MSNBC panelists: A lot of this opposition to Bloomberg’s anti-gun campaign is probably fueled by anti-Semitism

posted at 12:41 pm on March 25, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Womp. Sometimes I wonder if some of these MSNBC panelists will ever be able to resist the temptation to play into caricatures of themselves and maybe stick to intellectually honest, reasonable argumentation instead of descending into despicable race-card territory, but just last week Chris Matthews was once again musing on how it is that anyone black could possibly support the Tea Party, and then suggesting that ethnicity was a factor in Michele Bachmann’s recent criticisms of the president. So, heck, here’s Mike Barnicle and Al Sharpton starting the week off right by bringing anti-Semitism into the fold in discussing the backlash against NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s self-funded gun-control campaign, because let’s be real: Who could possibly be opposed to sentiments like “I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” other than hateful, racist, anti-Semitic, bigoted fringe lunatics? Good question, guys. Really valid and hard-hitting, you know? Via National Review:

“Let’s get down to it, Mike Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, there’s a level of antisemitism in this thing directed towards Bloomberg,” Barnicle argued on Morning Joe , “It’s out there.” “No doubt about it,” Sharpton responded.

“If he was not a big-city Jewish man and was from another ethnic group, in some parts, I think it would be different,” Sharpton continued.


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If stupidity would scream…

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Bloomberg is Tiny Hitler.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:43 PM

Twerp to PMSNBC:I’m JEWISH, you efftwits!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Account overdrawn. Try another card.

CurtZHP on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

“Let’s get down to it, Mike Bloomberg, mayor of New York City, there’s a level of antisemitism in this thing directed towards Bloomberg,” Barnicle argued on Morning Joe , “It’s out there.” “No doubt about it,” Sharpton responded.

“If he was not a big-city Jewish man and was from another ethnic group, in some parts, I think it would be different,” Sharpton continued.

These people have become Parodies of Idiots.

ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

It may not look like it, but you can’t spell ‘tard’ without MSNBC.

James on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Anyone who puts Sharpton on as a “thinking type” is either insane or considers all the audience to be idiotic.

The latter is the case.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Any sane and free-thinkgin Jew would have to despise Bloomberg.

I hope the ants begin to gnaw on Bloomberg, alive, soon. He is a disgrace to humanity.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:46 PM

free-thinkgin thinking Jew

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM

Listening to these idiots brings to mind Mr. Sharpton’s role in the protests against a Jewish store owner in Harlem that resulted in a fatal arson fire in December 1995.

Zorro on March 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM

I have to give MSDNC props for having a notorious, and unapologetic anti-Semite, Al Shartpon on the panel while discussing this faux story.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Sharpton#Comments_on_Jews

At least MSDNC is honest about having no shame.

Lance Murdock on March 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Poor Dan senor sitting thru this tripe

cmsinaz on March 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM

The once great land is overrun by mind-snatchers, beginning with Obama.

Shame, shame, shame!!!

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM

free-thinkgin thinking Jew

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:47 PM

We are legion.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 12:49 PM

It’s like competing against a football team that has only one play in their offensive playbook.

Dive left, dive right, dive center.

My political opponents are racist; are misogynisticm; are anti-semites.

WTF.

Robert_Paulson on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Oh look, lefties engaging in shameless demagoguery to attack those who don’t believe what they do. That never happens…

I really can’t stand these cretins.

changer1701 on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

No one hates the Jews more than the leftists. Yet, the fools vote for and fund their tyrannical masters, en masse.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

These nuts would not pass the mental test to get a gun with the stupid statements coming out of their mouths that bloomdong wants!
L

letget on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Yes, no one knows anti-semitism better than Fat Al Shlapton.

slickwillie2001 on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

This clown should have met street justice two decades ago.

race hustling idiot.

tom daschle concerned on March 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Goebbels orgasmed in his grave, again. The leftists fulfill his ultimate Utopian propagandist imaginations.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

These are the voices of the low information voter… truly amazing…

Khun Joe on March 25, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Ehm…

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Maybe the philanderer reverend sharpton could ask philandering reverend “hymie town” jackson for some assistance.

tom daschle concerned on March 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Yeah, that’s it. Actually it’s because I am a anti-munchkinite. They should all be rounded up and put in an inflatable ball pit.

