Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

ADL: Rush Limbaugh Reaches New Low With 'Borderline Anti-Semitic' Remarks About Jews
ADL ^ | January 21, 2010 | Abraham Foxman

Posted on 01/21/2010 7:02:38 PM PST by Pope Pius XII

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) said Rush Limbaugh reached a new low with "borderline anti-Semitic comments" on his radio show, in which he raised the possibility that liberal Jews were having "buyer's remorse" with President Obama in light of the outcome of the Senate election in Massachusetts.

Limbaugh told his listeners: "To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting? He's assaulting bankers. He's assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there's – if there's starting to be some buyer's remorse there."

Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

Rush Limbaugh reached a new low with his borderline anti-Semitic comments about Jews as bankers, their supposed influence on Wall Street, and how they vote.

Limbaugh's references to Jews and money in a discussion of Massachusetts politics were offensive and inappropriate. While the age-old stereotype about Jews and money has a long and sordid history, it also remains one of the main pillars of anti-Semitism and is widely accepted by many Americans. His notion that Jews vote based on their religion, rather than on their interests as Americans, plays into the hands of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.

When he comes to understand why his words were so offensive and unacceptable, Limbaugh should apologize.


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: adl; banker; bs; rush; secular; talkradio
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

1 posted on 01/21/2010 7:02:39 PM PST by Pope Pius XII
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Oy vey!


2 posted on 01/21/2010 7:04:13 PM PST by coaltrain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Baloney.


3 posted on 01/21/2010 7:04:41 PM PST by hershey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Another case where Limbaugh points out the racism in others (in this case pointing out that anti-semites refer to Jews as the ‘banker’ stereotype) and instead, Limbaugh is the one who is damned.


4 posted on 01/21/2010 7:04:45 PM PST by mnehring
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL is starting to sound like the runt in the bar who is afraid of the big guys around him, so he starts talking tough with one of the little guys to intimidate the big guys.

The ADL better stop attacking those who stand up for Jews and start worrying about the massive antisemitism on the rise throughout the world.


5 posted on 01/21/2010 7:05:10 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

oy vey! Cry me a river...


6 posted on 01/21/2010 7:05:13 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

I don’t think it’s just liberal Jews who are having buyers’ remorse, at this point buyers’ remorse is widespread. And since when is saying some is having buyers’ remorse anti-semitic?


7 posted on 01/21/2010 7:06:23 PM PST by La Lydia
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

I heard Rush’s dialog, and there was nothing wrong with it. Rush is as pro-Israel as they come.


8 posted on 01/21/2010 7:06:43 PM PST by aimhigh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The left doesn’t know what they’re talking about, geesh.


9 posted on 01/21/2010 7:06:52 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe
The ADL better stop attacking those who stand up for Jews and start worrying about the massive antisemitism on the rise throughout the world.

Right on!

10 posted on 01/21/2010 7:07:39 PM PST by RobbyS (Pray with the suffering souls.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: coaltrain
"To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting? . . ."
--Rush

"While the age-old stereotype about Jews and money has a long and sordid history, it also remains one of the main pillars of anti-Semitism and is widely accepted by many Americans . . ."
Abe Foxman

So when Rush says something that Foxman obviously agrees with, Rush is being anti-Semitic?

11 posted on 01/21/2010 7:08:20 PM PST by Tribune7 (Toll booths are devices funded by taxpayers to snarl traffic, waste gas and produce smog)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

there are two cases where something ironic or partly in jest will be taken badly: when there is NO truth to it, or when there is SOOOO much truth to it that laughing is impossible.

WHICH OF THOSE TWO DO WE SEE OPERATING HERE, HMMMMMMMM....?!


12 posted on 01/21/2010 7:08:24 PM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Oh, grow some skin!


13 posted on 01/21/2010 7:08:48 PM PST by hope
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
I'm a Jew and the ADL no longer represents me as the stand with the ACLU.

