Seems like the chair of the Democratic National Committee has just done that. Daniel Halper reports:
Philip Klein reported that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said this: “We know, and I’ve heard no less than Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”
Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to America, released a statement saying that Wasserman Schultz was wrong. “I categorically deny that I ever characterized Republican policies as harmful to Israel. Bipartisan support is a paramount national interest for Israel, and we have great friends on both sides of the aisle,” . . .
When asked about this, Wasserman Schultz said she didn’t say what she said. At the link, Halper has video of the denial and audio of the statement.
This is what you call lying. Where are the “fact-checkers” on this one? If the chair of the Republican National Committee had denied saying what he had said, this would dominate the news.
This should make major news, not just for the dishonesty, but for the fact that the leader of a political party has misrepresented, for political purposes, what the ambassador of an allied nation has said.
UPDATE: Reminding us that the Democratic Party’s platform “excises almost all of the pro-Israel language from the party platform of 2008″, Rob at Joshuapundit contends that the “very fact that the Obama Campaign would resort to this outright deception (I guarantee you Debbie Wasserman Schultz didn’t think of this herself) is proof that the Jewish vote in America is very much up for grabs.“