NotCoach on March 25, 2013 at 12:52 PM

Liberals simply can’t believe their nutty rights-stealing ideas and actions could possibly be debated, let alone opposed. So, they need to make opposite motives somehow sinister. Make no mistake, friends: Liberals actually and truly believe our only motivation is because we all secretly hate Jews. Or we hate women. Or we hate gays. Or we have blacks. Or…

Liberals are truly detestable people, and HA has the trolls to prove it.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Guess we now know that that MS in MSNBC really stands for:

MORON-SOAKED!

pilamaye on March 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

The Left is pathologically perverted.

There is NOTHING we can say that will change their minds about Marxism and its opponents.

They are the same, pathetic fools of another time, who were arrested, tortured in the Lubyanka, told that they had committed “crimes” against the State and the Proletariat, willingly confessed to same and went to the Gulag KNOWING that they must’ve done something wrong, and should be punished.

The New Americans are just as pathologically perverted.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Let’s see….Al Sharpton, an undeniable anti-semite, calling criticism of Bloomingburg, anti-semite? In the famous words of Bill Cosby, “right Noah!”

tomshup on March 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Kudos to Dan Senor for hanging in there trying to speak sanity to a symphony of insanity.

Robert_Paulson on March 25, 2013 at 12:54 PM

Let’s see….

I’m against Obama, and what he proposes…so I’m
DEFINITELY ANTI BLACK!

I’m against Bloomburg, and what he proposes…so I’m
DEFINITELY ANTI-SEMITIC!

Annnnnndddd, I’m against Nancy Pelosi, and what she
proposes…so, I’m DEFINITELY ANTI-WHITE,

AND Anti Catholic!! (yeah, I know, just go with it)

I HATE EVERY FUC*ING HUMAN BEING!!

(yeah, don’t think you clowns escape who are
Hispanic, American injun, MOOOOSLEM, Asian…..Please
fill in the group you have a problem with)

(Lord knows, we could be here ALL DAY!)

ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 12:55 PM

With Sharpton, it’s definitely a case of projection.

CDeb on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Racist Sharpton

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

I stopped taking Sharpton with any level of seriousness after the Tawana Brawley nonsense.

hopeful on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

Wasn’t the reverand once taped using the term “hymie town”??

can_con on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

No one hates the Jews more than the leftists. Yet, the fools vote for and fund their tyrannical masters, en masse.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:50 PM

Exactly. And leftists always talk about slavery all the while willing accepting illegal aliens into this country as their slaves.

TulsAmerican on March 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM

Al must think everyone’s forgotten his antics in NY when he was constantly trying to set the city on fire. I haven’t:

That same year, anti-Semitic riots erupted in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section after a Hasidic Jewish driver accidentally ran over and killed a 7-year-old black boy. Delivering the eulogy at the boy’s funeral, Sharpton told the mourners:

“Talk about how Oppenheimer in South Africa sends diamonds straight to Tel Aviv and deals with the diamond merchants right here in Crown Heights. The issue is not anti-Semitism; the issue is apartheid…. All we want to say is what Jesus said: If you offend one of these little ones, you got to pay for it. No compromise, no meetings, no coffee klatsch, no skinnin’ and grinnin’.”

“If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

RadClown on March 25, 2013 at 12:58 PM

A lesson

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 12:58 PM

The sleazy and vicious anti-Semite Al Sharpton lecturing on anti-Semitism. The madness has no end.

rrpjr on March 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had been armed in 1939 the Nazis would have been a bit more reluctant to try to deport them all to the death damps.

So gun grabbers are the real anti-semites, right?

Which would make Bloomberg a crypto- Sonderkommando by Sharpton’s ‘logic’.

profitsbeard on March 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

Wasn’t the reverand once taped using the term “hymie town”??

can_con on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

No, that was the honorable Jesse Jackson.

ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

‘Uplifting’

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

(Lord knows, we could be here ALL DAY!)
ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 12:55 PM

Sheesh! We do that simply with annoyinglittletwerp.

She’s short, thin, female, white, Jewish, Conservative, a gun owner going for her CCW, and she lives in TX. So much to pigeonhole and stereotype all in one package!

(just teasing you, ALT! :-) )

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

MSNBC is nothing less than a putrid pile of lying, rancid goat dung.

rplat on March 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

No, that was the honorable Jesse Jackson.

ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

The other “reverand.”

rrpjr on March 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Yeah, because there’s nothing anti-Semetic about calling NYC Hymietown.

(yes, I know it was Sharpton’s buddy Jesse Jackson who said that)

UltimateBob on March 25, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Damn ! ….. they’re onto us.

listens2glenn on March 25, 2013 at 1:02 PM

The other “reverand.”

rrpjr on March 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

YUP.

ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Holy cow, now you have to be an anti Semite to be opposed to Bloomburgers anti second amendment proposition. Maybe ATF could figure out a new addition to their 4473 firearm purchasing application that would screen out racists.

fourdeucer on March 25, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Racist teleprompter

This is hilariously funny and a sad state of the USA today.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Speaking of which..TXDPS FINALLY acknowledged getting my final paperwork.
Soon.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM

can_con on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM
No, that was the honorable Jesse Jackson.
ToddPA on March 25, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Ah…. It was the other Reverand! Between Jackson, Sharpton, Wright, Farrakahn, they’ve all managed to show such compassion for others. Thanks

can_con on March 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Didn’t he make excuses for Jackson’s “Hymietown” comment?

Tater Salad on March 25, 2013 at 1:05 PM

You Jew-hating fools. You have to believe!

In Utopia, you must have faith that the denunciations are correct.

You DO hate Jews! Once you acknowledge your crime, you will be free.

And when you are free, then you can serve the State!

OhEssYouCowboys on March 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Latest news O/T: Cyprus will add a 40% tax to bank accounts over 100k Euros…

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-18/deauville-zombie-strikes-as-cyprus-tax-inflames-crisis.html

Scrumpy on March 25, 2013 at 1:06 PM

‘Twerp to PMSNBC:I’m JEWISH, you efftwits!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

.
You’re not Jewish enough, if you’re pro-Second Amendment.

listens2glenn on March 25, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Al Sharpton ambulance chaser and media manipulator

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 1:07 PM

So Sharpton is down with the Jews now? lol It’s like a parody of a bad parody…

cicerone on March 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Speaking of which..TXDPS FINALLY acknowledged getting my final paperwork.
Soon.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Love it! Just make sure you buy bullets from NY or CA. I hear those TX ones tend to be racist or something.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Mike Barnicle is part of the pantheon of leftists who get caught plagerizing and still remain employed. Barnicle made up cancer-ridden children and used George Carlin’s material in two separate columns and yet there he is a regular on Morning Joe without any sort of professional taint.

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2013 at 1:11 PM

I keep waiting for the day some guest stops a conversation like this with:

Have you all lost your frickin’ minds!?

And Joe doesn’t count. Coming from Woodward it might be melting bunny time.

can_con on March 25, 2013 at 1:12 PM

Hey Al… You can’t accuse people of anti-semitism. That’s our job.

eaglescout_1998 on March 25, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Well, Sharpton is probably a better authority on anti-Semitism than I am (he is, after all, an anti-Semite). Nevertheless, I maintain that Bloomberg is an idiot, and I am completely opposed to him on gun control (and sodas, kosher or otherwise).

And, lest Sharpton accuse me of anti-Semitism, I’d like to point out that some of my closest friends and associates, including my wife, both my kids, my parents, all four grandparents, my rabbi, and the guys who sit next to me in synagogue, are Jews.

morganfrost on March 25, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Hey if you don’t incite mass hysteria that causes the arson of a Jewish shop and the targeted killings of Jews…you have to be an anti-Semite. Now be quiet you Zionists Pigs.

OliverB on March 25, 2013 at 1:15 PM

I stopped taking Sharpton with any level of seriousness after the Tawana Brawley nonsense first time I ever heard him speak.

hopeful on March 25, 2013 at 12:56 PM

FIFM

ShainS on March 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Jesse Jackson once said that if he hears someone walking behind him on the street, he feels better seeing it’s a white person.

Al Sharpton once used the term ‘white interlopers’.

Both are black liberal Democrats.

Not much more to be said.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:20 PM

Because opposing gun control is irrational, but ruining productive, peaceful, tax-paying people’s lives over flash hiders and pistol grips isn’t.

Socratease on March 25, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Al Sharpton, you sack of sh*te, we all know you didn’t even vote for Bloomberg, voted for the Democrat choice each time. For you, of any person in the city to call another anti-Semite is the height of hypocrisy. Atone for your sins, causing the 6 deaths at Freddy’s Fashion Mart and then Yankel Rosenbaum during the Crown Heights riots. You rallied the mobs with calls of diamond merchants and interlopers and have blood on your hands.

Madisonian on March 25, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Can people just be dumbazzes. I think we know that they can.

Cindy Munford on March 25, 2013 at 1:24 PM

If Erika would stop watching MSNBC for these nuggets their media share would drop at least 10%.

Deano1952 on March 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Or we have blacks.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Letting your racism show, Liam….. ;)
(Heck of a typo, man!)

GWB on March 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Sometimes I wonder if some of these MSNBC panelists will ever be able to resist the temptation to play into caricatures of themselves

Those aren’t caricatures. That’s just who and what they are.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Listening to these idiots brings to mind Mr. Sharpton’s role in the protests against a Jewish store owner in Harlem that resulted in a fatal arson fire in December 1995.

Zorro on March 25, 2013 at 12:48 PM

But, that was different, because….

because…

SARAH PALIN IS AN IDIOT!

Maddie on March 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

I’m Jewish, my family are Jewish and we all believe Bloomberg is an idiot. So what’s their point.

DDay on March 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

What’s sad is that liberals who say such dumbass things aren’t laughed off the soundstage. And, that some viewers (also liberals) actually believe what they’re hearing.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM

I’m Jewish, my family are Jewish and we all believe Bloomberg is an idiot. So what’s their point.

DDay on March 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Obviously you’re a self-hating Jew.

NotCoach on March 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Letting your racism show, Liam….. ;)
(Heck of a typo, man!)

GWB on March 25, 2013 at 1:27 PM

I’m glad a liberal didn’t catch that first! I’d never hear the end of it. LOL

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM

Didn’t someone (who was that?) say a month and a half ago “We cannot treat name-calling as reasoned debate”…

Bloomberg should spend his money trying to influence local elections, as much as he can! It may prove to be the worst investment he’s ever made, all the while having no clue that is the case.

His money and face on local elections in ‘fly-over’ country will increase turnout and support for whosoever he opposes. His thinking along with Al’s is just symptomatic of the self-centered NYC/DC world these clowns live.

Ok here my name calling then, ya can’t fix stupid.

old school on March 25, 2013 at 1:31 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

Happy Passover Twerp and to all of my Jewish Tribe.

DDay on March 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Remember, too, that just two weeks ago, Bloomberg said people with private jets fly into NYC and go to stay in homeless shelters because they’re free. According to him, that’s why there isn’t enough room in the shelters for the homeless.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:35 PM

Yankel Rosenbaum, remember him Al? How ’bout talking about the “diamond merchants” at Gavin Cato’s funeral.

Al Sharpton, if there is a god in heaven, someday one of your countless victims will stand on your neck as they pi** in your face. And then you’ll die.

M240H on March 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM

And MSNBC wonders why no one takes them seriously as they give us daily doses of self-parody.

RadClown on March 25, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Twerp to PMSNBC:I’m JEWISH, you efftwits!

annoyinglittletwerp on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

PMSNBC to ‘Twerp: Settle down, Little Lady, determining who’s Jewish is OUR decision!

