Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Great Schlep And Missonary Zeal

I was looking at The Great Schlep website:
The Great Schlep aims to have Jewish grandchildren visit their grandparents in Florida, educate them about Obama, and therefore swing the crucial Florida vote in his favor.
I also took a look at the talking points, including the one about how "Barack loves Israel."

But it's odd: when I read about young people being sent with talking points to convince senior citizens leaning towards voting Republican to convert and vote for Obama--I can't help be feel reminded of Jews for Jesus. "Barack loves Israel" reminds me of a similar missionary phrase.

The whole thing seems manipulative in a way that bothers me.

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