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Chris King IS an Anti-Semite: Let Me Tell You How I Know ... and What Does This Say about Andrew Gillum?

October 4, 2018 - 11:30am
Chris King
Chris King

In 1998, while a student at Harvard College, Chris King ran for president of the Harvard student government, the Undergraduate Council. He lost. In reflecting on his campaign the following year in a Newhouse News Service article, King blamed the Harvard student newspaper, the Crimson, for his loss. “I was nailed to the cross,” said King, in referring to the coverage of his race by the Crimson. “And most of the editorial staff that was so hard on me, the vast majority were Jewish.”

After the comment surfaced earlier this year during his ill-fated race for governor, King did not deny making the statement, apologized and claimed it was “at odds with [his] beliefs.”

Baloney. King is an anti-Semite, plain and simple. I’ll tell you how I know. I was a Harvard undergraduate around the same time as King. I graduated in 1996 -- two years before King’s ill-fated election. I was involved in the Undergraduate Council as well, and I even had my own run-ins with the Crimson. Oh, and I’m Jewish.

Let me be clear -- knowing what Harvard was like in the ’90s, and the student government in general, there is no question that King was claiming “the Jews were out to get me.” The Crimson was well known to have a lot of Jews in its editorial ranks; there were a lot of Jews at Harvard in general. But they certainly weren’t all Jewish; just as most of the undergraduates were not.

Randy Fine
Randy Fine

This trope that “Jews control the media” -- or banks, or Hollywood, etc. -- is as old as the Bible itself. It has been used as the justification for the expulsion, discrimination, and extermination of Jews for centuries. My own grandmother fled Russia as a little girl, walking across Europe, and entering America via Ellis Island after her mother, father, and eight of her siblings were killed during a pogrom by Russian Cossacks. Why? The Jews had allegedly successfully “gotten” a Russian Tsar.

The “nailed to the cross” statement might even be worse. Anti-Jewish hatred and violence has for centuries been rooted in blaming Jews -- not the Romans -- for crucifying Jesus. It wasn’t until 1965 that the Catholic Church declared that Jews were not responsible for the death of Jesus.

These comments were anti-Semitic slurs perpetuating centuries of anti-Jewish sentiment. Chris King lost an election -- he blamed the Jews. Period.

That was 20 years ago. It happened in college. Why should we hold this against him? Can’t we assume he has learned from his mistakes?

He hasn’t. Guess who Chris King blamed when his quote surfaced? Yes, you’ve got it -- the Jews. He blamed his Jewish primary opponent in the governor’s race. Apparently, the Jews are still “out to get” Chris King.

So why would Andrew Gillum select someone with King’s record, when there were so many other options? Because he either shares those views or is willing to tolerate people with those views. You don’t cavort with CAIR -- an unindicted co-conspirator in financing terrorism -- or work with the Dream Defenders, modern day anti-Semites who openly glorify terrorists, if you don’t subscribe to it.

If Andrew Gillum and Chris King are elected, how will they treat our large Jewish population here in Florida? No one can question Ron DeSantis’ record on supporting Israel and fighting anti-Semitism.

We have a stark choice. We can choose between candidates who have consistently fought anti-Semitism, or candidates who appeal to anti-Semites. In a Gillum-King administration these anti-Semites will have a voice. These same anti-Semites who believe Jews “control” things, that we “nailed Jesus to the cross,” and that we are “out to get them.” If you oppose anti-Semitism and support Israel, vote for Ron DeSantis.

Republican Randy Fine is the state representative for Florida’s 53rd District, which includes Southern Brevard County. This commentary was reprinted with the author's permission from the Oct. 3 Sun Sentinel.

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"Charlotte," get a sense of humor, honey. Can you not tell "Gordan" is being making a snarky joke? It's funny too.

Randy Fine is an asshat at best...

Yet another.

