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The obscene effort to shame ‘Trump’s Jews’
NY Post ^ | August 24, 2017 | Seth Mandel

Posted on 08/28/2017 7:28:46 PM PDT by SJackson

Allow me a moment of pride: The hot new criticism of my fellow Jews is that we don’t complain enough.

Really. A host of pundits, concerned about President Trump’s baffling unwillingness to single out neo-Nazis for criticism, are turning to the American Jewish community and pleading: Would it kill you to maybe kvetch a bit?

The idea we haven’t protested is bonkers, but more important, the left’s campaign to get all Jews to publicly denounce Trump has taken a profoundly dangerous and ugly turn. And it needs to stop.

On Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reported that a coalition of left-leaning Jewish organizations have decided to lead by example. The groups had organized a conference call with President Barack Obama each year just before the High Holy Days, but this year, ostensibly because of Trump’s atrocious response to the violence in Charlottesville, their leaders chose to boycott the call.

To be clear, the call was generally a heavily politicized event at which the liberal groups and the liberal president pushed liberal policies under the guise of faith. Indeed, one of the groups is the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, which (the inside joke goes) has long been split between its political wing and its political wing.

But as rabbis and community leaders, they are clearing a path for others to follow. And they’re far from lone voices.

Late last week, Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank took aim at a trio of Jews serving Trump: the president’s top economic adviser, treasury secretary and son-in-law. “What Gary Cohn, Steven Mnuchin and Jared Kushner did last week — or, rather, what they didn’t do — is a shanda,” he wrote, using the Yiddish word for shame. Specifically, they didn’t publicly trash their boss.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: charlottesville; conferencecall; danamilbank; jinos; milbank; racrj; warontrump

1 posted on 08/28/2017 7:28:47 PM PDT by SJackson
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2 posted on 08/28/2017 7:29:04 PM PDT by SJackson (The Pilgrims—Doing the jobs Native Americans wouldn’t do !)
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To: SJackson

So of course Cohn took the bait and publicly trashed his boss. What a putz - fire his sorry ass

3 posted on 08/28/2017 7:33:54 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: SJackson
A host of pundits, concerned about President Trump’s baffling unwillingness to single out neo-Nazis for criticism

What's "baffling" is the unwillingness of the pundits to criticize all violent actors.

OK, so it's not really baffling... the reason they don't want to do it is because they are "victory by any means" communist sympathizers who don't want to be held accountable for their own moral failings.

4 posted on 08/28/2017 8:02:01 PM PDT by piasa
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To: SJackson
Some Jews of note who they will not shame into changing their opinion: Mark Levin, Pamela Geller , David Horiwitz, and Benjamin Netanyahu
5 posted on 08/28/2017 8:52:04 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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To: shalom aleichem
The KKK is diminished in numbers,it is the BLM that are the real Jew haters,and various other groups,including the antics are as anti Semitic as the Nazis. These Looney savages have a collective two inches and no beytsems.
6 posted on 08/28/2017 9:06:49 PM PDT by samantha (keep up the fight..)
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To: SJackson

He singled out neo-Nazis, condemning them individually and jointly with all the other bigots present in Charlottsville. Stop trying to use your Jewishness as a partisan political weapon, and stop trying to get me and other Jews with a sense of decency to go along with this shoddy ploy.

7 posted on 08/29/2017 12:54:47 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (“If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.)
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To: SJackson

Dana Millbank (love his last name, look up its’ meaning in old English), is the Wash. Post’s Sen. Joe McCarthy on stereoids and hemorrhoids. At least McCarthy got his reds right.

Millbank likes to deny that there were any reds around, esp. in the Obama regime and in his well documented Communist Party USA contacts history (plus Bill Ayers, only a “neighbor”).

And he sounds a little like an anti-Semite too, but selectively (i.e. Jewish conservatives).

As for Rep. Schatz (D-Ha), he’s a total asshole. Should have changed his name to “Cat Shat”. More fitting.

8 posted on 08/29/2017 1:13:16 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Trump hates Jews so much he backs the PLO, undermines Israel at the UN, and gives billions to the nations who hate Israel such as Iran. Oh wait, that was Obama. 😛
9 posted on 08/29/2017 2:31:46 AM PDT by littleharbour
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To: piasa

It’s the exact same situation as with “moderate muslims” who tsk tsk about terrorism when asked but privately agree completely with those screaming allahu akbar while chopping off heads or blowing themselves up. The democrats and the media are 100% on board with what Antifa want to accomplish.

10 posted on 08/29/2017 5:49:24 AM PDT by KyCats
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To: SJackson

I’m Jewish, and I support Trump.
Don’t you love how there’s always a Jew who “speaks for the Jews,”
and he’s invariably a total dick?

11 posted on 08/29/2017 11:50:28 AM PDT by golux
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