WASHINGTON, Oct. 12 (JTA) – Just how persuasive is a Jewish grandmother armed with a lethal handbag?
And does “Bubbie,” a cartoon Jewish Democrat who knocks Republicans into oblivion, cross a line in a campaign season that already has seen pitched advertisement battles in the Jewish community?
“I’m saddened, disappointed and offended,” said Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. “It pits Christians against Jews, it uses stereotypes we should know better about projecting.”
The National Jewish Democratic Council, whose Victory Fund produced the ad, hopes Bubbie (view the ad) will get young Jewish voters into polling booths.
Ken Goldstein, an academic at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who monitors the Jewish vote, said the ad shocked him.
“This ad is disgusting – and you will never ever see me say that about a campaign,” Goldstein said. Especially offensive, he said, is Cheney’s decapitated head rolling into a bucket marked “Miami-Dade votes” and pleading, “I want a deferment.”
The JibJab brothers they’re not…