Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Hayworth Follows Up Anti-Semitic Comments With Anti-Semitic Apology

Many exit to protest Hayworth supporter: AZRepulsive

"'It was just such hatred,' said Linda Bliss, a Phoenix resident who attended the Tuesday event. 'It was so disgusting.'

The offending remarks came from Jonathan Tratt, who was chosen by the campaign of J.D. Hayworth to represent Hayworth at a forum sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women.

The Hayworth campaign on Saturday expressed regrets for the remarks.

After provoking the audience on several occasions, Tratt, who is Jewish, told the audience that in some ways Hayworth is a 'more observant Jew' than the Jews at the forum. Hayworth is a Christian.

The remark drew a chorus of boos from the audience, about three-quarters of whom promptly stood up and walked out of the synagogue. Tratt's remark was made in the context of Hayworth's opposition to abortion, witnesses said. Tratt suggested that anti-abortion views are more consistent with Jewish values than pro-abortion views. Tratt's wife, Irit, made similar remarks."

What the Repulsive doesn't say, is too afraid to say in case it's corporate masters may be offended, is Tratt's wife's "similar remark" was this: "No wonder there are anti-Semites."

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