Elizabeth Schultz has responded to the reports about her comments regarding how the Holocaust is being taught in schools and has essentially claimed that she is being bullied by organizations that are funded by, and use the tactics of, Jewish people.
“The non-stop hustle of using Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is something I have endured for years,” Schultz claimed. Saul Alinsky is a Jewish man who was a community organizer and wrote a book about how to successfully advocate for your beliefs. While his politics were definitely part of the left, it’s appalling that she would go after a Jewish person while trying to say she didn’t make anti-semitic remarks.
Of course, she didn’t just go after Saul Alinsky, she also claimed that people who opposed her candidacy are being fueled by “hard left advocacy groups, funded by George Soros.” The anti-semitic crowd has a long history of going after Soros, who happens to be Jewish, and implying he’s just the latest example of wealthy Jewish people trying to take over the government. Once gain, it is highly unusual that she would claim a Jewish person was funding the efforts against her while she’s facing criticism of her remarks relating to the Holocaust unless she’s trying to invoke these anti-semitic dog whistles.
She claims that all of these things is a desperate attempt to distract from an article written by Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller. Interestingly, it should be noted that the Daily Caller has connections to the Alt-Right — including publishing material from the organizer of the white nationalist “Unite the Right” rally, Jason Kessler. Again, most politicians would want to avoid any sort of connection to the alt-right, especially when they’re already receiving criticism for remarks about the Holocaust. It should be remembered, after all, that “Jews will not replace us” was one of the chants at the Unite the Right rally.
In other words, Elizabeth Schultz used material from an organization with connections to the Alt-Right in an attempt to claim she’s being bullied by groups funded by wealthy Jewish people. Her attempts claim she her words were misunderstood have simply highlighted even more concerns about her connections to anti-semitism.