Antisemitism

I often use a three-word idiom to explain human behavior; accident, coincidence, and trend. The current anti-Semitic controversy surrounding the demonstrations of ignorance by NBA star Kyrie Irving makes my point. His accidents of language have stopped being funny, are not a coincidence, and have become a trend. In 2017...

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  • November 4, 2022

State level GOP parties are doing all kinds of stupidity, censuring its US senators, and following on the usual RW craziness, resorting to the pre-GQP tropes, as befits a state that elected Tommy “not Mr. Potato-Head” Tuberville. This is another extension of the old CT of global new-world order, something,...

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  • February 28, 2021

Stories do have consequences, and following Trump’s American Carnage, truth will out in the larger American narrative. This James Fallows essay is worth reading, made important by the trial balloon of making Andrew Cuomo the AG nominee. For Biden personally, as president, the best thing he can do for most of...

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  • December 13, 2020

This is some desperate bull shit: x Here’s a new digital ad being run by @SenDanSullivan against @DrAlGrossAK, who’s Jewish, with an illustration of him fanning out money and a sinister-looking @SenSchumer, who’s also Jewish, lurking behind him in the shadows: pic.twitter.com/rQRA1lAdQq— Edward-Isaac Dovere (@IsaacDovere) October 31, 2020 Al Gross,...

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  • November 2, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), recently did an interview with Q Magazine and vowed to be an unwavering ally for LGBTQ rights in the U.S. Senate: “There’s no place for discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity,” Ossoff said. “Those should not be merely a...

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  • September 9, 2020

From CNN: Senate Majority PAC, the top Democratic Super PAC involved in Senate races, will spend $7.2 million on ads in September aimed at defeating Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia, as his race against Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff has turned into one of the most competitive in the country....

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  • August 26, 2020

U.S. Senate candidate, Jon Ossoff (D. GA), sat down with the Gwinnett Daily Post asking him how he would grade Donald Trump and U.S. Senator David Perdue’s (R. GA) response to the coronavirus pandemic. Ossoff didn’t hold back: When asked how he would grade the COVID-19 response, he said “F.”...

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  • August 9, 2020

Wow: x I joined @JackPosobiec on @OANN to discuss why I had to call out the BLM political organization — and why the woke mob is trying to cancel me. WATCH the full interview here. #gapol #gasen pic.twitter.com/yU5QU1kNiW— Kelly Loeffler (@KLoeffler) July 31, 2020 U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler granted an...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • August 3, 2020

in an op ed piece at NBC titled My father, George Soros, is white supremacists' favorite target. But they won't stop us with the subtitle of “The surge in online smears of my father and me amid the Black Lives Matter movement is simply one more installment in a long,...

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  • August 1, 2020

So this happened earlier this: Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), who is a co-owner of the WNBA's Atlanta Dream, has been outspoken regarding how she feels about the Black Lives Matter movement. She recently asked the league to make sure players don't put messages of social activism on their warm-up shirts....

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • July 24, 2020

I knew this would happen. Knew it, knew it, knew it. Because Donald Trump’s clear penchant for racism, misogyny, perversion, incompetence, buffoonery, and just plain evil is no longer news, we’re apparently going to put Joe Biden under a microscope and parse every word he utters that isn’t meticulously scripted...

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  • May 22, 2020

Above is a photo of a protest crowd today at Olympia, WA.  Trump says he watched the protests (not specifically this one), and… “I watched the protest and they were all six feet apart,” Trump said at Sunday’s coronavirus task force briefing. “It was a very orderly group of people.”...

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  • April 20, 2020

This is going to seem a little screwy, but given the age we’re living through, it may fit right in. I am concerned whether some of Trump’s actions are deliberately or unintentionally abetting the desire of his millennialist backers (John Hagee in particular) to see the apocalypse. This will happen,...

