“It’s a screaming antisemitic dog whistle,” said Doug Alpert, the rabbi at Kansas City-based Congregation Kol Ami. “Wherever you see George Soros, you might as well just substitute ‘dirty Jews.’”
Daniel Bogard, a St. Louis-based rabbi, said in an interview with The Star that evoking George Soros is a way to blame Jewish people for certain issues.
“Unlike many other isms, antisemitism is fundamentally a conspiracy. It’s a way of looking at the world that answers simple questions for a complex reality,” he said. “That’s what the messaging does — it says that the reason the world isn’t working for you is George Soros.”
This afternoon, chutzpah:
Mark Alford @RepMarkAlford
Wishing our Jewish friends a meaningful and joyous Passover!
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
This is purely a partisan case against President Trump
Soros DA Bragg campaigned on prosecuting President Trump, while violent crime in NYC rages on & violent criminals walk free
This is a political prosecution in search of a crime & sets an dangerous precedent going forward 6:27 PM · Mar 30, 2023
Some of the responses to Eric Schmitt (r):
It’s called the justice system. If you’re a criminal, you get indicted. If you’re found guilty, you go to jail! Foundation of a successful democracy.
No extradition. This would mean Florida is now sanctuary for Trump. Right?
But the Hunter Biden laptop—that’s legit. What a joke you are.
Trump is corrupt. Trump broke laws. Trump acts as though he id above the law. This is the first of quite a few indictments he will face because he chose not to follow the laws like an upstanding citizen.
A Grand Jury made up of We the People indicted trump. All strangers in a room heard testimony, saw physical evidence and voted for an indictment. Have you already forgotten how the system works since becoming a senator? [….]
Oh Eric…why don’t you sue Alvin Bragg! You sue everyone else you don’t like. Just go away.
gotta throw those dog-whistles in there, don’t you?
Donald is a crook Eric.
The “lock her up” folks have big feelings about political prosecution in search of a crime all of a sudden.
Way to spit on the grand jury, Eric.
Almost like you think some people are above the law.
Oh fuck. I’ve been taking a drink every time they say Soros.
Deciding to go the antisemitic route is certainly a choice Eric.
You really think the grand jury in NY voted to indict not based on the evidence presented, but on their party affiliation?
Did you eat a lot of paint chips as a child?
No one is above the law.
Oh look, another antisemitic gop pos. (Yeah, I know he’s also a liar but chose to focus on the antisemitism since news media continues to ignore ongoing casual antisemitism of the gop.)
You sound pretty ignorant saying this without an unsealed indictment, don’t you think? Kinda culty?
You don’t even know the charges yet you dotard.
You are such a moron Eric. Please stop embarrassing Missouri with this nonsense.
It’s wrong that there allowed to come for people accused of crimes. Presidents should be accepted from this madness because that’s what America stands for! #maga
You all have your talking points “Soros” all in a row. POS hope you go down too
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Define globalist, Josh. Explain your dog whistle to us.
Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Billions to Ukraine, no oversight. The neocons and globalists learned nothing from Afghanistan. I am introducing legislation to create a special oversight watchdog just for Ukraine – track every penny – and report to the people where it’s going
[….] 8:56 AM · Feb 27, 2023
Some of the responses:
You are a traitor and a putin loyalist
“Россия” (Russia) – a variant of the Russian presidential flag.
The sky is falling – Monday’s edition
putin will love this
Could you also develop an oversight committee to track where all of your salary is spent? Because Missouri is NOT getting their money’s worth from you in the job you are doing.
Hi Mr running man! How’s the jogging?
Josh Hawley is a #RussianAsset
What is a globalist?
A term used as a dog whistle.
Run Josh Run.
When does your committee on how to organize a coup and overthrow a government and stop a fair and partial election meet?
January 5, 2021.
Equating Ukraine to Afghanistan is breathtakingly cynical and mendacious – a new low even for you.
How about an oversight committee to investigate your part in trying to overthrow the 2020 election!
Hawley – yet another GOP Russian asset.
There is oversight and the military and non military aide is making a huge difference in helping Ukraine defend their homeland. I remember when republicans stood for countries that fought for their freedom.
Were you one of the ones against oversight of the PPP loan program?
Run Josh Run.
You are a cowardly fraud.
Translation: I’m doing nothing except making appearances on right wing news shows and tweet-whining.
Same routine different day. Bit yawn Josh.
Josh has a book to sell.
It’s almost like you hate democracy.
You realize most Americans think you are a clown.
Ah yes, yes, the man who ran away like a coward, speaking on topics he has no idea what they mean. How much is Putin paying you, seditionist?
Why is a US Senator pushing Russian propaganda?
it’s a lie to suggest there is no oversight Running Man.
