Elie Wiesel Condemned Anti-Semitic Messages At Right Wing Protests

I’ve often laughed at the idea that Republicans have any chance at being successful at picking up the Jewish vote. Here’s another example of why this will not happen:

Renowned author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel condemned several signs containing Holocaust comparisons and anti-Semitic messages at yesterday’s “House Call” protests.

One sign at the rally contained images of dead Holocaust victims at the Dachau concentration camp under the banner “National Socialist Health Care.” Another sign said that President Barack Obama “takes his orders” from the Rothschilds, a family of Jewish bankers.

Wiesel commented through his eponymous foundation’s Twitter account:

Elie Wiesel on the GOP Tea Party’s anti-Semitism and Holocaust comparisons: “This kind of political hatred is indecent and disgusting”

The signs also raised the ire of the National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC), which yesterday slammed the signs and called on House Republican leaders who attended the event to condemn them.

The time has come for [John] Boehner, [Eric] Cantor, [Mike] Pence and other GOP leaders — especially those who were present today — to condemn these disgusting comparisons and anti-Semitism,” said NJDC President David Harris in a statement. “They must tell their base once and for all to cut out this despicable pattern of Holocaust imagery and rhetoric.”

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    Have the Republicans started picking up the Nazi metaphors now? Originally that had been the stock in trade of the Larouche fringe of the Democratic Party (which is very far right on some issues and very far left on others and just plain weird) and a far right fringe group called the ‘Freedom Democrats’ who are closer to the American Independent Party than the Republicans, despite being registered Democrats.
     
    Though it wouldn’t surprise me if the Republicans were picking up on it all, I know the fringe right bloggers affiliated with them are and that stuff spreads fast.
     

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