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  • February 8, 2020

NEW SURVEY: Over 74% of MoveOn Members Believe 2020 Presidential Candidates Should Not Attend AIPAC Conference AIPAC conference to be headlined by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Vice President Mike Pence, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Sen. Chuck Schumer & Rep. Kevin McCarthy A new survey from MoveOn Political...

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  • March 20, 2019

Here are some friendly words of advice to my Republican friends eager to regurgitate Donald Trump’s talking point about the Democratic Party being “anti-Jewish.” Before you hold up Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar as the poster child for anti-Semitic tropes, note that Trump himself already occupies that space. After all, he...

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  • March 12, 2019

As you know, I like to share a lot of campaign e-mails from incumbents and candidates because I want to get folks involved and active in Democrats’ campaigns. One of the many e-mails I received today came from former Colorado House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate, Andrew Romanoff (D. CO), who...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 11, 2019

The crazy is strong in this one, Obi-Wan.  Axios has the inside scoop on Donald Trump’s speech to RNC donors at Mar-a-Lago Friday night, and take it from me, it’s a big bowl of bonkers. Some highlights: Referring to the recent anti-semitism controversies with Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, Trump told...

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  • March 10, 2019

Received two e-mails yesterday in support of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D. MN-05). The first one from Democracy for America: Since her election, Rep. Ilhan Omar has been an prime target for white supremacists on the right. Posters linking her to the 9/11 attacks were hung in the West Virginia Capitol,...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • March 6, 2019

The Democrats have painted themselves in to a corner with Ilhan Omar. By using selective outrage to vociferously attack Ilhan Omar they are wide open to charges of bullying and their own brand of racism. The backlash has been intense from what I can see. And all this based on...

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  • March 5, 2019

The Democrats have painted themselves in to a corner with Ilhan Omar. By using selective outrage to vociferously attack Ilhan Omar they are wide open to charges of bullying and their own brand of racism. The backlash has been intense from what I can see. And all this based on...

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  • March 5, 2019

Never one to miss an opportunity to get his hate on, Donald Trump on Tuesday demanded Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) resign over her unfortunate “all about the Benjamins” comment. Calling her well-received apology “lame,” Trump complained, “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. I think she should either...

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  • February 12, 2019

Or they must resign. Tell me where you have heard this story before. A young woman of color of culture makes statements that are considered improper. She is publicly and viciously pilloried. The people who are supposed to protect her immediately criticize her and demand she publicly apologize so that...

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  • February 12, 2019

Or they must resign. Tell me where you have heard this story before. A young woman of color of culture makes statements that are considered improper. She is publicly and viciously pilloried. The people who are supposed to protect her immediately criticize her and demand she publicly apologize so that...

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  • February 12, 2019

Kudos to Rolling Stone for this great piece: x I condemn Rep. Steve King’s comments on white supremacy; they are offensive and racist – and not representative of our state of Iowa. We are a great nation and this divisiveness is hurting everyone. We cannot continue down this path if...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • January 15, 2019

I’m not Jewish, so I’m not plugged into Jewish culture.  I’m just a boring, older white guy from the South.  But I couldn’t help but think of the anti-semitism of Trump and his supporters.  George Soros and several other big contributors to Democratic causes are being singled out as enemies,...

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  • October 28, 2018

x The victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre—murdered on a Shabbat morning in the middle of America—included two brothers in their fifties, a couple in their eighties, and a 97-year-old woman. There are simply no words. https://t.co/AiPsLHEqvC — Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) October 28, 2018 x At least 4 of these...

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  • October 28, 2018

There’s a lot of mention here at Daily Kos of dog-whistles and coded language. At times, that seems to verge on the difficult-to-believe; does the far-right really read so much into single words as we on the Left like to imply? The answer, at least sometimes, is yes. Indeed, among...

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  • August 26, 2016

“The Supreme Leader, Ali Khameini, recently called Israelis 'animals.'”This is presented as an official statement. Is this real? Or not? The actual quote relates to loss of life among civilians during the Gaza battles last year. The statement translated from the original Farsi says something quite different: “Israel is a...

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  • February 18, 2015