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Crossing a Line to Seal a Deal Obama’s use of antisemitic tropes troubling


Even the reliably liberal Tablet magazine is appalled at President Obama.

In trying to sell his Iran deal to a skeptical Congress and public, Obama has pulled out all the stops, and lately devolved into blatant Jew-baiting.

Obama has referred to a Jewish lobby, well-moneyed financiers, pressure from special interest groups, questioned the loyalty of those who vote against his deal, and called opponents war mongers.

For the editorial board at Tablet, it’s a step too far:

This use of anti-Jewish incitement as a political tool is a sickening new development in American political discourse, and we have heard too much of it lately—some coming, ominously, from our own White House and its representatives. Let’s not mince words: Murmuring about “money” and “lobbying” and “foreign interests” who seek to drag America into war is a direct attempt to play the dual-loyalty card. It’s the kind of dark, nasty stuff we might expect to hear at a white power rally, not from the President of the United States—and it’s gotten so blatant that even many of us who are generally sympathetic to the administration, and even this deal, have been shaken by it.


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