Originally Posted by neetanddave
The crap people complain about from the McCain supporters are just that: individuals that support him, regular citizens who happen to express their passion in not so PC ways (yelling at rallies, etc. - although not all of those have even been true.) Have we seen evidence of out and out racial or religious hatred from McCain's family, friends, advisors?
BHO has known anti-Semetics in his entourage of friends, on his campaign staff and will likely elevate them into his tax-payer paid Administration if elected.
Rev. Jeremiah Wright
Zbigniew and Mark Bzrezinski
He actively opposed the appointment of John Bolton as Ambassador to the UN. Bolton happens to be an avid supporter of Israel.
Soros is Jewish. His real last name is Schwartz.
Malley is Jewish who also went to law school at Harvard with Barack
Samantha Power is married to a Jewish man.
Allan Houston is an overzealous Christian who blames the Jews for killing Christ. He had a fund raiser for Obama and is a retired basketball player.
Anthony Lake converted to Judaism 3 years ago.
Rice is a protege of Madeleine Albright
Daalder has strong ties to the neo-cons and Bush.
Lasensky is interested in promoting peace between Arabs and Israelis.
Bzrenzinskis happen to not believe in unilateral support for Israel but that doesn't make them anti semitic. Plenty of people are critics of Israel as a nation, not because of the dominant religion.
Farrakhan is not involved with Obama nor is Wright anymore.
A person can disagree with Israel's policies and have some sympathy for the Palestinians without being anti semitic. The problem is that the there are Israeli zealots as well and they think that anyone who is not with them 100 percent is anti semitic. Israel is an ally but they have not been correct in everything they have done. There are a core very powerful group of well connected Jews that even accuse and smear other Jews if they don't share their hardliner approach to international relations.
Beyond Farrakhan I don't see how you can make that claim. Farrakhan is a non issue since Obama has condemned him and his beliefs.
Palin has her own antisemitic religious issues to deal with.
I am not surprised that he got the nod since he is more hawkish in general and wants to continue the war and include Iran in there too. Israel wants to see their threats removed in order to stabilize the region to their satisfaction.
It behooves Obama, if he becomes President to open dialog with all of the countries in the Middle East. That doesn't mean we don't consider Israel our main ally in the region.