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ADL Says Pat Buchanan's Anti-Semitism Unabated After His Remarks About Jews on the Supreme Court
ADL ^ | May 15, 2010

Posted on 05/14/2010 6:48:19 PM PDT by Pope Pius XII

New York, NY, May 15, 2010 � The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called Pat Buchanan "a recidivist anti-Semite who doesn't miss an opportunity to show his fangs," in response to remarks he made about the Jewish faith of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and the religious makeup of the current court.

Buchanan wrote in his May 14 syndicated column, "If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?"

Buchanan continued, "Not in living memory has a Democratic president nominated an Irish, Italian, or Polish Catholic � What happened to the party of the Daleys, Rizzos and Rostenkowskis?"

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

Pat Buchanan is a recidivist anti-Semite who never misses an opportunity to show his fangs. His remarks about the Jewish background of Elena Kagan and the religious makeup of the Supreme Court are bigoted and unacceptable in a pluralistic society such as ours.

Kagan's nomination for the Supreme Court should be considered on its merits. She is a highly qualified candidate for the judiciary, an exemplary Solicitor General and a great legal mind.

As the nomination process for Kagan moves forward, we hope that all Americans will reject appeals to bigotry and anti-Semitism.

(Excerpt) Read more at adl.org ...


TOPICS: Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: adl; antisemitism; patbuchanan; scotus
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More pro-abortion and pro-gay apologia from Abraham "the bigot" Foxman and self hating ADL. Pathetic really.
1 posted on 05/14/2010 6:48:20 PM PDT by Pope Pius XII
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To: Pope Pius XII

It’s his rice bowl, how he pays the rent.


2 posted on 05/14/2010 6:50:53 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: Pope Pius XII

Foxman is definitely out of line this time. First off there’s no evidence whatsoever that Kagan is actually Jewish.


3 posted on 05/14/2010 6:51:53 PM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Pope Pius XII

Imagine every member of the SCOTUS coming from Harvard or Yale. Don’t think there is some kind of cabal?


4 posted on 05/14/2010 6:54:04 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: Pope Pius XII

Lets demand a Shocker to represent the Majority for just once!: A CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT FEMALE EXTRODINARY CANDIDATE FOR SCOTUS WHO HAS THE MOST INTELLIGENT AND SHOPHISTICATED LEGAL EXPERTISE IN ALL OF AMERICA!!!!

ANN COULTER!!!!


5 posted on 05/14/2010 6:55:40 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Pope Pius XII
I thought the real demographic that was over represented was northeastern, ivy league, Marxists.
6 posted on 05/14/2010 6:56:34 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: True Republican Patriot

I’ll second. That’s diversity!


7 posted on 05/14/2010 6:57:49 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Pope Pius XII

Hey, ADL.

Anyone with more than an ounce of brains can look at your record and discern that YOU ARE ANTI-WASP.

Don’t pout when someone talks about what is actually going on.


8 posted on 05/14/2010 7:00:32 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: Pope Pius XII

One third of the Supreme Court of the United States of America will be ...Sssshhhhsssshhh......
Nobody is allowed to ask such questions are they?


9 posted on 05/14/2010 7:01:57 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: throwback

Thank you for the Honor of your Belief! and for being a Great Freeper since 1999!!!!... ;-)


10 posted on 05/14/2010 7:02:22 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD Continue to BLESS Our Great President George W. Bush!!)
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To: Pope Pius XII
"If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the Democrats' idea of diversity?" Buchanan continued, "Not in living memory has a Democratic president nominated an Irish, Italian, or Polish Catholic � What happened to the party of the Daleys, Rizzos and Rostenkowskis?"

Pat seems more than a bit obsessed. Would he be happier if Obama picked an ultra-leftist Catholic instead? Everyone knew Hussein was going to far left with is pick, so what does it matter if her last name is Jewish, Irish, Italian, or Polish?

And Foxman should give it a rest. I suspect he wouldn't defend a conservative Jewish nominee from attacks by his comrades on the left.

11 posted on 05/14/2010 7:03:04 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Pope Pius XII

I am Jewish and not a PJB fan at all. He is absoultely crazy when discussing WWII and Hitler.

On the other hand, he does have a point. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.


12 posted on 05/14/2010 7:03:39 PM PDT by AlanD
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To: True Republican Patriot
I just like the visual of Coulter dropping down in the seat next to Ginsburg on the first day. “Hey, what's up Ruth? Thought you were in the truck with Reno and what's her face”.
13 posted on 05/14/2010 7:05:49 PM PDT by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: AlanD

I knew Buchanan was bad news in 2000, and I was an 18 year old first time voter then.


14 posted on 05/14/2010 7:06:19 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: nkycincinnatikid

Roberts was questioned about his religion on length and nobody batted an eyelash. But no. Mr. Foxman could care less about Protestants and Catholics. He’s only out to save his hide. Could have used other words. But I can’t in good charity use them.


