118 replies · 325+ views
    Rep Moran, who made extremely anti-semetic remarks about the Jews and Israel pressuring the President to war with Iraq, has resigned his leadership committee seat!!!!
  • Sounds of Silence: GOP wants to hear from Nighthorse. Democrats shy from condemning Moran.

    03/14/2003 4:10:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 172+ views
    American Prowler ^ | Friday, March 15, 2003 | Washington Prowler
    A NIGHTHORSE IN THE RACERepublicans in the Senate have asked Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell about his re-election plans in 2004. The former Democrat, who crossed over to the good guys back in 1995, has not made it clear whether he will or will not run for another term. Republicans hope he will, if only to scare off prospective Democrats who might have eyes on a potentially winnable seat for them. Rep. Mark Udall has said that he would be interested in running for that seat, and some Democrats in the Rocky Mountain State remain convinced that former Sen. Gary...
  • Lott: Moran Case Shows Double Standard

    03/13/2003 8:40:58 PM PST · by kattracks · 3 replies · 829+ views ^ | 3/13/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Ex-Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., said Wednesday that the media's reaction to anti-Semitic comments by Virginia Congressman Jim Moran is relatively mild compared to the firestorm that greeted his own comments last December praising Sen. Strom Thurmond's 1948 Dixiecrat presidential run. "Clearly, there is a double standard," Lott told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity. "It was observed this very morning at my breakfast table that my remarks were interpreted to mean one thing but that Moran's remarks were clear in what he said." Last week Rep. Moran told a Reston, Va., audience, "If it were not for...
  • If war breaks out, let's blame the Jews

    03/13/2003 10:24:42 PM PST · by kattracks · 23 replies · 264+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 3/14/03 | Wesley Pruden
    <p>We've come a long way from the days when the managing editor on the first newspaper I worked on leaned over my desk and told me: "Be careful when you write about Jews. They can be very sensitive. I've made it a practice never to type the keys j, e, and w in succession."</p>

    03/14/2003 12:28:04 AM PST · by kattracks · 1 replies · 193+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/14/03 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    <p>March 14, 2003 -- CONSERVATIVES brought down Trent Lott. Will liberals take out Jim Moran?</p> <p>Republicans deemed it unacceptable for a key elected figure in their party to espouse segregationist views. Will Democrats deem it unacceptable for an unimportant elected figure in their party to espouse anti-Semitic views?</p>
  • Blabber

    03/13/2003 4:56:57 PM PST · by RJCogburn · 1 replies · 138+ views
    The Forward ^ | March 14, 2003 | editorial
    Representative Jim Moran's notions of Jewish war-mongering are so patently offensive, so deeply pernicious, that they almost seem like residual ooze from another era in history. But this is not ancient history; the Virginia Democrat spoke his inflammatory words just last week. And he is not the only one talking this way these days. Addressing an anti-war audience in a Washington suburb on March 3, Moran argued that America "would not be doing this" — gearing up for war with Iraq — "if it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq." As...
  • J'Accuse, Sort Of [A liberal Jew's interesting take on anti-Semitism]

    03/13/2003 3:48:18 PM PST · by Akron Al · 11 replies · 176+ views ^ | March 12, 2003 | Michael Kinsley
    J'Accuse, Sort Of You never know where you're going to find anti-Semitic propaganda. By Michael Kinsley Posted Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 10:14 AM PT Rep. James P. Moran of Virginia, already a locally famous foot-in-mouther, went national last week by declaring at an anti-war rally that "if it was not for the strong support of the Jewish community," the war against Iraq would not be happening. He said that Jewish "leaders" are "influential enough" to reverse the policy "and I think they should." The thunderous rush of politicians of all stripes to denounce Moran's remarks as complete nonsense might...
  • Congress: DeLay Against Road Map, Moran Against Jewish Influence

    03/13/2003 1:34:49 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 168+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 March 2003
    Congress: DeLay Against Road Map, Moran Against Jewish Influence U.S. Republican House leader Rep. Tom DeLay is against the American "Road Map" plan. The plan calls for a Palestinian state within two years. Speaking with a delegation of Jewish leaders from the Orthodox Union last night, DeLay said that the State of Israel has "every right to reject proposals that will undercut her fundamental ability to defend herself." He had scathing words for the Quartet that is pushing the Road Map, saying it is "comprised of countries whose popularity with Arab dictators is more important to them than the...
  • GOP Uses Remarks to Court Jews

    03/13/2003 12:27:17 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 12 replies · 294+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/13/03 | Thomas B. Edsall and Alan Cooperman
    Republicans have seized on the assertion of Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va) that Jews are determining American policy toward Iraq as a new weapon in the GOP's long-term effort to attract traditionally Democratic Jewish voters and doners. House Majority Leader Tome DeLay (R-Tx) told a group of more than 150 Orthodox Jewish leaders from around the country yesterday that the Democratic Party "appears to countenance remarks like those made by Representative Moran in the past few weeks"
  • Moran’s comments on war offensive to Jewish citizens (student editorial from Virginia)

    03/13/2003 12:40:52 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies · 185+ views
    Collegiate Times ^ | 3-13-03 | Larry Leventhal
    Rep. James Moran Jr., D-Va., and Adolf Hitler have more in common than you might expect. As reported in “Moran: Jewish influence behind war,” (CT, March 11) as well as many national newspapers, Moran told a group of 120 churchgoers that “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this.” Not so long ago there was another national leader who decided all his countries ills stemmed from the Jews; this man was also responsible for World War II. Some might defend Moran and say he did...
  • Jews and War: Listening to the ugly losers.

    03/13/2003 9:33:29 AM PST · by aculeus · 27 replies · 485+ views
    National Review ^ | March 13, 2003 | Jonah Goldberg
    If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this. 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." To paraphrase Dickens, if that's what Jim Moran says, then Jim Moran is "a ass." Of course, few people who've followed Moran's fertile career of asininity needed to hear about this to make their mind up about that. But the issue of the Jews and war is in the air these days;...
  • Moran has some very good reasons for making his remarks--So why isn't it being reported?

    03/13/2003 4:53:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies · 372+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | March 13, 2003 | Linda Chavez
    Despicably, a Democratic congressman recently blamed Jews for the impending war with Iraq. Rep. Jim Moran, who represents voters from the Virginia suburbs around Washington, D.C., told a local audience: "If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this." Then, playing to stereotypes of Jewish control, Moran claimed that "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." Moran isn't just some backwater politician. He was elected to his seventh...