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Ugliness: Iran deal supporters call Schumer a greedy, disloyal Jew

Ugliness: Iran deal supporters call Schumer a greedy, disloyal Jew

Schumer feels the wrath.

Ever since the White House leaked Thursday night that Sen. Chuck Schumer would be coming out against the Iran deal, the progressive movement has foamed at the mouth with vitriol directed Schumer’s way.

Much of it is just the plain old progressive vitriol of the, Daily Kos and netroots types. Schumer is a warmonger, wants war, loves war, and so on.

Obama set up that argument when he claimed that Republicans were making common cause with hardline Iranians — even though Obama clinched the deal with hardline Iranians who are laughing all the way to the bank and an internationally-authorized nuclear enrichment program.

Obama set up the disloyalty argument, and it’s no surprise that it’s being used against Democrats who don’t support the deal, particularly Jewish Democrats like Schumer.

That dual loyalty charge — often expressed in terms of being an “Israel firster” — is an old anti-Semitic line of attack, as we explored in detail in a prior post, GreenStar boycott group trainer hurls “Israel-firster” slur at Schumer.

The dual loyalty charge is almost exclusively made against Jewish supporters of Israel. You rarely hear it used against American Christians who support Israel.

As The Tablet magazine reports, given the various dog whistles put out by the Obama administration, it’s no wonder these type of accusations are resurfacing.

Schumer long has been a target of that charge by the anti-Israel boycott movement and anti-Zionist progressive websites.

Now it is on overdrive.

Here are some of the examples of how Schumer is being portrayed now as nothing more than a greedy, disloyal Jew, and even a traitor. All by progressive supporters of the deal.

Some of it is taking place on the #DumpSchumer hashtag on Twitter, but it’s a lot of other places as well. Some of it by prominent Israel critics in their own names, some of it through the usual internet pseudonyms.

From a former Media Matters author:

MJ Rosenberg Twitter Schumer Israel Iterests

From the foremost proponent of the “Israel Lobby” demonization:

From the Research Director of a pro-Iranian advocacy group:

And others:

NYC Philosopher Twitter Schumer Israel Firster

A Daily Kos cartoonist:

[Featured Image: Excerpt from Daily Kos cartoon]


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I am curious: I originally thought Schumer was being allowed to oppose the deal because the White House had their 34 Democrats in the Senate and could stop the resolution. It therefore made some political sense to give Chuckles room with his donor base for his upcoming re-election next year.

Now I wonder if Champ’s grip is as solid as I thought it was: there’s no political reason to go after Chuckles unless the issue is in doubt. So either Champ is worried about getting and holding 34, or it’s just plain vindictiveness. Both are possible, I suppose.

    Rent-A-Mob theater of the constantly offended makes the news as intended to give Chuckie some press coverage, in both meanings of the word coverage.

      DaveGinOly in reply to gbear. | August 9, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      They say all publicity is good publicity. The antisemitism directed at Chucky may actually increase the value of his coin to his supporters – he’s someone willing to take the heat for Israel.

    Sammy Finkelman in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 9, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    First of all, I don’t think Obama wants to veto the legislation, so he would like to keep at least 41 votes in the Senate.

    I’ve been reading that he leaked it, and Schumer wanted to do this in a Friday news dump. Schumer was meeting Obama and many others – it’s pretty clear to me that Obama made room for him in his speech on Wednesday.

    On the other hand, I do think it is important to a knowledge another more understandable motivation behind the opposition to this deal, or at least skepticism to this deal. And that is a sincere affinity for our friend and ally Israel. An affinity that, as someone who has been a stalwart friend to Israel throughout my career, I deeply share.

    When the Israeli government is opposed to something, people in the United States take notice; and they should. No one can blame Israelis for having a deep skepticism about any dealings with the government like Iran’s, which includes leaders who deny the Holocaust, embrace an ideology of anti-Semitism, facilitate the flow of rockets that are arrayed on Israel’s borders. Are pointed at Tel Aviv.

    In such a dangerous neighbor Israel has to be vigilant, and it rightly insists it cannot depend on any other country, even it’s great friend the United States, for its own security.

    So, we have to take seriously concerns in Israel. But the fact is, partly due to American military and intelligence assistance, which my administration has provided at unprecedented levels, Israel can defend itself against any conventional danger, whether from Iran directly or from its proxies. On the other hand, a nuclear-armed Iran changes that equation.

    And that’s why this deal must be judged by what it achieves on the central goal of preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. This deal does exactly that. I say this as someone who is done more than any other president to strengthen Israel’s security. And I have made clear to the Israeli government that we are prepared to discuss how we can deepen that cooperation even further. Already, we have held talks with Israel on concluding another 10-year plan for U.S. security assistance to Israel.

    OBAMA: We can enhance support for areas like missile defense, information sharing, interdiction, all to help meet Israel’s pressing security needs. And to provide a hedge against any additional activities that Iran may engage in as a consequence of sanctions relief.

