Democrats have long claimed that there’s an undercurrent of anti-black racism throughout the Republican Party. The claim is Boshevik Storytelling. While Democrats hurl the charge repeatedly, their only solid evidence are “dogwhistles” that they alone can construe into some sort of racism.
For Democrats and anti-Semitism, especially with President Obama and his 20-year attendance in a church with a pastor who is as big a Jew-hater as Louis Farrakhan or David Duke, it’s a different story.
Today’s evidence: Obama campaign bundler and ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman.
“A distinction should be made between traditional anti-Semitism, which should be condemned and Muslim hatred for Jews, which stems from the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians,” Gutman reportedly said, according to the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth. “He also argued that an Israeli-Palestinian peace treaty will significantly diminish Muslim anti-Semitism.”
According to the account in the Israeli paper, “The legal experts at the event were visibly stunned by Gutman’s words, and the next speaker offered a scathing rebuttal to the envoy’s remarks.”
You can bet if this were a GOP fundraiser and President Bush appointee had made similar remarks about the tribalism and atrocities that take place in central Africa that it would get much more coverage and the “diplomat” in question would find himself sacked immediately. But since this is conventional wisdom among much of the country’s intellectual left, you won’t see this story in your local newspaper or on any network newscast.