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For Silverstein, No Newt Is Good Newt

You may recall my post from a few days ago dealing with DouchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein’s issues with a humorous Mossad-themed Israeli commercial. His main issue with the commercial was it’s reference to the “Khomeini” beetle, which he claimed was symptomatic of Israeli racism against Arabs. When taken to task by his commenters, Silverstein reiterated that “calling an insect pest by the name of a leader of a country that is your enemy” is racism.

I say this by way of introduction to this statement by Silverstein in a post attacking Newt Gingrich for antisemitism!

http://www.richardsilverstein.com/tikun_olam/2012/01/22/gingrichs-implicit-anti-semitism-in-primary-victory-remarks/

I’ve always thought it was a shame Gingrich’s name was Newt.  I think it’s far more appropriate to think of him as reptilian, than amphibian.

Using Silverstein’s own logic, comparing Gingrich – a political leader – to a reptile (hardly a flattering connotation) could be construed as racism!

Update: There’s more comedy gold at the bottom of Silverstein’s original post, where Israellycool’s own Brian of London gets some lovin’. Repeatedly.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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