It’s a good thing for anti-Semites that Israel exists.  If it weren’t for the Jewish state, they’d have no place to hide their “socialism of fools.”  What used to be considered déclassé—“Jews run the world,”etc.—can now be safely repackaged with little or no criticism as “Israel runs the world.”

The latest adherent is Bill Maher.  On his HBO show the other night (h/t LukeHandCool), the so-called comedian complained about Republicans’ filibuster of Chuck Hagel’s nomination and said (via Mediaite):

“Based on every statement I’ve heard from every Republican in the last two years, the Israelis are controlling our government.”

The line was met with applause from Maher’s audience.

Hey, guess who else agrees with Bill Maher and his audience: the lovely neo-Nazis and other white supremacists who regularly refer to the United States as “Zionist Occupied Government”—ZOG.

Go ahead, Google “Hagel ZOG”.  Of the million and a half hits, you’ll find such charming posts as (links intentionally not provided): “ZOG Orders Filibuster Again Chuck Hagel”; “Jewish lobby crushes Chuck Hagel”; “McCain and the other GOP kikes stooges begin”; “Chuck Hagel bows down before ZOG.”  Et cetera, a cesspool of anti-Semitism.

According to Mediaite:

Maher was, firstly, stunned that the Republicans are working this hard to fight the nomination of a member of their own party. The Daily Caller’s Jamie Weinstein explained that they are still trying to vet Hagel before the final vote. Maher couldn’t understand what they find “suspicious about him,” asking “he’s a right-wing Republican and that’s not good enough?”

Since when does every Democrat in the Senate vote for a “right-wing Republican,” joined across the aisle only by four liberal Republicans?  And since when do right-wing Republicans vote against right-wing Republicans?  Didn’t, for example, Senator Ted Cruz—who is every conservative Republican’s hero right now—pretty much eviscerate Hagel?

Given that Jews vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, the question Maher should’ve asked was why would Republicans, who stand to gain little in the way of votes, care so much about that tiny island of liberalism in a sea of reactionary hatred?

Seems to me that if you find yourself standing on the same side of a nominee as Stormfront and Ahmadinejad, you reassess your stance.  Seems to me that Maher has just outed the Democrats as the party of anti-Semitism.

Remind me again, please, why Jews vote as they do.