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Opposing Nanny Bloomberg Is Not Anti-Semitism, It's Common Sense

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On the network of hysterical opinion known as MSNBC, Morning Joe guest and contributor Mike Barnicle claimed that there was a "level of anti-Semitism" aimed at New York Nanny Michael Bloomberg and his $12 million campaign to push gun control. It's not anti-Semitism. And those who think it is, as my grandmother would say, are mind-numbingly ignorant schumucks.


Barnicle was part of a panel discussing Bloomberg's anti-gun rights ad campaign that included former Romney advisor Dan Senor, and MSNBC Race Baiter-In-Chief Al Sharpton. Senor stated that the mayor of a blue city should not be telling people in red states how to live, saying that it probably "wasn't constructive." Barnicle, then, added his insightful thoughts:

Let’s get down to it, Mike Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City...I mean, there’s a level of anti-Semitism in this thing, directed toward Bloomberg.

No. It's not anti-Semitism. How do I know? Because my brain works. Also, because Al Sharpton agreed with Barnicle. Rule of Thumb: if Sharpton agrees, it’s got to be a bad idea.

Nanny Bloomberg is wrong on many things. When you try to regulate the size of a person's drink, when you regulate the amount of salt that a chef can use, when you want to prevent adults from purchasing and smoking premium cigars, when you attack lawful gun owners for engaging their Second Amendment rights - you're wrong. And none of it has to do with him being Jewish.

A few years ago I popularized the term "Racer." A Racer is someone who decides that because you don't like President Obama's policies, you're a racist. Don't like Obamacare? Then you're a racist. Got a problem with nonstop vacations? Racist. Opposed to raising the debt limit? Racist. Barnicle is a Racer, but gave it his own little twist.


Opposing Bloomberg isn't anti-Semitic. It's the right thing to do. Anti-Semitism is real. Barnicle's assessment is not. Barnicle, like a good "Racer," uses the claim of anti-Semitism to shut down conversation, preventing others from opposing Bloomberg's control agenda. Bloomberg is wrong, and his nanny-esque ways has ended the reign of New York as the greatest city in the world.

The Nanny likes control, and he's trying to gain more of it every way he can. It's not anti-Semitic to point it out. It's common sense.

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