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Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hillary's Republicanism and Wright's Antisemitism
Mike Rappaport

As is often the case, this Ann Coulter column makes two good points mixed in with the jokes and the exaggerations.  First, the press have treated Hillary as they normally treat Republicans.  Obama is treated as the Democrat.  Second, despite  all of the praise in some quarters for Obama's speech on race, he failed to explain or even address Reverend Wright's apparent antisemitism.  Both points are good, even though they are put in a form that is extremely entertaining to some, but over the top to others.         

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"Both points are good, even though they are put in a form that is extremely entertaining to some, but over the top to others."

You folks who post here are often very informative and thought provoking, often being entertaining to some, but dull to others.


thedaddy

Posted by: thedaddy | Mar 29, 2008 7:06:07 AM

Sad but true, at least in my case.

Posted by: Mike Rappaport | Mar 29, 2008 8:36:48 PM

"Wright's apparent antisemitism?"

What exactly did he say? Only thing I have heard is that he wants us to pay more attentions to the Palestinians. I agree that conceivably could in some cases be anti-Jewish code words,

But unless he criticized Israel in a manner which indicated his pleasure and glee at being able to criticize Israeli policy, there's no case for such an accusation.

Posted by: David Sucher | Mar 31, 2008 6:33:32 PM

David, haven't you heard that for folks on the right, anti-Zionist = anti-Semitic?

(And I say this as someone who thinks that history probably justifies *a* Jewish state, but would have preferred the Michael Chabon solution.)

Of course, Obama did address Rev. Wright's remarks about Israel when, in his "More Perfect Union" speech, he condemned "a view that sees the conflicts in the Middle East as rooted primarily in the actions of stalwart allies like Israel, instead of emanating from the perverse and hateful ideologies of radical Islam."

But if you are the sort of person who assumes that because Obama has praised Wright, Obama must think just like Wright in the absence of specific denials, then you probably are the sort of person who thinks that because Wright has praised Farrakhan, Wright must be as anti-Semitic as Farrakhan in the absence of specific denials.

Obama still hasn't fully figured out the associative property of bad opinions from one person to the next, which is why he misguidedly thought he had to address only Wright's own words on Israel/ Jews, and failed to address the words of any person Wright has praised.

Posted by: PG | Mar 31, 2008 6:47:06 PM