Speaking of politically correct whitewashing, check out this column in the Washington Post by Democratic Congressmen John Lewis and Martin Frost called “Blacks and Jews Together.” These two out-of-touch Democrats sniff that “after two of our African American colleagues lost primary elections recently, some commentators — and many Republicans cynically pursuing thier own partisan interests — claimed a growing rift between” Jews and African Americans. Now where did these commentators get such an idea? Was it because extensive Jewish support helped sink the two “African American colleagues” — Cynthia McKinney and Earl Hilliard — both of whom were pro-Palestinian and thus the beneficiaries of substantial donations from Arab and Muslim sources? Was it because McKinney’s father, himself a prominent Democratic politician, blamed his daughter’s political troubles on the “J-E-W-S?” Was it because the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Eddie Bernice Johnson, complained that “Jewish people are attempting to pick our leaders?” Nope. It was just those cyncial Republican pursuing their own partisan interests.
Lewis and Frost suggest that black support for Palestinians should not bother Jews, since it is merely the natural outgrowth of “a long and distinguished tradition of non-violence in the African American community,” which naturally spills over into the desire to promote peace in the Middle East. Huh? Is Arafat the heir of Martin Luther King? Did Cynthia McKinney and Earl Hilliard pursue peace in Kashmir, Bosnia, or Angola? Why were they fixated on coercing Israel into making concessions to its violent enemies? Perhaps Mr. McKinney has the answer — “J-E-W-S.”
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