A whole lot has been said about Trump’s disastrous (and, come on, Trump supporters, it was disastrous) performance during the Second Presidential Debate. From his shameful and insulting use of Bill Clinton’s accusers as props to his threat to literally imprison his opponent to his pacing around the debate floor like a trapped, orange animal, Trump really outdid himself in the department of troubling ridiculousness.
This includes his answers to the questions posed “town hall” style from a selected audience. He continuously hijacked peoples’ questions to go on completely unrelated tangents about emails, ISIS, Benghazi, China, and any number of completely question-unrelated, often completely fact-devoid subjects. The few times he actually came closest to answering questions that audience members asked, he managed to be offensive and myopic.
Another problematic behavior The Donald decided to carry forth into this debate? Dog whistling to his anti-Semitic fan base. He repeatedly and often completely tangentially mentioned noticeably Jewish-sounding names (Sidney Blumenthal, George Soros, Jonathan Gruber, and Debbie Wasserman-Shultz), all of whom he conjured up as corrupt holders of cabal-esque power who Clinton has in her pocket.
Though frustrating, it’s easy to dismiss those dog whistles and the anti-Semitic undertones they represent as minimal, something we can forget about. This, however, is arguably a mistake, and that becomes clearer as soon as you delve into the festering underbelly of Alt-Right Twitter. Rest assured (or, rather, don’t), because lots of people were listening out for those whistles, and hearing the call.
Here are ten Tweets (among many of their kind), just in reaction to the debate alone.
(((They))) are now admitting globalism is their project - exposing themselves one at a time, beautiful!#MakeAmericaGreatAgain #AmericaFirst pic.twitter.com/cRkqY5x6bX— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) October 10, 2016
Did you hear that ? #Jewess @DanaBashCNN called #Trump a Hitler-Stalin. #Share the laughter. pic.twitter.com/XDMsjEzIOI— Pearl Pureheart (@sweetliltweet) October 10, 2016
WORLDWIDE MEDIA is against TRUMP > The same JEWISH media who lied about 911 to the world (Europe, Australia, Canada, Japan, Gulf Arab…) pic.twitter.com/4JvPgUP1cr— Alice Frischmann (@behindcurtains1) October 10, 2016
#PaulRyan is a pathetic Zionist cocksucker and traitor. This girly boy doesn’t breath without asking hymie for permission. #MAGA #Trump2016 pic.twitter.com/rf1msx5wED— Scottie Spencer (@Smoloko123) October 10, 2016
People don’t just lie because they’re journalists. They lie because they’re Jews, or because they work for Jews.— AdolfJoeBiden™ ? (@Bidenshairplugz) October 9, 2016
When Trump wins president i want every god dang fucken dirty babyraping jew cooked well done fukdat shit yo— diejewdie (@TRUMPCOOL) October 10, 2016
Replace the Left with the Jew https://t.co/OH4yLpzbNX— Deplorable Irish (@Rep_of_Kelly) October 10, 2016
The worst thing you can do is name the Jew. https://t.co/0bJuyvbZDT— Spectre (@SpectreForever) October 11, 2016
#debate when the moderators join in pic.twitter.com/WtXiB6eTbf— Fiery Realism (@FieryRealism) October 10, 2016
There’s nothing that Jews want more than war with Russia. They thrive off of international strife. Can’t imagine why that would be. https://t.co/VqoCd9I6qI— McFeels (@jazzhandmcfeels) October 10, 2016
Of course, these are just people on the internet, but forgetting that they’re there and they’re hearing Trump when he calls out to them—however subtly, or not—is a mistake. He knows they’re there, and as he loses support among more and more of the mainstream right, he’s going to rely more and more on their support.
When you whistle loud enough and long enough, it’s always possible the dog will come.
The Forbes 400 list of the richest people of America was released on Monday.
As expected, Bill Gates (#1) and Warren Buffet (#2) topped the list with $72 billion and $58.5 billion, respectively. But members of the tribe made notable appearances, taking up eight spots in the Top 20.
Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle Corporation nabbed the #3 spot with $41 billion; Charles and David Koch tied at #4 with $36 billion; New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made it to 10th (the four spots above were given to various Waltons, aka the Wal-Mart family) with $31 billion; Sheldon Adelson took #11 with $28.5 billion; Sergey Brin, Google CEO got #14 with $24.4 billion; George Soros, Michael Douglas’ new best friend, came in at #19 with $20 billion, and finally, Mark Zuckerberg slid in at #20 with his paltry $19 billion.
Honorable mention to Ralph Lauren (#54) with $7.7 billion. That’s nothing to scoff at.
When your marriage hits splitsville, it’s perfectly understandable to need a friendly shoulder to cry on.
For Michael Douglas, who recently announced his split with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, that shoulder belongs to 83-year-old billionaire George Soros.
Douglas and Zeta-Jones, together since 1999, announced in August that they were — to quote “Friends” — “on a break.” Since then, no papers have been filed and Jones is reportedly still sporting her wedding ring.
In any case, you gotta love a bromance. But according to the Huffington Post, Soros is getting married soon, so Douglas may have to find a new partner-in-crime to get him through his post-breakup ice cream binge.
Things are not going well for Adriana Ferreyr. Even as she remains embroiled in a legal battle with ex-lover George Soros, the Brazilian former soap star is being sued again.
Kyle Dubensky, a Columbia University theater student, is suing Ferreyr for $5 million, claiming that she falsely accused him of raping her on New Year’s eve, the New York Post reported.
According to the Post, Dubensky said he and Ferreyr, 29, had consensual sex in her Harlem apartment. When he tried to leave, he said, she dug her nails into his arm, ran after him naked into the elevator, and tried to strangle him. When the two arrived downstairs, she allegedly told Columbia University security that she had been sexually assaulted. The police were called and Dubinsky was apparently held for 18 hours, but not charged.
A letter from Columbia to Dubensky obtained by the New York Post stated that an investigation by the school’s Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct showed that “reasonable suspicion does not exist in this case to believe that a violation occurred.” According to the New York Post, Ferreyr’s name does not appear in the report.
In a classic moment of he said, she said, a friend of the 29-year-old told the New York Post that Dubensky “tried to have sex with [Ferreyr] without a condom” and that he “strangled and tried to hit her” after she ran after him. Dubensky’s lawyer denied the story, calling it “utter fiction.”
Ferreyr is suing former lover Soros, 81, for $50 million, claiming that he promised her a $1.9 million dream apartment before giving it to his fiancée, Tamiko Bolton, 40. Ferreyr also claims Soros hit her with a lamp during an argument in 2010. Soros filed a countersuit in March for defamation and assault, alleging that Ferreyr, in fact, attacked him.
A judged ruled that Soros will be the first to be questioned by lawyers. He will be deposed by the end of July, the New York Post reported last week.
Philanthropist George Soros, New Israel Fund President Naomi Chazan and writer Thomas Friedman are the latest targets of the right-wing Israeli satirists who became famous for mocking the Gaza flotilla.
Latma, the group that made We Con The World about the flotilla that approached Gaza two years ago today, have set to music their claim that being a liberal Jew who criticizes elements of Israel’s conduct means… that you hate Israel. Soros, Chazan and Friedman are singled out.
A look-alike of Yariv Oppenheimer, head of the Israeli activist organization, is bitterly mocked. With a neon sign in the background which says “Boycott Israel!!!” he sings: “When Soros handed out cash by the truck, to funds, associations, every shmuck, we were okay, we immediately stressed, that we also hate Israel, every one of us.”
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