Maureen may not know this, but she is peddling an old stereotype, that gentile leaders are dolts unable to resist the machinations and manipulations of clever and snake-like Jews...Actually, Maureen does "know this," for this is hardly the first time she's attacked Jews with vicious anti-Semitic tropes. So why bother with it, if it's getting so routine? Well, I found it particularly interesting to note how many vile thugs of the left doubled down to defend the hatred. Of course, long-standing Jew-bashing troll Walter James Casper III, a.k.a. Repsac3, couldn't resist piling on the anti-Jew attacks. The vicious Repsac calls Jewish outrage at such "blood sucking" attacks as nothing more than "neocon whining." That figures, naturally, since Repsac3's on record as a huge backer of the eliminationist, anti-Semitic Occupy Wall Street movement.
This sinister stereotype became a major theme in the discussion of the Iraq war, when critics charged that Paul Wolfowitz and Douglas Feith, among other Jewish neoconservatives, were actually in charge of Bush Administration foreign policy. This charge relegated George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, Colin Powell, Stephen Hadley and the other Christians who actually set policy to the status of puppets.
The Anti-Semitic Slur Surfaces Once Again motherjones.com/kevin-drum/201… via @motherjones IOW, stop whining, neocons...
— J. Casper (@repsac3) September 17, 2012
And it's fitting that Repsac3's linking Kevin Drum, the dumbest progressive blogger this side of Matthew Yglesias. At that link, Drum spills out the stupid: "There's nothing anti-Semitic in Dowd's column..."
Actually, there is something anti-Semitic: Dan Senor, for one thing, is Jewish. Moreover, as The Future of Capitalism points outs:
...depictions of Jews as snakes or puppeteers are classical anti-Semitic images, right up there with blood-sucking. The snake image has roots in the Christian Bible; the puppet-master goes back at least to Nazi Germany, and when Glenn Beck used it to talk about George Soros, who, unlike Dan Senor, has actually been hostile to Israel, the left was all over him for it.Right.
More of those leftist double-standards. It's only racist when the other side does it.
And it wasn't just the reprehensible Internet loser Walter James Casper III spreading the hate. Barbara O'Brien at Mahablog piled on as well, lamely attempting to justify anti-Semitic puppet master slurs because these are just the same as the "old Robert Heinlein novel about slugs from outer space that invade earth," or something. I know. She's so f-king stupid it hurts.
Anyway, I could go on like this, but again, why bother? Progressives are anti-Israel and they hate Jews, especially Walter James Casper III.
More of that at Memeorandum.