"Jewish Americans cannot afford to make the wrong decision on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008," the e-mail reads. "Many of our ancestors ignored the warning signs in the 1930s and 1940s and made a tragic mistake. Let's not make a similar one this year!"
A copy of the e-mail, provided by Democratic officials, says it was "Paid for by the Republican Federal Committee of PA - Victory 2008."
It warns "Fellow Jewish Voters" of the danger of a second Holocaust due to the threats to Israel from its neighbors and touts Republican presidential candidate John McCain's qualifications over those of Obama.
The state Republican Party is scrambling away from this mailer as quickly as possible, but there's a funny twist. The spokesman for the McCain campaign who is trying to move away from this story is Peter Feldman, the same man who aggressively pushed the "black mugger" hoax a few days ago.
The mid-level GOP operative who has been dismissed over the Jewish mailer insists that he was not a rogue element, and the party's authorization to mail them out.
You can catch up on all the details at TPM, and this post at Digby's blog as well. The final stretch will play out its worst elements here in Pennsylvania, so be sure to bring your raincoats.