Josh is so spoiled that he doesn’t even recognize the value of democracy in Ukraine…or even here at home.
I’d like a little oversight……do you actually reside in the State you represent?
“Hawley doesn’t even live here”
Traitor who cut and ran says what?
Again with the anti-semitic dog whistles. Very embarrassing for Missouri, Senator. STL has a large jewish community who deserve better. #VoteBlue2024
Neocons? 48 GOP senators; 37 voted in favor of aid to Ukraine. 150 plus GOP House members voted in favor of aid to Ukraine. They are not “neocons” or “globalists”. They are the majority…of your party. Only a supporter of authoritarian rule would support the Russian invasion
Are you trying to help Putin? #Traitor
There is oversight. You are lying. Administration knows exactly where that money goes. Btw helping to fund Ukraines fight together w our western Allies is a bargain in degrading Putin’s military might. Its a prepayment to saving democracy. Unless of course I U care less abt that
There’s plenty of oversight, Little Running Man seditionist, traitor and antisemite. You just don’t like Democrats overseeing the spending in an effort to defeat your pal Putin.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Anti-Semitic “dog whistle”? Delivered at a conference organized by an Israeli Jew, to an audience of many Jewish-Americans, and from a guy who has been an ardent advocate of the state of Israel and the Jewish people? Nice try.
[….] 6:36 AM · Jul 20, 2019
“…Delivered at a conference organized by a[n] [far right wingnut] Israeli Jew…” Fixed it for you.
It goes deeper than just an anti semitic dog whistle. The founders that crafted the political theory of the new nation, as seen in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, revered such Roman Stoic philosophers such as Seneca and Cicero and Marcus Aurelius. Ideas such as “All men are created equal” and appealing to “a decent respect to the opinions of mankind” and “let Facts be submitted to a candid world” are deeply Roman Stoic cosmopolitanism. The idea that human dignity is grounded in reason is deeply cosmopolitan. The idea that humans, all humans, by the mere fact of being human, are endowed with unalienable rights is deeply cosmopolitan. These are some of the aspirational ideals and principles of the European and American Enlightenments. These aspirational ideals are the legacy of the founding and our inheritance, first as human beings and then as citizens.
Hawley’s declaration that “It’s time we ended this cosmopolitan experiment” comes eerily close to “It’s time we ended this American experiment.” As Franklin said when announcing a new Republic, “if you can keep it.”
“…from a guy who has been an ardent advocate of the state of Israel and the Jewish people…”
Senator Josh Hawley gave a speech at the National Conservatism Conference. There were some interesting excerpts and turns of phrase:
…For years the politics of both Left and Right have been informed by a political consensus that reflects the interests not of the American middle, but of a powerful upper class and their cosmopolitan priorities.
This class lives in the United States, but they identify as “citizens of the world.” They run businesses or oversee universities here, but their primary loyalty is to the global community.
And they subscribe to a set of values held by similar elites in other places: things like the importance of global integration and the danger of national loyalties; the priority of social change over tradition, career over community, and achievement and merit and progress.
Call it the cosmopolitan consensus…
…According to the cosmopolitan consensus, globalization is a moral imperative. That’s because our elites distrust patriotism and dislike the common culture left to us by our forbearers…
They hate us for our freedoms?
…The nation’s leading academics…
You think they got there on merit? Just asking.
You mean like Yale, or Harvard, one of those fancy ones?
…The cosmopolitan elite look down on the common affections that once bound this nation together: things like place and national feeling and religious faith…
You think this was translated from the original German? Just asking.
…They regard our inherited traditions as oppressive and our shared institutions—like family and neighborhood and church—as backwards…
Interesting. You think people who attend Mosques or Synagogues don’t revere their families and value their neighbors and neighborhoods? Just asking for clarification.
…For the cosmopolitan class…
Is it just me, or do you hear “JEWS!” every time he uses that phrase?
…Because the truth is, the cosmopolitan economy has made the cosmopolitan class an aristocracy…
There it is again.
…financial instruments that benefit the cosmopolitan elite…
Like a freakin’ air horn.
…not the kinds of things a normal person without a fancy degree…
Dude, you attended a private school, Stanford, and Yale.
…The cosmopolitan agenda…
The dog whistle is strong with this one.
…They built a new republic governed not by a select elite, as in the days of old, but by the common man and woman…
Three fifths, dude, three fifths. The Seventeenth Amendment? The Nineteenth Amendment? Folks, that there is a real constitutional scholar’s writin’.
…an economy driven by money changing on Wall Street…
How biblical. We’ll give this one a “DOUBLE JEW!”
…not just in San Francisco and New York…
Uh, you do know there are a lot more people in those places? And “JEWS!”
…the cosmopolitan agenda…
There it is again.
In the back of their mind every Jewish person in America has the a sketch of an escape plan.