LISTEN: Right-Wing Leader Says Jews Are The Cause Of All The World’s Problems

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Conservatives constantly claim that they love Israel. On Thursday, all it took was a live microphone and a right-wing bigot to bring that claim crashing down.

After an anti-CPAC National Security Action Summit panel, Family Research Council leader Jerry Boykin claimed that President Obama is secretly a friend to Islam. Boykin alleged that Obama is sending hidden “subliminal messages” to terrorists groups such as al-Qaeda. Of course, any sane person knows that the only message being sent to terrorists in the Middle East by President Obama comes in the form of missiles fired by Predator drones. The list of senior al-Qaeda members killed on Obama’s orders can be found here.

Yet Boykin didn’t just accuse President Obama of being in bed with the enemy. After the video feed cut out, Boykin was asked by an unidentified person if the former general would like to do an interview with Israeli National News — a right-wing site. Apparently unaware that the audio feed was still recording, Boykin decided that anti-semitism is hilarious.

“The Jews are the problem, the Jews are the cause of all the problems in the world,” Boykin declared. In response, the unknown individual said “I know, I know, that’s why we’re trying to fix everything.”

Here’s the video via the Southern Poverty Law Center:


Conservatives claiming that they aren’t anti-semitic while telling “jokes” about Jews is the same as telling “jokes” about black people while claiming they aren’t racist. This is the kind of rhetoric that the Nazis used to justify the extermination of 6 million Jews during World War II. There’s nothing funny about that or what Boykin said.

Republicans wonder why nearly 70 percent of American Jews voted Democratic in 2012. Boykin and other right-wingers like him are precisely the reason. There are nearly 7 million Jews residing in the United States. And once they hear what Boykin had to say, I’m sure none of them will find his “joke” funny either. The GOP claims that they want to reach out and attract more people to the party. With people like Boykin under their increasingly shrinking tent, it’ll be a cold day in hell before they can count on the Jewish vote to help them secure electoral victories.