GOPers condemn anti-semetic graphic used to promote San Mateo Tea Party

Reported on the Political Blotter blog:

“Chairman Nehring issued the statement in response to the use of anti-Semitic graphics used on the “Bay Area Ron Paul Campaign for Liberty” website in conjunction with the April 15 TEA Party in San Mateo. The image pictured a bucket of money being poured into a funnel with a Star of David on it, which in turn drips blood into a bottle where a person holding a Palestinian flag is seen drowning in blood. The text reads “Uncle Sam Reminds You: KEEP PAYING TAXES. The ongoing extermination of Palestinian Children Can’t be Done Without Your Help.”

Ron Paul, if you remember, is a former Republican candidate for President that was widely popular with may of the more conservative members of the party. His site’s use (or association with) this type of imagery is EXACTLY why the legitimate voices of concern and anger get drowned out. The folks with real concerns about the economy and the future of the country get drowned out with this type of demagogery. Its shameful, and its why the Republican Party is stuck in reverse.


What is shameful my brother is the ignorance you demonstrate in this post.

First, Ron Paul is not a conservative and most of his fans are not conservative, mainstream Republicans. He is representative of a protectionist, Libertarian movement that has recently attempted to play a role in the GOP. And while many of their limited government, anti-tax values are consistent with those of the Republican Party. There are some values we do not share.

And as for being anti-Semitic, keep in mind that it is the GOP who has fought to stand strong with Israel, while Democrats would have them surrender to the Islamic nations who would like to blow them off the face of the earth. A fringe group in the GOP holding up a sign is a drop in the bucket compared to the anti-Israeli sentiment that populates the Democratic Party.