Few members of the right-wing, fever swamp blogosphere have reacted to President Obama's speech on the Middle East with as visceral hatred as Pamela Geller, the Islamophobic blogger of Atlas Shrugs. As we have repeatedly noted, Geller has an almost unrivaled history of inflammatory claims, and very frequently, she invokes imagery of Nazism and the Holocaust to support her claims. Responding to Obama's opposition to Jewish settlement growth in disputed territories, for example, Geller wrote that “Jews refuse to get on Obama's Trains.” She's called Democrats “National Socialists,” a reference to the Nazi's political party, and posted a photo of then-Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, who is Jewish, photoshopped to look like she was wearing a Nazi uniform.
But despite her history of accusing anyone who disagrees with her as being a “jihadist,” an “anti-Semite” or suggesting that they are modern-day Nazis, Geller still manages to find ways to ramp up her rhetoric. On May 23, Geller reacted to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) by creating a non-existent battle between Obama and Netanyahu. But even more insane is this line in her post on her blog Atlas Shrugged (emphasis added):
Netanyahu had to defend his tiny nation. Netanyahu had to speak against Obama's judenrein '67 border remark, and in doing so, galvanized the Left to deride him. But Netanyahu was completely painted into a corner. He had to defend the existential right of Israel to exist. So this evening, everyone was expecting Bibi to cave to the pressure of the media in the U.S., to praise Obama and kiss messiah's ring.
I admit: I didn't recognize the word at first. According to the Jewish Virtual Library -- a project of The Simon Wiesenthal Center -- Judenrein was a Nazi term which translates to "'Cleansed of Jews,' denoting areas where all Jews had been either murdered or deported."
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised by the lows to which Geller will stoop, since just last week Geller said the Middle East speech was part of “Obama's Final Solution.” But it's worth keeping this in mind the next time a “credible” news agency like Fox brings her on the air and validates her insanity.