    But I have also listened to the Israeli security establishment, which warned of the danger posed by a nuclear armed Iran for decades. In fact, they helped develop many of the ideas that ultimately led to this deal. So to friends of Israel and the Israeli people, I say this. A nuclear armed Iran is far more dangerous to Israel, to America, and to the world than an Iran that benefits from sanctions relief.

    I recognize that prime minister Netanyahu disagrees, disagrees strongly. I do not doubt his sincerity, but I believe he is wrong. I believe the facts support this deal. I believe they are in America’s interests and Israel’s interests, and as president of the United States it would be an abrogation of my constitutional duty to act against my best judgment simply because it causes temporary friction with a dear friend and ally.

    I do not believe that would be the right thing to do for the United States, I do not believe it would be the right thing to do for Israel.

      ” OBAMA: We can enhance support for areas like missile defense, information sharing, interdiction, all to help meet Israel’s pressing security needs. And to provide a hedge against any additional activities that Iran may engage in as a consequence of sanctions relief. ”

      Like what if Iran has 10 billion to provide Hezbollah with enough advanced rockets to disturb daily life for extended periods creating stress and reduced productivity and increasing chaos in Israel?
      Then Israel wil have no other option in Obama’s war option versus his negotiated peace, than all out war.
      Again Obama doesn’t see the danger of Iran having the ability now to close the Red Sea to commerce, so imagine the situation while holding nuclear weapons.
      Of course Obama will be in Hawaai playing golf.

        Vascaino in reply to Vascaino. | August 10, 2015 at 12:11 pm

        I meant to include a comment on Obama’s “information sharing”.
        After keeping Israel out in the cold during the negotiations for this current deal, is there anyone stupid enough to believe Obama on sharing Intel with Israel?

    Estragon in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 9, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    It depends – Schumer is nothing if not a skilled, devious schemer. He’s been in the Senate long enough to have influence with many of his colleagues.

    Obama may be okay with a symbolic opposition, but if Schumer decides to whip against the surrender, the Senate could have enough votes to override.

    Skookum in reply to stevewhitemd. | August 11, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    My read is that these attacks are a positive sign that this deal could be scrapoed, as it should — in the best interests of America and, coincidentally, of Israel. But, one can always rely on the progressive left to spew anti-Semitism if given an opportunity.

    As an aside, I don’t know if Schumer is greedy, but I’ve always viewed him as a disloyal attention whore, because of his disloyalty to America and his oath of office.

    I grew up in the neighborhood that originally put Schumer in as a Congressman. That’s also about where Jack Lew comes from. Recently they elected a Catholic Republican, even though the Democrat was one of our own. I asked my Dad why he was elected originally, and he told me that the alterative was someone from Bella Abzug’s crowd. In other words, we elected Hillary to avoid Sanders. (One of my co-religionists at Amspec has a different take.)

This has been going on a long time, which is why I switched from Google to DuckDuckgo, although there has to be something better.

There is a purpose behind the all the vitriol: it is to swamp the original speaker, and deprive others of the opportunity to find out what he said.

I suspect there is a flock of them over at The Gateway Pundit right now. While I do recognize that there are some genuine capital “C” conservatives rooting for Trump at least temporarily, that pack of yowling bedwetters creeping everybody out is probably not made up of people who 1) saw the debate, or 2) will ever vote for a Republican.

Meanwhile, somebody is finally starting to call them on it:

Chuck Schumer’s big sin is that he wrote something compelling, and so the document must be misdescribed and buried.

So, here’s the link to Schumer’s statement. Use it in good health.

    4fun in reply to Valerie. | August 9, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    You can try Startpage Valerie. They say they’re “enhanced” by google and they don’t track your search. Not real great but I do think it’s slightly better than Duckduckgo. It has been slow for some reason for me lately though.
    Also, go to the triple lines top right to change preferences. Turning off some filters seems to help.

I get all choked up when I reflect on how Barracula has brought us together.

Well, he has, sorta. He’s brought the black racists together, the Jew-haters together, the feminazies together, the queers (their word, and I’ll use it) together, the “open-borders/American citizenship is a human right” crazies together…

    True, but I think the Party of the Klan has been the home of American anti-Semitism for some time now. Is there anyone remotely like Al Sharpton on our side?

I think the previous commenter has it. Approval is not only in danger; so is the ability to sustain a veto. As more details of the surrender are revealed, only the Left and far Left can stomach it. Let’s hope this is true.

I’m confused. How is increased funding for terrorists and Iran building nukes in the interest of the USA?

    DaveGinOly in reply to genes. | August 9, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    I was going to make a similar comment. All the comments from the twitterverse presume that the deal is in US interests, and supporting Israel’s position is not. Is this in evidence anywhere?

    Sammy Finkelman in reply to genes. | August 9, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Obama claims

    whatever benefit Iran may claim from sanctions relief pales in comparison to the danger it could pose with a nuclear weapon

    and that what he is proposing will work, and nothing else will work except maybe military action, but military action won’t work as well as this deal.

Sen. Chuck Schumer, you know you made the right decision when you have made enemies of the above. Now you know who your friends and enemies are.

