Anti-Semitism On The Right
Stacy McCain snarked on Andrew Sullivan's alleged anti-semitism at Taki recently. But it isn't a laughing matter. As I've had some positive email exchanges with E.D. Kain, it's very troubling to read something like this coming from him. My concern is that somehow Mark Levin's last name gets him labeled as a neo-conservative, a term of art I don't even like, frankly. Some so-called neo-cons are no better than liberal hawks.
As for labeling Mark Levin one, what else explains it, as so many long-time grassroots conservatives also supported the war? Mark is one of the original Reagan foot-soldiers. He's as genuinely and purely conservative as anyone I have ever known. And the last thing his conservatism is is new.
As Jack Hunter points out, this has led to other pundits like the neo-conservative Mark Levin, to start attacking Beck, attempting to marginalize him.
So, when people write, or repeat, things like the above, they are either demonstrating their ignorance and how little they know about conservatism, or that they are willing to call someone a name because they assume they are Jewish. And that's anti-semitism straight-up. If someone wants to be taken seriously, or at least sound somewhat informed, it might be a good idea if they actually knew what they were talking about. Clearly that isn't always the case out here on alleged parts of the Right.