In other words, the man knows what's up and has the nerve to say it. He speaks the truth, and goodness knows we can't have that.
"By choosing to have a military advisor and national campaign co-chairman like General McPeak, serious questions and doubts are once again being raised about Senator Obama's positions and judgment on Middle East issues," said RJC Executive Director Matt Brooks.
In a 2003 interview with the Oregonian, Gen. McPeak resorted to old stereotypes and unfortunate language by blaming the lack of progress with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process on the undue political influence of American Jewry. The problem, said McPeak is "New York City. Miami. We have a large vote -- vote, here in favor of Israel. And no politician wants to run against it."
"Rather than putting the blame where it belongs -- on the Palestinian leadership and their continued reliance on terror, General McPeak finds it more convenient to blame American Jewry and their perceived influence," said Brooks. "This is the same dangerous and disturbing canard being promoted by the likes of Jimmy Carter and authors Mearsheimer and Walt in their book, The Israel Lobby."
So let's see what Obama does. I predict he will cave to this pressure. I have some advice for him from the lips of one George W. Bush. Obama, just tell the RJC, "Who cares what you think?"
Update: Just to recap...A Republican Jewish group demands that Obama, one of the Democratic candidates for president (and not even nominated yet!), fire an adviser because said adviser once said that American Jewish groups have 'undue political influence'. The irony is apparently lost on them over at Newsmax.