(UPDATE: As I mention above, I feel I was too harsh in my criticisms in this post, and so I have modified it to remove the most "challenging" of my comments. They were my visceral reaction to this absurd charge, but I should not have responded in kind, and I apologize). I have marked each place where I removed stuff with the word (UPDATED).
George Allen is Jewish?
Like the question mark. The Daily Show explained how you can smear people any way you want so long as you add a "question mark" at the end. After all, we're just "asking".
But seriously, this is the 2nd opponent of Webb that his supporters had gone nuts to make sure everybody knew they were Jewish. Apparently, they think it helps Webb if his opponent is one of those jews.
The religion-baiters are going for a two-fer here. Commenting on Allen's correct response to an inappropriate question, they are now suggesting that Allen must be ashamed to admit he is a jew. (UPDATED)
A debate was held today, with real issues of importance discussed. And apparently Webb did so bad at the debate, that all the Webbies can talk about is how half the debate was about Allen being a racist (he's not) and whether Allen is a jew. (Updated)
Given the strong anti-semitic sentiment in the anti-war left, you have to ask, are the local Webb supporters in agreement with the national organizations that support Webb, and that believe that Jews and the pro-Isreali lobby are responsible for the middle east conflict, and that the "neo-conservatives" (read jews) are responsible for the Iraq war? The same group that went after Lieberman with their hate-filled rhetoric?
I'm just asking.
BTW, if you (UPDATED) go to NLS's site, be sure to go read his "source article". It doesn't actually KNOW that Allen's mother was ever jewish, it just speculates about it based on some anecdotes from Allen's sister's book. Allen's sister never says anything about her mother being jewish, but that doesn't stop the speculation.
They don't even know if allen's mother HAD two jewish parents. Nor do they know if she was raised jewish. We know she married a catholic, and there is no indication she EVER practiced judaism after she was married.
So, what possible difference can it make what her ancestry is? The webbites already went after her as some racist woman teaching her son foreign racial slurs that weren't actually slurs and that he didn't actually say. Now they are going after her heritage, and suggesting that if Allen won't answer questions about it, he's "ducking the issue".
(UPDATED - took out personal rebuke of ben, which included a quote that was not actually his - My apologies to Ben).
And this is right AFTER a debate on substantive issues, which apparently their candidate did so bad at that they HAVE to find something else to talk about.