The latest smear: Socialists are anti-semites
This 11th hour smear by the New York Democratic Party establishment is exactly what you would expect from the Cuomo campaign.
A political mailing late last week from the state Democratic Committee suggested Cynthia Nixon is an anti-Semite.
There's one issue: She belongs to a synagogue and is raising two of her children Jewish.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who controls and helps fund the committee and will face off against Nixon in Thursday's primary election, denounced the controversial flier on Sunday and denied signing off on it.
But he resisted calls to fire Geoff Berman, the committee's executive director who also denied having knowledge of the mailer before it went out but declined to say who authorized it.
It's easy to just chalk this up to corrupt New York politics, but the trend is far larger than that.
It started with the British media smearing Jeremy Corbyn and UK Labour as being anti-Jew since it turned left.
The right-wing in America noticed and are already accusing progressives of being anti-Semitic if they don't obey the Israeli lobby.
(See here and here)
The accusations are reserved especially for anyone calling themselves a socialist.
Anyone familiar with the history of socialism should find this hilariously ironic.
Up until a couple generations ago, socialism and being Jewish were practically the same thing.
That the right-wing is trying to flip the script shows that they think you are ignorant of history.