I’ve mentioned before that the Republican Party has a Jewish problem–and it’s not the one the racist right would claim. Well, at a Trump rally on Saturday, there was this lovely asshole:
Guy chants "Jew-S-A" in front of press pen pic.twitter.com/2yqgA6dD4k
— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) October 29, 2016
It’s not that the crowd joined in, but no one–out of a very large crowd–told him to shut up. And it comes from the leadership:
…a recent exchange between Republican congressman and [former] Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who is Jewish, and Politico reporter Mike Allen about Cantor’s opposition to a Republican primary candidate, Rep. Manzullo, highlights one very important reason…:
But the story got a little more fraught when it turned out that Manzullo once said Cantor would not be “saved” because he is Jewish.
Today, Cantor, the only Jewish House Republican, nearly affirmed that this was the reason he fought against Manzullo’s re-election, insinuating that anti-Semitism — and racism — are lingering problems among the House GOP generally. He [was] speaking at a breakfast event organized by Politico.
Calling it the “darker side,” Cantor responded to Politico’s Mike Allen’s question of whether there is anti-semitism in Congress by trying to avoid commenting. But eventually he let up: “I think that all of us know that in this country, we’ve not always gotten it right in terms of racial matters, religious matters, whatever. We continue to strive to provide equal treatment to everybody.”
“We’re talking about the House Republican Caucus, not America,” Allen pushed.
Cantor then sat in silence, grimmacing for several seconds…
There is no balm in Gilead for these sin-sick souls.