South Carolina GOP chairmen: Sen. DeMint like a ‘Jew’ who is ‘watching our nation’s pennies’

Even a Conservative Publication, The Palmetto Scoop, a conservative e-zine in South Carolina, reacted to the letter with disgust:

Umm… who in mainstream America thinks it’s a good idea to write something like that in a guest editorial? Especially in light of the racially-motivated attention garnered by South Carolina Republican activists over the past few months.

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clipped from rawstory.com
Two South Carolina GOP chairmen declared in a letter to a local newspaper that criticism of Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is unfair because he is like a “Jew” who is “watching our nation’s pennies.”

The letter, published by South Carolina newspaper The Times and Democrat, was authored by James S. Ulmer Jr., who chairs the Orangeburg County GOP, and Edwin O. Merwin Jr., who chairs the Bamberg County GOP.

“There is a saying that the Jews who are wealthy got that way not by watching dollars, but instead by taking care of the pennies and the dollars taking care of themselves,” the wrote. “By not using earmarks to fund projects for South Carolina and instead using actual bills, DeMint is watching our nation’s pennies and trying to preserve our country’s wealth and our economy’s viability to give all an opportunity to succeed.”
The racist stereotype came out as the men were offering a rebuttal to South Carolina State Rep. Bakari Sellers, the vice chair of the state’s Democratic party.
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Responding to the PalmettoScoop article, one commenter made this point:

“South Carolina, too small to be a republic and too large to be an insane asylum.”

That about sums it up.

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Retired Theatre Producer, Graphic Designer, Usability Tester and General Troubleshooter with a keen interest in Politics and The Stage. Currently heard on WSHC, 89.7 FM (on line at www.897wshc.org) and occasionally dabbling in Community Theatre.

Posted on October 19, 2009, in editorial, Opinion, Politics, Word from Bill and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Yes Bill, it’s true I’ve virtually moved from Portland, Maine (on Feedjit) to Intercourse, Alabama. Seemed fun. My wife tells me I shouldn’t be doing shit like this after cocktail time.

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