The above listed “Friends of Hamas” throw out their nuclear hate from behind a tweet. They claim that you are putting Israel’s interests (a U.S. ally) over U.S. interests? Huh?! And, when did these “Friends of Hamas” ever care about the U.S. first? These, the above and those like them, are “terrorism firsters; liberal fisters”.

You, Senator, must live with the decisions you make and whether you are liked or not.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to jennifer a johnson. | August 9, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Chuckie likes being in front of the cameras. He’ll manage to get cover for being vilified even as his opposition is said to be useless because either the weak-spined GOP will ratify, Chuckie knows the veto override votes are not there, or Chuckie is, for once, standing on principle for someone else’s interests.

Ambrosia Bierce | August 9, 2015 at 12:30 pm

The greatest shame is that other Jewish lawmakers – including Boxer, Feinstein and Bernie Sanders – are supporting the heinous deal.

Smells of Soros.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Ambrosia Bierce. | August 9, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    SonderKommandos without even the threat of a gun to their heads.

    Estragon in reply to Ambrosia Bierce. | August 9, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    The real shame is no one had to pay them or force them. They’ve all sold out to a leftist ideology that at heart hates Israel and Jews. Many of the original Bolshevik communists were Jewish, too, and led some of the most severe repression outside of the Third Reich.

LukeHandCool | August 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Schumer an “Israel Firster” while at the same time “making common cause” with Iranian hardliners?

Wow. That there is the audacity of dual loyalty.

Not A Member of Any Organized Political | August 9, 2015 at 2:03 pm

See how it took no time for the leftist Democrat commies to go there.

What about that “Traitor says what?” cartoon is so meme-ifiic? It’s a real hook, like a song tune caught in one’s mind. Can’t figure out why it works.

It is sad that today in many ways the US and Israel Jewish community is really divided against itself — like at Gush Katif. Maybe it is a developmental phase. Everyone seems lost and wandering. The pied piper of Obama has played his jig, it’s not yet done.

The vile neo-Haman’s in Iran are empowered, yet is this also their peak? From peaks come falls seen by all.

Schumer is greedy, he is disloyal (to his oath of office and his constituency) and he happens to be a Jew. Obama is a greed, disloyal (to his oath of office and his country)who happens to be a Muslim. Benedict Arnold was a greedy, disloyal Christian. Greedy, disloyal people come in all stripes.

The big takeaway from all this is that Democrat party really is the Fascist party and the GOP are like the Swiss scum who laundered Holocaust money during WW2. What is there to figure out anymore?

Trump, Cruz, Walker, Fiorina: musical words.

Boehner! Jeb! McConnell! Prebus! Obama! Schumer!: sounds made during flatulence.

From the #twits above it is easy to see who will be complicit for a 21st century’s holocaust if another 6 million are reduced to ashes.
MJRosenberg, Soros’ protégé, will be in it to end and maybe even go scrabbling in the dust for any surviving Jewish possessions.

Wm wrote: “The dual loyalty charge is almost exclusively made against Jewish supporters of Israel. You rarely hear it used against American Christians who support Israel.”

That is true, Wm! And there is a lot of hurt in the statement. That charge is grounded in a Jew-hatred (I often use that expression to specifically focus on the true subjects of anti-Semitism) so rabid that the ones leveling it will never admit that Jews have a right, a duty, and a responsibility to support Israel because doing so is a fundamental act of self-defense, of survival. When you oppress, expel, blame, revile, burn out, and attempt to exterminate a people it would be folly to expect them to leave their remnant open to further genocide.

It is up to Jews to say that, unashamedly, aggressively, pointedly. It’s not about dual loyalty to another nation state; it is about ensuring the survival of a people, of oneself.

Muslims like to claim victim status for themselves while they make victims of everyone around them. Israel and Jews are not to wrap themselves in a mantle of victimhood. Instead, it is about proclaiming the right of Jews, individually and collectively, to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happyness without the ever present threat of genocide.

So, Wm, American Christians are standing in the gap. However, the argument is yours to make. The pushback, the twice as hard punch back is yours to do.

First fact that needs to be addressed is the treachery of Mitch McConnell and the RHINOs in the Senate. It is within their power to stop this agreement by bring this agreement for a vote on ratification where it would be rejected. However, they choose not to do that. They choose to help Tyrant Obama the Liar and his progressive fascist supporters win acceptance of this surrender to Iran. We need to demand the the Senate hold a vote on ratification of this treaty so it can be killed.

If you read the constitution it is clear that the power to decide what is a treaty requiring ratification is solely under the control of the Senate. It doesn’t matter if the president call this treaty an agreement. It doesn’t matter if he refuses to submit if to the Senate for ratification. The Senate has the power to decide that it is a treaty requiring ratification. If they do this they will be able to easily kill the Surrender to Iran treaty.

A few years ago I was talking to a young man Iranian man about Iran. He told me about his 19 year old sister who was arrested during the women’s protest against the veils. She was in prison and prevented from contacting her family. The finally received a letter from her, but it started with “The are going to shoot men in the morning.” This is the rulers of Iran and who the Tyrant Obama the Liar wants to trust.

If we won’t go to war in order to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons what’s the point of having a military?