Inside the Beltway
OY VEY, OBAMA
Yes, there is a Kosher Tea Party. And it is pretty gleeful now that Republican and fiscal conservative Bob Turner won his “stunning” victory in the special election in New York’s 9th Congressional District, where 40 percent of the population is Jewish, with three Democrats to every Republican voter.
“This underdog victory is evidence that Jewish voters are saying ‘no’ to the Obama liberal agenda of big government and out-of control spending. Jewish voters no longer passively participate in the political process and automatically pull the lever for Democratic candidates,” observed FreedomWorks campaign coordinator David Spielman, who founded the group in August during a visit to Israel to gauge that nation’s tea party sentiment.
“Traditional Jewish values like family and fiscal responsibility have much more in common with conservatism than most Jews realize. But the unfortunate reality right now is that Jewish Americans are overwhelmingly liberal, and as a Jew you’re expected by your community to fall in line,” he adds.
Mr. Spielman says that Kosher Tea will launch an expansive get-out-the-vote campaign in Florida, Ohio and New Jersey neighborhoods that includes phone calls and visits to Jewish voters - from Israeli tea partiers.
THE CHOSEN FEW
The Drudge Report, Matt Drudge, Glenn Beck, World Net Daily, Talking Points Memo, Politico, Huffington Post Politics, Roll Call. (Among the 19 Twitter accounts followed by the Twitter version of AttackWatch, the new online tattle site funded by Obama for America, to “fight the smears” during President Obama’s re-election campaign.
PERRY‘S OLD DOMINION
“Don’t leave it to a bunch of politicians in Washington to tell you what to do with your life.”
STARTS WITH A CAPITOL
A gift for the couple with everything, a mantle knickknack that could quiet mindless cocktail chatter? That would be architectural relics that once adorned the U.S. Capitol from 1793 to 1828, brought to auction by none other than the descendants of original Capitol architect Benjamin Latrobe. The Potomack Company in Old Town Alexandria is doing the honors Sept. 24-25; the historic goodies include original Corinthian column fragments, with tactile layers of old paint still visible.
Also on the auction block: A pair of sandstone blocks and bookend-size marble step pieces from the original grand stairway of the Capitol’s Senate Wing. Present-day historical items include fancy designer draperies and bedding from Blair House, the official White House guest quarters, plus a 19th-century oil painting of Mount Vernon that once belonged to the late Pamela Harriman, a Progressive Party battle flag from Teddy Roosevelt’s 1912 presidential campaign and assorted antique photographs.
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