Thursday, September 25, 2008

A New Low: Playing Both the Race and Anti-Semite Cards Simultaneously

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That old race-baiter and all-around shady politician Rep. Alcee Hastings pulled out enough cards to play a hand of blackjack:

Rep. Alcee Hastings told an audience of Jewish Democrats Wednesday that they should be wary of Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin because “anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks.”
So let me get this straight, is Hastings saying that Palin places blacks and Jews in the same category as wild game or is he saying anyone who is seen as toting guns and stripping moose" is a bigoted anti-Semite? The fact that the crowd laughed says to me that Jews--at least the ones in that gathering--still haven't figured out who has their best interests in mind and who is pandering for their votes.

This is a new low and exactly what we have to look forward to should Obama win. The GOP and conservative Dems will hesitate every time they should be criticizing Obama because the rhetoric will be something akin to this. The fear of being labeled a racist will be palpable I'd imagine and Obama wouldn't have to say a word, he could just have his surrogates and proxies do it.

The fact that blacks and Jews have had far more violent run-ins in recent years than blacks and say, native Alaskans or Jews and Eskimo's, I'd say Rep. Hastings is a bit off on the facts but why quibble when an old-time black leader of Hasting's stature is on a race-bating rant?

1 comment:

BGnes said...

I would expect nothing less from this moron, Rep. Alcee Hastings.
Their battle cry should be "Save a seal, club all human babies to death!"
He's completely out in left field, using heinous Racist, Sexist and Ethnocentrism remarks to try to evoke fear and trembling into voters to get Obama/Osama/Oprama elected.