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The hatred on the right never ceased, but it seems to be bubbling over recently.  The "9/11 victory mosque" faux-controversy cooked up by Fox News, Pamela Geller, and Robert Spencer was stirred up hatred towards this country's Muslim population.  The continuing demonization of Hispanics going on almost unchecked.  And racist attacks against blacks have been raging for hundreds of years, with President Obama and any black advisors or supporters being attacked mercilessly by the likes of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.  Attacks from the right on George Soros and his "control of the media" grazed the edge of antisemitism.

But it seems they couldn't keep the antisemitism under wraps for long in the Texas GOP, where Republican House Speaker Joe Strauss is fighting for his political life now that tea party Republicans are demanding a "true Christian leader."

When Strauss because speaker, there was anger:

“Straus is going down in Jesus’ name,” said one e-mail, whose origins were unclear.

The Quorum Report, an online newsletter, reported extensively late Monday on e-mails that mentioned Straus’ Judaism, his rabbi and the Christian faith of his House critics, who include Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola.

Now that Strauss is speaker, the revolt against "Jew control" is full on, led by John Cook of the Texas State Republican Executive Committee:

“When I got involved in politics, I told people I wanted to put Christian conservatives in leadership positions,” he told me, explaining that he only supports Christian conservative candidates in Republican primary races.

“I want to make sure that a person I’m supporting is going to have my values. It’s not anything about Jews and whether I think their religion is right or Muslims and whether I think their religion is right. … I got into politics to put Christian conservatives into office. They’re the people that do the best jobs over all.

Well, I'm sure Cook has a few Jewish friends (maybe Jesus is one of them?), but this is still a shot across the bow, if not a full on torpedo attack on the few Jewish Republicans that are left.

I wonder if Rep. Eric Cantor has any comments on this situation?  Because this can not possibly just be a Texas Republican thing.

Originally posted to Musket Man on Tue Dec 07, 2010 at 05:06 PM PST.

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