Republican "Under The Radar" Smear Campaign In The South Begins

Here is how the Republicans get votes in the South — tell them that Democrats are JEWS: Ann Coulter: The party of ideas, (published at the Heritage Foundation’s Townhall)

“In addition to having a number of family deaths among them, the Democrats’ other big idea – too nuanced for a bumper sticker – is that many of them have Jewish ancestry. There’s Joe Lieberman: Always Jewish. Wesley Clark: Found Out His Father Was Jewish in College. John Kerry: Jewish Since He Began Presidential Fund-Raising. Howard Dean: Married to a Jew. Al Sharpton: Circumcised. Even Hillary Clinton claimed to have unearthed some evidence that she was a Jew – along with the long lost evidence that she was a Yankees fan. And that, boys and girls, is how the Jews survived thousands of years of persecution: by being susceptible to pandering. “

And, in case there is any doubt at all about whether this is targeted to white Southern voters:

“Their humble-origins claptrap is designed to disguise the fact that liberals think ordinary people are racist scum.”

If you think this stuff isn’t effective, you haven’t been in the Bible Belt.

It doesn’t matter WHO the Democrats nominate, it matters how that candidate responds to Republican character assassination. That’s what Republicans DO.

I discovered this at Atrios’ site. I’m posting about it here because I want to make the point that this should not be dismissed as the rantings of wingnut Ann Coulter: this is the Republican machine at work. This is Bush doing this, and must be seen as BUSH and Bush directly.