Having spent tens of thousands of dollars to commission a controversial poll that resembled a “push poll” to test what lies and distortions would most damage Senator Barack Obama’s standing in the Jewish community and after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars creating print ads that have been called by a leading independent media outlet as “misleading and hypocritical,” Republican Jews are now set to launch nasty TV ads to spread more falsehoods about Obama.pol
The ads are scheduled to appear on broadcast TV in Cleveland, OH, Las Vegas, NV, Miami, FL, and West Palm Beach, FL, and on cable TV in Pittsburgh, PA starting on Monday through November 2nd. The value of the ad buy is approximately one million dollars.
Republican Jewish supporters of Senator John McCain are pushing the panic button as their campaign of lies and distortion is clearly not working in moving Jewish voters toward McCain in the past month – now one million dollars on television to try double down on their campaign of fear and lies,” said Marc R. Stanley, Chairman of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC).
The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) is known for their deceptive tactics and strategies. Following numerous reports by individuals in the Jewish community of receiving “push poll” type calls, the Politico reported that the RJC took “responsibility for a poll that has roiled the Jewish community by asking sharply negative questions about Senator Barack Obama.”
On Friday, a group of 562 rabbis, who are supporting Obama, said that the McCain campaign’s recent statements about Obama were “creeping toward hate speech” and that the RJC’s tactics “harkens back to the classic Republican red baiting tactics of Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon from the early fifties.”
“The RJC’s desperation matches the ‘throw the kitchen sink’ hopeless strategy of the larger McCain campaign in the closing weeks of this election,” said Stanley.
UPDATED: Here's a video of RJC's ad.
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