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CNBC/NYTís Harwood Blames Anti-Semitism for Cantorís Defeat
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Posted on 06/14/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT by chessplayer

Discussing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s surprising primary loss, on Friday’s Washington Week on PBS, John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, a regular on NBC and MSNBC, and a political writer for the New York Times, blamed hostility to Jews in Cantor’s “very rural conservative southern district.”

“Eric Cantor is a Jewish Republican. This is a very rural conservative southern district where that is not a -- you don’t have a lot of Jewish members of Congress from the South.”

Host Gwen Ifill, hardly a conservative, jumped in to counter Harwood’s presumption: “Oh, but he’s been elected several times from this district.”


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1 posted on 06/14/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Commentators on Fox were also rushing to explain it, “It wasn’t immigration. Certainly NOT immigration.”

When it was... immigration.

Pro-amnesty = death of Republican party = death of this country. All of America will look like Detroit in 30 years.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 12:23:29 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: chessplayer

Pff. I didn’t even know he was Jewish till after he lost.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 12:23:56 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: chessplayer

Must be behind the times here, as I had no idea he was Jewish.

If that’s the excuse they’re going with, then it’s just another reason to NOT trust the Boehner Status-Quo GOP.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 12:26:34 PM PDT by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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To: Pride in the USA

BWAH! Conservatives are already racists and homophobes; might as well just add anti-semitic to the list. The libs are pitiful in their ignorance of who we are.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 12:26:49 PM PDT by lonevoice (Life is short. Make fun of it.)
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To: chessplayer

Shumer is doomed.....


6 posted on 06/14/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: chessplayer

Electing someone to state office repeatedly, and then Congress for 6 times, and then voting him out on the 7th because he is a Jew, is an old anti-Jew tradition.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 12:35:35 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: chessplayer

But yet he was elected several times, 6 I believe. Before that he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from the 73rd district for like 10 years or so. I guess they finally realized he was Jewish. OMG


8 posted on 06/14/2014 12:35:52 PM PDT by Robert DeLong (u)
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To: chessplayer

Even Gwen Ifill, the host, said that theory of right wing Jew Haters was bunk. Remember Gwen? In the closing weeks of the 2008 campaign, certain magazine and book publishers had begun printing up favorable biographies on Obama as the first Black President, they were that sure he would be elected. Gwen was one of the moderators on a Presidential Candidate Debate. Many in the GOP campaign said there was no way Gwen Ifill should be sitting as a debate moderator after she had released this coffee table tribute book to honor Obama. But of course McCain told all objectors to ‘stop the hate’ and play nice. We see how that worked out.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 12:38:54 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: chessplayer

I can’t decide if these people are stupid or delusional.

5.56mm


10 posted on 06/14/2014 12:39:36 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
I can’t decide if these people are stupid or delusional

c) Both

11 posted on 06/14/2014 12:42:40 PM PDT by newfreep
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To: chessplayer

I knew that was coming, bastards.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 12:44:30 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: chessplayer
“John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC, a regular on NBC and MSNBC, and a political writer for the New York Times, blamed hostility to Jews in Cantor’s “very rural conservative southern district.”

“Host Gwen Ifill, hardly a consrvative, jumped in to counter Harwood’s presumption: ‘Oh, but he’s been elected several times from this district.’”

When an idiot like Ifill has to force feed to Harwood the logic that, if these Southern hayseeds are so anti-Jewish, why did they elect the weasel 7 times before throwing him out, then you have to know Harwood is not exactly a critical thinker. But, then, the article says that Harwood is "a regular on NBC and MSNBC, and a political writer for the New York Times," so mystery solved.

13 posted on 06/14/2014 12:45:05 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: chessplayer

“Anti-Semitism”Creatively Applied by The LEFT???


14 posted on 06/14/2014 12:48:30 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: M Kehoe
Not too bright, or they would not always buy the Leftist line of the day.

For an insight as to how Conservative Southerners view Jews in politics, remember that the number three man in the Confederate Government was Judah P. Benjamin, who had been a Jewish Senator from Louisiana. He was one of the two Jewish Senators at the time of secession, both from the Old South.

The South from Jefferson's time, at least, on, was always the most tolerant region of the United States.

Those who hate traditional Conservative values, have long projected their own intolerance to Conservatives. But for anyone to truly believe their lies, one must be delusional.

For what is really involved in the constant efforts to smear the South, see Creating Hate In America Today.

