The Corner

Let’s Face What?

From Robert Dreyfuss in the Nation:

Joining in on the trashing of Freeman were the (let’s face it) hard-line Jews of the Democratic Congress, including Senator Charles Schumer of New York, Rep. Steve Israel (yes, he is actually named “Israel”) of New York, and of course, that former Democrat, Joe Lieberman — all of whom crowded into the amen corner with AIPAC.

I’m just trying to figure out what that “let’s face it” means? I mean, it’s not as if it’s hard for Dreyfuss to complain about “hardline Jews.” Is the problem that they’re Democrats? This is news? Or is this a pose of bravery in which he daringly notes the frickin’ obvious?

Meanwhile, he does get this part right:

Expect gloating in the pages of The New Republic, National Review, The Weekly Standard, at Fox News, in the corridors at the American Enterprise Institute and AIPAC, and in the right-wing and neocon blogs.

I shudder to think what would earn a gloat from the likes of Dreyfuss.


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