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As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there's a twilight where everything remains seemingly unchanged, and it is in such twilight that we must be aware of change in the air, however slight, lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness. -- William O. Douglas

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Shape Shifter Heather Wilson-vs-Jews - Another example of her Hypocrisy

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
Elie Wiesel

New Mexico's 1st Congressional District Representative Republican, Heather Wilson recently debated on September 18, 2006 with Democratic candidate Patricia Madrid at Albuquerque's Congregation Albert Jewish center. In that debate, she attempted to convince the group that she was a strong advocate for the Jewish State of Isreal.

Considering her obvious attempts to pander for the Jewish vote, her past actions behind the scenes belies her true feelings. Shape Shifter Wilson, a graduate of the Air Force Academy tuned her back on the Jews who attend her alma mater. On May 4, 2005 the Washington Post - arguably a conservative news paper agency - reported on a heavy underlying effort to impose Christianity upon the student body.

USA Today has a particularly good article which details the specifics of the story.

Albuquerque Businessman and Lawyer, Mikey Weinstein - a member of her constituency who filed a suit against the Air Force Academy over the matter.

In a PBS NewsHour panel interview, Michael "Mikey" Weinstein said,
"My kids have been told that all of their ancestors, all of their descendents, they themselves will burn eternally in the Lake of Fire, for not accepting an evangelical biblical world view of Christ."

The Air Force Academy Graduate who's father, daughter-in-law, and son graduated from that institution also has another son
(Curtis) who is still attending the USAFA. Weinstein, who was a White House Lawyer for the Reagan Administration during the Iran-Contra investigation decided to take up the cause after his son told him of the problems he was experiencing at the Academy simply because he was a Jew.

"...Recalls Weinstein, “Curtis said, ‘Could you tell Mom I’m going to be getting into trouble?’ I was floored and asked, ‘What did you do?’ He said, ‘It’s what I’m going to do’ and he explained to me that he had been called a [expletive] Jew, accused of killing Jesus by a number of cadets.”

The young man was so upset over the slurs that he threatened to hit the next person who repeated them. He feared he would end up in a military prison."

He made some very poignant arguments regarding the quandry Jews and other non-christian cadets are routinely put in owing to the RSVP agenda set forth by the Air Force Academy. Weinstein also said, "There's been an attempt to have essentially an evangelical coup in the military. You have the vast majority of the chaplains corps and laity, meaning anybody else who is not a chaplain, who now view the military as a missionary field. And their goal is to see a spiritually transformed military with ambassadors of Christ in uniform." The man certainly does not seem irrational to me. Moreover, that he has two sons who have been educated at the Academy indicates just how committed he has been to his country as a patriotic American.

Weinstein approached Congressman Wilson in an effort to garner her support for his cause was rebuffed. Shape shifter Wilson refused to throw her weight behind the effort to democratize the religious process and to urge the Academy to promote religious freedom.

By her actions, Shape Shifter Wilson has made clear that she is unwilling to undermine her support by standing on the side of the Consitution which clearly calls for seperation of Church and State and which lies squarely at odds with her far-right voting constituency.

This is why the once staunch GOP supporter, Mikey Weinstein has decided to stand with Patricia Madrid in her bid to unseat Hater Wilson.

In a recent invitation for a $250.00/plate dinner fundraiser which he sponsored, Weinstein wrote, "
I want to have the opportunity to tell you personally why my family and I are never again supporting Heather Wilson and why we are fully supporting Patricia Madrid. . . ."

It is pretty simple, if you want family values, supporting GOP is not the answer. If you were disgusted by the Clinton Affair then ask yourself this question, "How can I vote for members of a party who preach one thing - ostensibly to get votes - and behave quite differently?"

If you want representation in Washington DC, then why would you vote for crooks, bigots, sexual predators, liars and religious zealots?



At Sun Oct 08, 10:47:00 AM MDT, Blogger joe schmedlap said...

Say what you will but I can say that when all the hurricaine Katrina refugees showed up here and were housed at the convention center Wilson showed up and actually helped get them set up and provide services. Other pols. showed up with press for photo ops and soon left - Wilson got no press, nor did she seek any - just asked what we neded, had her staff help in getting it - and left without fanfare

At Sun Oct 08, 10:53:00 PM MDT, Blogger The Voice said...


As always, thank you for your comment. I appreciate that you can see the good in this woman who - I openly admit - I do not share your high regard for.


While other bloggers have covered Wilson's questionable handling of the Katrina disaster, I also plan to address that issue in an upcoming post. You can rest assured that I will provide ample references to substantiate my contention:

Heather Wilson always acts in her best interests even when her decisions negatively impact the constituency she was elected to represent.

She is - after all - a shape shifter.

end of digression

That said, your commentary on Heather Wilson fails in any way to addresss the point of this posting;

Heather turned her back on a fellow Republican and his entire family because he is a Jew - period.

Heather's actions [or her party's inaction - according to many] regarding Hurricane Katrina victims does nothing to mollify her outright betrayal of the patriotic Jews who otherwise shared her political perspectives.

Quite simply put, Heather's betrayal of the Jews speaks volumes about who she is beholdin' to. Moreover, the particular flavor of her neoconservative, 'Christian' Agenda automatically excludes the members of her constituency - who, because they fail to share her particular brand of religious zealotry - are sh** out of luck.

Its pretty simple Joe; if you are made aware of a problem - as Heather was - and you do nothing about it - as Heather did - then, you are just as responsible for it as the offenders whose actions you have elected to ignore.

Thus, the maxim, "If you condone it - you own it" holds for Heather Wilson in this case.

As previously stated, I do respect you and I do appreciate your dialogue. However, I also want to remind you that, I do have a disclaimer located at the upper right section of my blog page which states that I reserve the right to delete comments that are not relevant to the topic.


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