February 13, 2007, - 2:10 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
The National Jewish Democratic Council is slamming Mitt Romney for making his Presidential candidacy announcement, today, at Henry Ford Museum in Dearbornistan. They think this honors Henry Ford, a known and egregious anti-Semite and supporter of Adolf Hitler (from whom he received the Grand Service Cross of the Supreme Order of the German Eagle).
But that’s a red herring. As a member of the Detroit Jewish Community, I can tell you that I and many of my Jewish friends have visited Henry Ford Museum and its outside grounds, which used to be known as Greenfield Village. Especially for kids, it is one of the great museums of American history, with such buildings as Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Laboratory, the Wright Brothers’ home and workshop, Noah Webster’s home, etc. rebuilt on its grounds.
Yes, we all know that Henry Ford was an anti-Semite, but that has nothing to do with the great museum built on his former estate. It hasn’t stopped us from visiting. My problem is with Ford Motor Company, the company he founded, which, today, continues to fund Islamist and pan-Arabist interest groups in Dearborn which are populated by anti-Semites, Israel-haters and terror supporters, and which foment all of those points of view.
As for Romney, I don’t believe he’s an anti-Semite. I just think he’s a phony. I don’t like him, not because of his announcement at the museum Henry Ford founded, but because he attacked Americans for cheering at the Olympic Games he headed, right after 9/11. And I don’t like him because he’s a patrician liberal who’s suddenly a (phony) conservative.
THIS is why I will never vote for Mitt Romney.
And here are several other reasons:
Mitt Happens. Romney is a Liberal.
Tags: Adolf Hitler, Debbie Schlussel, Detroit Jewish Community, Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, Henry Ford Museum, interest groups, Islamist, Israel, Jewish Democratic Council, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Noah Webster, pan-Arabist, the Olympic Games, Thomas Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory