If Kagan is confirmed to the Supreme Court, it will make the Supreme Court 33% Jewish and 0% Protestant. It will also make white Christians a minority on the court in general.
Many Jewish publications praised the appointment of Kagan and boasted of her Jewishness. However the ADL, one of America’s most well funded extreme left-wing outfits, says it is “unacceptable” and “anti-Semitic” for anyone else to mention she is Jewish.
From the Washington Post…
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today called Pat Buchanan “a recidivist anti-Semite who doesn’t miss an opportunity to show his fangs,” in response to remarks he made about the Jewish faith of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan and the religious makeup of the current court.
Buchanan wrote in his May 14 syndicated column, “If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats. Is this the Democrats’ idea of diversity?”
Buchanan continued, “Not in living memory has a Democratic president nominated an Irish, Italian, or Polish Catholic … What happened to the party of the Daleys, Rizzos and Rostenkowskis?”
Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement:
Pat Buchanan is a recidivist anti-Semite who never misses an opportunity to show his fangs. His remarks about the Jewish background of Elena Kagan and the religious makeup of the Supreme Court are bigoted and unacceptable in a pluralistic society such as ours.
Kagan’s nomination for the Supreme Court should be considered on its merits. She is a highly qualified candidate for the judiciary, an exemplary Solicitor General and a great legal mind.
Notice that ADL chief Abe Foxman heaps praise on Kagan. The accusation of “anti-Semitism” is just childish name-calling on the part of Foxman. Foxman supports Kagan, because they are both on the extreme left. Foxman, however, can not debate Pat Buchanan on the facts, so Foxman simply calls him names. Crude name-calling is the only weapon of left-wing extremists like Foxman.
Timeline of Jewish people serving on the Supreme Court. This chart is from the Jewish Virtual Library. Do you suppose that Foxman will denounce the Jewish Virtual Library as “anti-Semitism unabated?”