Bernie Sanders, the great socialist, turns out to be a multimillionaire who owns three houses. And he, supposedly did it all on a career in the House and the Senate, plus book sales.
Does something smell there? I don’t know for sure, but there’s plenty of reason to suspect the answer is yes.
Now: does it make me an anti-Semite to say as much, or to put a picture on my website like politico did:
Well, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks it does. and, from John Bowden’s article at thehill.com, here is how she says so:
In a tweet Saturday afternoon, the New York congresswoman wrote that the illustration was a clear example of historic anti-Semitic stereotypes surrounding Jewish people and wealth, adding that the news site published the images because Sanders is “a progressive politician they don’t like.”
“Can @politico explain to us how photoshopping money trees next to the only Jewish candidate for president and talking about how ‘cheap’ and rich he is *isn’t* antisemitic?” the congresswoman wrote. “Or are they just letting this happen because he’s a progressive politician they don’t like?”
Say, isn’t this the same Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that has yet to say a bad word about the overt anti-Semitism and Israel hatred of Rep. ilhan omar (D-MN) and Rep. rashida tlaib (Da-MI)?
Here’s the problem, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. What do you say about someone who is Jewish…and who, personally, may fit several stereotypes meant to depict all Jews?
My opinion: if you say “yep, he’s just like all the rest of ’em” your comment is anti-Semitic. If you are talking about Bernie Sanders as an individual, it is not…
…and it seems pretty clear that politico.com is talking about Bernie Sanders as an individual.
Now, tell me what you think about ilhan omar and rashida tlaib. I can’t wait for your answer.