Thursday, April 23, 2009

Still no sighting of a response from NCSE activist on whether Barack Obama is an anti-Semite

In my last response to Josh Rosenau, I argued that if Pat Buchanan is an anti-Semite, then so, a fortiori, is Barack Obama. Obama's close proximity and longstanding relationships with anti-Semitic spokespersons is well-documented. And what was the response from the National Center for Science Education activist to the argument?

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That's right. There was no response. I wonder why.

Instead, Rosenau launches on a long-winded extension of his last post arguing that someone can be a Holocaust denier even if he doesn't deny the Holocaust.

My favorite part of the post (aside from his response to my Barrack Obama argument that it didn't contain) is the part about the extradition of a man who couldn't even be convicted of anti-Jewish war crimes in Israel to Germany.

Let's see. Germans. Trying other people for war crimes. Is there a Queen of Hearts and a Mad Hatter in this story somewhere?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are you deliberately misspelling the President's first name?

Josh Rosenau said...

Are you deliberately ignoring my response to your questions about Obama? Are you deliberately ignoring my explanation of the ways in which BUCHANAN DENIES THAT THE HOLOCAUST HAPPENED? Are you deliberately obfuscating about Demjanjuk and the many other Nazi war criminals Buchanan has defended (even when they admit their own guilt)? Are you unable to understand that the charges Demjanjuk faces now are different than those he faced in Israel? Are you not aware that Germany has tried quite a few of its own war criminals, and that trying one's own criminals is generally regarded as a good thing?

Lee said...

It is rather shameful the way you keep misspelling B. Hussein Obama's name, Martin.

Why not do what I do? Just refer to him as "BO". It's succinct and it's hard to misspell.

Anonymous said...

Josh,

Demjanjus did not admit his own guilt, and the judicial process is ongoing (meaning that it has not determined finally whether he is guilty or not, even though it looks like he is).

But I'm more curious whether you think Obama's comments qualify him as an anti-semite.

Anonymous said...

Deliberately mispelling someone's name is utterly not necessary to civilized discussion.

Martin Cothran said...

Anonymous,

I'm wondering what nefarious intent you are reading into the misspelling Obama's name. Is there something demeaning about having two 'r's in one's first name?

In any case, it was a mistake. I have corrected it.

Lee said...

> Deliberately mispelling someone's name is utterly not necessary to civilized discussion.

You mean, like "Bushitler"?

Anonymous said...

I have no idea what someone might mean by deliberate misspelling, and I'm glad it isn't deliberate. (Do check the title of this post, though.)

Bushitler is deliberately offensive and demeaning, and so is BO. B. Hussein Obama, like tea bag jokes, would win plenty of points in a boy's middle school locker room--a setting I take pains to avoid.

Lee said...

It's nice that the left is suddenly taking an interest in propriety and decorum. The President should always be respected, er, now that he is a liberal Democrat.

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