Obviously this will never make news at MSNBC since the ugly racism involves a Democrat, ironically one named Akselrod (rhymes with Axelrod). Those fine folks who find hidden racial codewords and dog whistles in every innocuous speech delivered by a Republican can’t possibly admit one of their own is racist.
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: State Assembly candidate Ben Akselrod is likely a little red in the face today, after thousands of mailers went out to Democratic voters in the 45th Assembly District saying that crime is up in the “negrohood.”
In an inset in the mailers, received by most in the area yesterday, Akselrod takes aim at his incumbent opponent, Steven Cymbrowitz, for “allowing” crime to rise in the confines of the 61st Precinct.
The inset reads as follows:
I am running for Assembly because I believe the number 1 job of that office is to keep the community safe. The current assemblyman has allowed crime to go up over 50% in our negrohood so far this year. I am fighting for video cameras throughout our community to protect our seniors who are the most vulnerable and cut down on anti-semitic attacks in our community. I will also make sure the mayor gives our community more police to patrol our streets. [sic] (emphasis added)
Heck, MSNBC is so heavily invested in the “Republicans are racist” narrative, they actually managed to avoid every black or Latino speaker at the GOP convention last night, a remarkable feat considering he night was dominated by them. They just can’t let their few remaining viewers realize they’ve been lied to all this time.
Here’s the mailer. Good luck with the spin, Ben.
It also appears Akselrod is also an Islamophobe:
Last week, Sheepshead Bites reported on interviews Akselrod gave to the Russian-language newspaper, The Reporter, and Brooklyn Daily, in which he spread misleading information about the backers of the Voorhies Avenue mosque. In what appeared to be an attempt to stoke anti-Muslim sentiments in the neighborhood, he claimed the mosque is connected to a group that was “outlawed” in the U.S., and that Muslims’ attempts to build a local house of worship is a “provocative demonstration.”
The silence from the left is deafening.