Such casual bigotry, delivered with such deft thoughtlessness

A couple of Republican district chairmen took it upon themselves to defend Senator Jim DeMint (R, Crazytown). Uh, maybe.

There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves. By not using earmarks to fund projects for South Carolina and instead using actual bills, DeMint is watching our nation’s pennies and trying to preserve our country’s wealth and our economy’s viability to give all an opportunity to succeed.

I bet that if you sat those two down and asked them if they knew what was wrong with that first sentence, they’d just look at you all wide-eyed and innocent and tell you they can’t see a bit of bigotry or stereotyping there at all.

And their next sentence would be, “Some of my best friends are Jews!”

And after that, they’d defend their argument…“We’re saying Jim is going to make us all as rich as Jews! That’s a good thing!”