/s

Maddie on March 25, 2013 at 1:38 PM

Seriously, someone really needs to throw a net over these left wing loons, they have turely become a danger to this country as well as themselves.

Beastdogs on March 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

How dare that stinking Jewish pig, Al Sharpton, accuse me of antisemitism!

Archivarix on March 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

NotCoach on March 25, 2013 at 1:29 PM

Apparently, according to MSNBC I’m probably not a real Jew. I don’t live in New York.

DDay on March 25, 2013 at 1:43 PM

If only the intellectually bankrupt could file for Chapter 7 . . .

BigAlSouth on March 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM

Want to know why I keep and carry guns, because THESE people are out there walking our streets. I can usually avoid the really obvious psychotics, you can see them coming, but this sort of crazy is much harder to detect.

Bishop on March 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM

You know what my response was?

“Bloomberg is Jewish?”

I neither knew, nor cared that he was Jewish.

And, now that I know, I have absolutely no change in my opinion of the dwarfish dictator.

I’ll continue to mock him for his heavy-handed nannyism and his assaults on freedom.

makattak on March 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Al Sharpton. the guy responsible for the death of a Jewish guy. Is now lecturing us about anti semitism

And to be honest. Bloonbag. Schmuck Schumer. Soros. Weiner. Waxman. Are giving Jews such a bad rap. Sometimes I feel That had I not known the Jewish community.(And being a part of it) And thought all Jews are as power hungry and control freeks as these clowns. I might have been an anti semite myself.

I actually believe a large number of anti semites think all Jews are like this Bunch. And who can blame them. Most normal Jews don’t go around talking all day and acting like they are you’re daddy because you’re too stupid to know what’s good for you. Etc.

Fact is. Liberal Jews have always had a hand in making the public hate Jews. They were always the ones embracing communism and pure dictatorship as long as they were in leadership positions

Gotta go. Passover is coming tonight

OrthodoxJew on March 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Wait, there really is someone named “barnacle”? I thought cmsinaz made that nickname up this morning… lol. Sorry, not clicking on an MSDNC post.

Fallon on March 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM

“I think there is a real note of anti-semitism against the diamond merchant Bloomberg”, said Sharpton.

Seriously…the man is crazy.

Bishop on March 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Want to know why I keep and carry guns, because THESE people are out there walking our streets. I can usually avoid the really obvious psychotics, you can see them coming, but this sort of crazy is much harder to detect.

Bishop on March 25, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Thing is, though, if you were a stranger walking in their exclusive neighborhood, police would stop to question you. Limousine liberals are very suspicious types, who don’t take well to us common folk ‘interloping’ in their territory.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:57 PM

OrthodoxJew on March 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Point well made.

DDay on March 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Gotta go. Passover is coming tonight

OrthodoxJew on March 25, 2013 at 1:55 PM

Pesach Sameach

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2013 at 2:03 PM

It may not look like it, but you can’t spell ‘tard’ without MSNBC.

James on March 25, 2013 at 12:44 PM

The actual Tard disagrees.

Myron Falwell on March 25, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Remember, too, that just two weeks ago, Bloomberg said people with private jets fly into NYC and go to stay in homeless shelters because they’re free. According to him, that’s why there isn’t enough room in the shelters for the homeless.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 1:35 PM

WHA?!?!? Do you have a link, ’cause that I have to see/read!

GWB on March 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Does anyone really care what this race-baiting fraudster thinks or says? This slimeball should not have a speaking part in ANY discussion.

dentarthurdent on March 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM

WHA?!?!? Do you have a link, ’cause that I have to see/read!

GWB on March 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM

I first saw it on Drudge, but here’s an article on it.

Amazing, the things liberals will say that no one questions.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/bloomberg-worried-about-private-jet-owners-using-new-york-city-homeless-shelters_706686.html

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 2:14 PM

GWB on March 25, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Realistically, what person who can afford to own a private jet would go to a homeless shelter instead of a five-star hotel? What’s more amazing to me is that liberals like Bloomberg aren’t laughed out of whatever studio they’re in when they make such dumbass pronouncements.

Liam on March 25, 2013 at 2:22 PM

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