Just check out Newt's latest robo-call in Florida, which went a little something like this…
"As governor of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney vetoed a bill paying for kosher food for our seniors in nursing homes. Holocaust survivors, who for the first time, were forced to eat non-kosher, because Romney thought $5 was too much to pay for our grandparents to eat kosher… Paid for by Newt 2012."
This is a bold step forward for Newt, who had up to now only accused Romney of cutting kosher food for "elderly Jewish residents." But when asked about the call, Gingrich was coy as ever…
"I have no idea what you're talking about," he said three times, speaking to reporters as he left Fred's Southern Kitchen. "Can't comment on something I don't know about."
Then he added, "You might check and see whether the accusation is true."
It's pretty hard to imagine Newt not raising his eyebrows and smirking as he said that. Then again, it's equally hard to imagine him not just going all the way and calling Mitt Romney Hitler.
Maybe he's saving that for Nevada?
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Tags: Florida, Food, Jewish, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans
After sucking up to the Bubbas of South Carolina, it's now time for the candidates to pander to the Bubbes of Florida. As anyone who remembers the 2000 election knows, old Jews hold the key to victory in the Sunshine State.
And apparently, Newt Gingrich knows exactly where his challah bread is buttered…
At his first rally of the morning, Newt Gingrich rolled out a new attack line: Mitt Romney took kosher food away from elderly Jewish people.
"He eliminated serving kosher food for elderly Jewish residents under Medicare," Gingrich said. "I did not know this; it just came out yesterday. The more we dig in, I understand why George Soros in Europe yesterday said it makes no difference if it's Romney or Obama, we can live with either one."
Newt Gingrich may be great at wooing congressional staffers, but he's a total pro at seducing Miami retirees. He knows the only way to a Jewish grandparent's heart is through their stomach and heart medication.
Though it is kind of surprising that observant Jews would go near the candidate considering their strong aversion to pork products. Newt sure knows a lot about keeping kosher for a guy who resembles a Christmas ham.
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Tags: Florida, Jewish, Medicare, Newt Gingrich, Primaries, Republicans, Senior Citizens
* Rick Perry is hoping to outrun his ineptitude. I don't know, have you seen the muscle mass on his ineptitude?
* Two Democratic state representatives are trying to ban cheerfulness in South Carolina. (To be honest, I didn't even think they had that there. Like cable.)
* Barack Obama is hoping to beat George Bush in Iowa next week.
* Mitt Romney asks the question with which wise men the world over have been wrestling for years: What's up with Newt Gingrich being so miserable?
* 650+ rabbis agree: President Mitt Romney will turn us all into a bunch of faygalas!
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Tags: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Health, Internet, Iowa Caucus, Jewish, LGBT, Lindsey Graham, Mitt Romney, National Organization for Marriage, Nikki Haley, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Reddit, Religion, Republicans, Rick Perry, Senate, South Carolina, State Legislature
* Dangerous cleavage outbreak contained by Canadian government.
* Rick Perry's Medicaid plan uncomfortably liked by Democrats.
* Can Barack Obama win reelection without the janitor vote?
* Turns out the reason Democrats can't win is because they're a third party.
* Gary Johnson criticizes GOP debate audience, damaging chances of winning nomination.
* Florida Gov. Rick Scott reads teleprompter joke off teleprompter screen.
Tags: Barack Obama, Canada, Democrats, Florida, Jewish, Medicaid, Pork Barrel, Primaries, Republicans, Rick Perry, Rick Scott, Third Party
Mitt Romney looks like a nice boy, sure. But isn't he supposed to be one of those Mormon people? You know them Mormons, always with the knocking on your door during breakfast. What kind of a person does that?
I'm sorry, but when it comes time to donate your money to a political campaign, you can't do better than entrusting it with a good Jewish girl with a good Jewish name like Michele Bachmann…
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is facing a new challenge: He's having trouble raising money from some Jewish donors who mistakenly believe one of his opponents, Michele Bachmann, is Jewish.
Some Jewish donors are telling fund-raisers for Romney, a Mormon, that while they like him, they'd rather open their wallets for the "Jewish candidate," who they don't realize is actually a Lutheran, The Post has learned.
What?! Michele Bachmann is a shiksa? But she looks just like that nice Linda Reinfeld from pottery class. You know the one, with the husband who drinks. Right, her. So, Michele Bachmann isn't Jewish? You don't say.
Now, with this latest hiccup among Jewish donors, some in Romney's camp have been wondering whether Bachmann and her allies are pushing the "Jewish" rumor to help their own fund-raising, sources said.
She has enjoyed strong popularity among Jewish voters and often talks about her stay on a kibbutz during the summer of 1974, when she was a teenager.
Bachmann also told an AIPAC gathering earlier this year that she and her family make sure each year to attend at least one Jewish-theme play or movie.
Oh, just so long as she goes to see Fiddler on the Roof once a year, that's good enough for me.
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Tags: Christianity, Jewish, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Money, Mormon, Religion