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Jim Webb’s Anti-Semitic Campaign Fliers August 16, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Anti-Semitic, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Jew, Jewish, offensive, Racism, Racist.

This is a comic strip featured in a campaign flier for Jim Webb, who is running for the Democratic Senate nomination. His opponent Harris Miller, who is Jewish, is depicted with a hooked nose and cash spilling from his pockets.
This is the hidden story that the mainstream media is not reporting on in the shadow of George Allen’s public racial slur. The story is about George Allen’s political opponent James Webb distributing anti-Semitic fliers. You should note that this story first broke in early June and has hardly gotten any attention. The featured story follows below:

A Jim Webb campaign flier that could be interpreted as anti-Semitic drew the ire of his opponent, Harris Miller, in a radio debate yesterday.

Miller, who is Jewish, called the flier despicable.

Webb said it was not anti-Semitic, but if anyone was offended by it, “I apologize.”

He said Miller had played the race card by misrepresenting his views on affirmative action.

The two candidates for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate appeared on Washington Post Radio in the last joint appearance of the campaign. The primary is Tuesday.

Unlike an earlier debate, in which Miller and Webb clashed sharply and where Webb called Miller “the anti-Christ of outsourcing” and at one point told Miller to “shut your mouth,” they generally were conciliatory yesterday, agreeing more often than they disagreed. Each promised to support the winner of the Senate primary.

The cartoonlike flier, titled “Miller the Job Killer,” depicts Miller with a hooked nose and cash spilling out of his pockets. He orders an assistant to find ways to export jobs overseas.

Webb has been criticizing Miller for promoting the out-sourcing of jobs while he was president of the Information Technology Association of America, which represents computer hardware and software firms.

The flier was distributed at a labor union event in southwest Vir- ginia.

“Apparently, it was distributed only in certain parts of Virginia, as if people there would fall for that imagery,” Miller said.

“One of the things I hoped we would keep out of this campaign . . . is my religion and my background,” Miller added.

Miller did not bring up the subject during the debate; a questioner did.

Afterward, Miller said, “I’m not accusing [Webb] personally of being anti-Semitic. I don’t believe that for one second. Jim Webb is a good man.”

The caricature has been “quite upsetting to me and my family, to most of my friends, and to a lot of people across this country, frankly,” Miller said.

Webb asked, “What would be my motive?”

“Harris hasn’t apologized for distorting my views on affirmative action, I’d kind of like to hear that,” Webb added.

Saying he has had a long record of helping blacks, Webb said, “It is one of my great regrets of this campaign that my views on those issues have been distorted.”

As an example of his work with the black community, Webb mentioned his fight to secure a statue of a black soldier in Washington at a memorial to Vietnam War veterans. He also discussed his volunteer legal work in a six-year period on behalf of a young black Marine who was convicted of murder in Vietnam.

“He killed himself halfway through, and I cleared his name for his family,” Webb said.

Early in the contest, the Miller campaign brought up remarks in which Webb called affirmative action state-sponsored racism. He said he always has backed affirmative action because of government-backed actions, such as slavery and segregation.

In the radio debate, Webb, who spoke out against war in Iraq five months before the invasion, said it has made the world less safe.

He would not set a timetable for withdrawal but would hope it could begin in 1½ to 2 years. Webb is a former Defense Department official and secretary of the Navy.

Miller, who is a businessman, said he would treat the withdrawal from Iraq as a business problem.

Webb retorted that Robert S. McNamara and Donald H. Rumsfeld were businessmen. McNamara was secretary of Defense during the Vietnam War. Rumsfeld is the current secretary of Defense.

“You can’t take a business approach to something that is so complex,” said Webb, a decorated Marine who fought in Vietnam.

Miller said he opposes repeal of the estate tax, a tax of up to 46 percent on multi-million dollar estates.

“It puts a lot of money in the pockets of Paris Hilton’s and Dick Cheney’s heirs,” he said of the repeal.

Webb said the $2 million threshold for avoiding the tax is too low, because it penalizes farmers and family businesses.

Miller, meanwhile confirmed that he has put another $250,000 into his campaign, bringing his total to $975,000. A spokesman for Miller declined to say whether he would contribute more.

Webb has invested $100,000 into his campaign.

Source: The Times Dispatch

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