McCain campaign surrogate invokes the Holocaust

Wow, John McCain is now belittling the memory of 6 million Jews to help him win in November. Boy, anything to change the topic from the economy, and John McCain’s role in getting us into this crisis. Interesting, by the way, that this happened right after he picked Sarah Palin, who has a rather troubling record on Jewish issues and anti-Semitism.

Let’s revisit John McCain’s and Sarah Palin’s records on Jews and anti-Semitism.

First there was McCain supporter Pastor John Hagee, who seemed to have some kind of odd control over McCain – McCain refused to renounce the man’s endorsement – even after Hagee had some rather disturbing things to say about Catholics (they worship a “whore”), about gays (they’re responsible for Katrina), and Jews:

“It was the disobedience and rebellion of the Jews, God’s chosen people, to their covenantal responsibility to serve only the one true God, Jehovah, that gave rise to the opposition and persecution that they experienced beginning in Canaan and continuing to this very day….

How utterly repulsive, insulting, and heartbreaking to God for His chosen people to credit idols with bringing blessings He had showered upon the chosen people. Their own rebellion had birthed the seed of anti-Semitism that would arise and bring destruction to them for centuries to come…. it rises from the judgment of God uppon his rebellious chosen people.”

Then there are John McCain’s friends on the religious right who:

Think that a Jewish upbringing leads to a life of crime.
Promote Holocaust revisionism.
Publicly claim that Jews control Hollywood.

Then there was the time Sarah Palin quoted the notorious anti-Semite.

And the question of whether Sarah Palin donated to Jews for Jesus.

And the time Sarah Palin got on stage with a preacher who had just accused Jews of running, and ruining, the banking industry.

Then there was the Jews for Jesus leader who spoke at Palin’s church, with her in attendance, in August, and told the congregation that terrorist attacks in Israel are God’s punishment for Jews who refuse to convert to Christianity.

Then there’s known anti-Semite Pat Buchanan saying that Palin supported his run for president in 1996. McCain’s campaign denies it, but then again, they lie about everything. Why would Buchanan lie? He likes Palin. He wants her to be in the White House, representing his values.

No wonder there have been so many articles in the press about Sarah Palin’s “Jewish problem.” From Salon, the Jerusalem Post, BeliefNet, Jewish Week, Andrew Sullivan, Tikun Olam, and Haaretz.

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