by Warner Todd Huston | August 2, 2010 12:00 pm
The left’s narrative is that it is the right that is filled with racists. The Old Media helps the left further this fiction. Occasionally, though, we do get hints of the left’s racism in the Old Media and today we have one example in New York where the campaign of a sitting Democrat congressman outed a list of 80 Jewish campaign contributors of his opponent, a Republican.
New York’s 13th District Congressman Mike McMahon fired his communications director this weekend after she published a list of 80 Jews that donated to Republican opponent Mike Grimm. The McMahon campaign denies it, of course, but the veiled implication — or maybe not so veiled — is that the Republican is dirty with “Jewish money.”
“This is a United States congressman that’s segregating people out by their religion,” Republican Mike Grimm told reporters.
McMahon’s fired Communications Director, Jennifer Nelson, didn’t help matters for the Democrat by saying, “There is a lot of Jewish money, a lot of money from people in Florida and Manhattan, retirees.”
McMahon dutifully claimed that he was “outraged” by his own staffer’s racist campaign scheme, but that isn’t enough for Republican Jewish Coalition Executive Director Matthew Brooks.
“Congressman McMahon has fired his communications director, but what about the other staff involved? Who asked for that list to be compiled? Who approved that action? Congressman McMahon needs to do more than apologize for ‘inappropriate comments’ – he must be held accountable for actions that his campaign staff took to count Jews supporting his rival,” Brooks said. “I don’t think this is something that should be swept under the rug. Seeing such bigotry from a sitting congressman’s campaign is deeply troubling.”
Plainly this Democrat effort plays into the negative stereotype of Jewish “money men” and reinforces that racist meme. Clearly that is what the Democrat in New York was trying to foster. A suspicion that his Republican opponent was getting tainted money and support from undesirables.
But historically this is the Democrat Party writ large. Despite its more modern cover story, the Democrats are the Party of slavery, the KKK, Japanese internment, Jim Crow and as the Democrats go increasingly Euro-leftist in ideology they are logically associated with some of the most murderous regimes in history. Stalin, Mao, even the National Socialist Party of WWII Germany, all leftist abominations.
So as anti-semitism grows in Europe and on the American left it is a bit precious of Democrats to claim they are “shocked” and “outraged” by what McMahon Communications Director Nelson did here. Isn’t it?
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