This recent mailing was mentioned earlier today by sandy23, in a comment to Steven Hart’s front page diary. I’d just like to add a bit more info.
The yellow postcards criticize Menendez for his opposition to the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, and suggest that New Jersey’s Italian-Americans should therefore oppose the Senator and vote for Junior Kean.
The card was allegedly produced and mailed by the Filangieri Society for Justice and Good Government, an entity based in Monmouth Beach. If you check the organization’s web site, it appears to be blank. Bad sign. It’s probably just a phony front group run out of some guy’s garage.
Just how stupid does this bogus Society (and/or the Kean campaign) think NJ’s Italian-Americans are? Menendez obviously opposed Alito’s nomination because Alito is an extremist right-winger, not because he is the wrong ethnic type.
Just as Junior is exploiting immigrant issues and smearing Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, he is attempting to exploit the fact that about 20% of New Jerseyans (as the card helpfully notes) are of Italian descent. Frankly, it seems vaguely creepy that some GOP goon (or computer) combed through voter lists for names that end with vowels.