I don’t get it. I just can’t figure it out, writes Dov Fischer of The American Spectator. He writes (abridged):
Of course Raphael Warnock has no business running for a serious political office. Still, he certainly is allowed to try. The man is a phony, a liar, a Jew-hater, a White-hater, a man messed with his wife, a man who would chant “Amen!” to those who would curse America. Still, he is allowed to seek high office, just as prominent haters in other states have done. […]
I am a Jew. So I readily regard Warnock as despicable. For me, that part is personal. Anyone who hates Jews — well, howdaya expect me to feel? Indeed, a statement recently was issued by more than 1,500 Orthodox rabbis, under the aegis of the Coalition for Jewish Values, recoiling from Warnock’s years of hatred. But Warnock does not only hate Jews. He hates a great many more Americans.
For years Warnock would get up in church, week after week, and attack Jews in Israel, accusing them of horrific things that have no relationship to reality. It was safe for him to do so. He was preaching in a Black church. Jews don’t attend Black churches in any particular numbers, if at all, so there is nowhere safer to beat up on Jews. Compare us to Nazis. […]
Warnock used his Black church pulpit for years to attack Jews, to attack Israel. Who can know or gauge how many truly decent, kind-hearted Black Americans in Georgia have been converted for life into Jew-haters for life by this evil man. […]
In between attacking Jews, this despicable hater attacked all the other targets that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright aimed at. Warnock was an unabashed acolyte — a chassid, so to speak, a starry-eyed disciple — of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. […]
And in precisely the same way, as he tells other Georgia voters that, well, he does not really support the hate teachings of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, we know that Warnock laid his cards out on the table for years while preaching to his flock. He has been bashing on Whites for years. […]
Dov Fisher – Rabbi Dov Fischer, Esq., a high-stakes litigation attorney of more than twenty-five years and an adjunct professor of law of more than fifteen years, is rabbi of Young Israel of Orange County, California. His legal career has included serving as Chief Articles Editor of UCLA Law Review, clerking for the Hon. Danny J. Boggs in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and then litigating at three of America’s most prominent law firms: JonesDay, Akin Gump, and Baker & Hostetler. In his rabbinical career, Rabbi Fischer has served several terms on the Executive Committee of the Rabbinical Council of America, is Senior Rabbinic Fellow at the Coalition for Jewish Values, has been Vice President of Zionist Organization of America, and has served on regional boards of the American Jewish Committee, B’nai Brith Hillel, and several others. His writings on contemporary political issues have appeared over the years in the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Jerusalem Post, National Review, American Greatness, The Weekly Standard, and in Jewish media in American and in Israel. A winner of an American Jurisprudence Award in Professional Legal Ethics, Rabbi Fischer also is the author of two books, including General Sharon’s War Against Time Magazine, which covered the Israeli General’s 1980s landmark libel suit.