Just weeks after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) was forced to apologize for racist jokes aimed at Asians; and days after a white male Democrat claimed Hispanic Governor Susana Martinez “does not have a Latino [sic] heart,” another prominent Democrat, Vice President Joe Biden, has been forced to apologize for using the Jewish slur “shylock.”
Biden’s shockingly casual and offhand use of the slur occurred while the Vice president was speaking before the Legal Services Corporation Wednesday: “People would come to [my son] and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being-I mean, these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas,” Biden said.
The term originated in Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice.” A greedy, Jewish banker-character is named “Shylock.” The word is now widely known as a slur against Jews.
As of now, the same media that Frankenstein Villaged Republican Trent Lott out of his leadership position in the U.S. Senate in 2002 over his flattering of an old man, has hardly covered or shown any interest in either Reid’s or Biden’s bigoted remarks.
Reminder: Democrats sure got it good.
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