Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some Historical Echoes Really Undermine Your Own Case

Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.
— George Wallace, 1963

Israel today, Israel tomorrow, Israel forever.
— Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Yesterday
Yes, apparently he really said that. They have video and everything.

The echo is so strong that I have to admit to wondering whether he was trying to subtly signal that he thinks he's on the wrong side here. (Although if so, he ought to remember that "Hell's just a place for kiss-ass politicians who pander to assholes.") Or maybe his unconscious is working overtime?

'cause really, if this is an honest attempt at pro-Israel hasbara, I kinda got rate this a big 'ol FAIL.

Wallace didn't recant as much as quickly as he was given credit for (there's a whole chapter of my dissertation on this), but he did start shifting positions to some degree within a decade. I wonder how long Rep. Jeffries will take?

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