Just look at Scott Brown and how he stands tall with the Jews of America and Israel.

Screw the ADL.

The Scott Brown effect!

This was in a Q & A before the election. If all Republican's had the Gonads that Scott has then we would be a safer nation. You have to love his direct comments. PC police go to hell! Scott may have woken America up.

Q: The United States was fortunate to have been spared in the attempted attack aboard a Detroit-bound plane. How should the US tighten air security' Is there anything that should or should not be borrowed from Israel's methods, which, while effective, have been criticized for involving profiling'

A: Let me just backtrack and add another wrinkle to that. I do not believe that these people should be treated as ordinary criminals. They should be treated as enemy combatants. We're in a war. Clearly there was a tie to Al Qaeda. [The Detroit suspect] should never have been lawyered up at taxpayer expense. He should immediately be treated as an enemy combatant and transferred down to Gitmo or some other facility, and interrogated under the laws of the United States and the Geneva Convention and all the laws of war, first of all. So there's a mistake that Martha Coakley is making by providing constitutional rights to enemy combatants and opening up a whole new level of rights that they're not entitled to at taxpayer expense. ... I would rather spend more time keeping our people safe and then maybe infringing on our liberties a little bit at a time when in fact there are some very serious threats upon us.
14 posted on 01/21/2010 7:09:03 PM PST by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

I was listening to Rush when he said this. He was just making a point, there are a lot of Jews in the finance industry, and perhaps they are feeling attacked by Obama, and that might change the Jewish voting ethic.

If someone attacked the hiphop industry, would you be out of line saying he alienated blacks? In fact, don’t they scream when you attack hiphop and stuff by saying it’s mostly blacks in it, so to say you don’t like it is racist?

The pretzel that is politically correct logic is too convoluted for me. I’m waiting for the day when people are not afraid to reject it.


15 posted on 01/21/2010 7:09:04 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL’s leader Abe Foxman has attacked Geert Wilders trying to defend Europe from ISlam. The ADL is a racist and anti-Christian hate group.


16 posted on 01/21/2010 7:09:20 PM PST by Frantzie (TV - sending Americans towards Islamic serfdom - Cancel TV service NOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL is a liberal group that hates conservatives.


17 posted on 01/21/2010 7:09:52 PM PST by GOPJ (Happy Anniversary Barack! Love, Massachusetts - - - FreeperGOPsterinMA)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Wasn’t Limbaugh suggesting that Obama was verging on anti-semitism? So if some Klansman says, “Those bankers are ruining America, and you know who the bankers are,” and Limbaugh says, hey that’s an anti-semitic crack, it’s Limbaugh who gets attacked by the ADL? Have we gone through the looking glass?


18 posted on 01/21/2010 7:10:02 PM PST by maro (One term is enough)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: La Lydia
And since when is saying some is having buyers’ remorse anti-semitic?

anytime a conservative speaks

19 posted on 01/21/2010 7:10:07 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
More Rush Remarks taken out of context so that leftuists can apply a Marxist overlay of political correctness in order to control otherwise free speech.

I have had it with their little leftist political correctness games designed to parasitically diminish our freedom of speech.

EFF OFF Abraham Foxman. Be glad Rush hasn't sold out the Jews for the Palestinians and World Caliphate like your leftist friends have done. ( How do you sleep at night?)

20 posted on 01/21/2010 7:10:12 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision , truth (.Member NRA))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hope

!


21 posted on 01/21/2010 7:10:31 PM PST by saint
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

** facepalm **

(Shakes head, re-reads one of the most stupid statements ever issued by a national ethnic-rights ogranization . . .)

** re-facepalms **

** Whacks forehead against desktop **

** facepalms again **

MAKE THE STUPID STOP!!!


22 posted on 01/21/2010 7:10:59 PM PST by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--I've gone rogue!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

0bama is the anti-semite, waging a covert war against jews with code words and proxies.
Rush is only sounding the alarms.