Hush, hush, Sweet Charlotte. Gillum and King are OK and so is Desantis. The majority of Florida's Jewish voters will vote as they always have: for social justice and equity, not for greed and pollution. And no one supports Israel like the Evangelicals. Relax, enjoy!

Wow, talk about the pot calling the kettle black... So the guy lost to a Jewish candidate in school who was supported by more Jewish people at the school newspaper and he made a sarcastic comment that was meant to be a joke, albeit in poor taste. Now we have a Jewish Republican (no pun intended) suggesting that because of that comment, King is now anti-Semite, and because Gillum respects and recognizes all people and believes in a multi-state solution that they are all anti-Semitic, terrorists and anti-Semitic... only in America.

Yet another.,

Now you are making just plain stupid response. The guy identified a a Republican Jew. He doesn't say anything against Jews as a whole.

CHRIS ALONG WITH GILLUM ARE DIE HARD COMMUNISTS, AND WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO PROMOTE THE NEW WORLD ORDER AND COMPLETELY DESTROY FLORIDA. ANYONE THAT VOTES THESE IN, IS IN SERIOUS NEED OF HAVING THEIR HEADS EXAMINED. THEY ARE NOT ONLY ANTI-SEMITIC, THEY ARE ANTI-HUMAN. NEITHER ONE OF THEM SHOULD HAVE ANY PLACE IN ANY OFFICE. HEAVENS FORBID THEY GET ELECTED, DO NOT BLAME THEM, BLAME IT ON YOURSELVES, BECAUSE YOU DID BRING IT ON YOURSELVES, AND YOU HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME BUT YOURSELVES. YOU KNOW THEY WERE COMMUNISTS FROM THE GET GO. YOU CAN NOT RAISE TAXES PUTTING EVERYONE OUT ON THE STREETS, AND YET CLAIM TO BE ABLE TO GIVE EVERYTHING FOR FREE, IT DOES NOT WORK, IT WILL NOT WORK. FLORIDIANS EXAMINE YOUR HEADS!!!

You probably need to talk to someone, like really fast, put down the rifle, back away from everyone, preferably move out of FL right away...

And you wonder why people are voting for Gillum with such attacks when King admitted it and apologized for something 20 yrs ago ?...…… And you have nothing to say about DeSantis multiple reason racists dog howls. ………...Interesting standards here...………….But then repubs have always had appalling standards from the Southern Strategy till now the racists have taken over as a real jew would never stand for such racist repub behavior...………..You do remember what the far ,Nazis, KKK, etc has done to your people don't you including many of DeSantis, Trump followers. ……………..What's up with that Randy?...………..Remember walking witk them is fine people don't you? ……………..What about that don't you understand?

"Dont monkey up the state" is no more racist than " monkey business", Gillum deflects any criticism by invoking racism. Because he is black you cant mention that he took substantial gifts from developers, didnt report them and then lied about it. If you notice that then you are a racist. If you call him Andrew, which is his name, you are racist and disrespectful. Of course if you called him anything else that would be racists and disrespectful too. Andrew is a member of Dream defenders. They raise money or him and helped him get a start in politics. They support Hamas and laud the spirit of the Palestinians in Gaza bravely attacking Israel and trying to cross the border in order to slaughter Jews. But of course supporting Hamas, which Dream Defenders and Andrew do, isnn't antisemitic even though Hamas states that it exists to kill every single Jew in the world and totally destroy Israel. Dream Defenders and Andrew want open borders, an and end to police forces, prisons and capitalism. Gillum and Dream Defenders are radical communist lunatics. If this slick lying corrupt leftist becomes governor of Florida he will get filthy rich on graft but Florida will go the way o Detroit, Baltimore and other cities where slick black hucksters have run once great prosperous cities into ruin. Please name a single Nazi or KKK member who supports DeSantis. The NAzis were wiped of the face of the earth by 1945. Th American NAzi party filed for bankruptcy in 1955, and the KKK is a branch of the democratic party. Simply put thre are no NAzis to support DeSantis and the KK (see Senator Byrd) are democrats. You need a better slur.

