GOP Email Compares Obama to Nazis
Message to 75,000 Jews unauthorized, Pa. party says
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Oct 28, 2008 2:54 PM CDT
A Palestinian displays snacks adorned with an English sign reading "Obama" and a Palestinian flag in a bakery in the West Bank city of Ramallah. An e-mail sent out last week claims Obama's victory would...   (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
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(Newser) – The Pennsylvania GOP has disavowed an email that went out last week to 75,000 Jewish voters comparing a vote for Barack Obama to support for the Third Reich. The message, sent out by a consultant charged with securing the Jewish vote, warns that "Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decision," like their ancestors who "ignored the warning signs" of the Holocaust,  and made a "tragic mistake." Jake Tapper reports on ABC News.

The now-fired consultant told the AP the email was authorized by "party officials," but declined to name anyone; the party says it was not authorized. A former state Supreme Court justice apologized yesterday for not reading the "misguided e-mail" more carefully before she signed it. The message says it was "paid for by the Republican Federal Committee of PA - Victory 2008."