The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, "it could jeopardize their tax exempt status" if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand.Why is this so serious? On one hand, it shows a total apathy to the cause that we were to be protesting. IF Senator Obama truly cared about a nuclear Iran, Hillary Clinton would not have withdrawn. But even more serious is that the pressure that Obama put on the Jewish organizers is just a dry run of what he want to do to Israel.
"It's an absolute shame that this has happened," Hikind said. "To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don't withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we're going to look into your tax exempt status … that's McCarthyism (CBS News)
Folks, Senator Obama's foreign Policy team is LOADED with people who want to do the same thing to Israel that Obama did to the parade organizers. Zbigniew Bzrezinski-- Robert O. Malley (still involved) Samantha Power (told the press that she would be involved if she was elected)- Gen. Merrill A. McPeak-- Joseph Cirincione-- and Daniel Kurtzer one of the "Baker's Jew Boys." Baker's Jew Boys" was the nickname of former Secretary of State James " F**K the Jews" Baker's top three middle east advisers, Dennis Ross, Aaron Miller, and Kurtzer. All three were Jews (some would say self-hating) and they helped the Baker-run State Department become the most Anti-Israel Department in my lifetime.
Don't forget How VP Selection Joe Biden threatened to cut of aid to Israel or his other congressional buddies David Bonior and of course Mssrs. Lugar and Hagel.
Along with the Senator Obama's campaign the other group that put on the pressure to remove Palin was J-Street, a group of self-hating Jews who created an organization to counter AIPAC's pro Israel stance (supposedly funded by George Soros).Among the Jew haters on their advisory council Arab funded Lincoln Chafee, Obama adviser Rob Malley, Air America moneyman Shelby Drobman. Pamela of Atlas has a lot more about J-Street here J Street = F U Street, NJDC = KAPO
I would submit to you that the Pressure put on the Jewish Community to take Governor Palin off the Speaker's list is just a precursor of what Senator Obama will do to Israel if (God Forbid) he is elected president. Folks if you care at all for Israel, please do not give credence to this kind of behavior from either political party. PLEASE STAY HOME ON MONDAY !! Don't reward this disgusting behavior by the Obama campaign with your presence.
UPDATE: I have received many comments, Pro and con to my position. To be honest, I agonized for a few days before I wrote that post urging people to boycott. Ultimately my decision to boycott came down to not wanting to reward bullying behavior. If we teach the Obama campaign that it is easy to push around those who are pro-Israel and we will just blindly follow like nothing happened, if He wins (God Forbid) we will be teaching him what James Baker said about the Jews and the Republican party is true, "F**K the Jews, they won't vote for us anyway." If tomorrows rally is a failure, it will be blamed on Obama and his Democratic Party. Just another chink in the Obama is pro Israel myth. I hope that tomorrow's rally is weak and Thursday's at the Grand Hyatt is robust.