RJC destroys its own credibility and so does NewtSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 12/07/2011 - 21:53
The Republican Jewish Coalition held its debate today - minus Ron Paul.
For some reason known only to its organizers, the coalition disgraced itself by going directly against the tradition of open discourse associated with Judaism.
That being said, we did learn one thing today: Newt Gingrich is profoundly stupid.
I'll get back to that, but let me return to the issue of the decision to exclude a candidate who is in a position to finish at or near the top in the first state awarding delegates to the 2012 GOP Convention. (This guy thinks he'll win.)
The most prominent Jewish Republican of my acquaintance is Murray Sabrin, the Ramapo College professor who ran for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate back in 2008.
Murray just sent me an e-mail telling me of a decision by the Republican Jewish Coalition to ban Ron Paul from their 2012 GOP presidential debates. Murray writes:
This is democracy? Ironically, the only candidate who supports Israel's sovereignty is pilloried by neocons in the RJC who claim to be "pro-Israel." I am thinking of organizing of a Jews for Ron Paul, the man for peace, freedom, free enterprise, individual rights, the core values of Judaism. In the 1960's, before I embraced the limited government philosophy I watched a Sunday television program about Passover. I will never forget what the narrator said: The essence of Judaism is the sovereignty of the individual.