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Lion was right!

“Tom” writes in a comment:

Lion is right. The fishbonehead guy has made anti-Semitic graphics and tweets in the past:

HOWEVER, let me remind you that Trump, himself, is not anti-Semitic, he’s only guilty of re-tweeting stuff he finds on the internet without proper review.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

July 4, 2016 at 9:26 pm

Posted in Politics

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  1. Why people engage in this sort of, well, SHIT, is beyond me. Eff that Fishbonehead.

    I really wish Trump would be more cautious and do his homework before stepping on any more land mines. This could have been avoided.


    July 4, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    • JS should have the answer – he does it all the time.


      July 4, 2016 at 11:15 pm

      • JS – “…because Trump is prole, twitter is prole, America is prolestan………proleiproleameriproleushellyeahprole etc etc .”

        JS comments are just continuous OCD rantings.

        The bigger issue here is Trump I assume wants to be President of the USA………..get off TWITTER!!!!!!!!! stop it already. Read a book. Talk to serious thinkers, present detailed policy yourself, grow up.

        It really does seem at times that he doesn’t want the job and that this is all prep for some Trump-Kushner media development.

        Does he want to create Trump News Network to rival Fox???

        I’ll still vote for him although he wont win my state.

        Because Hillary is Evil and Jeff Sessions is right on so many vital American issues but………………..oy vey!


        July 5, 2016 at 5:05 am

  2. Tom

    July 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    • You are reading it wrong. He’s upset these wealthy Jews aren’t pro-Israel. If you look at his other Disqus posts you will see he is pro-Israel. Odd kind of anti-semite.


      July 5, 2016 at 12:00 am

      • He’s a weird mix of Steve Forbes conservatism and populist anti-elitism. On his defunct Twitter account he did a lot of railing against corporate manipulation of politics, but on Disqus he advocates the flat tax and lowering taxes on corporations.


        July 5, 2016 at 12:22 am

      • fishbonehead • 2 years ago

        Shhhhhh…..your going to blow THE NARRATIVE! You know libs hate facts. The real shame is the power Wall Street and Hollywood Jews who support and worship the politicians who don’t support Israel!

        Yeah, odd.

        Maybe he is a right wing pro Israel, End of Days Evangelical “Christian” who doesn’t like Jews but likes Israel because “muh bible says so”, anti abortion (“genocide of unborn babies”) type creep.

        For these guys its – “muh bible, muh values, muh constitution, the Israelites/the chosen people, protect them unborn babies, queers are taking over, feminists hate me/women hate beta males……..’sigh’ etc etc”

        They are a fairly dumb, trashy crowd and predictable.

        Yes, very prole.


        July 5, 2016 at 5:15 am

      • I think he was just trying to point out how liberal Jews are stupid, hypocrites, etc. (yet somehow smart enough to run the Global Jewish Financial Conspiracy without getting caught).

  3. If Trump merely retweeted this image, no problem. But it looks like what happened is one of his staffers lifted the image off of 4chan before passing it along to Trump which is a degree of super incompetence that would have been unimaginable prior to the Trump campaign.

    I don’t care about anti semitism. I don’t care that alt righters don’t like Jews and I don’t even care if Trump himself hates Jews. I care that Trump refuses to take his campaign seriously and keeps sabotaging himself.

    That said, everybody will forget about this by the end of the week and hopefully the Trump campaign will learn from this. Trump has improved a lot and showed ability to learn from his mistakes so he isn’t necessarily a lost cause, but he still shouldn’t be making these kinda mistakes at this stage of the game.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 4, 2016 at 10:23 pm

    • What’s worrisome is that this is hardly the first time he’s blundered into a distraction by tweeting something he hadn’t vetted. If I had Trump’s ear, I would have set up a review process for his Twitter account way back in January, when he retweeted something by a guy with the handle WhiteGenocide. Trump never says anything that couldn’t be delayed a couple hours while some staffers do a little background research. The one break we caught is that this happened over the 4th of July weekend, when nobody’s paying attention.


      July 5, 2016 at 12:11 am

  4. BTW, Steve Sailer seems to have gone completely white nationalist. In making a point (which I happen to agree with, about transvestite female impersonators competing against real women in sports) he linked to a frank white nationalist, anti-Semitic website.


    July 4, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    • No, it’s just that Steve doesn’t care if you think he is anti-Semitic.


      July 5, 2016 at 12:13 am

      • Well why should he, he is anti-Semitic.


        July 5, 2016 at 11:31 am

    • Sailer’s not a white nationalist.

      Given the timing, I wonder if it’s not a sarcastic nod at what happened to Trump.


      July 5, 2016 at 3:26 am

      • I’m not sure what you mean. The link was to an out and out white nationalist website and it wasn’t necessary. He could have linked to Wikipedia.


        July 5, 2016 at 11:29 am

    • Sailer posts affable comments at SlateStarCodex, Scott Alexander’s liberal-HBD “Rationalist” blog; Alexander’s a nonreligious Jew, and I’m sure that a significant percentage of his regular commenters are as well. Three guys, Mr. A, Mr. B, and Mr. C, might all say: “American Jews should move to Israel.” Mr. A might dislike Jews, but Mr. B might not dislike Jews at all (his thought is “we’d both be better off that way — Jim, at, is like this, although at least half of his commenters dislike or hate Jews), while Mr. C might be a religious Zionist.


