Anti-Semitism at Donald Trump rallies


The Daily Show correspondent Adam Lovitt looks at the rise of anti-Semitic events at the rallies for Donald Trump. One has to wonder at the rapidly decreasing number of groups that have not been disparaged at Trump and GOP events.

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The GOP establishment seemed to conclude after its defeat in the 2012 election that evolving demographics were working against them and that it had to project a more welcoming climate for all manner of minority groups. But the party seems to have actually gone the other way, as if thinking that it can win despite losing even more of those groups if only it can increase the number of angry white Christian voters sufficiently to compensate for that loss.

Comments

  1. lorn says

    When a cultural group is flying high they tend toward liberalism. When they fall and experience disappointment they seek scapegoats and automatically seek to bolster their vitality by exercising will, purity, and enforcing unity. Nobody does scapegoating, exercising will, purity, and enforced unity like good old fashioned fascism.

  2. Holms says

    I find it interesting that conservatism is the home of the staunchest supporters of Israel, and at the same time the most rabid anti-semites.

  3. StevoR says

    @ ^ Holms : Yep. We certainly agree on that.

    Apparently (seen on fb) someone vandalised Trumps Hollywood “star” with a swastika – they couldn’t work out if was by a supporter or opponent of his.

    In very tangentially related news, they sentenced Radovan Karadžić the mass murderer of the former Jugoslavia and man who ordered the massacre of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica. as well as the shellings of Sarajevo t’other day to 40 years jail – not nearly long or harsh enough for what he did & too long delayed but still :

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