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Wednesday, November 01, 2017

British politician Nigel Farage faced criticism Tuesday after making antisemitic statements, suggesting on-air this that the "Jewish lobby" has a disproportionate amount of power in the United States while discussing ongoing investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. ... "There are about six million Jewish people living in America, so as a percentage it's quite small, but in terms of influence its quite big," Farage said. ... Farage, the former leader of the right-wing UK Independence Party, was asked by a caller whether U.S. politicians are "in the pockets" of Israel, to which Farage replied: "In terms of money and influence yes they are a very powerful lobby."

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"about six million Jewish people"

Where have I heard that number before? Oh, yeah... that's the number of Jews killed by a different rwing nationalist authoritarian race-monger.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-01 03:41 PM | Reply

Corky, you going to get some warm and friendly feedback from the usual suspects on that one, lol!!!

#2 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-11-01 04:39 PM | Reply

Corky, you going to get some warm and friendly feedback from the usual suspects on that one, lol!!!

#3 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-11-01 04:39 PM | Reply

oooops

#4 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-11-01 04:39 PM | Reply

"Jewish lobby" can be a code word used by anti-Semites. But it is also true that Israel's untouchable status among us politicians is not in the interest of Americans. So demonizing anyone who dares to criticize the current situation is ignorant to the counter productive nature of the current reality. Name calling anyone who dares to notice the elephant in the room is stupid. Although Israel's infallible status with the US isn't only supported by Jewish Americans. We have to be allowed to discuss these things without fear of hacks throwing around nasty labels.

#5 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-01 04:59 PM | Reply

Not to worry, Cris.... I'm, like, a Boy Scout... prepared.

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#6 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-01 06:15 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY SULLY

"Jewish lobby", "six million Jewish people"... it doesn't sound like he's just talking about Israel. And Farage doesn't exactly have a great track record.

Can't we be allowed to discuss things without sugarcoating them? Farage is an anti-immigrant racist.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2017-11-01 07:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Farage is an anti-immigrant racist

While that may be true, even a broke clock is right twice a day. There is a lot of truth in his statement regarding the outsized influence of the Jewish lobby.

It doesn't inspire confidence that some of our elected leaders hold dual citizenship. Just as Ted Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship when he was running for prez, everyone with dual citizenship running for elected office at the federal level should renounce their non US citizenship or as a minimum, be required to disclose the fact that they hold dual/multiple citizenship(s).

Dual citizenship is attractive for many reasons, but there are times when it simply should not be tolerated. Serving as the elected official of a country at the national level is one of those times. No congressman or senator should have even the appearance of divided loyalties that dual citizenship brings, and one can look to the cases of Ted Cruz and Conrad Black as how things can and ought to play out.

www.forbes.com

#8 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2017-11-02 05:31 AM | Reply

#7 - if you read my post and think that was pro sugar coating, I can't help you

#9 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-02 09:12 AM | Reply

But jews are such a diverse race...and they are so popular-they dominate the acting and newscaster fields so they cannot be bad.

#10 | Posted by mutant at 2017-11-02 01:36 PM | Reply

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