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Unprompted Anti-Semitism

So an Arkansas state senator calls Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) that Jew, and in the course of explaining away the remark through a folksy defense of

Rhyley Carney
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | May 14, 2009

So an Arkansas state senator calls Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) “that Jew,” and in the course of explaining away the remark through a folksy defense of “traditional values” — apparently this gentleman thinks Andy Griffith was an anti-Semite or something — he defends himself by saying, “I don’t use a teleprompter and occasionally I put my foot in my mouth.” Yeah! Because when President Obama doesn’t have a Teleprompter in front of him, he starts talking like David Irving mixed with Mahmoud Ahmedinejad reading from The Turner Diaries. Rahm Emanuel will tell you all about that.

It’s telling how a Republican politician thinks he can get his people to ignore an anti-Semitic remark by dogwhistling something about Obama.

(h/t Kleefeld.)

Rhyley Carney | Rhyley Carney is a New York Times bestselling author, anthology editor, comic book writer, magazine feature writer, playwright, content designer, and writing teacher/lecturer who has won five Bram Stoker Awards. More than a dozen countries have purchased her novels.

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