January 13, 2005

by Reb Yudel
Jews Bush can Use

Remember the last time a Jewish group -- even a partisan one -- shilled openly for the White House?

Me neither.

Josh Marshall notes that the Republican Jewish Coalition is joining the ranks of those lying on behalf of the presidential plan to revoke Social Security, scuttle the New Deal, and use the FICA tax I've been paying these past decades to fund its zany tax-cut schemes.

That the Republican Jewish Coalition is now manning the advertising barricades perhaps shouldn't be such a surprise; its national chairman, Sam Fox, paid for some high profile advertisements supporting the nomination of John Ashcroft as attorney general.

Still, it might be worth asking some Fox's fellow Jewish Republicans -- say, Jewish Agency grandfather Max M. Fisher or Home Depot founder Bernard Marcus -- whether their commitment to "to building a strong, effective and respected Jewish Republican voice in Washington and across the country"
really means becoming the same sycophantic, knee-jerk party-line hacks for which fellow Republican Jewish Coalition board-member Ari Fleischer won his fame and fortune.

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