Desperate, Lying New Jersey Democrat Tries to Tie Oath Keepers to Purported ‘Anti-Semitic’ Flyer
“Today, the Josh Gottheimer for Congress Campaign called on Scott Garrett to denounce supporters who, in a horrifying last-minute move, have plastered hate-filled, blatantly anti-Semitic flyers … in locations throughout the district,” the campaign posted on its website. “The flyers, which do not identity [sic] their creators, portray Gottheimer, who is Jewish, as a devil with horns and claim that he is ‘own[ed] by ‘big media.’ The suggestion of media conspiracies and Satanic imagery are frequently-used anti-Semitic caricatures, reminiscent of Nazi propaganda used in Nazi Germany.”
If the flyers “do not identity [sic] their creators,” how can he say they were “plastered” by Scott Garrett “supporters”? Have not we seen false accusations of “hate” leveled time and again that turned out to be hoaxes, committed by the very people portraying themselves as victims?
Here’s how the Garrett campaign appropriately responded:
Garrett’s campaign manager denounced the imagery and message on the flier and said she would not have authorized the campaign or any group associated with it to produce it. The campaign, however, raised the possibility that Gottheimer’s campaign might have created the flier as a “political ploy.”
“My family fled Nazi-occupied Europe to escape persecution because of their Jewish heritage. I find this flier to be disgusting, and I would never authorize such a deplorable document to be produced by our campaign or any affiliated group,” Sarah Neibart said in a statement. “I would also call on the media to get an honest answer from the Gottheimer campaign as to whether this is a political ploy manufactured by them to fabricate a hate crime. We think that these documents should be turned over to the authorities to see if their origin can be determined.”
And while it’s true that Nazis used all kinds of evil propaganda to dehumanize their victims, portraying a politician as the devil is hardly proof of anti-Semitism. Case in point, Donald Trump isn’t Jewish, and no one on the political left is squawking about these images.
Speaking of Trump, Gottheimer’s campaign website couldn’t resist reproducing a Facebook post blaming the flyers on someone a Hillary-channeling Gottbot named “Kelly” called a “deplorable.”
How do we know “Kelly” didn’t create and post “the filth”?
“It’s shocking and deeply saddening that Garrett’s supporters are spreading this sort of hatred and bigotry in this campaign – and in our kids’ schools no less,” Gottheimer campaign manager Alexandra Ball accused with absolutely no proof. How do we know Alexandra’s not behind the flyers – with her candidate’s cognizance and approval?
Team Gottheimer then cast its stones in another direction, at Oath Keepers in general, and ultimately at me, since I’m the one who wrote an article they linked to that cites “media amplifiers.”
“Garrett has also yet to apologize for attending a fundraiser for the Oath Keepers, an extremist militia organization deemed domestic terrorists by the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security,” they flat-out lied.
It was not a fund-raiser for Oath Keepers. Oath Keepers is not a militia. And if honoring the oath to the Constitution is “extreme” to this guy, that should tell you all you need to know about him. While the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security was heavy on unsubstantiated insinuations, it did NOT “deem” Oath Keepers domestic terrorists, nor produce one example of this group endorsing or participating in domestic terror, which would be in direct violation of organization bylaws which specifically state:
No person who advocates, or has been or is a member, or associated with, any organization, formal or informal, that advocates the overthrow of the government of the United States or the violation of the Constitution thereof, shall be entitled to be a member or associate member.
“While it’s unclear who has posted these flyers, the Oath Keepers have used similar messaging to attack Gottheimer, and the domestic terrorist group is planning voter intimidation efforts throughout the country,” the professional political liars continued. Leave it to Opposite Day “progressives” to call setting the record straight on demonstrable lies an attack. Leave it to serial prevaricators to call “a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, police, and first responders, who pledge to fulfill the oath all military and police take to ‘defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic’” terrorists. Leave it to those against transparent and fair elections objecting to American citizens with political and cultural views they loathe peaceably, quietly, subtly and LAWFULLY monitoring polling places, and reporting suspected violations to the proper authorities.
“In a post published on their website [that would be the one of mine I referred to earlier —DC], the Oath Keepers accused Gottheimer of controlling the press, calling the media Gottheimer’s ‘attack dogs’ and Democratic ‘media amplifiers,’” the campaign continued.
That’s hardly a unique observation proving the flyer creator took inspiration from my article. It’s no secret that the media is biased against “conservative” views, with Wikileaks revelations about media/Democrat collusion, with DNC Chair Donna Brazile being forced out of CNN for feeding the Hillary Clinton campaign questions in advance of debates, with the “journolist” scandal, and with how media members self-identify. But let’s explore the “all politics is local” maxim and see who local media is championing in the Garrett-Gottheimer race:
Gottheimer is endorsed by The New York Times. Ditto by The Record. And by the Star Ledger. He brags about it. So observing and reporting this truth somehow can be smeared as being the inspiration for a purportedly “anti-Semitic” flyer of unknown origin? Really?
And since I’m evidently the hand behind that source, perhaps Mr. Gottheimer would care to compare his record on promoting “Never again” to mine? Or to Oath Keepers’? The group that (again in its bylaws) specifically mandates:
No person who advocates, or has been or is a member, or associated with, any organization, formal or informal, that advocates discrimination, violence, or hatred toward any person based upon their race, nationality, creed, or color, shall be entitled to be a member or associate member.
It’s no surprise that Gottheimer is another gun-grabber and wannabe oath-breaker who demands an un-American dictat to deny rights based on secret and unsubstantiated allegations, and without due process. After the conflation job he just did with the flyer, why should that not surprise us?
Lastly, let’s address the “Nazi” smear. “Progressives” with national socialist tendencies are quick to apply the term to “conservatives” (a relative term depending on a society and a period in time) as if the very name of the movement the term comes from shouldn’t be all the proof we need of who owns it:
It is now clear beyond all reasonable doubt that Hitler and his associates believed they were socialists, and that others, including democratic socialists, thought so too. The title of National Socialism was not hypocritical.
If left-leaning Gottheimer wants to dispute that, he’s free to present his own evidence challenging the exhaustively-researched work of author George G. Watson, a “scholar, literary critic, historian, a fellow of St John’s College and professor of English at Cambridge University,” who, rather than being some “far right” apologist, was also, incidentally, “an active member of the Liberal Party [who] in his will … left £950,000 to the Liberal Democrats.”
Gottheimer won’t, of course, because that’s not his style. He’s hoping he can get what he wants from voters ignorant enough to give creatures like him political power over their lives simply by doing what he’s does best: lying, making false accusations and vicious, destructive ad hominem attacks, and most of all, projecting. And yes, of course his media co-campaigners will continue to help him spread his toxic lies.
That’s why it’s more than fair to suspect that if anyone is responsible for those ugly flyers, it’s Josh Gottheimer and/or someone who supports him.