Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge
Posted on 09/16/2012 5:35:24 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Maureen Dowd meets anti-Semitism charge
By DYLAN BYERS | 9/16/12 6:42 PM EDT
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd set the Jewish political community on fire today with a column about the Republican ticket's foreign policy proposals that, according to her critics, peddled anti-Semitic imagery.
Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy, but asserted their strategy was orchestrated by a "neocon puppet master" who was leading the neocon effort to "slither back" into power.
Such language, to say nothing of the questionable legitimacy of her claims, struck experts on American-Israeli relations as an inappropriate (though perhaps unintentional) appeal to anti-Semitic stereotypes, and especially offensive ahead of the first night of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah.
"Dowd's use of anti-Semitic imagery is awful," Steven A. Cook, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, wrote on Twitter.
"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," Jeffrey Goldberg, the Atlantic columnist and leading journalist on Israeli issues, wrote.
"[A]mazing that apparently nobody sat her down and said, this is not OK," Blake Hounshell, the managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine, tweeted.
On the right, The Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper called it "outrageous," while Commentary's Jonathan Tobin described it as "particularly creepy."
"Dowds column marks yet another step down into the pit of hate-mongering that has become all too common at the Times," Tobin wrote. "This is a tipping point that should alarm even the most stalwart liberal Jewish supporters of the president."
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Amazing, why? We should all know by now that if you have the proper political perspective - leftist - you are immune from all those charges leftists and their media toads love to toss around?
Romney and Ryan both have more foreign policy experience than obamma had when was running for president.
So who are "neocons"? Quakers?
And since before the election, all of Obama's experience has been "on the job training," and he's been nothing but WRONG on foreign affairs, as has Hillary.
Dude, don’t provoke me to post an unmakeupped pic of this doll, you know, the one where she’s preggo, braless, holding a fag!
What’s the connection between those two broads, I never understood it?
I don’t see any resemblance in case there was suggested there was one. Fill me in on the connection between the 2.
Are you kidding? they all sat around the “citified room” and chortled at the wit and whimsey of the RedDeadHead MoDo. Whoopee.
Michael Douglas dumped MoDo and married CZJ.
Michael Douglas dumped MoDo for Catherine Zeta Jones when MoDo started getting too loopy. She never really recovered.
‘their strategy was orchestrated by a “neocon puppet master” who was leading the neocon effort to “slither back” into power’
Sorry, I don’t like her, but I fail to see how this is anti-Semitic.
I’m not big on PC hypersensitivity, no matter who promulgates it.
Man that was like trading in a Yugo on a Ferrari.....
“She describes Michael Douglas, whom she dated right before he married Catherine Zeta-Jones, as a really nice guy, a very romantic guy. The humor of their romance is not lost on her: Whether he can handle a woman who wields ice picks? I used to tease him about that.”
LOL!! Well said.
He wasn't married to the Yugo, just leasing it, so I trust he's not making monthly payments, is he?
He didn’t trade it in.
Just left it dripping at the curb outside the bar.
“Dowd fairly observed that neither Mitt Romney nor Paul Ryan are experts in the field of foreign policy...”
As opposed to the Chicago crowd, who, to be fair, are quite familiar with the policies of Indonesia and Kenya.
I guess Dowd is paranoid.
Muareen hasn’t been the same since Michael Douglas dumped her for Catherine Zeta-Jones. She probably blames neo-cons for that too
Next week Maureen will be writing about violent black men who eat watermelon and stalk white women...
Oh that’s some funny, funny stuff.
“Whats the connection between those two broads, I never understood it?”
“Michael Douglas dumped MoDo and married CZJ.”
Yes, and because of that, the “rules” require CZJ pics to posted for any MoDO post on Free Republic.
I doubt Dowd is anti-Semitic...just anti-intelligence. I just don’t think she’s smart enough to take seriously. She’s been scribbling frivolous columns using the reasoning ability of first-grader since she was installed at The Slimes.
It would be a very potent political tool, right now, to create a listing of names and faces and quotes of those on the left who have made antisemitic statements.
Despite endless denials, it only takes one such statement on the part of such individuals to identify them as antisemites. And the names and faces of such people should be instantly recognizable to Jews, so that they know beyond doubt, that when those people speak or write in the future, on any issue, it still has an undercurrent of their antisemitism, no matter what they say.
None too subtly, it should be obvious that each and every one of them are Democrats who have not been shunned by their party for their antisemitism.
Isn't that nice...a loving HUSBAND adoring his wife? Someone to give a woman security during her old age?
Instead, the elderly spinster Maureen Dowd only has a long past of what-ifs and if-onlys to haunt her until she dies.
That changed when we transitioned from the cold war period into the post cold war period and NeoCon was used to define a foreign policy doctrine and there are numerous gentile NeoCons who subscribe to the NeoCon doctrine.
The cornerstone of the NeoCon doctrine states that the US won the cold war, is the last remaining superpower, and thus is the world hegemon. The world is unipolar and the US is at the top of the pole. NeoCons are also known as Idealists in that humanitarianism and nation building are a major componant of the doctrine.
Whenever any one criticizes the NeoCon doctrine, whether that be Pat Buchanan, Ron Paul, Maureen Dowd, or anyone else, they are called antisemitic.
Can't remember the time frame, but once the election was over, Douglas dumped her for CZJ.
In order to mark her whoring for Douglas and against the idea of fair and reasonable reporting and commentary, the mention of MoDo requires pictures of CJZ to remind her of the use and personal humiliation she suffered for her scrivenings at the behest of Douglas.
She still hasn't learned from her mistakes, though I will give her credit for being the first to notice then-Senator BHO's elephant ears.
You win! That’s got to be the post of the year! I can’t stop laughing. It’s as good as the one a Freeper posted a few days ago that went, “If you put her out in a field the crows would bring back corn they stole three years ago.”
It has been my experience that every single person I've known who used the word "NeoCon" also happened to have a major problem with Jooos. None of them ever offered a rational argument over policy differences, but every one of them expressed a bitter dislike for those "NeoCons." I don't presume to judge people I've never met, but it's been 100% in my personal experience.
As for your phrase "rational argument over policy differences", that would depend on how you lean. If you are a NeoCon, other doctrines or policies are not rational.
For example, I think that Bob Gates, Henry Kissinger, James Baker, and other foreign policy Realists made a much better argument to not intervene in Libya but the NeoCon Republicans and Liberal Interventionist Democrats carried the argument and and Obama intervened. This doesn't mean Gates, Kissinger, and Baker are antisemitic, although they have been called that. Especially Kissinger since he is a Jew..
Which brings you to the next issue. In the USA there are many, many, many more Jews that aren't NeoCons than there are Jews that are NeoCons. When Non-NeoCon Jews criticize NeoCons, they are always called self-loathing or self-hating Jews by the NeoCons.
I’m sure there are some who find the “neocon” description meaningful, but those disreputable people I have known have so poisoned the word “neocon” for me that I turn away when I hear it. I do not in any way ascribe anti-Semitic motives to you for using it; I just have a visceral dislike for the word.
Well, try using "neo-COM" on a RAT.
Now that, my friend, is FUNNY! By the way, your screen name is great - I have a friend with a Hunter/Jumper horse named Rock Lobster. Now let’s vote!
A case in point is their use of the term 'neo-conservative.' Whether they choose to hyphenate the label or not, it's a pejorative code word for 'Jews.'
Anti-Semites Use "Neo-Con" Code Word, By Rush Limbaugh
Rushlimbaugh.com, April 22, 2003