Apparently, the NJDC is still determined to tar the Republicans as antisemites--this time by putting words in House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's mouth.
Alana Goodman writes about NJDC’s False Claims About Eric Cantor:
Here is the video, which while unlisted, apparently can be embedded.
The National Jewish Democratic Council (NJDC) released a statement this afternoon commending House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for “admit[ting] to anti-Semitism within the House Republican caucus” during an interview with Mike Allen today. The problem? Cantor never did that. In fact, when Allen asked him whether he’s detected anti-Semitism from members of Congress, Cantor replied with an unequivocal “no.”
Mike Allen first starts of asking about Congress in general. Then at the end when he asks specifically about Republicans, Cantor was already tired of the game.
NJDC's jumping on Cantor's comments could almost be comical for their lack of basis in reality if not for the underlying viciousness of their attack:
It’s both admirable and disturbing in the extreme to hear Majority Leader Cantor’s candid remarks regarding the dual challenges of racism and anti-Semitism that he has detected in the House GOP caucus. From the widespread use of abusive Holocaust rhetoric among House GOP members and candidates to behind-the-scenes skirmishes like Cantor’s own well-documented decision to oppose the reelection of Rep. Don Manzullo (R-IL) over his statement to Cantor that Cantor would not be ‘saved,’ there are clearly deep-seated problems within the GOP. The time has come for more GOP leaders to have Cantor’s courage to step forward, and for the GOP to start addressing the problem directly—with actions, not just words.What is really disturbing is the prospect that if the presidential polls remain close, we are likely to be deluged with more of this garbage as the NJDC defends Obama the only way they know how.
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