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August 20, 2008
POLITICS: Did We Mention That Eric Cantor Is Jewish?

The Democratic National Committee has a website set up to attack potential McCain running mates as "The Next Cheney" (if only); if you want to see there are pages dedicated to Bobby Jindal, Mitt Romney, John Thune, Tom Ridge, Tim Pawlenty, Carly Fiorina, Charlie Crist, Fred Smith and Eric Cantor. Lest there be any doubt as to the origins of this site, there's a disclaimer at the bottom of each page: "Paid for by the Democratic National Committee - 430 S. Capitol St. SE, Washington DC 20003."

If you go to the page on Congressman Cantor, you will see a grainy image of a grimacing, disembodied headshot of Cantor, and then the meat of the attacks, starting with the shocking revelation that a member of the House GOP leadership frequently votes with the GOP, and then moving on to various efforts to tie Cantor to Jack Abramoff based on having done some fundraisers with the prolific fundraiser.

Where this gets creepy, though, is the persistent focus on Cantor's faith. We should associate Cantor with Abramoff, the Democrats tell us, because "Both Abramoff and Cantor are Jewish". Then we get this item that is supposed to make us fear Cantor:

At Fundraiser, Jack Abramoff Named Sandwich After Eric Cantor -- Cantor Asked To Switch Sandwiches. "At a January 2003 fundraiser for Cantor, who had just become chief deputy whip, Abramoff unveiled the Eric Cantor sandwich, 'a tuna-based stacker,' which, lamentably, was 'not quite [the] power lunch befitting' the only Jewish Republican in the House. Hence a request by Cantor ... to switch his eponymous sandwich to roast beef on challah, 'a deli special that exudes Jewish power.'"

Oooh, that scary Jewish sandwich power! Head for the hills!

In fact, in a webpage that runs just 660 words, the word "Jewish" appears five times, which I suppose in some circles is a really devastating indictment of Cantor. You can see a screenshot of the page below the fold.


Posted by Baseball Crank at 3:26 PM | Politics 2008 | Comments (19) | TrackBack (0)

Obviously you haven't read "The Protocols of the Sandwiches of Zion". It's about time America understood about the shadowy Challah Lobby's divided loyalties!

(Scary how quickly some Dems start bashing the Jooooos. How do they think this can help them?)

Posted by: Exurban Jon at August 20, 2008 4:40 PM

That's really repulsive. And even more so since most Jews will reflexively vote Democratic, with this election being no different.

Posted by: EyeDoc at August 20, 2008 4:41 PM

How dare you question their pastrami? Have you no shame?

Posted by: Watchman at August 20, 2008 5:29 PM

Hatin on the Joos! How fashionable! Stupid Nazi c*nts.

Posted by: Tom Jones at August 20, 2008 5:43 PM

Mmmmm...roast beef on challah!

Posted by: S. Weasel at August 20, 2008 6:46 PM

And he's a cheap joo too! Surprised they didn't include the story of him picking up the penny on the House floor. Oy gevalt.

Posted by: sandy at August 20, 2008 7:08 PM

Hey EyeDoc you can shove your "Jews will reflexively vote Democratic" comment. More than ever before Jews are moving Republican at the National level. Compare Obama's support to Kerry's and its considerably down. Jews don't engage in groupthink dummy.

Posted by: robert at August 20, 2008 8:04 PM

EyeDoc, you are so wrong, I am a Jew and the day I vote for a marxist slime ball like O'Possum is the day they can shoot me.

Posted by: cuchieddie at August 20, 2008 8:18 PM

I guess someone at the DNC forgot to run the search-and-replace "Jew" to "neocon" macro.

Posted by: Keith L. at August 20, 2008 11:44 PM

If this weren't so sad, it would be funny. The GOP as the party of inclusion and tolerance. Yeah, right. Go with that one, I'm sure everyone will find that credible.

Posted by: Magrooder at August 21, 2008 12:30 AM

I'm Jewish and a long time Republican, but I also know many Jews who are voting Republican for the first time this year.

Posted by: Robin at August 21, 2008 12:32 AM

I'm Jewish and this shows why both parties suck beyond explanation.

Meanwhile, anyone who takes roast beef on challah (with or without the goyische mayonnaise) over pastrami & corned beef (tongue optional) on RYE is of questionable semitism in my book.

Buncha' barbarians.

Posted by: Mike at August 21, 2008 7:39 AM

Do we need to get serious here and have a poll about your favorite sandwich? Won't Peanut Butter with Strawberry Jam win hands down? ;-)


The Democratic Party as "...the party of inclusion and tolerance. "-yea right!

Posted by: Lee at August 21, 2008 8:22 AM

Guess what? Ira Forman, head of the NJDC (National Jewish Democratic Council) posted on Huffington Post about Cantor and why he's not actually (politically) Jewish.

Posted by: soccer dad at August 21, 2008 8:48 AM

I read the thing. It's meant to show that Abramoff and Cantor were chummy. The highlighted Jewish statement is explanatory. This is not a big deal. I'm glad to see both parties focusing on these kind of sideshows instead of dealing with the issues.

Posted by: MVH at August 21, 2008 9:57 AM

Nice to see Crank playing the "jew card".

Posted by: dante at August 21, 2008 9:03 PM

How about the "I don't know how many houses I own" card?

Posted by: jim at August 22, 2008 11:09 AM

As someone who used to design houses for such clients, I would have loved McCain. Why seven houses? One for each day of the week? One for each good year until you reach the lean year? Would the Pharoh's have seven houses then? Because he was a Mantle fan?

Let's see the answers:
1. I'm so damn old I don't remember how many homes I have, so give me a break.
2. I'm now so damn rich I don't bother checking. And BTW, they should have asked him how much they were.

Daryl's answer to the question, what defines middle class: When you don't have to huddle with your spouse on an impulse buy of, say $1,000-1,500, you have left the confines of the middle class. Of course, that might just define anyone filling up a Hummer these days.

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at August 22, 2008 3:46 PM

I get it now. Cantor is a Jew-reo, kinda like me, I guess.

Posted by: Attila (Pillage Idiot) at August 23, 2008 9:32 PM
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