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.
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.