Obama is using every anti-Jewish ‘dog whistle’ he can think of to slam American Jewish critics of the Iran nuke deal:
‘Dual loyalties,’ ‘moneyed interests,’ ‘Jewish lobby,’ ‘billionaires,’ hoping Congress evaluates the deal fairly
“not based on lobbying, but based on what’s in the national interests of the United States of America.”
Our Divider-in-Chief, who has done so much to harm race relations in the U.S., is now dividing Americans based on religion.
Via The Blaze:
The Jewish online magazine Tablet has accused the White House of engaging in “Jew-baiting” and “racial and ethnic prejudice” to slander critics of the Iran deal, including New York Sen. Chuck Schumer.
The magazine’s editors compared the behavior of the White House to “the kind of dark, nasty stuff we might expect to hear at a white power rally.”
….In the editorial, titled “Crossing a Line to Sell a Deal,” the editors of Tablet on Friday asserted that the “White House and its allies shouldn’t need to smear American Jews — and a sitting senator — as dual loyalists to make their case.”
While the editors noted that they “support the president” and “sympathize” with his efforts to combat Iran’s nuclear weapons pursuit, they wrote, “What we increasingly can’t stomach — and feel obliged to speak out about right now — is the use of Jew-baiting and other blatant and retrograde forms of racial and ethnic prejudice as tools to sell a political deal, or to smear those who oppose it.”
…. “This use of anti-Jewish incitement as a political tool is a sickening new development in American political discourse, and we have heard too much of it lately — some coming, ominously, from our own White House and its representatives,” Tablet wrote. “Let’s not mince words: Murmuring about ‘money’ and ‘lobbying’ and ‘foreign interests’ who seek to drag America into war is a direct attempt to play the dual-loyalty card.”
….At a meeting last Tuesday at the White House, Jewish-American community leaders confronted Obama about insinuating that opponents of the Iran deal are “warmongers,” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported, quoting meeting participants.
The Jewish leaders – who described the meeting as “contentious” – also criticized Obama for telling liberal groups in a conference call that opponents of the deal were funded by billionaires….
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