The following piece below is from "Rebecca" (name changed at her request), who knew Rita Hauser, one of the (few) "Republicans for Obama." This story was broken by Cindy at http://thepinkflamingo.blogharbor.com/blog and Stephen Maloney at: http://camp2008victorya.blogspot.com. See also: http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com.
I have just heard a radio commentator talk about Rita Hauser, the "Republican for Obama". I would like to pass the following on to the McCain campaign, though I do not wish it to be attributed to me, or - if posted and discussed - done so in any way that will enable anyone to identify me.I grew up with Rita in a Jewish neighborhood in in [the New York area].
Everyone I knew was Jewish, with the exception of one boy who was Greek Orthodox. This continued through all my public school years.Rita was a brilliant girl who lived a few blocks away, and with whom I was somewhat friendly.
We were both in honors classes. She went on to win a Fulbright, and became an international lawyer, a full partner in a prestigious law firm, and the wife of Gus Hauser who was, I THINK, one of the founders of cable television.
We kept in touch periodically, and she was kind to me, even though she far outstripped me in both achievement and money.She came from a very poor family. Her father sold hot dogs [at a major league baseball field in the New York area].
One day, in our early adulthood not long after she married Gus, she told me she was a member of another religion. I THINK it was Jehovah's Witnesses. I fell down. Metaphorically.
She was born Rita Abrams. Everyone I knew then, and was in touch with afterward, knew her to be Jewish: although, to be fair, none of us ever discussed the subject. It was just assumed.In our neighborhood, EVERYONE was a Jew. And if your name was Abrams, the conclusion was not irrational.
In fact, on learning this, I mentioned the revelation to another woman who was part my childhood crowd: "Not Jewish?" she said, amazed. "How could she be not Jewish? I never heard that."Neither did I; and so, much much later, when I discovered she supported the Palestinians, I was really surprised. (We have not been in touch nor spoken since then.)
The point: by the time I learned this, Rita was ascending the ladder of success and fortune in America where, in many times past - and, perhaps, even today - being Jewish is a hindrance to success.So, to reach the top, you change "sides."
Her advocacy for Palestinians - and her trumpeted appearance for Obama - tells you exactly, and in no uncertain terms, the direction he's [probably] going to take in reversing American policy toward Israel.And it tells you about the credentials of people who find it expedient to be something other than what they would like you to believe.Be afraid. Be very afraid. . . ."Rebecca"
Background: From CBS News' Michelle Levi: (WASHINGTON)-
Barack Obama's campaign is jumping the fence lately, trying to attract voters that don't traditionally vote Democratic. This morning, the campaign rolled out a "Republicans for Obama" effort as former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, and Former Bush Foreign Policy Advisor Rita Hauser announced their support for Obama on a conference call. Also on the call was former GOP Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island, who switched to the Democratic Party earlier this year to vote for Obama in his state's primary. Chafee said there are "thousands" of Republicans, "big shots and little shots," who will "weigh the choice" in candidates and "come around to vote for Obama in the election."
See Debbie Schlussel's article below: http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2008/08/who_is_rita_hau.html
Who is Rita Hauser?: Arafat-Gushing, Israel-Hating Jew is 1/3 of Trio on Team Obama GOP; "Republicans" For Obama Are Islamist-Enablers
By Debbie Schlussel
Three "Republicans" (In Name Only)--former Congressman Jim Leach, former U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee, and Bush family friend Rita Hauser--are the leaders of "Republicans for Obama."But with Hauser at the forefront, they might as well call the group Lewinskys for Arafat. At least that has been the lifelong role of Rita Hauser, a virulently pro-P.L.O. fundraiser for George W. Bush.
I've followed this woman for many years, and it's of note that Obamaslobbering Wall Street Journal fabricator Amy Chozick, yet again, chose not to tell readers the truth. She mentions not a word of Rita Hauser's pro-P.L.O. activities and the millions the terrorist group paid her.
Rita Hauser: Obama's Self-Hating, Terror-Pandering Jewess-in-Chief
The most spot-on description of Rita Hauser is on Masada 2000 (with background music of "Who Let The Dogs Out?"), where she is a member of the Jewish S.H.I.T. (Self-Hating and/or Israel-Threatening Jews).
Here's just a tad:Her unsolicited meddling on behalf of the Jewish State led to the Oslo Peace Accords and the resulting murder of more than 1,400 Jews! But this lady is not through with Israel yet, in fact, not by a long shot.On a Oct.14, 2003 C-SPAN2 speech, she told her audience, "It's a moral duty to speak out against Israel" followed by "The Oslo Process was the best thing that ever happened to Israel!" ... "a joyous moment."Read the rest.
According to the New York Sun, Hauser is the funder of the Edward Said chair at Columbia University occupied by the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel Rashid Khalidi who has harassed Jewish students (she likes him), and her law firm was the registered representative and lobbyist for the Palestinian Authority from the time it was still run by Yasser Arafat, her friend:"I made a contribution," Ms. Hauser said, describing the chair's namesake, Professor Edward Said, as "a friend of mine. I admire him."
As for the appointment of Mr. Khalidi to the position, Ms. Hauser said she was happy with his selection."I like him very much. He's a splendid guy, a Palestinian intellectual, a first-class choice, and I think everybody's pleased," she said.Ms. Hauser declined to disclose how much her foundation donated to the Said chair. . . .Ms. Hauser's former law firm, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, was registered with the Department of Justice as recently as 2001 as an agent for the Palestinian Authority.
If this is a "Republican" for Barack Obama, that should tell you something. And Barack Obama has a lot of questions to answer. We know he's anti-Israel and has surrounded himself with anti-Semites from the Nation of Islam and elsewhere. But since he's engaging in revisionist self-history and trying to pretend that's not true, someone ought to ask him whether he endorses the views of Rashid Khalidi, with whom he's had many connections and associations that have already been reported. He must answer yes or no, once and for all.
And if the answer is "no," then why is Rita Hauser the head of "Republicans for Obama"?
Today's New York Sun has a great editorial exposing the anti-Israel, pro-Arafat, pro-Iran conduct of all three of these so-called Republicans for Obama. Read it!