10.23.2012 08:05 AM

Shame

Last night, a number of people – many of them Jewish, in fact – drew to my attention the tweet below, authored by Sue-Ann Levy.  When I saw it, I was appalled as they were.  I condemned what she said, and I suspect many others will continue to do so.

Suggesting that Barack Obama is a secret Muslim is Truther/Birther territory.  Suggesting that there is something wrong with being a Muslim is just as bad.

I don’t know Levy, at all, but I would hope that she reflects and retracts and apologizes for what she posted.  It was not helpful, to say the least.

30 Comments

  1. Michael S says:

    ANd she’s doubled down on her birther bile.

  2. smelter rat says:

    Right wing wingnuts just can’t help themselves. They’re all riding the crazy train over the cliff. Let’ em go, I say.

  3. mf says:

    And where were the questions on the occupied territories? The Israel love in was pretty embarrassing to watch.

    • Outsider says:

      Which question on the occupied territories do you want posed? How about:

      * When will Arab nations decide to stop using them as training grounds for terrorists and actually offer some financial aid for education and health care?
      * When will terrorists stop launching attacks on Israel from these confines?
      * When will the manipulators who oppress the territory citizens finally recognize Israel’s right to exist, and stop using these people as shields?

      Do we need more?

      • Ted H says:

        Here are a few inconvenient facts about that “true friend”, it would have been enlightening to have heard some of them discussed.

        – Israel has maintained one of the longest occupations in modern history controlling the fate of over 2 million palestinians

        – Israel is the only nuclear country in the area with no open access to their inventory and no signatures on any non-proliferation agreements

        – Israel maintains one of the largest concentration camp style prisons in the world known as Gaza. And yes, that’s exactly what it is if you look at the living conditions of people there.

        – Israel maintains an apartheid style system in the West Bank with separate roads and services for different groups.

        – While Israel claims to be living in the constant fear of terrorism, the death ratio of Palestinians vs. Israeli is roughly 13 to 1. Yet, somehow, they are the victims, and western media pushes that notion

        – Israel has TWICE invaded its northern neighbor, Lebanon and continues daily violations of its air space. Complaints to the UN are constantly blocked by, guess who?, the USA

  4. Michael S says:

    As a friend that’s working on a campaign down south said: RWNJ: 23% of the vote. LWNJ: 23% of the vote. You can’t talk to them. That leaves 44% as being somewhat sane. Depressing.

  5. Warren says:

    No, it’s bullshit.

    Watch you step, please, or you won’t be welcome back here.

  6. james curran says:

    Provocative??? If any of us would have wrote #JewishBS we’d be damn near thrown in jail. Your jusitfication of this act should have you deleted from this site for pretty near ever. There’s a whole culture in the black community? Fuck you buddy!

  7. bigcitylib says:

    Isn’t the relevant term “birther” not “truther”. So many different kinds of crazy to keep straight.

  8. Dan says:

    I don’t know a single New Democrat who thinks that Barack Obama is a Muslim. And there are even fewer who think that would be something to be ashamed of, which is still zero.

    But a Conservative who wants to attack black people? There’s lots of those.

  9. Kelly says:

    Maybe Hudak can explain why he approved Levy as a Con candidate in the last election. The Hudak party attracts people like her. Why? And what does it say about what it would be like to live in an Ontario run by the likes of Sue Ann Levy?

  10. Reality.Bites says:

    To be gay, Jewish and Republican/Conservative is to operate in an entirely different reality from sane people. She supports people inalterably opposed to her own equality.

  11. Greg from Calgary says:

    On another note Obama had an awesome comeback with the “Horses and Bayonets” remark.

    See it here:

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/video/us-22424932/obama-to-romney-u-s-uses-less-horses-and-bayonets-30929734.html

  12. Matt says:

    It’s entirely inexcusable. In all honesty though, with this and some other things I actually question the woman’s level of mental stability. I don’t mean this as simply a turn of phrase, but I hope she seeks some help.

  13. Torgo says:

    Just out of curiosity, which side of the political spectrum has believed in the following during the current American political campaign:

    1. A conspiracy amongst pollsters to underreport Romney’s chances?
    2. The Bureau of Labour Statistics cooking the unemployment statistics?
    3. Liberals promoting the idea of riots if Romney wins?
    4. Moderators being in the bag for Obama?
    5. Obama coming for their guns if he wins?
    6. Abortion doctors deliberately performing abortions on women who aren’t pregnant? (Still can’t believe that 40-45% of Missouri plans to vote for that man.)

    Might want to take a look in the mirror…

  14. Tim Sullivan says:

    That’s quite the techinique, there JamesHalifax. Have you ever taken any philosophy or do you think your manner is effective?

    If we deny it, we’re lying. I deny it. Any nut can say they support So-and-so. When you have actual people with TV shows threatening to kill Obama, some nutbar on the other side is hardly an issue.

    What have you and your right-wing ilk said of Glen Beck and his threats. He wanted to set Obama on fire. I’ll give you that his threat is more intimate.

  15. Tim Sullivan says:

    Not true. Obama in every way but to have Isreal join NATO supported Isreal. Levy may be been provocative, but there is not a little bit of right-wing “tell a lie often enough” BS going on there that suckers like you, coming the defence, lends credence the science that righ wingers are none-too-bright.

    It would be refreshing to have right-wingers call out those biggots, idiots and liars once in a while. David Frum does it. For a conservative, he’s smart and has integrity.

  16. smelter rat says:

    You’re not serious, I hope. If so, get some help.

  17. smelter rat says:

    Oops, he did it again!

  18. smelter rat says:

    Oops he did it again!

  19. TDotRome says:

    It’s bigoted. Plain and simple. She should be fired. But, the Sun brass won’t do it.

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