30 July 2010

Say What, Now?

The New York Observer is reporting that a Democratic incumbent congressman, representing Staten Island, is circulating a list of "Jewish Money" donors to a potential Republican opponent.
The file, labeled "Grimm Jewish Money Q2," for the second quarter fundraising period, shows a list of over 80 names, a half-dozen of which in fact do hail from Staten Island, and a handful of others that list Brooklyn as home.
 "Where is Grimm's money coming from," said Jennifer Nelson, McMahon's campaign spokeman. "There is a lot of Jewish money, a lot of money from people in Florida and Manhattan, retirees."
 I know that the Left is the new home of antisemitism in the US, but this is pretty remarkable.  Taking as a given all the "what if a Republican did this" points, what could this jerk possibly have been thinking?  Presumably, he thinks that he knows his constituents.


PJ said...

He's probably projecting.

erp said...

Unfortunately given the ethnic makeup of Staten Island, it'll probably work.

Harry Eagar said...

It's a real stretch to propose that the left (whatever that is) is the new home of antisemitism, Jesse Jackson notwithstanding.

Antisemitism has always been broadly distributed. I associate Nazism with the right, but antisemitism in general with, well, with anybody.

Susan's Husband said...

Yes, it's not clear how new the juden-haas on the Left really is. Certainly the USSR, that darling o the American Left after WWII, was hardly friendly to Jews. Or look at how rapidly the Left adopted the genocidal Palestinian groups in the 1970s.