Skip to comments.ADL: Rush Limbaugh Reaches New Low With 'Borderline Anti-Semitic' Remarks About Jews
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.
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.
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.
oy vey! Cry me a river...
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?
I heard Rush’s dialog, and there was nothing wrong with it. Rush is as pro-Israel as they come.
The left doesn’t know what they’re talking about, geesh.
"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 . . ."
So when Rush says something that Foxman obviously agrees with, Rush is being anti-Semitic?
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....?!
Oh, grow some skin!
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.
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.
The ADL is a liberal group that hates conservatives.
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?
anytime a conservative speaks
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?)
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