I’ve long had my problems with the tirelessly abrasive Abe Foxman (head of the Anti-Defamation League), but I’m glad he’s making noise about Rush Limbaugh’s recent “bankers=Jews” comments. To be exact, Limbaugh said this:
To some people, banker is a code word for Jewish; and guess who Obama is assaulting? He’s assaulting bankers. He’s assaulting money people. And a lot of those people on Wall Street are Jewish. So I wonder if there’s—if there’s starting to be some buyer’s remorse there…
To which Foxman replied, in an ADL press release:
Rush Limbaugh reached a new low with his borderline anti-Semitic comments about Jews as bankers, their supposed influence on Wall Street, and how they vote.
Now, I don’t know if this is necessarily a new low for Limbaugh, but there are only so many times we can tell ourselves to ignore the blowhard conservative pundits lest we provide more oxygen for the flames. The fire is out of control, people, and we better start doing something (I’m not sure what, exactly… this shit just leaves me catatonically depressed).