Flashback to Ted’s first attack on New York
Yesterday Geraldo Rivera made accusations against Ted Cruz for antisemitism on Bill O’Reilly.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday said Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was sending an anti-Semitic message when he began slamming “New York values” during his presidential campaign in January.
“Let’s be honest, remember what Ted Cruz said,” Toobin said on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”
“He said New York values are about money and they’re about the media. That’s an anti-Semitic trope from a hundred years. It’s been around for a very long time.”
And it’s not just Jewish voters who are offended, Toobin said, but “people who don’t appreciate those kinds of stereotypes.
Blitzer noted that Cruz says he was referring to liberal politicians in New York state, including Sen. Charles Rangel and former Rep. Anthony Weiner.
“But they have nothing to do with money and media,” Toobin said. “Money and media is Jews. This is just an old-fashioned anti-Semitic stereotype, derogatory term, and everybody understands it.”
Shortly after Ted’s attack on New York Values he asked for their money.
These aren’t the first charges of antisemitism leveled at the Cruz Campaign. They may not be the last. Unbeknownst to many, Ted Cruz’s adviser Jeff Roe was involved in a anti-Semitic whisper campaign in Missouri where the Republican running for Governor killed himself.
Ted Cruz has not disavowed the endorsement of an Evangelical Minister, Mike Bickle who claims that Adolf Hitler was sent by God to target Jewish people. He has been criticized in the past. The Anti-Defamation League, told the Times of Israel;
“Mike Bickle’s views about why God allowed Jews to be killed in the Holocaust, as expressed in a 2011 speech, are abhorrent, intolerant and unacceptable. We assume that Senator Cruz accepted Bickle’s endorsement without knowing about these comments. We hope that when these comments are called to the Senator’s attention, he will clearly and forcefully reject Bickle’s hateful ideas.”
Kansas pastor Mike Bickle endorsed Cruz. He also runs a campaign of his own called the “Israel Mandate,” which has the goal of “partnering with Messianic Jews for the salvation of the Jewish people,” according to JTA.
Bickle has made some troubling comments, including a sermon in 2011 predicting that God will send “hunters” against Jewish people who refuse to convert to Christianity. Six years earlier in 2005, he said, “a significant number of Jews will be in work camps, prison camps or death camps.”
Donald Trump on the other hand has the strongest Jewish ties of any Republican.