It’s good to be a Republican Anti-Semite

Wajahat Ali
Momentum
Published in
5 min readOct 26, 2022

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It’s springtime for anti-semites and white supremacists.

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The world’s oldest hate has returned with a vengeance thanks in part to tiki-torch bearers, aging hip-hop stars, and GOP politicians.

Currently, Kanye West, who loves his MAGA cap and Whites Lives Matter shirt, is deservedly receiving national condemnation for his recent venomous anti-Semitic comments. Adidas and GAP announced this week that they have, finally, dropped Ye, resulting in him losing his status as a billionaire. (Don’t worry, he’ll still have $400 million and find a way to be the perpetual victim.) It bears mentioning that these corporations were absolutely fine with him after he said slavery was “a choice” and embraced Trumpism, but national pressure forced them to finally sideline him, which they should have done on their own a long time ago.

However, Ye’s consistent anti-semitic outbursts have given him a new, comfortable home in the GOP which has embraced his hate with open arms. The House GOP still hasn’t removed its tweet from October 6th which simply read, “Kanye. Elon. Trump,” highlighting the three musketeers and willful tools of white nationalism. It bears mentioning the House GOP kept the tweet up even after Ye posted “going death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE” on October 10th.

Why is anyone surprised?

After all, hate is the lifeline of MAGA and aggressively endorsed and repeated by Donald Trump, their corrupt cult leader who slithers in vulgarity and cruelty for the sake of profit and political clout. We’ve already forgotten that earlier this month Trump posted a threat against American Jews. On Truth Social, he posted that they need to “get their act together” and show more appreciation for the state of Israel “before it’s too late.” He also boasted that “no President has done more for Israel than I have,” and lamented that “our wonderful Evangelicals are far more appreciative of this than the people of the Jewish faith, especially those living in the U.S.”

It’s true that Republicans love Israel, but that love doesn’t extend to Jews. Donald Trump said there were “very fine people on both sides” at the Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville in which neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and KKK members chanted, “The Jews…

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Wajahat Ali
Momentum

Author of GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM…; The Daily Beast Columnist; Senior Fellow Western States Center; wajahatmali@protonmail.com