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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Pot calls kettle black

Above is the infamous tweet that has been branded (with some justification, although I have my doubts that Trump is sharp enough to have noticed) anti-Semitic. The New York Times reports that Hillary Clinton has blasted Donald Trump for his anti-Semitic tweet.
Hillary Clinton’s campaign said on Monday that an image posted by Donald J. Trump on Twitter over the weekend that showed a photo of Mrs. Clinton against a backdrop of $100 bills and a Star of David was “blatantly anti-Semitic.”
The post accused Mrs. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, of being the “most corrupt candidate ever.” But critics seized on the episode as the latest example of a longtime pattern of racially charged remarks by Mr. Trump, saying the post was meant to exploit stereotypes against Jewish people.
No, I'm not excusing Trump, and yes, I think he needs to get the neo-Nazis out of his campaign. But Hillary Clinton accusing anyone else of being an anti-Semite is rich with irony (via American Thinker).
In his book American Evita, Christopher Anderson writes.
At a time when elements of the American Left embraced the Palestinian cause and condemned Israel, Hillary was telling friends that she was "sympathetic" to the terrorist organization and admired its flamboyant leader, Yasser Arafat. When Arafat made his famous appearance before the UN General Assembly in November 1974 wearing his revolutionary uniform and his holster on his hip, Bill "was outraged like everybody else," said a Yale Law School classmate. But not Hillary, who tried to convince Bill that Arafat was a "freedom fighter" trying to free his people from their Israeli "oppressors." (1)
Of course Hillary's feelings about the PLO and Israel are only one aspect of her character, often a person's true nature is more closely revealed in a more intimate setting. In an early showcase of Hillary's diplomatic skills Christopher Anderson relates an experience that she and her future husband had during a trip to Arkansas in 1973.
It was during this trip to his home state that Bill took Hillary to meet a politically well connected friend. When they drove up to the house, Bill and Hillary noticed that a menorah-the seven branched Hebrew candelabrum (not to be confused with the more common and subtler mezuzah)-has been affixed to the front door.

"My daddy was half Jewish," explained Bill's friend. "One day when he came to visit , my daddy placed the menorah on my door because he wanted me to be proud that we were part Jewish. And I wasn't about to say no to my daddy."

To his astonishment, as soon as Hillary saw the menorah, she refused to get out of the car. "Bill walked up to me and said that she was hot and tired, but later he explained the real reason." According to the friend and another eyewitness, Bill said, "I'm sorry, but Hillary's really tight with the people in the PLO in New York. They're friends of hers, and she just doesn't feel right about the menorah." (2)
 The pot (Hillary Clinton) is calling the kettle (Donald Trump) black....

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At 4:07 PM, Blogger Elise Ronan said...

Irrespective of Clinton and her antisemitism, if Trump wasn't swift enough to recognize that he was tweeting an antisemitic meme, produced by the way by white supremacists, then quite frankly he has no business being President of the US.And yes, if he knew what he was doing, it makes it even worse.Either way he is unfit for the job.

At 9:26 PM, Blogger Inmemoryof Yossi said...

OH PLEEEAAZE! Stop with trying to make everything anti-semitic. It's no more anti-semitic than when Yossi a'h wore it as a "sheriffs" badge. Why not try to get the creativity and message it is trying to send forth than fall into the Hillary Clinton trap of twisting everything to fit her agenda. It's time for Hillary to answer to the law ... which sadly we see she won't.

At 12:21 AM, Blogger bbear said...

Irrespective of Clinton? Listen, Elise, one of these two individuals will be in the White House next year. Do you want it to be the one putatively insensitive to a "meme," or the one who played kissy-face with Suha Arafat, who enabled Obama's hostile policies toward Israel, who has even now allowed Sanders to pack the platform committee with rabid pro-Palestinian Jew-haters? C'mon Elise, which one? Isn't it time lefty Jews recognized that the Democratic Party, once the party of slavery and of the hundred years of American apartheid that followed, has now become the default setting for antisemitism in this country, both on and off campus?

At 12:25 AM, Blogger free` said...

I find it hard to believe anyone could look at that picture and think it had anything whatsoever to do with Jews. I find this to be a totally made up "outrage". Some people will use any "evidence" that Trump is this or that, no matter how ridiculous the charge may be.

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Elise Ronan said...

To all of the above: Considering that Trump just lauded Saddam Hussein, your feigned care for the future of the Jews is somewhat hard to believe.And as a democracy what we really need is a President who openly laudes a tyrant, mass murderer and war criminal. And before Hussein, Trump lauded Putin.Pay attention.

Jew-hatred starts with words and then turns to deeds. That you may not know that seems rather odd. Antisemitic memes are only the beginning.Study the history of genocide.So no, we are not think-skinned, but well aware of history and know antisemitic-dog-whistles when we see them.

As I said, Clinton notwithstanding, grow up and look at what is happening. When major Republican Jews are backing Clinton because Trump's ignorance of the law, Constitution and national security is so apparent then it is those who have Hillary Derangement Syndrome that need to rethink their realities.

We may not like our choices, but it is the choices that the American people gave us. In a year when Hillary could have been beaten so easily with a descent candidate, the GOP electorate chose a narcissistic-psycho instead of one of the 16 other more sane and qualified candidates.


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