Friday, February 24, 2006

Jews Hate Pat Robertson --
This Forward op-ed claims that Jews don't vote Republican out of fear of Christian conservative evangelicals.

At a November 2005 meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Democratic National Committee Chair Howard Dean said that Democrats "believe that Jews should feel comfortable in being American Jews without being constrained from practicing their faith or be compelled to convert to another religion." On the other side of the aisle, Ken Mehlman, the chair of the Republican National Committee, tells his fellow Jews that they should support the president who has stood by Israel.

While the political operatives make their cases, it seems, Pat Robertson has unwittingly become Howard Dean's best campaigner for the Jewish vote — and Ken Mehlman's worst nightmare, in perhaps more ways than one.
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