15 posted on 05/14/2010 7:10:56 PM PDT by Pope Pius XII (There's no such thing as divorce)
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To: Pope Pius XII

Not to mention Michael Voris has it well documented that she’s gay too! Shocker!


16 posted on 05/14/2010 7:12:06 PM PDT by Pope Pius XII (There's no such thing as divorce)
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To: GeronL

Most POtuS do also. Socialist schools are turning out all our Judges and Politicians.


17 posted on 05/14/2010 7:13:24 PM PDT by omega4179 (www.jdforsenate.com)
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To: Pope Pius XII

Mr Foxman greatest sucess has been copywrighting the very lucrative term holocaust. Just ask the Armenians about him.


18 posted on 05/14/2010 7:13:54 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: AlanD

If a commentator said “We need a Supreme Court that looks more like America” ... would that be racist?


19 posted on 05/14/2010 7:28:05 PM PDT by TigerBait
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To: Pope Pius XII

He fits right in at PMSNBC.


20 posted on 05/14/2010 7:31:30 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: muawiyah
When has Abe Foxman ever been correct? He is one of the biggest anti-Catholic bigots in the country.
21 posted on 05/14/2010 7:41:16 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: True Republican Patriot
Isn't there a rule that all female SC justices have to be butt-ugly ... or is it just a coincidence?
22 posted on 05/14/2010 7:43:15 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Mr. Mojo
Hey!!Remember I told you the other day that Mr. Kagen's appointing 28 out of 29 appointments to the Law School's staff when she was the Dean might just be the issue that might serve to prevent her approval to the Supreme Court.

It is so typical of liberals,to talk the talk about their goodness and the need for diversity and multiculturalism but never walk the walk.

I read about it somewhere else but I guess that was the information in the column that Pat Buchanan wrote that incurred the wrath of Mr. Foxman.

23 posted on 05/14/2010 7:43:37 PM PDT by saradippity
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To: bwc2221
If I were a Jew, I'd keep my mouth shut.

Glass houses, and all that...

Percentage of Liberal Jews in the left-wing media, banking, entertainment,... ad nauseum.

I'd want to crawl under a rock if I were a conservative Jew.

24 posted on 05/14/2010 7:47:14 PM PDT by trickyricky
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To: bwc2221

He’s also succeeded in poisoning Catholic-Jewish relations.


25 posted on 05/14/2010 7:51:57 PM PDT by Pope Pius XII (There's no such thing as divorce)
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To: TigerBait
Foxman remains an ardent Obama supporter, in spite of Obama’s stance on Israel.

This reaction to Buchanan's statement is political.

27 posted on 05/14/2010 8:14:07 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Pope Pius XII

He is also Catholic by religion. I don’t see him complaining about the other nine SC members whom are
Catholic.


28 posted on 05/14/2010 8:53:25 PM PDT by Ramonne
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To: Ramonne

Most of the current Catholics are conservatives.


29 posted on 05/14/2010 9:15:06 PM PDT by bwc2221
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Foxman does not explain why he thinks it acceptable that secular Jews—less than 2 percent of the population—should hold a third of the Court seats. Secular American Jews generally hold cultural values quite different from those of mainstream America. They also have an unfortunate tendency to side reflexively with America's enemies. They have made Hollywood and the TV industry moral sewers and vehicles for mindless anti_Americanism.
By the way, Justice Thomas is Anglican and press reports that describe him as Catholic are wrong. He went to Catholic schools as a kid.
30 posted on 05/14/2010 10:52:20 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

Actually, while Justice Thomas was a confessing Episcopalian at the time of his appointment to the Supreme Court, it is my understanding that he has since returned to Catholicism. He was a practicing Episcopalian for 28 years, however; so while Catholic now, he’s certainly not entirely foreign to Protestantism.


31 posted on 05/14/2010 11:26:45 PM PDT by Christian_Capitalist (Taxation over 10% is Tyranny -- 1 Samuel 8:17)
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To: throwback

Six Roman Catholics, five Justices from NY four from NYC.


32 posted on 05/14/2010 11:33:34 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Ramonne

Six Roman Catholics on the Court. Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, Alito, and Kennedy.


33 posted on 05/14/2010 11:37:13 PM PDT by Cincinna (TIME TO REBUILD * ? * RYAN * 2012)
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To: Godwin1
Did he recently leave Catholicism? In 2007, Justice Thomas told Business Week:

I was not a practicing Catholic when I went there (Holy Cross). I had left the church. But I just feel strongly that it's a Catholic school. I'm a practicing Catholic now, in part because I went to Holy Cross.

34 posted on 05/14/2010 11:38:00 PM PDT by Brugmansian
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To: muawiyah
Foxman is definitely out of line this time. First off there’s no evidence whatsoever that Kagan is actually Jewish.

