The following two images were tweeted by Donald Trump this morning. The one on the left was up for about two hours. It was then replaced by the one on the right.

There are some who view the first image as dog whistle politics. This is primarily due to the fact that some people don't know the difference between a dog whistle and a foghorn. 

The guy has made cracks about Jews before. They've been clumsy and some have ignored them. This is different. 

Up until now, there has been a tendency on the part of many, myself included, to think that there was only so far he would go in that direction because of his daughter and his grandchildren. At this point, I think the emphasis is about to shift to a different question: from "Can we give him a pass for minor antisemitic cracks because of Ivanka and his grandchildren?" to "Can we forgive Ivanka as a Jew for covering for this antisemite rather than protecting her kids and husband?" 

There's nothing new about Trump's bigotry. That has become more and more obvious as his campaign progresses. What's new is that he allows his bigotry to include his daughter, son in law, and grandchildren.

I guess that's Trump's idea of Family Values. 

July 3, just after noon EDT
There have been some questions as to whether the use of the Star of David was intentional or merely a geometric convenience, a hexagram. Well, it turns out that Trump was not the first to tweet this meme. I trust this will address that issue:

http://oursalon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/where-trump-s-hillary-with-...

 

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Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 2, 2016 at 12:10pm

I don't think the voters-at-large know as to his Jewish daughter and those who know do not care. What we do know is that people, all people, are very often comfortable holding what appear to be incompatible positions and/or living in conflicting circumstances of all kinds. 

Comment by nerd cred on July 2, 2016 at 12:27pm

I'd love to be a fly on the wall of any of the Kushners right now. Though, given the father's history (Dem donor, sentenced to 2 years in prison for illegal campaign donations) who knows.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 2, 2016 at 12:38pm

uhmhmm

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on July 2, 2016 at 12:51pm

So Jews now own the rights for the use of hexagrams?  What about the Hindus who use the hexagram, as well?  Do they get a cut on royalties too?

Then do I also owe royalties to the Christians for ever addition problem I have ever done because of the + sign??  Does Islam have a case about the moon on every outhouse door??  Can Wiccans & Satanists raise hell about the use of the pentacle on Hollywood's Wall of Fame stars???

My point is y'all are ONCE AGAIN doing the "Poor Us Dance", but "All that glitters is not Gold(man)", in this case..

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 2, 2016 at 12:59pm

Just won a bet w myself. I'm newly very wealthy. Thank you, Amy.  

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 2, 2016 at 1:06pm

Oh, and lift a glass to yourself, Amy, drink up; Elie Wiesel died today. 

Comment by koshersalaami on July 2, 2016 at 1:21pm

You will notice that the above comment had zero to do with Israel and, for that matter, zero to do with the Holocaust. I realize I'm inclined to give the benefit of the doubt, but I can't fool myself any more. 

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on July 2, 2016 at 1:40pm

Yes, JW...  you must be sad that your biggest Zionist cheerleader (well, besides his buddy Shmuley Boteach) died.  I hear they are going to hold a shiva for him at the Jewish Anti-Zionist Network offices.

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on July 2, 2016 at 1:49pm

Boteach's a self-serving jackass.

Weisel was a ground-breaking writer, Humanist, and Nobel Prize recipient, well-deserved.

Amy, you're a bilious anti-Semite. (That's as factual as water is wet is factual.)

Stew in your bile. It boils only you.

Comment by alsoknownas on July 2, 2016 at 2:06pm

Way out of line SB Amy. You're getting worse.

Peace.

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