Oh we promise – pinkie swears:
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday met with representative delegates of the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) and the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC). But while the meeting was meant to shore up bipartisan support for Israel from American Jewish political organizations, it quickly became a partisan bickering match, with the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Debbie Wasserman Schultz, using the platform to tell Republican Jews to stop doing what they’re doing.
The RJC used their opening remarks to say that now was a historical time for the future of the Middle East, and to thank Prime Minister Netanyahu for meeting with them. But while the NJDC’s chairman said essentially the same thing, he was followed by hyper-partisan comments, first from Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Steve Israel and then from the DNC chair, Wasserman Schultz.
Sitting in front of Netanyahu, the DNC chair asked the RJC to “pledge to refrain in 2012 from using Israel as part of the issues in campaigns,” according to RJC executive director Matt Brooks. “It started that way. Right from the get go they just jumped on it.”
The Dems made Netanyahu so uncomfortable, he offered to leave so the they could continue their bickering without him in the room.
Listen up RNC; I have a great idea for a campaign ad…
While the voice-over talks about how the leader of the Democrat party is “tilting toward Hamas”, a dude wearing a red white and blue donkey tee-shirt pushes an elderly Holocaust survivor wearing a star of David tee-shirt in a wheelchair over a cliff.
It would be done in a very light-hearted fashion, but it would drive the point home, I think.
How’s that work for you, Shultz?
Hat tip: Ace.