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Eric Cantor: Not Jewish Enough for Matt Yglesias

I hate even to take notice of this sort of thing, but it is bothersome:

Along with Jonah Goldberg, one of the main guys who gets my goat is Eric Cantor. There’s something unseemly about seeing fellow Jews turn into rightwingers.

Just as Clarence Thomas and Condoleezza Rice are abominated for the crime of being black and conservative, Miguel Estrada for being Hispanic and conservative, Sarah Palin for being a woman and conservative, etc. Eric Cantor is to be held in contempt because he’s a conservative and a Jew. I’m no Torah scholar, it is true, so perhaps somebody could explain to me why being Jewish precludes a belief in limited government, individual rights, free enterprise, traditional morals and manners, etc.

And why shouldn’t Yglesias be considered a bigot for writing this? Unseemly, indeed.

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