Monday, April 09, 2012

Democrat Lee Whitnum Wants You To Know She Hates AIPAC

Correction: In the original post, I mistakenly switched the names of Chris Murphy and Lee Whitnum.
Lee Whitnum is the one who made the vile statements, some of which targeted Chris Murphy.

Is this the face of the new Democratic party, where antisemitic canards become a key part of Chris Murphy's Senate campaign?
Rep. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was called a "whore" by a primary opponent during Thursday night's debate for Connecticut's open Senate seat.

Lee Whitnum, who is mounting her second bid for the Senate in Connecticut, blasted Murphy over his support for Israel, the New Haven Register reported.

“I’m dealing with a whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC, who will say anything for the job,” Whitnum said, referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Whitnum said anti-American sentiment worldwide could be cured if the federal government were to prosecute U.S. settlers who “go to Israel and maim or kill in the Promised Land.” She also called for the elimination of U.S. aid to Israel.

“The Jewish community has always taken care of its own,” she said.
This is not the first time that Murphy has been spewing this sort of vile stuff--she made her condemnation of AIPAC a central part of her failed campaign for Chris Dodd's Senate seat in 2010.

Whitnum is also an author of a book about AIPAC: Anti-AIPAC Not Anti-Semitic: The Israel Lobby's Dangerous Control of Congress.

When she loses, can we count on Whitnum to blame her loss on AIPAC and the Jews--instead of the voters' disgust with the way she conducted her campaign?

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