DNC channelling Eric Cartman?
That’s right: In the attack sheet on Rep. Eric Cantor, the DNC comments 5 times in a 660 word memo about Cantor’s faith, and not in flattering terms.
This meme is getting old, and quick. Is anyone else discerning a dangerous theme from the Democrats yet?
Where this gets creepy, though, is the persistent focus on Cantor’s faith. We should associate Cantor with Abramoff, the Democrats tell us, because “Both Abramoff and Cantor are Jewish”. Then we get this item that is supposed to make us fear Cantor:
At Fundraiser, Jack Abramoff Named Sandwich After Eric Cantor — Cantor Asked To Switch Sandwiches. “At a January 2003 fundraiser for Cantor, who had just become chief deputy whip, Abramoff unveiled the Eric Cantor sandwich, ‘a tuna-based stacker,’ which, lamentably, was ‘not quite [the] power lunch befitting’ the only Jewish Republican in the House. Hence a request by Cantor … to switch his eponymous sandwich to roast beef on challah, ‘a deli special that exudes Jewish power.'(LINK)
Oooh, that scary Jewish sandwich power! Head for the hills!
In fact, in a webpage that runs just 660 words, the word “Jewish” appears five times, which I suppose in some circles is a really devastating indictment of Cantor.
Creepy is right, and it’s not the first time Democrats have sunk to such depths. But what is more worrisome is this seeming obsession with Jews is becoming oddly mainstream within certain circles of the Democratic Party.
Someone at the DNC should be fired for this.
UPDATE: Jim Riley over at Virginia Virtucon slams the DNC with a simple sentence:
Religious bigotry is alive and well in the Democrat-ick Party.
UPDATE x2: Michael over at The Write Side of My Brain notes the DNC attack with similar disgust.
UPDATE x3: In completely unrelated news, Lowell Feld over at Raising Kaine (guess it’s OK to say Raising Kaine now that the Virginia Governor stands a better-than-even-shot at becoming the Democratic VP nominee) condones ratcheting up that vile sort of confrontational-style politics, to the point where Lowell calls conservatives “evil” while asserting this position like some bizarre Russian dictator:
What amazes me is that it’s SOOOOOO hard for political “insiders” to understand this. Let me boil it down for supposedly “brilliant” political insiders – here’s what you should be saying over and over again: “McCain=Bush”; McCain is a hothead; McCain is unstable; McCain is clueless and borderline senile; McCain is a warmonger who thinks you’re all a bunch of whiners in a “mental recession;” McCain does NOT represent change…certainly not for the better; Conservatism is inherently evil. Read Thomas Frank’s latest book, “The Wrecking Crew,” if you are unclear on that concept.
This applies, by the way, to ALL Democrats running for office this year. It also applies to what our approach to Joe “Benedict Arnold” Lieberman should be. Here’s my message to Harry Reid: pick up the phone right now, call Joe Lieberman, say the following: “F*** YOU, you traitorous SOB, you are OUTTA HERE!” The general message? Democrats do not put up with traitors. We are strong. We are ruthless. We are not going to take any crap. Don’t f*** with us. End of story. Fight or die.
Guess fear really is a foreign policy. Still, one has to wonder where such attacks as these are condoned or merely explained away… because they certainly have been in the past.
UPDATE x4: And before we go running off revising history, let’s review George Washington professor Mark Feldstein’s reaction to the anti-Semitic flyer the Webb campaign tossed around — not against Lieberman (though could it be?) but against one of their very own in a primary no less:
“That doesn’t look so good. There’s no question to me that’s replete with anti-Semitic stereotypes,” said Mark Feldstein, an associate professor of media and public affairs at George Washington University. “I’m not someone who readily cries anti-Semitism, but I think it’s hard to look at this and not see a number of anti-Semitic stereotypes plugged into this ad, from the hook nose to the ‘antichrist’ to the money-grubbing character.
Either it’s nipped in the bud now, or if Kaine becomes the Vice-Presidential nominee in the next few days there will be serious questions to answer about this negative, nasty, and downright senseless style of campaigning.
UPDATE x5: Timothy over at I’m Surrounded by Idiots observes how the Democrats seem to be surrounded by anti-Semites:
Do the Dems think that there was a conspiracy about people of Jewish faith?
That sounds something from The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
This is getting hot. I’m starting to get some angry e-mails from people outraged over this memo from the DNC… rightly so.