      July 5, 2016 at 8:04 am

  5. The online alt-right “community” is constantly using such phrases as “oy vey” and “shoah’ed” etc. Certain turns of phrase are dead giveaways.


    July 4, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    • Well the )))alt right((( has to have some appropriately anti Jewish liberal attitudes because your fellow Jews, especially Jewish women, are overwhelmingly liberal left on almost everything except some Israelicentric (((neocon))) type Jews. Not noticing Jews on the left is like not noticing blacks in violent crime or basketball.

      I can’t honestly reject all of the Steve Sailer/Kevin McDonald comments on Jewish activism and ethnocentric bias just because it is flawed or because mouth-breathers with no intellectual subtlety misuse it.

      In Sailer’s case he seems to be a church attending Catholic yet he has a convenient blind spot to the rabidly pro immigration/invasion activism of his church from top to bottom of their hierarchy while at the same time rightly noticing and opposing vital Jewish activism in this area.


      July 5, 2016 at 5:27 am

  6. Neither of those tweets are anti-Semitic. In the first the joke is aimed at Warren, mocking her heritage or lack there of, and is supposed to be funny because Obama is not Jewish at all. In the second tweet the image is a manipulation of her face to make her look like Shrek, an ogre.


    July 4, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    • Signed,
      Epstein’s Mother


      July 5, 2016 at 12:17 am

    • The Jewish Obama thing is from the common anti-Semitic trope that Obama, and anyone else they don’t like, is controlled by Jews or is secretly Jewish.

      If he wanted to make her look like Shrek, you’d think he’d make her green. I don’t really see the resemblance to Shrek.


      July 5, 2016 at 12:29 am

  7. Politics are about identity first and personality second. They have nothing to do with policy. Most voters aren’t like us.

    And so while Trump wins on the identity front his personality is simply too toxic for him to win unless there is an economic crisis. This chart here shows that there will be another recession either late this year or early next year: But with the way things are going I just don’t think the recession is really going to start to bite until mid 2017.

    And I really do think we are better off with a Trump defeat. If we succeed in purging Ryan then we will have possibilities like Dave Brat or Paul Nehlen (the guy who is primarying Ryan) and anybody else who runs will have to run an an anti immigrant platform to get the nomination. Hell, it is even possible that Trump himself could make another go of it after the country has been chastened by 4 years of Hillary, who I expect to have approval ratings in the 30s by the time 2020 comes.

    Otis the Sweaty

    July 5, 2016 at 12:27 am

    • A Trump defeat mans a Supreme Court packed with extreme liberals. Hillary will be able to grant amnesty to illegal aliens by use of executive order and the new liberal Court will approve it.

    • “And I really do think we are better off with a Trump defeat. If we succeed in purging Ryan then we will have possibilities like Dave Brat or Paul Nehlen (the guy who is primarying Ryan) and anybody else who runs will have to run an an anti immigrant platform to get the nomination. ”

      A Trump defeat means it’s probably the last shot for a Republican of any type to win the Presidency. The default electoral college disadvantage will grow wider and wider so by 2024, it probably won’t matter who Republicans nominate.

      Mike Street Station

      July 5, 2016 at 10:52 am

  8. I thought a large part of Trump’s appeal was his uncaring attitude toward PC bullshit. Trump is now supposed to walk on eggshells to keep from inadvertently offending someone? We all know Trump didn’t see anything anti Semitic in that pic. Neither would the average Joe. That should be enough. Anything more is playing the other team’s game, and that game is rigged.

    July 5, 2016 at 1:31 am

  9. On the topic of Lion being right…

    Plays into Lion’s theory of Islamic radicalization through reading the Koran without an imam-ic buffer.

    July 5, 2016 at 1:36 am

  10. By the way, the plot thickens: Professor and sperm donor of 22, Ari Nagel, turns out to be married.

    Unfortunately for Roxanne, things may get worse: Nagel’s inbox has been flooded with appeals from women — he says numbering in the “triple digits” — desperate for his winning sperm. He’s heard from women “all over the world, places I never heard of. Almost all of them want to have a baby, but some want to hook up.”


    July 5, 2016 at 3:03 am

  11. I also don’t get why Trump retweets these stupid memes. It’s of the level of office department whatsapp group. It’s such bad taste for someone who you’d expect to be promoting the opera and renaissance art.

    Also, even I check out accounts I retweet, occasionally. It’s not so much work.


    July 5, 2016 at 4:26 am

  12. It’s counter-semitic, if anything, huuuge difference! As in countering undue influence.


    July 5, 2016 at 5:58 am

  13. IHTG

    July 5, 2016 at 6:40 am

  14. Lion,
    This is not going to stop. It may be true that an insignificant portion of Trump’s support is made up of anti-Semites, and it’s certainly true that he himself is downright philo-Semitic (and friendly towards blacks) but the presence of online anti-Semites is poisoning the atmosphere. And he’s got to be savvy about that – and it doesn’t seem that he is. So he should hire someone who is, or maybe Ivanka should clue him in.

    Anyway I think it’s a fact that a clique of very dedicated, very crazy, anti-Semites is out there. The funny thing about them is how damn butthurt they become when you point out how much they hate Jews. I can’t figure out whether their outrage is real or feigned.


    July 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

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