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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Former Black Panther to be Democratic nominee in NY-8

A former Black Panther appears likely to become the Democratic nominee in New York's 8th Congressional District. This guy comes off sounding like a virulent anti-Semite (Hat Tip: Memeorandum, Bad Blue and many others who sent it in).
New York City councilman Charles Barron may be on his way to winning the Democratic nomination for Congress in New York's Eighth District, despite a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric. Barron, who has earned the support of retiring congressman Edolphus Towns, would be representing a district with a sizable Jewish population.

In 2010, he told a reporter that in New York's Crown Heights neighborhood, Jews "only make up 20 percent of the population, but they've always walked these streets as if they owned them, and acted as if they are the only ones in the community that matter."

Barron once referred to a fellow city councilman, who is Jewish, as a "coward" whose actions on the council were to "satisfy the Jewish lobby."

Barron has also called into question the legitimate existence of Israel. "Where should we start [the discussion]?" he said at a Brooklyn church in 2010. "Should we start with the 1906 Zionist Convention, or in 1914, with the Balfour Declaration? With Menachem Begin, the terrorists, all the wars, you want to discuss Israel becoming a state in 1948 when it should not have? Who are the terrorists? You want to talk about the definition of terrorism? How do you define acts of piracy?"

And in 2009, Barron joined former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney on a Viva Palestine convoy to undermine the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza, which he has compared to a "concentration death camp."
The 8th district was gerrymandered as a result of the 2010 census. While the article mentions Edolphus Towns, the current representative of NY-8 is Jerrold Nadler.

But in any event, Barron would be a nightmare. The New York Daily News refers to him as a malignant clown. And the association with McKinney ought to be enough to get anyone who reads this blog out to work against him.

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At 6:38 AM, Blogger Captain.H said...

Yup, being an associate of Cynthia McKinney tells us all we need to know that somebody else should be elected. There's already enough hard-core leftist quasi-fascists in the Democrat Congressional Delegation. The people of that district would have a far better chance of decent representation with somebody randomly chosen from the NY phone book.

At 4:30 PM, Blogger Sunlight said...

Just trying to understand... the endless talk of who has the "Jewish vote". That big 7mil out of 330+mil in the U.S. A verifiable drop in the bucket. And these few districts in NY, FL, and LA are the main ones where the Jews' actual votes can influence the election. Not to mention the donation levels. And yet, they are 100% Dem and really just coming out as the worst kind of Dems, and yet all these Jewish organizations, etc. just stay stuck there. Like the guy said in the comments earlier, they will never vote for any Republican. Quite amazing, really.

At 4:47 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

"DESPITE a history of racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel rhetoric."

You mean BECAUSE OF. Of course if he wins, he'll be given rock star treatment at the Obama White House.


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