Governor Pat Quinn, through his campaign, disseminated social media messages – several of them – promoting an ugly Chicago Sun-Times opinion piece equating black Republicans to Jewish Nazis.
Governor Quinn: This bigotry of yours is beyond the pale.
You’re not some bigoted cattle rancher, you’re the elected governor of a state.
You’re not a bigoted mainstream media opinion-piece writer, you’re a political leader. Or you’re supposed to be, anyway.
We don’t need a prejudiced bigot in the Governor’s Mansion!
Democrat Gov. Pat Quinn Wonders: Black Republicans Like Jewish Nazis?
Covers Twitter tracks after backing controversial piece
By Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon
Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is in some hot water with the Jewish community after his campaign tweeted—and then quietly deleted—several messages urging backers to read an article comparing black Republican voters to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis.
Chicago Sun Times readers were stunned last week to find that writer Neil Steinberg has penned a column comparing black supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner to Jews who collaborated with the Nazis against their brethren.
“As a general rule, individuals will sell out the interests of their groups in return for personal benefit,” Steinberg wrote in his column, which claimed that Rauner is buying off the black community and its leaders. “It isn’t just a black thing. Jews collaborated with the Nazis during World War II, helping them to round up their own people in the hopes they’d be the last to go.”
Quinn’s camp praised the piece and tweeted it out to supporters several times. The tweets were deleted after local Jewish community officials quietly communicated their outrage to the governor.