There is no evidence she is a female either. ;-)
35 posted on 05/14/2010 11:49:43 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media.)
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To: Pope Pius XII
Confirming by example once again the truth of Nathan Bedford's Maxim: all politics in America is not local but ultimately racial.


36 posted on 05/15/2010 1:57:13 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: PA Engineer

Very good!


37 posted on 05/15/2010 4:51:05 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: bwc2221

Abe isn’t that picky when it comes to Christians. He hates ‘em all.


38 posted on 05/15/2010 4:53:04 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: Christian_Capitalist
Only to the degree that Episcopaleans can be considered to be "real Protestants".

Remember, in their own minds they are Catholic ~ unless they're gay of course ~ then they're "special".

39 posted on 05/15/2010 5:00:17 AM PDT by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: trickyricky

“If I were a Jew, I’d keep my mouth shut.”

Well you’re not and it’s not 1939. We will run our mouths as much as we like :)


40 posted on 05/15/2010 7:36:19 PM PDT by papabrody (AntiSemite Exterminator)
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To: Christian_Capitalist

Episcopalians are Protestant? Huh, who knew?


41 posted on 05/15/2010 7:45:43 PM PDT by Wallop the Cat
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To: Pope Pius XII

The ADL and Buchanan are both right and very wrong here.
Buchanan is an antisemite, but the ADL is being hypocritic. They would be screaming bloody murder if the last Jew on the Supreme Court were replaced by a non-Jew.

Buchanan’s point that the left is anti-WASP is quite true. The Democrats have since the 1880s been a collection of those with grievances against the majority. The preacher, who cost Republican James Blaine (himself half-Catholic with a nun for a sister) the election in 1884 with the line that the Democrats were the party of Rum (urban poor, many of whom were alcoholics), Romanism (a derisive term for Catholics) and Rebellion (Southerners), was quite correct if impolitic. The FDR coalition of Southerners, white ethnics (Catholics and Jews), labor, and Northern Blacks was an extension of this. And it has re-invented itself with every generation. The only difference today is that the Scotch Irish (ironically the first group reached out to in this manner) are now lumped in with WASPs.
A majority of Americans are Protestants and it is wrong that no member of the founding population of the US is on the court. The American political tradition was founded by dissenting Protestants. A court without one shows just how far we have gone from out heritage and founding principles in an increasing krytocratic court that thinks it writes the Constitution.

Of course, while Jews certainly are over-represented, but 2/3 of this court is now Catholic. I don’t see the German-Irish Catholic Buchanan complaining about this now or back when President Bush nominated Alito. Buchanan reaffirms himself as a antisemitic hypocrite. But don’t think that the issue of the US Supreme Court being Protestant-less is irrelevant.
Kagan is a communist and Obama would like nothing more than useful idiots to make this a Jewish issue so that the man protecting Iran’s nuclear program from Israel can scream “antisemitism”.


42 posted on 05/16/2010 2:30:51 AM PDT by rmlew (There is no such thing as a Blue Dog Democrat; just liberals who lie.)
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43 posted on 05/16/2010 1:46:44 PM PDT by SJackson (Jerusalem will remain the capital of Israel and it must remain undivided, Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Pope Pius XII

Buchanan objects to Kagan for the WRONG REASON!

I wouldn’t care if they were all Druids, If they were STRICT CONSTITUTIONALISTS! LOL!


44 posted on 05/16/2010 4:42:38 PM PDT by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: AlanD
I am Jewish and not a PJB fan at all. He is absoultely crazy when discussing WWII and Hitler.

And Jews, in general. He really went 'round the bend during the first Gulf War, blaming the war on Israel and the eeeeeevil Joooooooos.

45 posted on 05/16/2010 4:47:59 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: darkangel82

I knew he was vile in 1991.


46 posted on 05/16/2010 4:48:41 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: trickyricky
If I were a Jew, I'd keep my mouth shut.

On behalf of us Jews (conservative and otherwise), while we're extremely relieved that you are not one of us, would you please do it anyway?

47 posted on 05/16/2010 4:50:23 PM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Pope Pius XII

Foxman’s ADL is a joke, but Pat is a pathetic bigot and his comments were bigoted.

As an aside, Kagan is not legally Jewish, I suspect. She certainly is not observant.


48 posted on 05/17/2010 7:17:47 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: muawiyah

“Abe isn’t that picky when it comes to Christians. He hates ‘em all.”

Only fair, as he hates Orthodox Jewish folk, too.

I think he just hates religion.


49 posted on 05/17/2010 7:20:39 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: trickyricky

“I’d want to crawl under a rock if I were a conservative Jew.”

I’d want to crawl under a rock if I was a non-racist Roman Catholic, as Pat certainly make them look like Jooo-haters.


50 posted on 05/17/2010 7:24:05 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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