"Dont monkey up the state" is no more racist than " monkey business", Gillum deflects any criticism by invoking racism. Because he is black you cant mention that he took substantial gifts from developers, didnt report them and then lied about it. If you notice that then you are a racist. If you call him Andrew, which is his name, you are racist and disrespectful. Of course if you called him anything else that would be racists and disrespectful too. Andrew is a member of Dream defenders. They raise money or him and helped him get a start in politics. They support Hamas and laud the spirit of the Palestinians in Gaza bravely attacking Israel and trying to cross the border in order to slaughter Jews. But of course supporting Hamas, which Dream Defenders and Andrew do, isnn't antisemitic even though Hamas states that it exists to kill every single Jew in the world and totally destroy Israel. Dream Defenders and Andrew want open borders, an and end to police forces, prisons and capitalism. Gillum and Dream Defenders are radical communist lunatics. If this slick lying corrupt leftist becomes governor of Florida he will get filthy rich on graft but Florida will go the way o Detroit, Baltimore and other cities where slick black hucksters have run once great prosperous cities into ruin.

So, who's worse? The college-aged presumed anti-semite or the college-aged presumed drunken sexual abuser?

Oh, a Demofascist troll.

Look around, Greenbarg. The fascists you refer to are all Republicans! (For your edification: Fascism = radical authoritarian ultranationalism characterized by dictatorial power that exalts nation and race above the individual. The Trumpnut cult is a nearly perfect example!)

Oh, a Jewfascist troll, posing as a Republican

Mr. Fine - is an authoritative source - I will consider the comments carefully - But let me ask a question - Do you think DeSantis is a racist for using the term "monkey it up" and for hanging around with White Supremists? Just asking. Or maybe you think its OK to defend and understand DeSantis' gaffe but not the Democratic ticket. But what do I know -oh by the way Randy Fine is the smartest, most knowledgeable, expert policy wonk and effective legislature that we have ever had in Florida - Just ask him!

David Horowitz is not, as Gillum has alleged, either a whites supremacist or a Nazi. HE is a jewish anti-leftist, who brought up by communist parent came to see the murderous evil of communism, and has bravely fought against it ever since . Admittedly it is difficult to deny that any American who isnt a leftists is NOT a white supremacist ever since the left refined white supremacy to have nothing to do with race but rather to mean anyone who approves of and supports enlightenment values such as reason, objective reality, constitutional limited government, due process, the rule of law and freedom. In other words anyone who isn't a leftists. Now that "racist" has worn thin, "Nazi" is realized as ridiculous and people know that the KKK is and was a a branch of the democratic party the let needs a new all purpose slur (because they have no argument being , for the most part, irrational foold or outright corporatist crooks,which to say fascists). By making a belief in America and its constitution into white supremacy they have their new all purpose slur they can throw at any one who isn't one of them. And they need it because socialism/communism was proven to be impossible by Von Mises in the 1930s when he explained how and why the Soviet Union, and any socialist/communist country, was doomed to fail, and by history which shows that it has failed EVERY SINGLE TIME IT HAS BEEN TRIED. Yet crooked sleazes like Gillum will prey upon ignorant credulous fools (who manage to ignore Venezuela, Detroit and Baltimore, all of which are right before their eyes) while lining his own pockets, and destroying whatever he touches as socialists, communists and leftists of all varieties inevitably do.

One is a gaffe, from someone who obviously isn't a racist or he wouldn't have said that. Think about it...if he really meant it as a racist comment, he wouldn't. have. What the Democrat said was outright anti-Semitism. I know it when I see and hear it, because I've been a victim many times. You obviously are a Democrat troll.

You obviously are a paranoid Jew

Mainstream media is all over DeSantis for his alleged racism but barely a passing glance for the anti-Semite Democrat. Mostly that's what I think is immoral. What happened to corrupt our Free Press?

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