Sunday, June 26, 2005

New Jersey Congressman Rush Holt = Anti-Semite?

I've discussed the Democratic anti-Semetic hatefest held at DNC headquarters (here; among others); but I was shocked to learn my own Congressman, Rush Holt, was a proud attendee. Eric Fetterman names names of those whom stood by silently as verbal atrocities were committed in their name:

The reaction of the House Democrats — some 30 in all, by that point — to McGovern's tirade?

Silence, the transcript shows.

Not a word of protest. Not a word of disagreement.

Nothing from John Conyers, the Michigan Democrat who chaired the session. Nothing from legislators like Jerrold Nadler, of Manhattan's West Side. Or Harlem's Charlie Rangel, or Greg Meeks of Queens, or Barney Frank of Massachusetts or Rush Holt from New Jersey.

Meanwhile, reports Milbank, over at Democratic headquarters, activists handed out documents containing accusations that Israel was behind the 9/11 attacks.

I have sent the following letter to Mr. Holt:

I was shocked to see your name listed as an attendee of the infamous Democratic "mock impeachment", where anti-semetic literature was freely distributed by groups invited to the event by the DNC, and where vile anti-semetic canards were espoused without reply by speakers "testifying" at this event.
Most disappointing of all, is that my congressman did not have the courage to speak out against this rascist behavior, nor condemn it afterward. My only conclusion is that you tactically approve of these viewpoints.

Well, Congressman, I do not approve of you creating an America where little children will be villified for their faith by the Democratic party. I have shared with my neighbors in the community (YOUR DISTRICT!)these interesting developments in your policy, and to say they were dismayed (all non-Jews, incidentally) would be putting it mildly. I intend to share this news with the Parent's groups of my local temple and elementary school as well. I will write letters to the local NJ papers, but given their ideological bent, it is unlikely they will see the light of day...

I would love an explanation of your silent approval of these anti-semetic policies. Better, an apology or a condemnation of them occuring under official Democratic auspices.
And if you cannot muster up that much strength, if you chose not to fight anti-semitism, can you at least stop promoting it?

Looking forward to your reply...

Holt formerly was a lab director at Princeton; a sister college intellectually to the Jew-hating Columbia. His congressional resume ( stinks of left-wing politcal correctness -

...currently sits on several caucuses, including those on Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Biomedical Research, India and Indian-Americans, Hellenic and Greek-American affairs, Farmland Protection, Human Rights, and a Woman’s Right to Choose. Rep. Holt is also a member of the New Democrat Coalition.

- while his website highlights poor treatment of Arabs in the aftermath of 9/11 (little about terrorism, though). His congressional record, which shows him voting against anti-terrorism immigration legislation(, as well as essentially supporting a far-left agenda (, puts him way out of step with the citizenry of the majority of his district.

Rest assured, however, that his Ivy-Leauge pals and the drooling media ( a Princeton man? A former Jepoardy champion? The perfect intellectual elite!) support him fully; add in a district redrawn in 2002 to protect his seat (his '98/'00 voctories both by barely 1,000 votes), and you have an incumbant that will be difficult to unseat.

We'll try and keep him honest, though...Let's see if I get a reply...

Other Links: This guy is my anthesis - Holt scores 100% by the LCV on environmental issues here - ; Holt scores F by NRA on pro-gun rights policies; fVoted NO on authorizing military Force in Iraq; Voted NO on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists;
Voted YES on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol and Voted YES on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR ttp:// He voted Voted NO on Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage. Voted NO on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. Voted NO on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. But he CREATED a Constitutional Amendment for equal rights by gender(liberal code for putting the right TO gay marriage into the constitution) - all here

To the liberal nutbags, this is a great American, you see...


The probligo said...

Perhaps you could enlighten us as to the nature of the "anti-semitic" literature.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the nature of the "anti-semitic" literature (nice scare quotes); it was first reported in the Washington Post by Dana Milbank, hardly a neo-con, here:

Key quote:

"At Democratic headquarters, where an overflow crowd watched the hearing on television, activists handed out documents repeating two accusations -- that an Israeli company had warning of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and that there was an "insider trading scam" on 9/11 -- that previously has been used to suggest Israel was behind the attacks."

Most of the Arab world repeats these two insane allegations constantly, but at least they are honest in their hatred: They substitute the word "Jews" for "Israel". The West uses "Israel" as a way to deflect bias accusations.

Not all anti-Israel sentiment is anti-semitism; but accusing them of orchestrating the attacks for profit, the most base of slanders, surely is.

The probligo said...

Oh, I wondered, given that in my Oxford dictionary "semite" is given the meaning of "a person speaking a Semitic language".

That would include quite a few other than the speakers of Hebrew.

ps That is not intended as "anti-semitic" but as an attempt at precision of meaning.

The probligo said...

Oh, the well known and proven conspiracy theories of the pre-knowledge of 9/11?

Ranks alongside of Iraq's WMD in my book...

"I will believe it when I see it. Until then it is nothing more than potential cow pat.".