William Flax

15 posted on 06/14/2014 12:50:42 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: A_perfect_lady

“Pff. I didn’t even know he was Jewish till after he lost.”

Neither did I.

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16 posted on 06/14/2014 12:51:19 PM PDT by Mears
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To: chessplayer

Hey, dickweed, didn’t even know he was Jewish.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 12:53:18 PM PDT by fedupjohn (America...Designed by Geniuses...Now inhabited by Idiots..Palin 2016...)
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To: chessplayer

Sounds like Big John is worried about the Jewish vote.

Needs to drum up a little hatred to keep the Jews on the Dem Plantation.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 12:56:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?s)
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To: chessplayer

Then the left’s bigotry must be why they try their darndest to run anyone except a white heterosexual (normal) male. They think their “paint by numbers” candidates must be untouchable.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 1:02:15 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: lonevoice

They’re not ignorant-this is the continuation of demonising the right, whites, Christians, by use of blatant lies which are never countered in the media.


20 posted on 06/14/2014 1:03:37 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: M Kehoe

Neither-they’re eagerly evil.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: lonevoice

I guess the people that elected him all those years had no idea he was Jewish and just found out. Geesh how dumb do they think we are.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 1:04:27 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: A_perfect_lady
didn’t even know he was Jewish

Nor did I and I am a politics junkie; I followed his race perhaps more closely (and with more loathing) than any other.

As far as I'm concerned Jewishness would be his only redeeming quality.

23 posted on 06/14/2014 1:05:59 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: chessplayer

Yeah, Harwood, those rural southern rednecks only re-elected Cantor six times. They mustn’t have known they’re anti-semitic till last week. Putz.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 1:07:02 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

full spin/kabuki mode.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 1:14:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: chessplayer

So he wasn’t a Jew when he got elected in the first place?
Yes stupidity can hurt..........


26 posted on 06/14/2014 1:15:32 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (I am an American Not a Republican or a Democrat.)
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To: Robert DeLong

I guess they finally realized he was Jewish. OMG..................................... Yeah, and they may also find out that Republicans hated Jacob Javits, Goldwater and Henry Kissinger who were also joooz. s/


27 posted on 06/14/2014 1:17:27 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: chessplayer
I grew up with a lot of Jewish kids.

I knew a “cantor” was the person in a synagogue who leads the singing and chanting.

I assumed he was not Orthodox, which means I also assumed he was center-left, but I never tried to verify either assumption.

Over the last year, I came to understand that he was part and parcel of the GOP Amnesty Leadership.

His defeat was wonderful news.

Not that his absence will help.

The GOP Leadership will still stuff Amnesty down our threats, possibly before the November election, or absolutely after it.

28 posted on 06/14/2014 1:25:30 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: chessplayer

John Harwood can no longer be taken seriously as a journalist, since he should have known that Americans proved in 2000 that they are not anti-Semitic when the majority of them voted for an Orthodox Jew, Joseph Lieberman, for vice president on the Democratic ticket that won the popular vote that year.

And in the year 2008, Americans proved that they are not racists when they elected Barack Obama to the presidency.

Anyone who accuses Americans of anti-Semitism or racism is not a journalist conveying the truth but instead a propagandist for the Democratic party — one who tries to alarm Jews and Blacks, two of the Democrats’ major voting blocks, that unless they run to the voting booths to vote for Democrats, their Republican opponents will recreate German concentration camps for American Jews and bring back black slavery.

John Harwood should be ashamed of himself and so should the newspapers and networks that purvey his lies.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 1:36:59 PM PDT by Bluestocking
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To: chessplayer

Eric Cantor was Jewish 14 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 12 years ago, and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 10 years ago, and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 8 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 6 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 4 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish 2 years ago and was elected to Congress.
Eric Cantor was Jewish and pushed illegal immigrant amnesty and was defeated in the primary.
He must have lost because he was Jewish.


30 posted on 06/14/2014 1:37:02 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: chessplayer

YEAH, THEY ELECTED HIM TO SEVEN TERMS BECAUSE THEY ARE ANTI-SEMITES.

YOU WANNA SEE ANTI-SEMITISM? LOOK AT THE CLOWN’S TEAM AIDING THE TERRORIST HATERS OF ISRAEL: IRAN, IRAQ, LIBYA, EGYPT, and SYRIA.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 1:40:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: chessplayer

Oh, really? Then who do they think voted for him in all the previous elections? It certainly wasn’t Democrats, and I don’t think there are enough liberal Republicans in his district to have put him over the top all those times before.


