October 26, 2006

A TRUTH YOU AREN'T SUPPOSED TO SPEAK:

Remarks Spark Walkout at Arizona Candidates’ Forum (Jennifer Siegel, Oct 27, 2006, The Forward)

A Jewish spokeman for Republican Rep. J.D. Hayworth of Arizona drew jeers and sparked a mass walkout during a recent candidates’ forum when he claimed that the Baptist lawmaker was “a more observant Jew” than the audience members.

Jonathan Tratt, a real estate investor and political fund-raiser, made the remark while defending Hayworth’s opposition of abortion rights. Tratt, who is Jewish, was referring to the fact that although ancient rabbinic law does not ban abortion, it restricts it to instances when the health of the mother is in danger.


Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2006 4:12 PM
Comments

What a great political move though, insult your supporters. Why don't more politician try that?

Posted by: Brandon at October 26, 2006 4:24 PM

they aren't his supporters--they hate Christians.

Posted by: oj at October 26, 2006 5:12 PM

They were Hayworth supporters. And Hayworth is a blowhard who's known for gaffes.

Posted by: Brandon at October 26, 2006 6:03 PM

One object is to split Orthodox (and O-sympathetic) Jews away from non-O American Jews.

Another object is to practice splitting anti-terrorism Muslims away from jihadis.

Posted by: Joseph Hertzlinger at October 26, 2006 6:06 PM

No. They weren't. His supporters stayed. It was a candidates forum, not a Hayworth campaign event.

Posted by: oj at October 26, 2006 6:23 PM

He'd be a good Governor for AZ. Blowhard, gaffes and all.

Posted by: Tom Wall at October 27, 2006 12:54 AM
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