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Tea Party goes all philo-Semitic

Marc Tracy
September 14, 2010
Two out of three ain’t bad!(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)
Two out of three ain’t bad!(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

A group of Tea Partiers have launched a new outreach effort targeting minorities called DiverseTea (presumably the second “e” is not silent). While they have their eye on several groups, the chief one, apparently, is the Jews. “I think that there is a more open debate to be had (in the Jewish community), but there is no genius behind that,” said one activist. “I had to start somewhere.” He added, “A lot of Jews are traditionally Democratic and traditionally liberal. But there is definitely a contingent of conservative Jews out there, and it’s underrepresented. I think there should be a lot more conservative Jews than there are.”

Do we think this is going to work? For a start, DiverseTea—which I would assume is pomegranate-flavored—will have to work on the fact that Jews hate Sarah Palin. Right?

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.