32 posted on 06/14/2014 1:42:54 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: chessplayer

Ha Ha Harwood, you just go right ahead and believe that nonsense.
Liberals are hilarious.


33 posted on 06/14/2014 1:43:51 PM PDT by Bullish (You ever notice that liberalism really just amounts to anti-morality?)
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To: chessplayer

I didn’t have the first clue that he was Jewish.OK then...to address the issue lets replace him with Charles Krauthammer.


34 posted on 06/14/2014 1:44:41 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: chessplayer
His district was probably more rural and conservative when they first sent him to office. What a stupid explanation.
35 posted on 06/14/2014 1:58:16 PM PDT by MCF (If my home can't be my Castle, then it will be my Alamo.)
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To: M Kehoe

IMO, they’re bigots who project their bigotry on others.


36 posted on 06/14/2014 2:09:52 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

Harwood, G0 F yourself


37 posted on 06/14/2014 2:15:09 PM PDT by GrouchoTex (...and ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free....)
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To: Albion Wilde

“He must have lost because he was Jewish.”

Of course the media overlords know he wasn’t; they simply have to tarnish those who oppose him and the New World Order he represents...


38 posted on 06/14/2014 2:23:49 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: zeestephen

“Cantor” is Latin for “singer.” The lead singer in the Catholic church is also called a “cantor.”

There is a Hebrew word as well but a lot of synagogues don’t use it.


39 posted on 06/14/2014 2:40:28 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: chessplayer

Nonsense! Cantor defeated himself with his radical amnesty views. He blew a huge lead to an unknown because he turned his back to America.


40 posted on 06/14/2014 2:50:03 PM PDT by Jane Austen (Boycott the Philadelphia Eagles!)
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To: eyedigress

No drumming is necessary when one side doesn’t compete.


41 posted on 06/14/2014 4:06:40 PM PDT by Lisbon1940
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To: scrabblehack
Thanks.

Interesting background.

I had five years of Latin in the 60’s, and I had completely forgotten that.

I may have “lost” my Latin, but I still remember my Goldwater Conservatism!

42 posted on 06/14/2014 5:29:53 PM PDT by zeestephen
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“Eric Cantor is a Jewish Republican. This is a very rural conservative southern district where that is not a — you don’t have a lot of Jewish members of Congress from the South.”

I guess, then Cantor converted to Judaism in the past two years, since Republicans didn’t seem at all bothered by his religion in the past?


43 posted on 06/14/2014 7:09:20 PM PDT by BobL
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To: Ohioan
For an insight as to how Conservative Southerners view Jews in politics, remember that the number three man in the Confederate Government was Judah P. Benjamin, who had been a Jewish Senator from Louisiana.

Thanks for pointing this out. Also, the only Jewish military cemetery outside of Israel is the Hebrew Confederate Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. It was established by the Hebrew Ladies Memorial Association of Richmond, and relied heavily on donations from the United Confederate Veterans.

44 posted on 06/14/2014 7:35:40 PM PDT by Texas Mulerider (Rap music: hieroglyphics with a beat.)
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To: BobL

Also I don’t see how Cantor’s district is very rural. I would propose land area is a good metric, although not perfect. A district might have a very large land area yet if 90% of the voters are urban you could call it an urban district.

Smallest CD (land area): NY 13 - Charlie Rangel D
Largest CD (land area): AK 1 - Don Young R

Some states leave water area unassigned.

Cantor’s district is 240th out of 435 - slightly larger (more rural) than the median but not by much.

As Southern Districts go (Old Confederacy plus Kentucky):
smallest district FL 24
largest district TX 23

Cantor’s district is 65th out of 144 - slightly smaller (less rural) than the median southern seat.


45 posted on 06/14/2014 8:32:27 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

We’re talking about journalists here. If they see a church (other than Uniterian Universalist), they classify the entire district as rural.

Actually, just by your research, I would say his district was about as dead-center America as you can get, for a district - close enough to be near “the action” (i.e., DC in this case), yet still lots of farms, and everything else in between.


46 posted on 06/15/2014 3:33:28 AM PDT by BobL
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To: BobL; Texas Mulerider; zeestephen; MCF; SoFloFreeper; SuziQ

MCF is probably right - first elected in 2000.
Under the 2002-2010 lines it appears his district was 255th largest out of 435.

Among Southern Republican seats, 2014, he’s 35th out of 103....more urban than the median.


47 posted on 06/15/2014 1:05:33 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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