“Last week, the New York Times was widely criticized after publishing a blatantly anti-Semitic cartoon. And while the image was certainly shocking, it isn’t surprising given where we are today. Something has changed; we are living in a scary time in which anti-Semitism is being tolerated. I cannot comprehend why anyone would be anti-Semitic.
The media love to decry the president for everything he says, but they seem to have fallen oddly silent when it comes to the new anti-Semitism on the left. What we saw at the New York Times merely reflects my fear that anti-Semitism is finding a home in America on the far left.
I’m proud to represent Florida, which is home to the third-largest population of Jewish Americans in the country. Unfortunately, we saw anti-Semitism and hate rear its ugly head in Florida last year. I was the first governor in Florida history to make major investments to secure our Jewish day schools after a series of bomb threats. And after the shooting at the synagogue in Pittsburgh, I ordered state troopers to increase patrols at religious institutions all across the state.”
Can you believe the Democrats skipped the AIPAC conference?
“In a major departure from the norm, every major Democratic candidate for president refused to go to the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. This is unprecedented. It turns out that Democratic candidates for president were afraid to offend the sensibilities of the far-left anti-Semites among them.”
The same is true of Gen X, Millennial and Gen Z White populists. It’s just going in reverse and there are FAR MORE OF US.
“It’s no secret that over the years Jewish Americans have tended to lean more Democratic than Republican. But that is changing.”
Rick Scott is representing Florida in the Senate.
In addition to calling for the overthrow of the government of Venezuela, he wants you to know that he is leading the fight in Congress against the resurgent anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party. Quite honestly, I’m not sure what else the Republican Party does these days.
Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida is holding a cabinet meeting at the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem later this month to sign the anti-Semitism bill unanimously passed by Florida Republicans which will define the BDS movement as a terrorist group no different from ISIS or the KKK and which makes criticizing Israel or noticing that Jews control the media or manipulate our foreign policy a “hate crime.”
In hindsight, it was a very bad call on my part to say that an exception ought to be made in Florida for Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis. I thought it was important that Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum lose in Florida in the 2018 midterm elections, but it turns out that I was just following the crowd and was completely wrong on that. Florida would have been better off without these two clowns.
This has been a recurring theme for me: I tend to have an extremely dim view of “conservatives,” but occasionally I will grant that maybe this Republican is different from the rest. I have consistently erred on the side of overestimating Blompf as well. I haven’t been negative enough in my analysis.