Do you want to know how Republicans really feels about "teh Jews" in the world?
Two South Carolina County Republican Party chairmen stepped up to rebut criticism of Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) in a newspaper editorial Sunday. But their defense of the senator might be overshadowed by their use of an anti-Semitic stereotype to praise him.
After a Democratic state senator wrote in The State that DeMint didn't bring enough money back home, Bamberg County GOP Chairman Edwin Merwin and Orangeburg County GOP Chairman James Ulmer responded that he was just looking after the nation's pennies -- like a Jew would.
"There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves," Ulmer and Merwin wrote in a joint letter published by The Times and Democrat.
They later apologized, but those quotes say it all. Anti-Semitic stereotypes like that reveal their true colors, because these clowns probably took hours to come up with their defense of DeMint.
Ulmer said in his apology:
Ulmer, the Orangeburg County chairman, said the remark was "truly in admiration for a method of bettering one's lot in life" and he meant nothing derogatory.
Yeah, using racial sterotypes as a compliment is not derogatory at all. I was going to come up with a few new quotes for these GOPers, but I was too busy over cooking my pasta. And talking to my Don.