This is not Blue-on-Blue. This is someone who needs to retire. And no, I don’t actually mean Bernie Sanders.
Diane Rehm [NPR]: Senator, you have dual citizenship with Israel.
Bernie Sanders: Well, no I do not have dual citizenship with Israel. I’m an American. I don’t know where that question came from. I am an American citizen, and I have visited Israel on a couple of occasions. No, I’m an American citizen, period.
Ah, the divided loyalties canard – check out Hot Air for an idea of what anti-Semitic fever swamp Rehm’s staff apparently trolls for data – in full, malignant glory. You know, I was moderately surprised to hear that Bernie Sanders is, in fact, Jewish; if I knew that, I was apparently subconsciously treating it as being irrelevant to my opinion of the Senator. Which is as it should be.
PS: The woman does not sound well, by the way. Perhaps this should be taken as an indication that it is time for her to dial back her professional activities. I suggest that sincerely, and rather more mildly than Ms. Rehm might in fact deserve.