23 posted on 01/21/2010 7:11:08 PM PST by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Abe Foxman is just cranky because his leftist agenda got sidetracked by Scott Brown.


24 posted on 01/21/2010 7:11:22 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Someone needs tell Foxman the story of the boy who cried wolf. The ADL just seems more and more petty the past few years.


25 posted on 01/21/2010 7:11:31 PM PST by Will88
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hershey

Rush is hardly anti Semitic.
The question needs to be asked of liberal Jews.
What are they thinking ?


26 posted on 01/21/2010 7:12:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Tribune7
>" So when Rush says something that Foxman obviously agrees with, Rush is being anti-Semitic? "

It doesn't matter what Rush said.

It's what they think he thought that counts!

Since when do they ever correctly quote him?

27 posted on 01/21/2010 7:12:18 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you," O " you most proud, said the said the Lord GOD of hosts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: filbert

*LOL*


28 posted on 01/21/2010 7:12:26 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
Oy Vey.................
29 posted on 01/21/2010 7:12:27 PM PST by GSP.FAN (These are the times that try men's souls.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
I am Jewish, and Limbaugh was dead-on. Almost every Jew I know has buyer's remorse. He is a Muslim-loving Jew-basher, and a mortal threat to Israel. The JINOs who surround him like Axelrod and Emannuel are vile creatures.

And that fat shitbag Abe Foxman doesn't speak for me and never has. Rock on, Rush!

30 posted on 01/21/2010 7:12:35 PM PST by montag813
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

This is too dumb.


31 posted on 01/21/2010 7:13:14 PM PST by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Rush never fails to stand up and be counted when it comes to his support of Israel.

Foxman can blow it out his ass.

The real anti-Semites live on the left.


32 posted on 01/21/2010 7:13:44 PM PST by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
Probably deserves another thread, but I, for one, have wondered for decades why Jews vote liberal every election cycle. I've heard a hundred explanations, none of which ever made sense.

At the risk of sounding anti-semitic (I'm not. I'm actually a very strong supporter of Beebe and Israel), if you worked hard all your life to achieve wealth, why would you vote time after time for higher taxes? As well, why would you vote time after time for the party that consistently takes the side of the Palestinians and other anti-Israel countries?

33 posted on 01/21/2010 7:14:29 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (At the first of the year I feared for my grandkids... then it was my kids... now it's me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL has credibility only with left wing moonbats and the Goebbel’s press.


34 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:04 PM PST by sergeantdave
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL is always kicking the friends of Jews.


35 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:18 PM PST by GinaLolaB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Some people can’t handle the truth.


36 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:20 PM PST by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Abraham H. Foxman needs to start supporting Israel and make Aliyah. He espouses his Jewishness, but does not adhere to the Torah teachings.


37 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:32 PM PST by richardtavor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:

While the age-old stereotype about Jews and money has a long and sordid history, it also remains one of the main pillars of anti-Semitism and is widely accepted by many Americans.

I don't have an anti-Semitic bone in my body, and I know for a fact that it's not just a stereotype. So what? Like Chris Rock said, why do Jewish people hate it when people say they're good with money? I'd LIKE to have that reputation.

His notion that Jews vote based on their religion, rather than on their interests as Americans, plays into the hands of anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.

Whether their votes are based on religion or not, they do tend to vote as a block. And they vote for the party of the people who hate them. There is no more uniformly anti-semitic group in America today than the Democrat Party (remember the Hillary "F'ing Jew B@$t@rd comment?). Abraham Foxman is an ignorant fool, blinded by ideology, an ideology that has killed literally millions of his co-religionists - socialism.

When he comes to understand why his words were so offensive and unacceptable, Limbaugh should apologize.

Abe, how about when you realize what a G-d D@mned humorless idiot you are you apologize to Rush, and to the rest of us, for letting your ideology guide you to help elect a dangerous incompetent to the Presidency.

