Monday, September 17, 2007

More Morantics Ushers in 5768

More Morantics Ushers in 5768
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
September 17, 2007

I can just hear President Ronald Reagan uttering, “well, there he goes again,” in response to yet another one of US Rep. James “Jim” Moran’s anti-Semitic rants. Yes, this time, I am calling what Moran has reached into the Protocols of the Elders of Zion for, anti-Semitic. This is classic anti-Semitic rhetoric about how the Jews control the government via wealth as well as the media. If that were true, I would have a column in the Washington Jewish Week and a daily radio program, but sadly the public does not have the pleasure of my thoughts on a regular basis.

Far too often Rep. Moran has been given a pass, even from within the Jewish community excusing his remarks as “heat of the moment,” and continuously accepting his apologies. Even now, during the Days of Awe it is hard to accept the latest apology that has yet to be issued, but is no doubt soon to come. For spewing such anti-Semitic invective, Moran should excuse himself from public office and finally resign. Even a champion of constituent services such as Moran, and admittedly this Republican recognizes that, has played his last hate card and must go.

With the spate of anti-Jewish violence in the Washington, DC metropolitan area in recent weeks and months, and continued terror attacks around the globe, to have an elected member of the Congress overtly speaking this way and then getting rewarded with reelection every two years is an abomination.

We, the voters of Virginia’s eighth Congressional District have a responsibility – Democrats and Republicans alike – to return to respectability by electing a candidate who will carry him or herself with dignity and not find him or herself the butt of political cartoonists.

By the way Congressman, L’ Shana Tova to your daughter and her family.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and political consultant living in Alexandria, VA.

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