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Thursday, October 19, 2006

AZ-05: Hayworth Surrogate to Jews: "No wonder there are anti-Semites"

Posted by DavidNYC

You won't believe what two JD Hayworth surrogates said to (and about) Jews - while filling in for their candidate at an event at a synagogue:

Unable to defend his repeated praise of Henry Ford's anti-Semitic "Americanization" program, U.S. Rep. J.D. Hayworth bailed on a scheduled campaign appearance Tuesday evening only to send in his place surrogates who repeatedly lectured the audience at Temple Beth Israel in Scottsdale and proclaimed that Hayworth "is a more observant Jew" than those present. [Source: Arizona Republic, Oct. 17, 2006]

The comment by Jonathan Tratt, a spokesman for the Hayworth campaign, drew loud and angry boos and caused nearly three-quarters of the crowd of more than 200 to walk out in disgust. After the walkout, another Hayworth surrogate, Irit Tratt, stood on the Temple's bimah as she told members of the audience who gathered to ask questions, "No wonder there are anti-Semites."

I'm just speechless.

(Via the DCCC.)

Posted at 10:34 PM in 2006 Elections - House, Arizona | Technorati

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All I can say is, "No wonder us Jews generally vote for Democrats". I gotta go contribute to Hayworth's opponent.

Posted by: X Stryker [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 20, 2006 08:24 AM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

Hayworth a more "observant jew", bloody hell he's a Baptist. Obviously too much free range peyote in Arizona.

Posted by: Predictor [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 21, 2006 03:14 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment

It's about time one of us anti-abortion Jews spoke out.

OTOH, I don't think "No wonder there are anti-Semites." was an ideal response. He should have said "Your attempt to convert me to Christianity did not work."

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 26, 2006 06:09 PM | Permalink | Edit Comment | Delete Comment