38 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:34 PM PST by Hardastarboard (I am a light-skinned American with no Negro dialect, unless I want to have one.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL is a bunch of liberal lunatics and cry babies.


39 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:39 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Constitution?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

These people don’t really listen to Rush; do they?


40 posted on 01/21/2010 7:15:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII; ExTexasRedhead; oswegodeee; flaglady47
I think a lot of us knew Rush would be castigated the minute he started on this subject. The Left never fails to bore in when they sense an opening....rightly or wrongly.

I wish the ADL would get as feverishly exorcised about the Obama administration's relentless, anti-Semetic undermining of the Jewish state of Israel as it does going after those like Rush who has knocked himself out for decades defending this tiny Middle Eastern state against the barbarians at the gate.

Leni

41 posted on 01/21/2010 7:16:21 PM PST by MinuteGal (Bill O'Reilly: 9/8/09: "Communism is not a threat to us anymore"-10/20/09: "Obama is not a Marxist")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Can I really say the word “Jew “ in public?


42 posted on 01/21/2010 7:16:53 PM PST by woofie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: aimhigh

Yes, you are right. But Abraham H. Foxman is not.


43 posted on 01/21/2010 7:17:11 PM PST by richardtavor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

Truth hurts when it’s directed at you, huh, ADL?


44 posted on 01/21/2010 7:17:48 PM PST by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
Buy the guy some sunburn cream and send him back to Florida. For the life of me, I cannot understand why so many Jews are liberals and Marxist.
45 posted on 01/21/2010 7:19:57 PM PST by lqcincinnatus (Silence in the face of evil is itself evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: montag813

My great grandmother was named Rose Rothschild.
There are no rich Jews /s.


46 posted on 01/21/2010 7:20:22 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

So this Abraham Foxman overlooks 0bama’s demands for Israel to cease building in it’s own capital Jerusalem. Palestinians can live in Israel, but Jews can’t live in the west bank. Next thing we will here is Netanyahu is an anti-Semite because he doesn’t support 0bama.
If Foxman wants to look for anti-Semites, he can find them near 0bama. The adminstration features kapos like Axis-rod and the ballerina. J street is close by along with ties to Palestinian terrorists. What about 0bama’s envoy Mitchell and his threat to cut off US loan guarantees?
Question. Is Foxman a real Jew or just a slimy kapo liberal?
Rush has always defended Israel and the Jewish people.


47 posted on 01/21/2010 7:20:34 PM PST by grumpygresh
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII
I heard this, and IT WAS NOT ANTISEMITIC! Someone has taken things out of context and pulled out an equivalent of the race card!

This is yet another ploy to prevent honest discussion of issues and facts.

I don't understand why many Jews seem to love totalitarian governments either, but it's a valid issue and Rush was discussing it. There was no disrespect expressed or implied!

My respect for people who pull this kind of crap is fading fast, I may yet become a racist antisemitic if it doesn't stop!

48 posted on 01/21/2010 7:21:09 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hardastarboard
I don't have an anti-Semitic bone in my body, and I know for a fact that it's not just a stereotype. So what? Like Chris Rock said, why do Jewish people hate it when people say they're good with money? I'd LIKE to have that reputation.

I'm Jewish and I concur.

The ADL has devolved into another participant in the Grievance Industry. And Foxman has too much time on his hands. He needs to get a life.

49 posted on 01/21/2010 7:26:57 PM PST by freespirited (Proud supporter of the Scott Brown for Senate campaign. One down 59 to go.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: Pope Pius XII

A rabbi, a priest, and a bishop walk into a bar.
The bartender says, “What is this, some kind of joke?”

And THAT is what I think of the moron that authored this tripe.

I will support the real Jews until the end of time, they have my heart. The American lib jews and their racist clubs can all take a kike oh, I mean hike.


50 posted on 01/21/2010 7:26:59 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-85 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson