Romney's Ford Flap (What Goes Around...)

The National Jewish Democratic Council issued a statement criticizing Mitt Romney for announcing his presidential candidacy at the Henry Ford Museum in Detorit….

In its statement, the NJDC invoked the case of Arizona’s former Republican congressman, J.D. Hayworth, who was defeated in November. Hayworth was slammed by Jewish critics for praising Ford’s ideas on the early 20th-century concept of “Americanization,” despite the automaker’s antisemitic polemics relating to the issue.

The Republican Jewish Coalition has fired back, noting that the NJDC did not object when President Bill Clinton, in 1999, delivered a speech in which he praised Ford. According to the RJC, Clinton said: “Henry Ford — a small entrepreneur — once said that the best Americans were those with ‘an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.’ We honor today those kinds of Americans, testament to the power of enterprise and the strength of the human spirit.”

As the RJC argues, the Jewish Democrats are guilty of a low blow in this case. But it was just a week ago that Romney took a below-the-belt shot at Hillary Clinton. As for the RJC, it really has no business throwing around claims of hypocrisy until the organization either retracts its attacks on Bill Clinton for failing to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem or spanks George W. Bush for reneging on his unfulfilled promise to do so.

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