Democratic presidents and anti-Semites

 

Some on the Left are attempting to blame Trump and Republicans for the killings last Saturday in Pittsburgh. But the last two Democratic presidents have appeared with notorious anti-Semites:

1. Obama and Rev. Wright: he claimed in 2009 that “Them Jews ain’t going to let him (Obama) talk to me.” Wright then said that he meant to use Zionists not Jews. This is a distinction without a difference. One might argue that this is after Obama broke with Wright in 2008. He claimed that he’d never heard Wright make the incendiary comments which came to light in 2008. But in 2004 he stated to a local Chicago reporter that he was in Wright’s church every Sunday. His claim of ignorance about Wright’s opinions strains credulity.

2. Obama and Clinton have appeared with the notorious Jew-hater Louis Farrakhan:

3. Obama appeared more than once on Al Sharpton’s radio program. Look up Tawana Brawley and the Crown Heights riot for details about Sharpton’s background.

Democrats need to stop associating with these despicable people. Then perhaps they can start talking with Republicans about reprehensible antisemitic violence.

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  1. RightAngles Member
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    After Obama’s treatment of Israel, I don’t see how anyone can deny that the Democrat Party is the new home of anti-Semitism.

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  2. Vance Richards Member
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    After Obama’s treatment of Israel, I don’t see how anyone can deny that the Democrat Party is the new home of anti-Semitism.

    And isn’t it wrong for a foreign government to try to sway a democratic election?

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  3. PHCheese Inactive
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    And what about FDR?

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    Jessie Jackson has also had his issues… Didnt he once call NYC “Hymie Town”? I seem to recall he did that on a background chat with a reporter – who recorded the conversation…

     

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  5. RightAngles Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Jessie Jackson has also had his issues… Didnt he once call NYC “Hymie Town”? I seem to recall he did that on a background chat with a reporter – who recorded the conversation…

     

    I remember that.

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  6. Dave Sussman Contributor
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    This termite approves.

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  7. Vance Richards Member
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Jessie Jackson has also had his issues… Didnt he once call NYC “Hymie Town”? I seem to recall he did that on a background chat with a reporter – who recorded the conversation…

    I saw something on Twitter that was basically the picture of Clinton above and it said something like, “Of the three men on stage with Bill Clinton, the one who said HimeyTown is the least anti-semitic.”

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  8. Jon1979 Inactive
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Jessie Jackson has also had his issues… Didnt he once call NYC “Hymie Town”? I seem to recall he did that on a background chat with a reporter – who recorded the conversation…

     

    Eddie Murphy on SNL immortalized it in song back in 1984…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNz5XnvZHhk

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  9. tigerlily Member
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    Another Democrat anti-semite is congressman and DNC vice-chair Keith Ellison. He has a long history with Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan.

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  10. Vance Richards Member
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    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    This termite approves.

    And when you have termites you need to exterminate them. Is there any other way to take Farrakhan’s statement?

    Anyway, try not to eat the furniture.

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  11. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    RightAngles (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Jessie Jackson has also had his issues… Didnt he once call NYC “Hymie Town”? I seem to recall he did that on a background chat with a reporter – who recorded the conversation…

     

    I remember that.

    Lou Reed even wrote a song about it:

    PLO, racist slips, Farrakhan. Called on all of it by an honest leftist in 1989.

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  12. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Another Democrat anti-semite is congressman and DNC vice-chair Keith Ellison. He has a long history with Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan.

    Running for Attorney General of Minnesota, as the folks at PowerLine are documenting.

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  13. James Lileks Contributor
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Lou Reed even wrote a song about it:

    PLO, racist slips, Farrakhan. Called on all of it by an honest leftist in 1989.

    Oh, but it was problematic. Rolling Stone at the time:

    So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the promisingly titled “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim” turns out primarily to be a lecture to Jesse Jackson about his “common ground” speech, which he delivered at the Democratic National Convention last summer. Placing himself to the right of even the Reagan administration’s current Middle East position, Reed chides Jackson with the question “Jesse you say Common Ground/Does that include the PLO?” He goes on to ask, hammering a rhyme worthy of a rapper, “If I ran for President and once was a member of the Klan/Wouldn’t you call me on it/The way I call you on Farrakhan?” The song doesn’t end hopefully; in the last lines, Reed snaps, “Oh is it true/There’s no Ground Common enough for me and you?”

    The attack on Jackson — the one politician who embodies most of the values Reed espouses on New York — points up the album’s one significant flaw. Although his anger about social conditions is pure and righteous, Reed allows it to blind him to any solution.

    I wouldn’t have used the word “solution” in this context, myself. 

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    James Lileks (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    Lou Reed even wrote a song about it:

    PLO, racist slips, Farrakhan. Called on all of it by an honest leftist in 1989.

    Oh, but it was problematic. Rolling Stone at the time:

    So it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that the promisingly titled “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim” turns out primarily to be a lecture to Jesse Jackson about his “common ground” speech, which he delivered at the Democratic National Convention last summer. Placing himself to the right of even the Reagan administration’s current Middle East position, Reed chides Jackson with the question “Jesse you say Common Ground/Does that include the PLO?” He goes on to ask, hammering a rhyme worthy of a rapper, “If I ran for President and once was a member of the Klan/Wouldn’t you call me on it/The way I call you on Farrakhan?” The song doesn’t end hopefully; in the last lines, Reed snaps, “Oh is it true/There’s no Ground Common enough for me and you?”

    The attack on Jackson — the one politician who embodies most of the values Reed espouses on New York — points up the album’s one significant flaw. Although his anger about social conditions is pure and righteous, Reed allows it to blind him to any solution.

    I wouldn’t have used the word “solution” in this context, myself.

    Reed was basically being told by Rolling Stone to stay in your lane and attack only the people Rolling Stone thinks deserve attacking. So “Dirty Boulevard” on the album was perfectly fine, it went after the normal late-80s liberal shibboleths of what had turned New York City into a horror show (where the election of David Dinkins would solve everything); “Good Evening Mr. Waldheim” not-so-much, since the song dredged up memories of the 1984 Jackson campaign that the writers at the magazine would prefer be left to fade from memory.

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  15. CB Toder aka Mama Toad Member
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    Richard Easton: Look up Tawana Brawley

    I grew up in Poughkeepsie and lived through this whole disgusting episode.

    What a circus show in downtown Po-town day after day…

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  16. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    This termite approves.

    And when you have termites you need to exterminate them. Is there any other way to take Farrakhan’s statement?

    Anyway, try not to eat the furniture.

    Can I have a bite of your pencil?

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  17. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    This termite approves.

    And when you have termites you need to exterminate them. Is there any other way to take Farrakhan’s statement?

    Anyway, try not to eat the furniture.

    Can I have a bite of your pencil?

    I just have to know. Two people liked my comment…did you folks actually get my reference to an obscure hilarious Stan Freberg commercial?

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  18. RufusRJones Member
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):

    tigerlily (View Comment):

    Another Democrat anti-semite is congressman and DNC vice-chair Keith Ellison. He has a long history with Nation of Islam and Louis Farrakhan.

    Running for Attorney General of Minnesota, as the folks at PowerLine are documenting.

    This is the first time he’s ever run statewide. It’s a joke. He wears  those red lumberjack shirts. The guy he’s going up against is really mean and really smart. He’s impervious to all of the Alinsky crap. There are just enough Republicans going for the jugular here, and Ellison has really stepped in it. He even went to that one woman he abused before he ran and politely asked her not to talk about it. Ridiculous.

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