This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:

Dear Think Progress:

For the past several years you have been playing the race and extremist cards on people who oppose Obama’s policies, most particularly against the Tea Party movement and Fox News.  Your misleading video about supposed Tea Party racism is legendary.

You even took time out of your smear campaigns against the Koch brothers and Clarence Thomas to sponsor a website with the NAACP and your step-sister Media Matters to track supposed Tea Party racism, but the site now is defunct because there were not enough stories even for you to twist.

So what are you going to do about the anti-Semitic rhetoric at Occupy Wall Street and related rallies?  Contrary to what you did to the Tea Party, so far you have applied a standard of not guilty by association:

While the anti-Semitic signs and clips shown in the commercial are deeply offensive, the Occupy Wall Street protesters have consistently rejected the attempts of a small number of extremists to hijack the movement.

Why have you not played the guilt by association card against OWS?

It is getting tougher for you to hold off, because now the American Nazi Party has endorsed the Occupy Wall Street protests directed at the evil Jewish Bankers (via Pat Dollard):

Seriously people, just WHO is our enemy?  The unemployed left-wing 25-year-old holding up a sign, OR the judeo-capitalist banksters who swindled the American taxpayers out of A TRILLION dollars in the “bailout” scam AND continue to oppress the White Working Class?!?  Even Adolf Hitler’s NSDAP had to vote with open communists on some issues to achieve their goals.  WE need to utilize and support every movement of dissent against this evil American empire, regardless of which end of the political spectrum it originates from.

This tweet nicely sums up your dilemma:

So what’s it going to be, Think Progress?

Will you convict the Occupy Wall Street movement of guilt by association as you convicted the Tea Party movement?

We know the answer, don’t we? You will do the only thing you know how to do, attack:

(By the way, nice job Lee Fang working a photo of Clarence Thomas into the defense of OWS.)


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