The Republican Jewish Coalition is channeling Joe McCarthy. I swear, where do they come up with this stuff? Muzzlewatch reports that Matt Brooks and the other neocon hit-Jews over at the RJC are ordering Barack Obama to disclose any meetings he may’ve had with Jimmy Carter. Apparently, anyone who’s ever had any contact with the former president either will get a contact case of AIDS or sell America’s deepest secrets to Jew-hating scum in Syria or Saudi Arabia (take your pick).
You have to give Brooks credit though, he (or perhaps someone else at the RJC who’s willing to read effete liberal publications like the New Yorker) actually bothered to read a publication other than Human Events, Town Hall, the Washington Times, Jerusalem Post, Wall Street Journal, and the Weekly Standard.
In perusing Sy Hersh’s latest expose they hit neocon paydirt!
A senior White House official confirmed that the Obama transition team had been informed in advance of Carter’s trip to Syria, and that Carter met with Obama shortly before the Inauguration. The two men—Obama was accompanied only by David Axelrod, the President’s senior adviser, who helped arrange the meeting; and Carter by his wife, Rosalynn—discussed the Middle East for an hour. Carter declined to discuss his meeting with Obama, but he did write in an e-mail that he hoped the new President “would pursue a wide-ranging dialogue as soon as possible with the Assad government.” An understanding between Washington and Damascus, he said, “could set the stage for successful Israeli-Syrian talks.”
Omigod. This is it. This is the the 57-card-carrying-members-of-the-Communist Party-evidence Joe McCarthy trumpeted in his famous Wheeling, W.V. speech that launched his career as a red-meat loving Commie-hunter. What further evidence could anyone need that Barack Obama is planning to sell out Israel to Arab-lovers like Carter? Peace with Syria? Who’s Carter fooling? We know what Assad wants: the Golan and after that Tel Aviv.
But seriously. Who are these people fooling? Despite millions in advertising blitzes and God know how many dirty tricks and cyber-smears, they still only managed to spook 20% of American Jews to vote for John “Aipac is Your Friend” McCain. But you have to hand it to them. They’re like a right wing version of the Energizer Bunny. They never stop trying. At this rate, sometime in 2050 they might even persuade 21% of American Jews to vote Republican.
Why am I not surprised that only JTA among Jewish publications picked up on this wingnutty story?