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Pennsylvania Republicans Email Lies To Jewish Voters

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You want to know the most disturbing thing about the email? It was written, in part, by a former state supreme court justice.

Crazy…

A new e-mail making the rounds among Jewish voters in Pennsylvania this week falsely alleged that Mr. Obama “taught members of Acorn to commit voter registration fraud,’’ and equated a vote for Senator Barack Obama with the “tragic mistake” of their Jewish ancestors, who “ignored the warning signs in the 1930’s and 1940’s.” […]

But where most of the attack e-mails against Mr. Obama have been mostly either anonymous or from people outside of mainstream politics, this one had an unusually official provenance: It was sponsored by the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s “Victory 2008” committee.

And it was signed by several prominent McCain supporters in the state: Mitchell L. Morgan, a top fund-raiser; Hon. Sandra Schwartz Newman, a member of Mr. McCain’s national task-force monitoring Election Day voting, and I. Michael Coslov, a steel industry executive.

Republican leaders did repudiate the email and fire the strategist (Bryan Rudnick) who sent it out, but come on folks…how many stories do we have to read about Republicans spreading nonsense about Obama before it becomes obvious that these aren’t isolated incidents? Is anybody honestly telling me that they don’t believe this stuff is coordinated?

Well, I’m setting up a bit of a straw man here, because…

[…] contacted again on Friday night, Mr. Rudnick disputed the party’s version of events and said he had approval for the letter from officials at several levels.

So somebody’s lying here, and my guess is it isn’t Rudnick…especially since the email was, as mentioned above, written by a FORMER STATE SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.

They just don’t care anymore.