Dems threatened Jewish groups with loss of tax exempt status if Palin allowed to speak

NYC's CBS2 has this story:

Sources: Intense Pressure Led To Palin UN Snub
CBS 2 HD Has Learned Democrats Threatened To Attack Jewish Groups' Tax Exempt Status Over VP Nominee Invite. . . .

"This is insulting. This is embarrassing, especially to Gov. Palin, to me and I think it should be to every single New Yorker," Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, told CBS 2 HD.

Sources say the axes were out for Palin as soon as Sen. Clinton pulled out because she did not want to attend the same event as the Republican vice presidential candidate.

"I have never seen such raw emotion -- on both sides," said someone close to the situation.

The groups sponsoring the rally against Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaking at the UN were reportedly told, "it could jeopardize their tax exempt status" if they had Palin and not Clinton or Democratic VP candidate Joe Biden on hand.

So all politicians were disinvited, most prominently, Palin.

"It's an absolute shame that this has happened," Hikind said. "To threaten organizations … to threaten the Conference of Presidents that if you don't withdraw the invitation to Gov. Palin we're going to look into your tax exempt status … that's McCarthyism." . . .

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Blogger Harry Schell said...

It is a good lesson in how Democrats plan to unite us all. The mere presence of a Rep is enough to send them scurrying away, I can only assume because it would have spoiled the photo op, and then making threats against the organizers if they gave a photo op to their mortal enemy.

The subject at hand, Iranian nuclear ambitions, seems secondary to the Democrat cadre. The invitation to appear (to Hillary and Biden) was accepted purely for its value to promote Democrats, not because it was a good thing to do as a human being. Or that is all I can figure out.

Now, will Democrat actions lead to another mess in a decade or less, as they have with Fannie, Freddie and subprime mortgages?

And what will the Democrat savants offer as exculpations and explanations then?

9/20/2008 8:19 PM  
Blogger David said...

It should be interesting to see if the mainstream national media picks up on this story.

Can you imagine what the headline stories would be if Palin had pulled out after she found out that Hillary would be speaking and then republicans threatened their tax exempt status if Hillary were not disinvited?

Unbelievable but not surprising.

9/20/2008 8:28 PM  

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