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March 05, 2019

Democrats: We Decide Who Is a Jew

Excuse the reference to fin-de-sicle mayor of Vienna, Karl Lueger. He was head of a formally antisemitic party -- one that was looked at by Adolf Hitler as a model -- but was often claimed to be personally friendly towards Jews.

Asked to explain the fact that many of his friends were Jews, Lueger famously replied, 'I decide who is a Jew.'

David Harsanyi notices the antisemites of the Democrat Party saying the same thing:

Another tactic taken up by Democrats, I've noticed, is trolling for supposedly anti-Semitic comments by Republicans to deflect and dilute the attention on Omar. On Monday Democrats found one such strawman, when the ranking member of the oversight committee, Jim Jordan, spelled liberal donor Tom Steyer's name with a dollar sign in a tweet. Liberals across the media quickly took up the cause: "Gee whiz, what if Ilhan Omar had done this?!" Well, if Omar had inserted a dollar sign into the name of a supposedly Jewish donor, considering her history, we'd have to assume she’d was clumsily trying to make another bigoted comment.

But, generally speaking, there's absolutely nothing anti-Semitic about pointing out that Steyer, and other activist billionaires, spends millions every cycle helping political causes. Steyer, perhaps more than any other activist in the nation, in fact, is known for advocating for the impeachment of Donald Trump. So when House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler issued document requests from more than 80 people and organizations in a massive trolling investigation for "obstruction," Jordan reacted, as people in both political parties have always reacted, accusing the other party of being bought by a big donors and special interests.

In any event, according to this Men’s Journal feature, Steyer grew up with a non-practicing Jewish dad and became involved in the Episcopalian church when he was 40. I certainly had no idea that "$teyer" had any Jewish background. His surname isn't Jewish. He’s not a supporter of Jewish causes. If anything, he's been a long-time supporter of anti-Israel candidates and organizations.

Democrats who hear dog-whistles at every mention of "globalist" or whenever sugar daddies like George Soros are criticized, can’t get their ire up when one of their own drops tropes that sound like they’ve been pulled from Protocols of the Elders of Zion. As a wise person on Twitter recently pointed out, for Democrats, Steyer is Jewish, Soros is Jewish, Obama is Jewish, but Sheldon Adelson isn't.

Many of the NeverTrumpers who are definitely not being funded by George Soros decided sometime mid-2018 that George Soros, who was born Jewish but who lived as a Christian (in disguise, maybe) for most of his youth and is now a devout atheist aggressively opposed to what most Jews would consider pro-Jewish causes was in fact "Jewish" for purposes of smearing his critics at antisemites.

In fact, some of the NeverTrumper magazines whose principles were definitely not taking George Soros money (or the money of organizations themselves funded by George Soros) had criticized Soros plenty in the past and had never once accused themselves of latent or emergent antisemtism.

Then money started becoming a problem, and suddenly George Soros was Totally Jewish and his critics Totally Antisemites.

NeverTrump decides who is a Jew, too.

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