Think all the coverage about the anti-Semitic streak running through some Trump supporters is overblown? We kind of did. We even poked fun at the idea…
Until they found us.
While we’re really still adjusting to the idea that we may actually have to vote for arch-nemesis Hillary Clinton over rabid mango head Donald Trump, we decided to start getting into the Twittersphere with some good-natured #NeverTrump tweets.
Within 48 hours, they already had us in their sights.
What’s really strange about this, is that unlike journalists targeted by these trolls, there is nothing specifically “Jewish” about us. There was no “Jewish sounding” last name. Nothing on the web site mentioned anything about being Jewish. And while some of our members are Jews, we are, like most political organizations, not beholden to any religion at all.
What followed was at first an amusing exchange with a group of people so openly anti-Semitic that it was almost a relief to go back and forth with people so transparent about their hatred. There were no insinuations here.
Nothing left to the imagination.
We must be Jews, because we were against Trump and (by default) in favor of Hillary Clinton. Never mind our obvious disgust with the prospect of voting for someone who all of us have vowed to oppose (some of us have actively worked against her!) which should be painfully obvious to anyone who has spent more than ten seconds on this website. Never mind the fact that we continue expressing our disbelief at the people we must now find ourselves aligned with. Never mind that many of us are lifelong conservatives who have worked for or volunteered on campaigns to elect Republicans (including during this election season).
None of that mattered. To the Trump Trolls, if we are against Trump, we must be Jews. And in their minds, being Jews means we are anti-American, internationalist, dual-loyalty, Protocols of the Elders of Zion following, Fifth column, Jewish banker, Rothschild disciple saboteurs.
This must be true for us, as it must be true for journalists like Ben Shapiro, a truly devoted conservative who says he would never vote for Hillary Clinton and has dedicated his entire life to the cause of advancing conservative values. Even though Shapiro isn’t even going full Hillary like we are, the mere fact that he disagrees with the head troll, is enough for them to declare him an enemy of the state.
Oh and apparently they decided that the name of the person manning our Twitter account that day was Isaac…
…and that “Isaac” deserved to be murdered because he would rather vote for a flawed, vomit-inducing, but still comparatively qualified politician over a boorish, grifter clown with an army of anti-Semitic trolls.
I’m not sure what’s worse. The fact that that these people are anti-Semites, or that they assume that anyone who opposes their candidate MUST be a Jew.
In any case, if you had any doubt about the dark underbelly of Trump support, take it from us…they’re out there.
Chalk it up as yet another reason why we’d rather be aligned with idiots like Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden than foaming at the mouth Jew haters who declare a death sentence on someone they’ve never met based purely on their support of a candidate they don’t like.
Did I just say I’m on the same side as Joe Biden? Excuse me while I go kill a few thousand more brain cells with some single malt. Only four and half more months of this crap!
Editor’s note: We decided to block out the handles and avatars within the tweets we saved for two reasons.
1. They were all anonymous anyway
2. These trolls feed on attention and we didn’t want them to earn even one follow or mention from this