William A. Levinson, The American Thinker
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) recently announced that Barack Obama has named its former executive director, Ira Forman, as his Jewish outreach director. Mr. Forman’s tenure at NJDC includes the publication of anti-Christian hate material under color of Judaism, which could easily evoke reciprocal ill feelings from Christians who do not realize that NJDC has almost as little to do with Judaism as the Westboro Baptist Church has to do with Christianity.
NJDC’s “Bubbie versus the GOP” cartoon videos for the 2004 election, which Mr. Forman commissioned personally, include scenes of Republicans sewing a cross into the blue field of the
American Flag along with a cabal of red-robed Republicans around a lectern with a cross on its front. Depiction of the Cross, along with Christian ministers and Jesus, in a “This is the Enemy” context makes the video a form of anti-Christian hate media, just as depiction of the Star of David in the indicated contexts (flag, cabal) would be anti-Semitic. The movies are no longer available but .pdf summaries are available here while we have the offending screen shots on file.
NJDC on Mr. Forman’s watch also smeared the Christian computer game “Left Behind: Eternal Forces” by saying falsely that it encourages the player to kill everybody who will not convert to Christianity. The Anti-Defamation League did not like the game’s exclusionary Christian emphasis but added:
The game is designed to make force an option only used by players if necessary when their forces are attacked by those hunting them, and any characters that kill others in the game are penalized. Conversion to Christianity in the game is not depicted as forcible in nature, and violence is not rewarded in the game.
Double standards are routine to NJDC and Mr. Forman, who in 2007 condemned Mitt Romney for appearing at the Henry Ford Museum. ”Mitt Romney’s embrace of Henry Ford and association of Ford’s legacy with his presidential campaign raises serious questions about either the sincerity of Romney’s words or his understanding of basic American history,” Forman said regarding Ford’s publication of anti-Semitic material that he later retracted and repudiated. Mr. Forman and NJDC were therefore eager to call Mitt Romney out for associating with a long-dead ex-anti-Semite but they were nowhere to be seen or heard when Mr. Obama and other Democrats posed arm-in-arm with a live and unrepentant one (Al Sharpton) in 2007.
The National “Jewish” Democratic Council therefore has its own long track record of falsehoods and, to use its favorite accusation against others, “smears.” It acquired most of this track record on Mr. Forman’s watch. The history of Mr. Obama’s new “Jewish outreach coordinator” must therefore be made very clear to Jewish voters as frequently as possible before next year’s election….