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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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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?

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!

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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